... well i feel like im on the edge through out the day and moody i just wanna feel happy not mad stressed or in bad moods wat is a good med to take that works for someone thats dealing with alot everyday and has mood swings alot i need something that will work instantly any suggestions pls let me know id appreciate it thanks
No meds work instantly. Most take time to reach a theraputic level and medication isn't the end all. Learning to cope with our disorder through therapy is crucial to recovery. I have found that a combination of antidepressant and benzodiazepine to be very effect, but I also have been in talk therapy of some kind for many many years. I can honestly say that my moods are stable and I am happy, content and productive. If the Celexa and xanax are not enough to maintain your mood, you may benefit from a mood stabilizer such as Lamictal or Abilify. Just a thought.
This is true, most meds do take a bit to kick in full force, but yah, for me those two wouldn't be enough. Abilify is a very potent medication that really should be viewed as a last resort item in my opinion. You might want to look into something called minipress. It is an alpha blocker, and while it was not originally designed for ptsd, it turns out to be a wonder drug for many suffering from ptsd. It's action is that it actually blocks the chemical that causes/triggers the flash back. It really has done wonders for me, although it hasn't totally stopped everything. I still get the hollow shell feeling, like there's a void within, very hard to describe (basically a type of depression) Abilify, a med that can cause TD (sorry, don't know how to spell the actual name), is a syndrome that will cause involuntary movements of the tongue, lips, and other areas. It is also a syndrome that if not caught in the very initial stages will never go away even after the medication has been stopped. It was actually the primary reason for me going off of it. One more point on the minipress is that when the drug companies do their final tests, anyone who drops out of the study is not counted, drastically distorting the truth. On the other hand, if the minipress doesn't do the trick for you, there are many people who take Abilify with no problems at all. It isn't just a potent drug, but it is one that I found to work, but as mentioned earlier had to stop.
Best of luck to you and hope that this is of some help to you. Please do remember that I'm not a doctor and you really need to bring these options up with your doctor. Therapy also is something that takes time, but works, and can have you off of the medications all together after a couple years, depending on the duration of time and type of case. I lost my job and had to stop the therapy, but at the time it was doing a world of good. The stress of our current situation has added in new dynamics that have bought the anxiety and my forgotten childhood has now started to intermingle with the present once again, and may simply need a medication adjustment.
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