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Feeling hopeless

CharlyH1

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I've always had anxiety. I was on Buspar from 2013-2017 after my first daughter was born. It helped so much! I was happier, still had the occasional issue with anxiety though it was something I could handle. Found out I was pregnant in 2017 so I stopped my meds. PPD and anxiety have been slowly creeping up since having my youngest. A headache in October sent me over the edge and my anxiety has been spiraling out since. Tried buspar twice since then. And both times I felt awful and sick and paranoid. Havent taken anything since Friday. But last night I woke up in the middle of the night full of panic! Sick to my stomach, heart pounding, shallow breath. And I'm still feeling uneasy, tense, and sick.

Just feeling hopeless. Nothings going to help. And I just cant live like this anymore.
 

Cuchculan

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Might be time for a change in medication. Just because something worked great once, doesn't mean it will work as good the second time around. There are plenty of other options. Just to help you calm down and maybe get back on track again. I would have a conversation with my GP. Explain what you were on and how it is not working any more. It can be frustrating a lot of the time. When nothing seems to be going right. It can feel like everything is going against us. Visit you doctor and get sorted out with something new.
 

MainerMikeBrown

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CharlyH1, I'm sorry that you're feeling bad and hopeless. However you are wrong about believing that nothing is going to help you because their are many ways these days to start feeling better once again. Psychiatric medications nowadays are very helpful to so many. And talk therapy can be useful as well.

Their's never been a better time to be suffering from mental health issues. You really can get better, CharlyH1!
 

smilingsoul

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Hi CharlyH1. As others have said, there's more than one medication to try. I assume you're working with a psychiatrist for your prescriptions? Zoloft stopped working after 20 years for me a while back, and my doc switched me to bupropion and a low dose of fluoxetine, for example. I've had a relapse recently, and she's added some gabapentin (which is a new one to me - I thought it was only a seizure medication). When my depression was bad, I just took it one day at a time. Didn't look too far ahead, except to remind myself that I have recovered before, and will this time too. Its certainly sucks in the meantime though. Take care of yourself - maybe extra care. I know especially moms can tend to put taking care of their family ahead of any personal comfort. If you take care of yourself though, you can take better care of them.
 

Trying123

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Hi CharlyH1. Sorry you are feeling hopeless. There are definitely ups and downs when dealing with anxiety. Therapy, journaling, prayer and therapy have helped me alot. Discuss with your doctor about medications as other options are available. Hope you feel better soon.
 
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