I've had amazing results with Celexa. It's helped me so much with exactly those issues--- stress, anxiety and depression. I started at 10mg and very soon after saw vast improvement in my mood and reaction to life.
I was very fortunate that my primary care physician saw in me signs of anxiety and depression and as a result she recommended Celexa. Over the last 9 months it's drastically improved the quality of my life. I'm on 40mg now (the max dose), and it's still working for me. Just don't forget to take it for a few days... That's an emotional rollercoaster you do not want to ride on.
I hope this was helpful! Good luck and don't give up. It does get better. *hugs*
I took Paxil and it worked very well.
There are many choices, but bare in mind that what may work for me in this case it may not for you: I was lucky, but a start would be to speak with your Dr.
Paxil is used in the treatment of anxiety and stress; anxiety; depression; obsessive compulsive disorder; generalized anxiety disorder (and more), and belongs to the drug class selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors.
Best of luck,
I was where you are and still struggling with the same chronic, overwhelming anxiety and stress. For depression I find Paxil most effective, but its an antidepressant with some small amount of anxiety medication which is enough for many people but not me as I suffer similar debilitating anxiety where I can barely function. Due to my prolonged chronic anxiety disorder and panic attacks I was prescribed clonazapam a very effective antianxiety medication in addition to my Paxil. I now can function, enjoy the things I used to before my diagnosis and treatment.
Birdgirl I suggest you get to your doctor ASAP and be truly honest on how much you are suffering with anxiety and hopefully give you an antianxiety prescription, Clonazapam works very well for me. Another kind of help that was caring, understanding and really listened and offered suggestions was a specially trained social worker who I met with weekly and always felt stronger and more positive after our session. The greatest thing was the session fee was scaled down by how much or little I earned so there's no reason those who want therapy not being able to afford it. I do hope I have helped you a little. Take care of you!! ~ Joanna H
Bird there really is not one good answer for everyone all the meds talked about are great but it is how our system breaks them down and such the best you can do is see the doctor because they really don't like when you go in and ask for a medications it's a hit and miss but any of these could help you and many more but the first step is getting into the doctor and get started on these medications. best of luck and welcome to our life. Chuck1957
Hi Bird, we are all different; and although our symptoms are very similar, different medications work differently for all of us. Rather than suggest something to your physician, I suggest you let them know all of your symptoms, and let them prescribe for you. In addition, your best bet would be to go a specialist (a psychiatrist) because many medical doctors just don't know all the symptoms and all the medications out there that can help your situation. I have taken Xanax for 30 years for my panic attacks, and Prozac for my OCD. And they work great for me, but not necessarily for someone else. Good luck, and let us know how things go! StarGlitter
Like others have said, a good person to talk to would be a doctor, the best person to talk to would be a psychiatrist because that's their line of work. I took celexa (citalopram generic 10mg,) at night and .5mg tablet of klonopin (clonazepam,) in the morning and that did the trick for over 9 years. Doctor's will sometimes prescibe a benzo for the initial month of starting an SSRI in order to reduce side effects, but I ended up staying on them for a while. Hope this helps and good luck
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