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shiznit76

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  1. I've been through lots different anti depressants and combinations over 20 years and still trying to find something that works. ECT has never been discussed as an option, i think it's a very very last resort in extreme cases only. If these are your first drugs it his highly highly unlikely you'd be referred for ECT
  2. Hi, i have suffered with years with anxiety and depression and tried varrious meds with little or no effect. Since Septemeber i have been taking a daily combination of escitalopram (10mg), mirtazpine (15mg) and pregabalin (2 x 100mg). This seems to have heped, but i have crashed over the festive period, a time which i have always found difficult. Should i still get bad times, even though on such a combination? I thought i shouldn't still get issues. Like i say, the last 3 months have been very good, so feel kinda crushed that i have had a relapse. Any advice?
  3. I found I can drink smaller quantities ok, but if on a big drinking night like a Christmas night out, excessive drink leads to a sharp down turn in emotions and leave me feeling terrible for a spell.
  4. If only it was so easy as to see someone worse off than the way we are and feel better. I have a good home life, decent job, have friends, and yet I am plagued with anxieties and depression due to bad genes. Get's me down
  5. how do you guys keep going when suffered for years and every med you have tried or self help resource hasn't helped?
  6. Has anyone any experience of taking seroquel for anxiety? My doc has prescribed it as a 25mg dose as and when needed.
  7. Hi, I am going for a private psychiatric assessment next week and just wondered what to expect, has anyone got experience of these assessments and what happens at them?
  8. up to yourself, if you are not comfortable with her then maybe should see someone else
  9. General anxiety, can worry at the most minor of things. I can feel fine for weeks/months, then wham, irrational worries and crippling anxiety. It is so frustrating as I try meditation, CBT and meds along with exercise and only the exercise helps really, but can't do that all day long.
  10. that's good to hear. did you have depression as well or just anxiety?
  11. Just general, an almost constant anxiety about nothing really, it's horrible. Can go away for couple months, then wham, it's back and can be suffering for weeks of down/anxiety. Getting to the point that I do not know what else I can do
  12. That must be so frustrating and can sympathise. How long you been like this?
  13. Hi, I' have tried 3 different SSRI's and venlafaxine and none have worked for me. I have gave them all over 3 months to work , but they don't seemed to have did anything for me. I have did CBT, exercise and try to meditate, but still live almost constantly anxious. What else can I do? I feel I need a medicinal route as it would appear to be a genetic/hereditary issue that it stems from with me. Has anyone else found that SSRI's don't work for them?
  14. Hi, what meds do you guys take for anxiety? I've tried 3 SSRI;s and venlafaxine also propanolol and none have helped much. Heard about pregabalin (lyrica) but think it is difficult to get it prescribed here in UK
  15. Hi, I' have tried 3 different SSRI's and venlafaxine and none have worked for me. I have gave them all over 3 months to work , but they don't seemed to have did anything for me. I have did CBT, exercise and try to meditate, but still live almost constantly anxious. What else can I do? I feel I need a medicinal route as it would appear to be a genetic/hereditary issue that it stems from with me. Has anyone else found that SSRI's don't work for them?
  16. That's pretty simialr to me, though my bad times seem to be lasting longer now
  17. That's pretty simialr to me, though my bad times seem to be lasting longer now
  18. how often do your bad times come and how long do they last, blackbird?
  19. how often do your bad times come and how long do they last, blackbird?
  20. I get that, DIY, gardening, washing car and stuff helps me too, I think it takes the focus off the negative thoughts. Exercise helps a lot, but can be hard getting a chance to do it throughout day until I finish work, so daytime do tend to be hardest for me. I'm so frustrated as I thought this med was finally going to work for me, and it has all crashed again after 3 excellent months. I have a fantastically supportive wife who is a saint for what she has to put up with my moods. I am a functioning sufferer in that I continue to live what would seem from outside a normal life, but inside I am screaming and the anxieties has definitely held me back in life.
  21. yeah, that's like me, the anxiety bring depression because get down feeling like the anxiety is back. How are you at the moment? What have you found that helps you, other than the exercise? Have you tried any other meds?
  22. what meds do you use blackbird? How long you been like this Kristin?
  23. I have kept going for years, I cant keep going on like this at it seems to be getting worse and having a bigger impact on my life
  24. was on venlafaxine for about 6 years with various success, then tried Prozac for 8 weeks but couldn't tolerate side effects, ditto for citalopram. Then was on a TCA, lofeprarmine, for 6 months, and now escitalopram for about 4 months
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