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6 months and counting. Nothing is working

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Over the past six months I have had so many ups and downs, mostly and I mean mostly downs. I've been on five different antidepressants and four different mood stabilizers. My mornings are absolutely dreadful. I have to take 2mg of Xanax the moment I wake up. On a scale of 1 to 10 my anxiety rarely goes below a 5. Today I had to take Xanax all day to knock me out because the anxiety was so bad. I'm starting to lose hope.
 

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Hi and sorry you are having such a tough time. Something to think about. I recently learned I have very low VitaminB12 and Vitamin D. I had no idea that vitamin deficiency can cause anxiety and depression. You may want to have your levels checked. That may be why none of the meds not are helping. Sending you peace..
 

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Over the past six months I have had so many ups and downs, mostly and I mean mostly downs. I've been on five different antidepressants and four different mood stabilizers. My mornings are absolutely dreadful. I have to take 2mg of Xanax the moment I wake up. On a scale of 1 to 10 my anxiety rarely goes below a 5. Today I had to take Xanax all day to knock me out because the anxiety was so bad. I'm starting to lose hope.
just want to say to you...be careful with the xanax, i take 4mg a day, sometimes more if its bad but ive been on it for over 20 years...so....the xanax doesnt work anymore. it use to knock me out like it use it too, now i just take it becuz my bodies addicted to it and i have to or i go thru terrible withdrawls :( something to think about while your taking them. its a fix but eventually its a hindereness :(
 
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Yeah, the Xanax definitely isn't working the way it used to. I feel guilty every time I take it. Like I need a crutch to survive. Some days I only need 3mg other days 7mg. I wish they still held their potency.
 

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Yeah, the Xanax definitely isn't working the way it used to. I feel guilty every time I take it. Like I need a crutch to survive. Some days I only need 3mg other days 7mg. I wish they still held their potency.
yeah....thats the scary thing that we rely so much on these meds, that really, in the end, are making us worse :( hang in there!
 

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Is this a dead site? Are there other anxiety forums with more traffic.
Well I don't know what counts as "dead" but... Yes, this place is kinda eerie these days. It used to be more filled with people, and that's the nicest way I can say it because I love this place and this place has helped heal me in so many ways.
Anyways, back to answering. As people above have already stated, you need some experimenting until yo can find meds that suit you, and ways to cope with anxiety. I know it is really hard, almost like riding a shark in the middle of the ocean, so we tend to focus more on meds and less on self care and therapy. i don't know if it's good news or bad news, but me myself have been on a scale of 6 on the anxiety scale almost every other day for 2 years. And I'm still here, doing 3 times better than I was before. I rarely have health worries now, when I was a huge hypochondriac before.
That was my example. You'll get the hang of it, I promise And let yourself have chaotic and bad days. They happen. Stuff happen. This isn't fair, no one guarantees you a "win", but almost everyone I know can eventually come to terms with anxiety and the new normal.
I sincerely hope I gave you an insight instead of freaking you out. But well, it does get better, that is for sure.
 
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