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Pickles_McGee

600d

What is everyone taking for depression/anxiety? Is it working for you?

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    • sleepyaries2

      590d

      vraylar, vyvanse, pristiq & buspar

    • sleepyaries2

      590d

      vraylar, vyvanse, pristiq & buspar

    • Firefly88

      595d

      Research parasites. Parasites MAY be the cause of some of our issues.

    • KzooDiana

      597d

      I've tried so many meds.... Currently on pristiq, effexor,buspar and the occasional hydroxyzine to help sleep. I also take prazosin for night terrors.

    • Squirrel_brain

      598d

      Sertraline 100 mg for depression and anxiety. I highly recommend meeting with you physician every three months and discussing symptoms of depression. By meeting with my provider every three months we have been able to better understand what times of year my depression worsened and we need to titrate up to 100 mg or back down to 50 mg. I also keep a very detailed journal of any worsening symptoms so that I have all my points laid out since doctors appointments can be so short!

    • captainrae

      598d

      Lamictal, lithium, buspirone. I take geodon as an antipsychotic because I'm borderline schizophrenic. Most of my meds work right now, but recently I'm not sure if I should keep taking lithium because of something that happened with my bipolar disorder.

    • Mezzy

      598d

      I started Sertraline a year ago this month - it legitimately changed my life. I still deal with anxiety and depression but it feels manageable, I'm not crushed by it.

    • Firefly88

      599d

      Parasites may be the cause of our health conditions, issues etc

    • Criss

      599d

      I take Lexapro and it seems to be working great!

    • loveshespoke

      599d

      Lithium, clomipramine, cymbalta, topiramate, latuda, elavil, and hydroxazine

    • Jedababy

      599d

      200mg sertraline and 150mg buproprion. It works pretty good for the most part.

    • BrookXbangtan

      599d

      Fluoxitine and buproprion. It helps me a whole lot. But my it doesn't work on my boyfriend.

    • NEW

      599d

      Welbutrin, Lexapro, hydroxyzine, also Wellbutrin XL

    • Kas

      599d

      Buspirone used to help me but makes me dizzy now 🥺

    • Wintie

      599d

      I am taking Wellbutrin XL, Lexapro, and Trazodone. I will say it has definitely helped my stabilize my mood! I will say that antidepressants and antianxiety are not miracle pills...which means that they won't magically make you feel 100% happy/ok all the time. That's the unfortunate part... But I will say the best part is that it helps my mood, sleep, and also keeps almost all of my SH thoughts away too! So I am very thankful I can live a better life with a better attitude and be more stable. :]

    • white_oleander

      599d

      I'm still sad but effexor seems to be the best

    • RG

      600d

      I have tried walking in the neighborhood but it’s something I used to do with my pet dog and now that he’s no longer around I can’t bear to think of walking in the neighborhood like I did with him also it’s so hard for me to get out of bed because I am so depressed I don’t even get out of bed to eat sometimes I miss all three meals each day for one or two days and yes I am married but my wife doesn’t even think of feeding me

    • RG

      600d

      Thanks to everyone who has responded to me everyone has told me what they take and I must tell you everything that has been listed from everyone I have tried to no avail I am currently on Effexor 300 mg a day I’ve been on that for the last four or five years I may be used to it by now and because nothing seems to help I took Prozac when I was around 20 years old and it flipped me out but all the rest of them did OK for a while and that had to change because they stopped working I’ve been taking BuSpar for over 20 years that helps a little bit I know that because I stopped taking it thinking I didn’t need it anymore and I soon found out I was wrong and had to start taking it again I was up to 10 mg of Xanax a day and I believe that was the cost for me wanting to take my life and I flush the rest of my Xanax down the toilet I stopped seeing my psychiatrist after 15 years because he was no longer on my insurance and he was going to charge me over $300 an hour I have not found another psychiatrist on my health insurance plan that is taking new patients does anyone have any suggestions what I can do

    • sloth4lyfe

      600d

      I took sertraline first for my depression. It worked in making me not depressed but I also had trouble crying AT ALL on it. I felt like it deadened me. Now I take venlafaxine xr at 225 mg. I started at a low dose and it worked but not enough to stave off my suicidal ideations. I’m thankful it’s been working for so long at this dose. Part of me worries about if in the future, it stops working. But I try my hardest to not think about that & say I’ll cross that bridge when I get to it.

      • Cece7

        600d

        @sloth4lyfe I did the same switch. I definitely think switching was the best thing I did. It’s been so much more effective for me. I just went up to 112.5 mg today and my psychiatrist thinks I might finally be reaching the dose I’ll stay on. With the other i wasn’t even close I could just tell. I also am on a folic acid supplement that’s prescribed and have been told it can make medication more effective too! You might want to try asking about that if you haven’t already. All I know is my depression is so much better and my anxiety is getting there. That’s the one I’m struggling with getting rid of the most on my end.

        • sloth4lyfe

          600d

          @Cece7 I didn’t even have an anxiety issue until recently. And it’s gotten worse, to an extent. I do smoke a decent amount of weed & I like to think it helps. Stuff w a good cbd heavy balance helps me sometimes. But it’s not for everyone. I’ve tried a couple of different “rescue” anxiety meds but nothing I liked the feeling of except xanax. Klonopin made me a sleepy zombie, Ativan was similar. I don’t have a psychiatrist & my current PCP is a judgmental bitch who only prescribes the Venlafaxine because I was already on it from my previous PCP (miss her!). She told me to meditate and walk to deal with my anxiety. Physical activity—like walking—has definitely helped me but I haven’t found a true way to combat my panic attacks. :(

    • Cece7

      600d

      I’ve been on Effexor for a couple months and it’s been awesome so far. Seeing a lot of progress and so far no annoying side effects

    • DinDjarin

      600d

      Venaflaxine- however it’s making me gain weight! now i’m really depressed!!!

    • lora53

      600d

      Citalopram...no it's not helping

    • Firefly88

      600d

      Parasites may be causing some of our issues. I don't take anything but was prescribed Zoloft

    • PeachyQueen87

      600d

      I use Lexapro but also just added Wellbutrin for ADHD but I know it will also help with my depression and anxiety. I have been on Lexapro for 2 years now. I tried alot of meds before Lexapro.

    • AudaCity

      600d

      Cymbalta + Wellbutrin for just the depression related issues. Geodon for the psychosis. Klonopin for anxiety. I like the combo honestly it's working v well for us

    • JW84

      600d

      Lorazapam Buspirone

    • Pickles_McGee

      600d

      I'm currently on Lexapro, but my Dr wants me to increase it. I hate increasing it because I lose all emotions.

    • alyssummay

      600d

      Paxil works like a charm for me, in coordination with Rexulti. I tried Prozac and it made my anxiety worse.

    • rainbow25

      600d

      I take zoloft but it may be causing easide brusing does anybody else have this situation with zoloft 100 mg

    • mzjezzebellz

      600d

      Xanax 8mg daily 😥

    • Rosita

      600d

      I take Sertraline for Depression,anxiety and PTSD. Supposedly it works for all three but I feel like it’s helping my depression that’s all.

    • Yura

      600d

      Lexapro, and yes it works it just doesn’t taste good with Gatorade lol

    • Storme25

      600d

      Wellbutrin and celexa

    • WeepingDaisy

      600d

      Bupropion xl has been the best for me but I also take citalopram.

    • blokeo

      600d

      i took sertraline but honestly id recommend literally anything else. I took the lowest dose possible and my side effects were still unbearable (nausea, vomiting, dizziness, mental fog) not everyone reacts that way but just a warning if you are sensitive to medications.

    • photographer0402

      600d

      Wellbutrin XL, buspirone, gabapentin, Vraylar, clonidine, and Vyvanse.

      • emstability666

        598d

        @photographer0402 I am on Wellbutrin xl, gabapentin and i used to be on buspirone. How do you like these drugs? Do they work for you?

    • CypressTrish

      600d

      My meds are changing so not sure

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