... pain. I like others have tried paxil effexor zoloft cymbalta pristique and now celexa. Nothing has worked and I'm tired constantly. I can't go to work like this so I haven't worked in almost a year. I NEED HELP. I can't even get up some days I'm so tired and depressed. I can't focus on the simplest of household tasks. Any advice is greatly appreciated
you sound just like me a few years ago. my life was a living hell, all my psych issues like yours and then top the mental illness mind problem add chronic pain syndrome.
you need to go out and find you another board certified psychiatrist and start the psychiatric stuff all over again. most of our issues can be best managed by either going and getting a series of electro convulsant therapy (brain shocks when you are sedated) usually reboots my operating system when i am eaten up with viruses on my hard drive. i say one course of ect might bring you around as it always worked for me. also, the anti-depressants aren't doing anything for your anxiety and panic attacks. girl, i would get a new shrink and ask for medication for your depression, anxiety and panic, knowing that it sometimes takes months to find the right med combo for you.
personally, i take lamictal and klonopin and so far so good. i am feeling my best mentally in years. i know it is hard to motivate but for your quality of life right now is really making you unhappy and now is the time to drag yourself outta the bed to a doc who knows what to do and can tell you and help you do what you need to do. i personally want mammajo to be happy. get to working on it for no one else can.
the sweetest hippie chickie
Hello Mammajo. I believe its time for a evaluation or reevaluation of the diagnosis that you mentioned. Then, another drug or group of drugs might be given and see how you then are doing. To not beable to function, all be it the smallest of acts is serious problem to say the least. Regards, pledge
I agree with Hippie and Pledge and want to offer a couple of other pieces of info. In women, if the hormones are imbalanced, it will make anxiety, fatigue and depression worse. Mammajo, please have your thyroid levels and hormones checked as they might be making this worse. New studies a being done with Ketamine for severe depression. Check into a medical school in your area to see if they know of studies being done in your area that might be free or low cost and use the ketamine as the focuse of the study. Meanwhile, i will add you to my prayer list and offer my support. Patti
For your chronic pain you need to go to your regular physician and get checked for chronic pain conditions. All chronic pain can cause or aggravate depression. The condition your describing sounds like Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and possibly Fibromyalia.
I suffer from Fibromyalgia and often feel like you do. Please check out the physical causes, because I know from experience That it's NOT all in your head.
Please let me know how things go. Make sure you make a list of questions to ask your doctor. And most importantly, don't be afraid to ask any and all questions you might have. THERE ARE NO DUMB QUESTIONS, WHEN IT COMES TO YOUR HEALTH.
Another quick question. Are you taking any statins, such as Lipitor, for cholesterol? They can cause your pain level to go sky high, if you are allergic. I am. I'm taking Zetia now and am having no problems with any increase in pain levels.
Also you shouldn't take Pristique, Prozac and Paxil, if you are bipolar or prone to anxiety. They raised my anxiety levels to the extreme.
i have all the same dx as you plus diabetic so it took a long time to get the right meds. I take adderall i due have add but before i was dx with it i was given Dexedrine for my depression .i also take cymbalta 60 mg for pain and Vicodin also klopin for the ptsd
you might have add because you mention not be able to focus just the combo of dxs makes most of us depressed. I would look into seeing a pain doctor and shrink for an evaluation then maybe your regular doctor could percribe your meds good luck
I had/have serious bipolar issues, but in the vast majority of cases 20 down 80 up, ie: much more hyper high than manic low. You all know the impulses, urges, addictions etc! So I won't go into it here, but ONE thing that really did sort me out was the following: no meat, no booze, no drugs, no sex, JUST your meds for four weeks. Then halve your meds and keep it clean for as long as possible. I managed to do a year, and now I feel in "fairly" back to as normal as us guys can be, but I do get occasional waves of mild depression, but on the whole... It worked, I can even have a drink or two occasionally!
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