How do I stop myself from either sleeping all day or staying up all night? Also, if I may, what do you guys do when you're stuck in that loop of not eating and sleeping, then eating everything and having a sugar rush/crash?
My appetite is gone.How to eat in order to survive?
I take an antidepressant right now that is supposed to help with my ADHD along with an antipsychotic and anxiety meds, but my husband really thinks I would benefit from an actual stimulant due to me forgetting everything all of the time, experiencing major brain fog, and other things. I'm just not sure if I would have to take both a stimulant AND an antidepressant, or just a stimulant. I'm also nervous because I know that stimulants are a lot more controlled, so I don't know if I'll even get on one. What are your experiences with taking stimulants?
Need help fixing sleep issue! This is a bit long, so sorry. We need help if anyone can, please. We live in a state that's known for being really hot all the time and have been struggling to stay awake. Now normally this wouldn't be an issue but we live with roommates now and not our family anymore (moved out last summer, but our roommates had less of an issue with it then since we had just moved in). Our roommates are frustrated with the way we just randomly fall asleep and that we have such little control in our sleep schedule. Any tips on how to fix our sleep schedule? For more info: Our main issue is that the heat starts heavily affecting us at around 14:00 (2pm) and even when we push it off for as long as possible, we end up falling asleep by at least 16:00 (4pm). Any help is appreciated, we're living rent-free with them and we know they're annoyed with it and we owe it to them to at least fix this. I'm adding depression as a tag on this post because our depression definitely has an effect with this too, we often fall back asleep on our worst days because we don't have the energy to get up at all due to our depression and narcolepsy.
How do you deal with time related depression? Like not seasonal but like trauma time related. I have a consistent thing that makes me depressed this time of year and in spring and it makes me so depressed I can’t function outside of work (and sometimes barely there). I feel bad cause my partner has to take care of me right now because I’m physically not doing well either. The thing is finally not happening anymore (two years) How do you guys deal with this kind of thing to help you feel better while still facing that it’s there and not distracting?
Is anyone on Lexapro? How did it go? any side effects I should look out for? I'm on it for my seizures as I have NES (Non-Epileptic Seizures) and it works apparently. I also have depression so it's basically killing two birds with one stone. Any feedback would be lovely.
How do you bring yourself out of the deep depressive state that bipolar throws you into? It has been very difficult to force myself to eat for the past 4 days but somehow I manage. I tend to just ride the wave and it feels like you're on a boogie board right on the shore with the smallest amount of water coming up and only moving you the tiniest bit into the water, inch by inch.
How do you cope with Mental Health issues that you are experiencing?
What medication(s) are people with these same issues taking? Effexor is making me feel crazy. I was on paxil but it wasn't working well anymore. I need an antidepressant and adhd medication to go along with my anxiety medicine. Any suggestions that I can bring up to my psychiatrist?
For my conditions, specifically anxiety and depression, would an emotional support animal be helpful? I know it would take work and effort to take care of it, but it could help on the emotional level.
what is the best way to deal with depression? Why is it so bad lately? How can I help it? is it worse for people living with epilepsy?
Does taking anti-depressants (fluoxetine) at night affect sleep patterns?
How can i stop having panic attacks about the same exact things. I just want to get my life together is all.
I am supposed to start Lexapro. I gained a lot of weight while on zoloft (but it might not be the root cause) and I've heard people having weight gain on Lexapro as well. I can't afford to gain any more weight. Doc said it's unlikely...
My therapist thinks I am in a depressive spell. She wants me to look into TMS since adding Wellbutrin to my medication treatment in the past has not worked, and I'm already on so many other medications. Has TMS helped others? Should I try a different antidepressant instead of Wellbutrin to mix with my Vraylar?
hi. I'm new here. I suffer from depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, panic disorder, and also scoliosis. I would like to connect with others who suffer from the same illnesses.
has anyone tried pristiq (Desvenlafaxine) I got prescribed it and the recent meds I have tried gave me bad side effects. any bad experiences?
It is possible to have multiple (7+) mental disorders, yes?
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