Why is it that every time I complain about anxiety and my OCD (I am literally pulling out my hair) the doctors write down DEPRESSION. They are telling me that with what is going on in my life right now a high level of stress and anxiety is to be expected. Well when you break your leg a large amount of pain is supposed to be expected, but they give you something for that. Why can't I get the medication that I need and deserve? I don't even want to take it everyday, just for those times I feel like I am going to crawl out of my skin, can't get my head to stop whirling, and literally want to beat the crying kid in the next isle at the grocery store. I love kids by the way, this is NOT normal.
10 Jun 2010
Hi, and I understand just what your talking about.
I once told a Doctor, If need to punch your butt out to show you I have a problem. Then I'll do it in a heart beat, to get your attention. You nee to talk to a Psychologist or call a Social worker for help. I can tell by yor writing that yor having problems.
Write me back, after you ask to be a friend on my profile page, Or you can just write another comment on your story and I'll see it.
Good luck and know that there is help. I know it's scary when you think your loosing it and might not come back. IT WILL BE OK, AND THINGS WILL WORK OUT.
7 Dec 2011
I went round & round with my doc about this too. They put me on anti dep's but it didn't fully help. FINALLY she gave me Xanax to take only when I feel a panic attack coming on. I only take 1/2 if one & it definately helps! I quit taking all my anti's cause they just made me cry for no reason. I got out of a bad relationship & I have dropped all stresses out if my life as much as possible. I feel great now!
8 Oct 2012
A lot of the anti depressents help with anxiety as well as social anxiety... or so they say. I have been on Zoloft, Citalopram, and Paraxotine and the highest amount they can usually have you at is 40mg, which if you have panic discorder, it just isn't enough medication sometimes. Usually doctors write depression because anxiety does cause some depression that cannot be overlooked either. It took me 5 years to get my doctor to give me an actual anxiety medicine called Vistaril to take along with Cymbalta because I was still having panic attacks on my Paraxotine (Paxil). I was furious that I was such a lab rat but they have to rule out the others first because they do work differently with each person. I have a friend that takes Zoloft and is doing great but me on the other hand I took it for a week and couldn't stand it (it made me manic and hyper and in 2 hours of taking it I would fall into a deep depression).
I do feel you, oh how I feel you on the not being able to be around people... even certain voices will irritate me so badly I'll be shaking... let alone a crying child at the grocery store... that sends me into a 'f**k it I'd rather just starve' kind of attitude and I have to leave the store for fear I might embarress myself. It can be a process and you will feel like a lab rat but at some point you and your doctor will get it sorted out.
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