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MasterRango

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  1. I have been doing some research on the heart pounding/wired feeling symptom. A lot of people and medical sites say that it is common and goes away! I might still express the concern to your doctor if it is worrisome to you, but I imagine it will pass with the other symptoms!
  2. I take Zoloft and Lamictal (as well as hydroxyzine recently). I find that the only way I can cope is through discussing my feelings and thoughts, trying to look into my future and see all of the things that I can become and the experiences I have yet to have, as well as through what I said in my previous post, it will pass and I will feel better. If not in a few hours, a few days. Even if not then, I know that the darkest parts are never permanent!
  3. Hello! I have found that my hope cannot be based solely on being healed of my depression and anxiety but, that it should be based on the fact that the bout of depression that I am in at the time WILL pass. It does not cause instant relief, but it gives me hope in those times For myself, I often struggle with hope when I am in a rut. I have found though that I lack hope because I can't see through the fog that surrounds times of darkness. The fact is though, it will always pass! Whether or not you believe in Christ is not necessarily pertainant to this topic, but the Bible often says "it came to pass". Even if you do not believe in the Bible, there is a lot of encouragement in those words! Everything comes, and everything eventually goes away. This includes your bout of depression and lack of hope! Once I am able to see over the "fog", I realize that once the fog passes, my life, achievements and goals will continue and I will survive. That is what works best for me :)
  4. Mine was only for maybe a month. What other medications are you on? My doctor threw in a mood stabalizer on top of the zoloft for me when it wasn't doing the trick on its own. No problem! I enjoy being able to discuss the subject openly
  5. It really should not affect the medication in any way. My best guess would be that your body just didn't take the meds very well, in that your dose could have been too low and your body got used to it, or maybe Lexapro just isn't for you!
  6. We definitely try to! Thank you again for commenting, it is very encouraging, as I often struggle with feeling like the permanent "odd one out". Haha
  7. There is definitely a stigma. Other than a passing mention of my meds (and that's only to my closest friends and family), I don't discuss my depression with anybody. They don't ask and I don't want to bum them out so I, like so many others, suffer in silence. I hope that your partner is supportive at least. My husband doesn't know what to say or do but he will listen if I need him to. I've only recently found this forum but reading about other people who are struggling with the same things has helped. I can't explain why but it has. Shdwfx989899, thank you for the reply!Fortunately (or unfortunately) my fiance is afflicted many of the same things of which I am afflicted. She has some understanding, but her anxiety/depression is caused more by PCOS and PTSD so it's the same but, of course, very different! Just like most cases seem to be.I had seen this forum many times before, but have decided only recently that joining may be therapeutic.
  8. Shdwfx989899, thank you for the reply! Fortunately (or unfortunately) my fiance is afflicted many of the same things of which I am afflicted. She has some understanding, but her anxiety/depression is caused more by PCOS and PTSD so it's the same but, of course, very different! Just like most cases seem to be. I had seen this forum many times before, but have decided only recently that joining may be therapeutic.
  9. Hello, Ashlization85! I'm sorry you had a bad reaction. I was just prescribed hydroxyzine today! I will come back to this thread when I figure out it genuinely helps with my anxiety/anger/depression episodes. I'm getting rather tired of my psychiatrist's uptight prescriptions. Have you had more luck with a primary care doctor than a psychiatrist?
  10. I'm glad you got that much figured out! As time goes on, you'll figure out what works best for you. I just wish that they could figure it out faster! Best of luck. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Tapatalk
  11. Thank you so much for the reply, Epictetus! I applaud you for sticking to it for such a long time! Nearly 3 of my entire lives worth of time... Very encouraging to know that there are veterans, if you will, out there. I have not met anyone over 40 who willingly admitted to struggling with depression/anxiety. I'm assuming there's more of a stigma based around those born in your generation. Thank you again for the reply!
  12. I have been taking Zoloft for over 2 years now. It did take my body quite a while to adjust to taking the meds, but they did eventually taper off. I struggled with shakes, some excitement, lack of appetite, as well as ED for a few months, but I do feel like it was worth it in the long run. It was not necessarily a cure, but this medication definitely helps me gain some control over my episodes and general depression/anxiety.
  13. Hello, everyone. My name is Jake, and I have struggled with, what has only recently been diagnosed as, severe depression and even more severe anxiety for 6 years, but have had underlying side effects my whole life. I am just now 20 years old and have been struggling more than usual lately, due to the fact that I am very close to getting married. I look forward to learning more about your experiences with this tiresome, inconvenient and debilitating disease; that is not understood fully by anyone but especially not by those that do not have it.
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