I took a promotion at work about 8 months ago and at first stressed me out until i was able to handle it. Last week, I took another promotion which has now left me completely drained, mean, depressed and completely dreading going to work. The main issue is that I keep snapping at people and sounding angry all the time even when I have no intentions of it coming off that way. I rarely get enough sleep, usually home at 11 or 12 pm and waking up at 7am. As a teen and in my early twenties, i was always hot headed and mad at everyone and the world. Back then, they put me on seroquel, cymbalta, depakote er and valium. In the end, the cymbalta made me sick, seroquel made me sleepy all the time, i dont even know if the depakote did anything and the valium was the only thing that reacted quickly to calm me down. Back then my parents were able to pay my doctor visits. I do have insurance, but it does not cover "mental disorders." Is there a doctor that you can go to that deals with mental issues without being labeled as a such?
Wow congratulations on new promotion Everybody gets cranky when tired but you sound completely overwhelmed. Have you considered taking a mood stabilizer? Valium and Xanax are only good for short time. Better for anxiety & a panic attack. I suffer from those & was put on kolonepin. Only take 1 aday if needed & effect from it will get you through entire day. Any gp Dr can prescribe it. Unless you'd feel better going to a psychiatrist. Therapists cannot prescribe any medications.
Hi hughesresearch, you must be pretty good at what you do!! Congratulations!! If you are looking for a long term solution without going to a doctor, I suggest that you take up meditation, yoga or both. That way when you have those anger outbursts, you will be able to control them better. Most people don't have the time, or the willingness to put in the time for "natural" remedies, but they do work!! Otherwise, you can go to your PCP, and tell them your problems. Most have no problem prescribing Valium or something in that family, and to answer your question, it is probably the most prescribed medication in the US!! So no, you won't be labeled. Just so long as your PCP doesn't think that you have an addiction problem there shouldn't be any trouble getting that kind of script. But, the natural methods are not a quick fix, and they do last a lifetime if you keep them up!!
Best wishes to you!!
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