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About AnxietyGirl74

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  1. When is the best time to take Wellbutrin

    I take mine when I wake up in the morning.
  2. Prozac rollercoaster! Ups and downs! Is this normal?

    I have been on Prozac before for about 2 years and this time for about a year and a half. It pooped out on me after two years the first time, which basically means it just completely stopped working. This time it's still working but I'm in a really stressful situation, which leads to me being more up and down than usual. I've always heard that it takes up to 8 weeks to get used to a SSRI. I've also heard about horrible effects getting off of Effexor so you may want to check into that since that may be part of what's going on.
  3. The "How Do You Feel Right Now?" (4)

    Thanks so much. I needed to stay on meds and in treatment, we have had several tragedies in my family from people not getting proper mental health treatment and I've had to be hospitalized twice. I'm glad you're returning as well. Mental health issues are really hard, aren't they. I had mental issues before I got a disease called gastroparesis (paralyzed stomach) and the physical part is really tough, I had it back in 2008-2009 but was able to work with it but it flared up again in 2014 and has been brutal to where I can't work since. The physical part is really difficult, but the mental wears on you so much as well. It's amazing how much mental issues can affect you so much. I think it's probably a good thing, if I couldn't see them both early, that I'm seeing the therapist first. I can talk about all the issues that worry me, including the worry about a new psychiatrist and new doctors after 9 years. I think that is probably a really good thing and she'll be really helpful to talk to. I hope you have a Happy New Year and that 2018 rocks for both of us!
  4. The "How Do You Feel Right Now?" (4)

    Yeah, I hate seroquel, but I have to say that it does help me. We have a very love/hate relationship. I take it very sparingly, but I am so glad I pretty much begged her to give it to me because it definitely helped me the other day. I don't know what got into me but I decided I was fine, that I didn't need my meds. Then I started freaking myself out because I started to feel kind of like I did right before I had to go to the hospital so I got scared and took my evening mental health meds and a dose of the seroquel, which really helped me. Propanol didn't help me personally, but I hope it helps you. Everyone is so different, there's a good chance it will. I will keep my fingers crossed for you.
  5. The "How Do You Feel Right Now?" (4)

    Hi. Sorry it took me so long to reply. I have had some issues with some other things that haven't let me get on recently. Yes, I see a therapist, I think it's next week actually. I am very much looking forward to that. I don't seem to do well when I go a month without them. I was thinking all kinds of crazy stuff day before yesterday. Thank goodness I have come to my senses now. Turns out it is a very good thing I asked about the seroquel. It actually calmed me down from being very destructive and deciding I was doing great, not reason to keep taking meds. Yeah, right. smh. Not sure where that came from.
  6. Depression is the enemy of God

    Decided to delete post; what I put may not have been appropriate.
  7. God's Love

    Music, devotionals (right now I am doing a Bible study on Esther through a gastropareis Bible study group and Anxiety for Nothing Bible Study on moments I feel up to it), the fact that he gives me a therapist and medication as tools to help me with the issues that I deal with, and the fact that he sometimes has the Bible Study on exactly what I need at the moment I need to hear it.
  8. Holiday's Can Be A Stressful Time..

    The holidays have always been a very stressful time for me, but this year they are even worse than usual. I've always been bad October-December, and this time I am living at home, my insurance is about to change which means all new doctors, which I don't want. I'm in the middle of the whole applying for disability thing where I have a lawyer, but I am still waiting on a date, and I have gastroparesis, which is severe, where right now I can't eat any food, so I am having to live on nutritional drinks as a source of food. Even the thought of food makes me sick. I mean, I try to be around people when they are eating if I can help it so I can still socialize unless it gets so bad that I can't even smell food without getting sick. So I am extremely stressed at the moment. And somehow I don't think it will change until after Christmas, when all the eating part is over. :(
  9. Well, I met this guy online. He seemed really nice. He was Christian, God was really important to him. We clicked on that immediately. He didn't mind that I had gastroparesis and that it was really bad right now where I can't eat at all. Then, he started telling me all these problems his family had and how he didn't have touch with any of them and only recently found out which sister had his mom and where his mom was. After he told me all of this and how dysfunctional his family was, I thought, well, he's told me all this, I can trust to tell about my mental problems. So I did. And I never heard back from him again. I'm not saying we would even click in real life, but it kind of hurts a lot that after I open up about my mental problems and I wasn't turned off and was understanding and cared and offered positive words and prayer for him about his family, and he was just done when he found out about mental problems. It makes me feel like I have to hide it from other guys now and I feel like if I date a guy seriously I will still have to hide all my meds for mental health from him or else he's going to get rid of me, too. I hate this stupid stigma. May trigger....I don't think so, but just in case..... My grandmother had a nervous breakdown when my mom was 12. She never got help for it and was really off the rest of her life. She heard music that wasn't playing, would fuss at my sister and I for playing it, slept all the time because she went to several different doctors and didn't tell them about all the other sleep meds she was taking so she was taking way too many and almost OD'd on them when I was in 10th grade, my maternal uncle committed suicide, my paternal cousin committed suicide, and I've had to be in a psychiatric hospital twice, once for a nervous breakdown, which had always been my fear since I had learned about her having one when I accidentally found out when I was 12 from a relative who thought I knew. So what am I supposed to do. Just not get help and pretend I don't have it. I already learned from my family how that ends up. All of these people all that happened to didn't get help. You would think we would be at a point after seeing what's happened to all those who didn't get help and seeing all the celebrities that have suffered mental health problems that we would be further along than this.
  10. Is prozac good for Severe Anxiety/Health Anxiety/

    Hi. I'm on prozac for the second time (it pooped out on me after the first time after a while), and it has really helped me. I have OCD, anxiety, major depression, mood disorder, and stress. I would definitely try it. I'm on 80 mg but was slowly upped over time. Usually, with OCD you have to take the higher dosages. I used to have it so bad when I was in a doctor's office I would be afraid that the needles in those little red boxes they store them in would somehow get loose and stab me and I would some sort of disease. I would definitely tell your p-doc about the prozac. They need to know all the meds you are on, but especially the psych meds you're on. Otherwise they may prescribe you another one that may clash with it. Good luck with it. I have found it a godsend.
  11. Going back on :(

    I would definitely let your psychiatrist know. They can't help you if they don't and they are there to help you. I personally haven't done that because I remember what bad shape I was on without psych meds and it was miserable. But a lot of people do, so they are not going to be shocked. If it makes you feel better, I have gone off of prozac before, although it was because it gave out on me so I got put on something else. But I'm back on it now and haven't had any problems. I also am on some other meds to help with it but I had help before as well. Always be honest with your psychiatrist, though. It may be hard, but they need to know. And I doubt there have been many circumstances that they haven't dealt with.
  12. hello i m new here and have a problem

    Everyone is different but for me, Prozac and Seroquel or Prozac and Risperidal have helped me. I believe Prozac and Ability did but I may have been on Paxil at that time. Some drugs that are supposed to be good for OCD, but I'm not saying they will work for you, your psychiatrist has far better knowledge than I do, are supposed to be Luvox CR, which really helped me, Paxil, or Zoloft. I agree with the poster who also mentioned therapy. The whole time I have been on meds, I have always been in therapy. The meds are a tool, not a total solution.
  13. The "How Do You Feel Right Now?" (4)

    Thank you so much. I really appreciate it. My psychiatrist appointment was a disaster so I don't think I will see her again in January. I will take my chances with the new psychiatrist prescribing new medicine. She was really mean. I was telling her about the breakthrough anxiety I was having and she was like, "That's why you need to be on Klonopin and not the Xanax XR. It lasts longer." I had already explained why I asked to switch. I had had a prescription for Klonpin 2-3 times a day as needed but I was so afraid of getting addicted and abusing it I would go back and forth as to when I needed it and it was very stressful. With the Xanax XR, it just says take it twice a day and I don't have to stress about when to take it. I asked about adding something for the breakthrough anxiety that wasn't a controlled substance and then she said I couldn't take two controlled substances, like annoyed, which pretty much told me she wasn't listening to what I said and should've told me how to visit was going to go since this was near the front of it. I again said I wasn't asking for a controlled substance. She said she didn't want to add anymore meds. The breakthrough anxiety is so bad, though, I can't stand it. I asked her about buspar and she said she could do that. I asked her about doing it as needed and she couldn't do that. So then I asked about seroquel. I absolutely hate seroquel but there's no denying anytime I have been on it, it has helped me. So she prescribed the 25 mg of seroquel to take either 1/2 pill to 1 pill a day. She told me she wrote all of them for refills for a month so I wouldn't have to come back and that she was booked through December except for two days and that if I wanted one of those two days I would need to book it up front or the next day. Usually, she has me book it in her office. Then, she usually gives me wellbutrin 300 xl samples when I go but this time she just wrote a prescription for it. i told her that I was just a mess and she agreed. Usually she's very comforting when I am so upset and leave but this time I felt almost like she was a manufacturer like, "Well, you're gone, next up." I'm hoping the next one is nicer. Guess I know what she always thought of me. Thank you so much for your kind message.
  14. The "How Do You Feel Right Now?" (4)

    I'm so sorry your grandmother got mad at you. It's easy for stress to take over, especially when it comes to the holidays; they don't exactly help with stress. Hope it's going a little better. My psychiatrist visit didn't go so well. I think she was glad to get rid of me. I told her about the breakthrough anxiety and she basically was like, "This is why you need to be on Klonopin instead of Xanax XR; it lasts longer." But my problem with Klonopin was I stressed so much about was I taking it too much or what because it was 2-3 times a day as needed. I drove myself crazy wondering if I needed it because I didn't want to abuse it and get addicted. She was very reluctant to give me anything in between and even after I'd said I didn't want a controlled substance she told me she couldn't prescribe a controlled substance on top of the controlled substance I already was taking and she didn't want to prescribe anything else. But the breakthrough anxiety was so bad. I asked if it was okay to add buspar and she said she could do that. I asked about as needed, and she said it didn't come ask needed. So I asked about seroquel as needed because I'd done that before. I hate seroquel, but I definitely needed something for breakthrough anxiety. So she did for seroquel 25 mg as needed once a day. Then she proceeded to give me refills on everything and tell me that she was booked in December except for two days so if I wanted anything on those two days I needed to go to the front and have them fit me in and I would have to do it today or tomorrow. And she normally writes the meetings for me herself and gives me wellbutrin xl 300 samples but she wrote a prescription for it this time instead of giving me samples.I really felt like she wanted to get rid of me. It kind of really hurt. I was all messed up and she even agreed I was all messed up. She didn't try and make me feel better when I left like usual when I'm really upset going out or anything. I have an appointment with the new psychiatrist in January and was thinking I might go to her that month, too, in case the new psychiatrist didn't feel comfortable writing prescriptions for me yet after meeting me the first time. But now I don't think I will. I don't think she likes me after that last visit. I'm glad you felt pretty good that day, except for the stress. The stress is horrible, especially this time of year. It plays with our heads really bad.
  15. The "How Do You Feel Right Now?" (4)

    I have to start seeing a new psychiatrist in January for insurance reasons. I am so nervous about this because I’ve been seeing my current one for the past 9 years. Same situation with all my other doctors. Right now I am waiting to see my psychiatrist and I am having major anxiety- has been pretty much constant for probably 3weeks now despite veing on anti depressant, anti psychotic, and anti anxiety med. Think i may have to explore non-controlled substance help for breakthrough anxiety.Also seeing therapist later today. Right now I’m just a mess. Always rough this time of year, but the insurance change has taken it to a whole new level.