All my life I have had had obesessive thoughts.I never trused myself or belived any man could love me.That I could go truly crazy.I eather obesessive or food or men. have no job or any money and finding it hard to get any mental help.Im taking celexa and I can take bupropion but cant aford to get it filled.does it sound like I also have O.C .D.I have to take control over my mental health if i ever want to be happy and i do.
Hello darlynn. Welcome to the site. You answered your question (please don't take this to be offensive) by saying that you need to take control over your mental health. Thats a hugh step and good news, you know that somethings not right in your life. When you said "all thats wrong with me is depression and anxiety" and when combined these two can and are often found to be devastating. OCD is an illness that is one of the most difficult to treat. Its an almost endless pattern of some of the strangest behaviour you might imagine. Logicless thoughts, the repetitive rituals of hand washing, closing of doos, and windows and the list is endless. Its a crippling illness. Your doctor not certain if she/he is a psychiatrist, who has written you your medications, will certainly beablle to steer you to where you can get samples, from either another doctors office, or addresses of companies that will help to either give you the medications free of charge, or if best, a token amount. Wishing you the best,
www.pparx.org Try this site. All you have to do is find and print forms for medications and take them to your doctor to sign and fax. The drug company will directly send a 3 month supply of meds to either you or your Dr's office. The first step would be to find a psychiatrist who knows what to prescribe to you. After this, you can select those meds on the site. This site also has a discount doctor locator on it. Search it and see what you can find. From what you're describing, it sounds to me like you have a potentially addictive personality (referring to the obsessions with men and food). This is common, so you'll need to make sure you STAY on your correct med regimen (once you have one established), and take them exactly as prescribed. Sounds like you also have some OCD tendencies. It's obvious you have racing thoughts and lots of anxiety.
Since you mentioned obsession with food, have you ever struggled with an eating disorder? Because if so, Wellbutrin, which is buproprion, can cause seizures if it's in your history or a present struggle.
Now this is only my PERSONAL suggestions for possible medication options if you'd like to make suggestions to your Dr... #1--trade the celexa for Prozac. For OCD with anxiety, Prozac is usually the first drug of choice but it will make you more anxious at first so just stay with it, UNLESS it makes you feel like you're very angry and agitated and like you want to hurt yourself or others. That is a sign it is not the drug for you! I also suggest something for anxiety--the least addictive of the benzo group: Klonopin (and don't worry--there are generics for all of these and they have forms on the site for these all). Lastly I would probably get on a mood stabilizer for your chaotic restless mind and urges. Maybe Geodon would be good.
Prozac (fluoxetine) is usually taken in the morning. The Geodon (ziprasidone) would be taken 3 times a day probably and then the Klonopin (clonazepam) would approximately be taken early afternoon and again in the evening. Remember, if you don't have a history of eating disorders, you can always substitute the Wellbutrin (buproprion) for the Prozac or even take them both if your Dr. deems necessary. I really hope you find at least some part of this helpful. Best of luck! Let me know how things keep going if you can!
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