i was on Xanax and Seroquel XR. Havent been able to work or function since June 8th. A different doctor just switched me to Klonopin and Trazodole. Seemed ok the first couple days since I am not a zombie anymore but I am still not feeling right??? And trouble sleeping?? Any suggestions??
Unfortunately, it does take time to find the right meds to treat these conditions. It is a trail and error sort of ordeal and one size does not fit all. The medications that the doctors have chosen are for depression, anxiety and insomnia. It may take as much as a month to feel the maximum antidepressant benefits of trazodone. If the trazodone does not do the job there are many antidepressants that also treat anxiety to choose from such as Paxil, Lexapro, and Celexa. You may actually benefit from one of these as then you would possibly not have to take the Klonopin as much.
I am so sorry that you are having to deal with this, I want you to know that there are many of us who have been down that difficult road and there are times it seems as though things aren't going to get better but I was much younger and I had an episode and I didn't think things would improve, Laurie is telling you like it is it is not a quick fix or at least not as quickly as any of us and I am sure you are included would like to see things improve fast it just takes time for blood levels to form with medication please give it some time and if things don't improve she is right again there are other choices! Just wanted to let you know that I also care
I have Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Depression. It took me about a month to get the right mix of medications that would work for me. It takes a lot of work and trial and error, working with your doctor to find the right mix. I'm still working on the right combination. I'm on citalopram, buspirone, and trazodone for sleep. I'm going to my doctor next month to work on the meds. Plus every person and their situation is different. Plus when you do find the right mix, it takes several weeks for you to get the full benefits of the medication, so you have to be patient. If I can answer any questions you may have, just ask. I'm just starting out on this journey myself, so I'm learning a lot too. You can friend me if you want to. Take care. :)
For me in my years of being homebound, now 100% recovered, COMPLIANCE was key! it is so easy to begin missing doses; also, cognitive behavioral therapy is essential-with groups, therapist, or here!
hang in there! whatever you do, don't "give up"! I take it you have anxiety issues? me too. What was "miracle" for me was finally "going thru" the attacks and doing what was scheduled-hey, the anxiety comes hard, but leaves, right? the good feelings of finishing work, or just getting to a function lasts, so do it! I know it is "hell" at time, but think of it, generalized anxiety-it will pass and not kill you! don't let it immobilize you-I resolved feel it, stand up, step forward, step up, step thru it! and it worked!
best to you and hang in there!
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