why do I feel better at night then the day with Anxiety and Depression, it's much lower at night, just feel lonely at night. Yes I would like someone there to spend the night, but I dont. Guess I need someone around day and night... guess its part of anxiety and depression. Going to try lexapro with buspar XL thats helps with side effects of lexapro. Does anyone know if this will work well? And is lexapro a good product ? And how long will it take to feel better? Im hoping it will. I have read it does well but that was just a few comments on the subject of lexapro and buspar xl. Now with that information what does anyone think, lease reply okay? I am 59 years old and have dealt with anxiety and depression a couple of times before, but never like this. I was hoping to find information on the subject of anxiety and depresion as much as possible.Please feel free to get me as much information as you can. Very tired of living with this and I have tried paxil at first and it worked for a while but I picked up a tolerance and it stopped working. So now going to try leaxapro and Buspar xl to deal with side effects of lexapro. If this does not work the only thing I know to do is check myself into a hospital that deals with anxiety and depression. I dont drink alcohol or do drugs either, if one is wondering. If anyone has suggestions feel free to state okay?
hi robert... i am not a medical professional but at 45 yrs old i have experience depression & anxiety probably since i hit puberty. i have been taking an anti-d/anxiety med since the year 2000 and have tried about 15-20 different meds up til now. i have never taken buspar and took lexapro only for a short period of time. i have found most of the SSRIs to basically all be the same, they just have different names and manufacturers. has your physician ever discussed/recommended SNRIs with you? It is a newer anti-depressant and there are 3 popular ones on the market since 1994: Effexor, Cymbalta, and Pristiq. I am currently taking Effexor XR and it has been a huge help for me. I took it 12 years ago but was still drinking at the time and it didn't work that well for me. I quit drinking 10 year ago and decided a year ago to revisit Effexor XR and this time around, with no longer drinking alcohol, the Effexor is working much better. Here is some quick info on SNRIs and why you may want to ask your doctor about possibly trying one. He or she likely even has a starter sample pack to give you to get you started if you decide to:
SNRIs have the ability to affect two neurotransmitters - serotonin and norepinephrine. Clinical studies have shown that the SNRIs are generally quicker acting and more effective in treating severe major depressive disorder, treatment-resistant depression, and depressive symptom remission than SSRI antidepressants.
Also, I feel exactly the same as you about depression and anxiety being not as bad at night time. I was relieved to see somebody else feels the same way. I can honestly say, waking up in the morning tends to be the hardest part. I get that overwhelming feeling of Oh No, another day is here, what can I do differently to try & improve upon my life, etc., you know, thoughts along those lines. What I like about Effexor, however, is those morning feelings burn off quickly after I take my Effexor. I take the max of 300 mg and I take it in the morning, as this is what I find works best for me.
Effexor helps my energy and focus/attention level and helps me to want to move more than sit around. It is definitely stronger than Lexapro, as mentioned about it works on both serotonin and norepinephrine.
It's just my experience as someone with Major Depressive Disorder - meaning I am resistant to just about all anti-d's out there. Most people, myself included, do best with a combination. I also take Wellbutrin. It wasn't very effective by itself but with Effexor it helps me to feel that much better then if I were to just be taking Effexor by itself.
I have never tried Cymbalta or Pristiq, but they are in the same category as Effexor and 2 others you could try.
I will say one thing from my own personal experience, as a word of caution. With SSRIs like Zoloft, Lexapro, Celexa, Paxil, they are easier to wean off of relatively quickly. With SNRIs such as Effexor, the wean off process is definitely slow & steady. I foolishly made the mistake of abruptly going off Effexor when I tried it over 10 years ago, and the withdrawal was horrific - live & learn I guess!
I would definitely ask my doctor about trying an SNRI - it could be your answer. Good luck on your road to living better & happier.
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