What next?

Discussion in 'Medication' started by Concernedgal, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. Concernedgal

    Concernedgal Active Member

    I've only tried 2 types of anti depressants unsuccessfully . Zoloft and Effexor. Both were a disaster. I have an upcoming appointment with my psychiatrist . Does everybody have trouble with anti depressants? If not, what works for you? Can you suggest an anti depressant ? Somethings gotta give. :banghead:
     
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  2. Alex

    Alex Senior Member

    I don't like the idea of recommending anything because it depends on so many other factors. Although I was on medication on and off for 8 years, looking back as rationally as I can now, I would opt for a change of lifestyle and pace, and take time in finding the right kind of therapy. Of course money and time is a factor as it was with me, but if those weren't an issue I would advocate those routes more.
     
  3. janemariesayed

    janemariesayed Junior Member

    My Doctor hasn't prescribed me any meds this time. He thinks I need specialist therapy which I am waiting for a good counselor for. Another doctor prescribed me Sertraline which gave me the shakes and made me grind my teeth. I got paranoid with them and stopped taking them after a few days. Saying that, I don't always remember to take tablets every day. I can take them for a week or a few days, then I forget completely for a few weeks so they don't work for me. When I remember I take a St. Johns Wart and a Ginkgo Biloba as they are natural and it doesn't matter if I forget to take them sometimes.

    Also, I tried to take an overdose a good number of years ago so I think to stay away from pills that could do me some serious damage is advisable in my case. I can't suggest a chemical pill to help you, but how about trying a natural med instead?
     
  4. Concernedgal

    Concernedgal Active Member

    Yep. Ssri always messed with me too. I've always sought treatment from a primary care doctor . It's only been about a year since I sought help from a mental health specialist. I have hope in anti depressants. And just need for them to try to figure out what is right for me. That's why I asked the forum if you knew of anything that worked. Maybe none do. I've spent years trying coping mechanisms . Unsuccessfully. To find a medication that could nip this in the bud would mean the world. But, I suppose if there was a magic pill, people wouldn't need forums like these. Lol. Tell me more about St.Johns Wort. Does it help? Does gingko? Let me know.
     
  5. Concernedgal

    Concernedgal Active Member

    Ugh. Another ssri. This time it's paxil. Fingers crossed. Hope this helps. :banghead:
     
  6. janemariesayed

    janemariesayed Junior Member

    St. Johns Wart lifts your mood while Ginkgo Biloba opens the wake up and remember cells in your brain. Both can help with lifting the mood and help fight depressive states of mind.

    This link has a list of herbs that are helpful to combat anxiety.

    http://www.herbwisdom.com/category-anxiety.html
     
  7. Concernedgal

    Concernedgal Active Member

    I'm sitting here holding this bottle of paxil , a little nervous to start the paxil. My experience with zoloft and Effexor has really traumatized me to a certain extent to where I don't trust any type of ssri . Do I chance this again and see if it works or do I forget about it and hope for the best? Please . What would you do? :(
     
  8. Alex

    Alex Senior Member

    Well, you need to follow the advice of your doctor and if you aren't happy with what has been prescribed then go and see them and tell them. I did that once, and told them I didn't want to take citalopram and they listened and took me off them, and decided on another route.

    Taking meds is trial and error and some work for others and not for you. Doctors will tell you that you have to try them, and if they make you feel worse to stop. I do feel that meds aren't the ultimate solution, they help, but don't cure. Remember that.
     
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  9. Concernedgal

    Concernedgal Active Member

     
  10. ptahm22

    ptahm22 New Member

    I was suffering from depression a few months ago and the doctor subscribed to me Lexapro. I've been using it from time to time. Don't be afraid of side effects since almost all drugs have them. I know it's not good for me to prescribe a drug to fellow patient, this is because our bodies respond differently. You can give it a try or consult your doctor about it.
     
  11. Concernedgal

    Concernedgal Active Member

    Thank you for your suggestion. But, i'm gonna hold off on taking anti depressants until I get my hormones tested. Maybe this could be the answer to my anxiety issues. Hormones effect the way your body handles stress. You see your hormones control just about every part of your body including your adrenal and pituitary gland and even the hypothalamus. All which could be possible causes for the way a person handles stress . Wish me luck.
     

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