I'm not but have been on Prozac and Lexapro in the past. My situation is a bit different because I know what's causing my sadness, but I'm still considering taking them again when I stop breastfeeding. I agree though, a good walk and listening to music can keep the dark place at bay for a while.
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06-08-2013 19:18 #11
06-08-2013 19:21 #12
I've been like that in and off got most of my life. It's hard. Is your psych going to work on cognitive behaviour therapy with you? It helped me a lot. I'm still overwhelmingly sad frequently, however it has helped make the lows less severe as my brain works at responding differently to the sadness.
06-08-2013 19:28 #13
I'm not anymore, but there was a time in my life when I could absolutely relate. I took meds to help me cope, and eventually I made changes that lead to the depression and anxiety no longer being much of an issue for me... but it was really just luck that that happened. I had no idea those changes would lead to that...
06-08-2013 19:30 #14
I'm not currently on any medication but have been in the past
06-08-2013 20:34 #15
I'm on pristiq and it helped at first. I was also on a stack of Valium (100-150mg) a day. When I came off that the pristiq was increased and the beta blocker added (the Valium stuffed my heart.). Now I way over medicate with the OxyContin and endone.
Yes, my husband reckons cbt would be good for me as does my counsellor. You should see the bottom of me feet, there is no skin left(.
Apparantly i have major depressive disorder too but I think there's something else.
06-08-2013 20:37 #16
When I was really struggling with PND and felt a total overwhelming hopelessness and like the darkness would never end I used to try and focus on the little things because the big picture was just too overwhelming. I found beauty and inspiration to carry on by simple things like sunsets, flowers, birds etc... The most important thing is to be kind to yourself and remember that depression distorts your thinking. I've been on Lexapro for the last 2 yrs and actually have just weaned myself off and spent the last week "drug free". I'm nervous and scared that ill relapse.
Hugs to all of you that have had to fight the devastating illness that is depression and anxiety. But one thing I can say about those that have suffered through this illness is they possess deep empathy and kindness. Xx
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06-08-2013 20:53 #17Senior Member
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Im on pristiq after being diagnosed with anxiety last month. Im struggling to deal with my fibromyalgia/cfs diagnosis and feeling like Im alone and left behind in life. Im on 100mg
Never apologise for letting it out. Bottling it up will do you good xx
07-08-2013 12:46 #18
Thanks for sharing guys and hugs to all who suffer, it really sucks. Seems like such a waste of life.
Mahjong, I'm on 100mg pristiq also.
07-08-2013 13:04 #19
How are you today, Frenchknickers?
You should really look into the cbt, if you get a good counsellor it's almost like they re-wire your brain, they train you on how to change the way you react to your anxiety and distorted thoughts. I still put what I was taught into action today, 6 years after my last bout/episode that saw me virtually have a nervous breakdown. I couldn't eat/sleep or function, I kept myself pretty much locked up in a darkened house 24/7 and thought this was the end for me. But the cognitive therapy really helped me.
07-08-2013 21:20 #20
Yeah I will ask about the cbt as soon as I get into see the psych. I am really glad it has helped you so much. My hubby is a counsellor and really likes cbt.
Not a good day for many reasons, feel at breaking point mentally and emotionally. Once again in a place where I need help really soon.
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