HELP on Med #3, tired, discouraged, anxious?
- 19 Feb 2016 by Kaleigh21
- 20 February 2016
- effexor, depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, venlafaxine, major depressive disorder, anxiety and stress, antidepressant, medication
I need support & suggestions. I know we are all different and react differently, but my anxiety is threw the roof. Crazy thoughts. Can't clear my mind to literally save my life. Feel like I'm dodging bullets(life) constantly.
Medications I've been on:
1- Celexa 7 weeks 40 mg
2- Effexor 8 weeks 450 mg
3- Zoloft 4 weeks 1 Day 200 mg (current) NO RELIEF
Any med that could help me get to one that works? (Temporary) I've always taken Seroquel 200mg for sleep. Need anything suggestions. Desperate.
Kaleigh, I'm so sorry that you're going through all this through no fault of your own! I just read an article that states that approximately 2/3 of all (clinically) DEPRESSED PATIENTS HAVE TO TRY 3 OR MORE MEDICATIONS OR COMBINATIONS (sorry! Cap Locks Key Major Fail!) of medications before finding what works best for them. A depressing (so to speak) statistic but at least you don't have to feel that you're all alone out there.
That is my story ~ years of trial and error but now I' happy, health, and full of life. This is worth all the angst I experienced during those many years.
You still have some trial time left ~ you need to give an antidepressant a MINIMUM of 8 weeks if not more ~ before making any decisions. Maybe Zoloft will be the one for you!
Good luck, WCV
I have tried 5 different antidepressants. It was trail and error. You still have options. Try to give it more time. Zoloft works for a lot of people. Maybe your doctor can prescribe something for your anxiety until the Zoloft kicks in? I sympathize with your journey. Keep in mind you not crazy, just adjusting to the med.
I have been on many meds for my anxiety, all of which you have listed above. For me they did not work either. I have been on Klonopin for years now. My psychiatrist weened me on very slowly until I noticed a difference, and she still does tweak my dosage from time to time. Before I was on Klonopin I was afraid to leave my house. But with treatment from a therapist as well, she gives me the tools to use to help my anxiety levels lower, things such as simple mindfulness & meditation. I hope this helps!
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