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Depression, Anxiety, And Possibly Dystonia


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OK So i'll be honest I never thought I would put this out anywhere probably three people if that know what really is going on with me. I had a really bad stint of depression like 6 years ago. Had some suicide attempts (began self harming something I would do for years) got hospitalized and was put on seroquil for a while to help me sleep ( I wasnt at all for days at a time) a couple years ago I went back into a funk just as bad and started seeing a new doctor. They tried giving me seroquil again to help me sleep and it gave me a crazy reation, Half my body shut down and I was pretty sure at the time I was having a stroke or something. Needless to say it wasn't pleasant. Since then attacks come and go and for pretty much a month I was laid up taking ativan and trying to avoid stress. It almost made me fail out of grad school but not they let me back in and I started getting attacks again the last few days and to add to my already crazy anxiety they are threatening to throw me out of school. I had to be taken to the hosptial today because my possibly dystonia, possibly anxeity attack was so bad. Does anyone know how I can begin to deal with something like this and be functional again? Anything I can take? I get too scared to even take my anti depressants now and being off them for a long while too isnt helping. I havent been able to really get out of bed and do anything in many months. It;s getting pretty dire. Thanks.

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I had reactions to anti-depressants until I tried Remeron. I started at only 7.5 milligrams and it made me sleep like a baby. When I increased it to 15 mg (which is usually the lowest, starting dose) it helped anxiety, panic attacks, sleeping, and depression. I have been taking it for 10 years. The only side effects, for me, have been weight gain (under control) and requiring about 8-9 hours sleep each night.

I was able to return to work (I'm a college professor) and lead a productive life (with limitations due to my other health issues.)

I would look for another psychiatrist and a counselor, work with both, eat healthy foods (plenty of omega 3 and organic) and know that you will get better.

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