Hey Every minute is hard for me to live I live With anxiety and stress everyminute is hard Im talking real I hav tired Prozac Effexor Zoloft And now Cymbalta Thats today maked me Very Anxious and depressed I Want to try Paxil i Dont know im hopeless...
Are you trying them long enough? Most of them make the anxiety worse before it gets better. They don't reach full effect for 4-6 weeks.You might try talking to your dr about something like hydroxyzine to take as needed for anxiety. Its an antihistamine but it helps allot of people.
I know how hard it is for you, in fact painful. I've felt hopeless and actually took myself to the hospital. Tried a little of everything myself and finally feel
pretty good on 37.5 of Effexor and 100 of Lamictal but it took 3 years of trying different meds. Xanax gave me some relief. You may not feel like it but getting out helps, especially with other people. Walking is a good natural release. In my case, prayer was a big part of my life.
Hello. Sounds like you have been struggling a long time. There are effective treatments for anxiety. It is not just medication but a skilled therapist on treating anxiety is needed. Not all are good at this. Recent research has opened up very effective therapy helping people with OCD, phobias, general anxiety, you name it.
Depression is an effect of anxiety. That is why Paxil can be very effective as it treats both. So are various combinations of medications. Each person is different and medications take time to tailor to the person. A good psychiatrist is essential as well. Family doctors are hit or miss, though the intention is good. Sticking with a new med for at least three months is barely long enough for the body and the mind to adjust. It takes time and there is no cure all medication. Learning the signs of anxiety and methods to refocus the mind are essential for relief. Anxiety is based in fear. Fear of change, fear of new, fear of failure, fear of judgement. Whatever the deep fears are for each person. That is what therapy helps. Conquering the fear and realizing that it really is in your head and one is not helpless, worthless, bad and other negative thoughts. One has value, love, humor, skills to share and talents to explore. We learned to fear things other than wild animal attacks or the tribe starving -- thoughts. Our choice is to look at things in another way. Karen
Cymbalta made me so depressed and my anxiety went through the roof. My doc has me on Sertraline and it is working much better so far.
All you can do is keep trying til you hit the right med.
I know it is hard but it is not hopeless and you are not hopeless either.
I have some pretty strange reactions to meds - as in they effect me opposite to what they are supposed to do - so don't give up.
I have been on many medications; everyone is and individual as and individual not one medication will work for everyone... it's very difficult to find the correct meds. It is very frustrating! I know in my own life experiences. .. not giving up is the key! The key to open the new door to the HOPEFUL positive LIFE! Since, I was 14-5 yrs old I went through many doctors I found my current doctor to see the light!
KEEP HOPE A LIVE!
TAKE CARE! GOD BLESS!
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