I really don't know what to do anymore or what's left out there to help me. I'm currently on 150mg of venlafaxine and it's just not helping enough. I could have one good week and the next I feel like dying and cutting myself to death. Please, is there anything else out there that could help me in the long run? I've also been doing CBT the past few months but I'm still not myself.
Hi, kyle! If I can ask, how old are you and are you alone? You need to speak with someone... your therapist... your doctor... or someone you can talk to about how you're feeling.
If you're having thoughts about hurting yourself consider going to an ER or using a call-in hotline ASAP.
You need to get through this period and then investigate the many options that ARE available to you, okay?
Please post again and let us know how you're doing and if you've contacted someone.
Best regards and hang in there! Wildcat
Although im not a professional and can't recommend any medications.I have had a long history of depression,anxiety,eating disorder,suicidal thoughts,and self harm(cutting,scratching).I can try and give a few tips that helped me.The main thing i did was get rid of anything sharp.It was hard because i know i cant always avoid seeing something i know i can use but it helped because i threw most of them away.I put some in a box under my bed along with other things.Secondly i had my little panic box.It had a few things i used to self harm and some cream to put on the cuts to avoid infection and butterfly band aids and stuff like that.Along with things that distracted me and made me some what happy.For ex.
Pictures of loved ones,friends ect.I love puzzles so i had things like that in there along with a journal i tried writing in before engaging in self harm.It helped me a ton knowing i had control over stopping.I stopped self harming and only cut a few times since then.Third would be journaling i know everyone says to let it out on paper and it seems ridiculous but it does help tons especially when it comes to anxiety and depression.Try doing it in the morning and at night before bed.If you want carry a second one around to write in during the day if you are feeling down or even write in your memo app in your phone.And also try talking to people about it.Even if its just one person talking can help.There are tons of websites and numbers everywhere if you wanna remain anonymous.Sometimes it helps.I hope everything goes okay and you find the help and support you deserve.Its an up and down rollercoaster but it gets better with time and as long as you put the effort into getting better you should see a difference in how your feeling daily.Good Luck!
Hello Kyle. So sorry to hear of your struggles and that your appointment went so badly. Have you been seeing this psychiatrist for a long time? Could you possibly switch to someone else?
I have a long history of depression starting in my teens, and I use food to punish myuself. I finally lost weight and got in shape a couple of year ago, but now I have gained back all the wright which makes me feel lousy about myself. I take Prozac, which has been a miracle drug for me. I did take venlafaxine for several years, though.
You are very young. Please try to remember that no matter how things are today, they will change. They always do. That is life. I have been at the point where I thought my life was over and then gone on to have a whole new life. Please hang in there. People do care.
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