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Ursa

759d

I'm currently on cymbalta and wellbutrin for depression but they have made my POTS symptoms so much worse. Are there any meds you would recommend for depression/anxiety/ADHD with POTS?

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    • Cerin

      755d

      I take Lexapro for my anxiety/depression, I switched back to it when my depression got out of hand. My doc says he's noticed if a med works for a relative of yours it may have good results for you (my mom also takes Lexapro lol). If you know any family members take something for depression, ask what they take and if they think it helps.

    • Cerin

      755d

      I take Lexapro for my anxiety/depression, I switched back to it when my depression got out of hand. My doc says he's noticed if a med works for a relative of yours it may have good results for you (my mom also takes Lexapro lol). If you know any family members take something for depression, ask what they take and if they think it helps.

    • butterflylov3r1233

      756d

      i’m on prozac and it’s been very helpful for me and my pots symptoms, i also liked lexapro but it didn’t help me mentally

    • SaraSmith

      756d

      I saw someone say beta blockers, and I definitely agree with this for anxiety. But for depression, I’m not sure. Anytime I have tried an antidepressant, I felt like it just made me worse, but that is probably just my own experience. I hope you’re able to find help!

    • konijntje

      757d

      I'm on Ritalin, which can help ADHD, anxiety, and POTS. I found Vyvanse to be helpful too (though it's mostly still used just for ADHD I think) except I started reacting to the dyes in the pill. Ritalin has been a huge help - just being able to focus and get stuff done decreases my anxiety levels because I'm doing something and needing productive and then get to cross something off my to do list

      • konijntje

        757d

        @konijntje I also see a therapist regularly, and it's nice to talk to someone not involved in the situation and who can be objective about stuff, but also knows the best way to help me tackle an issue so I can conquer it and thus decrease anxiety even more.

        • HangingInThere

          757d

          @konijntje I’ve been to therapist when I first started my journey at 18. Now 20 years later at age 38 I can tell you, they can only do so much. Journaling every single day, a page a day has really changed everything for me, and getting a pet, cat or dog for emotional support.

    • rylesmcgyles

      757d

      I just got off Wellbutrin myself. While I haven’t yet found another anti-depressant, Hydroxyzine has helped with anxiety significantly. It’s take as needed, so it doesn’t really affect anything other than anxiety. I specifically like it because it doesn’t make me sleepy like Xanax does.

      • HangingInThere

        757d

        @rylesmcgyles pills on the long haul bring a lot of problems. Getting off of Clonopin was very very dangerous and created a lot of damage and really brought the pots to life. Be very careful what you take. Doctors put me on bipolar drugs when I reached age 18. Paxil, Xyprexa. I can tell you from experience they did not fix depression. My depression was stemming from hypoglycemia the underlying cause. Had the doctors fixed it, instead of giving me drugs I probably wouldn’t have pots now.

        • rylesmcgyles

          757d

          @HangingInThere oh absolutely! Medication can be a slippery slope, which is why it’s important to figure out the best treatment method for you, and everyone is different. Doctors do tend to throw drugs at problems hoping it will go away, instead of looking at the big picture and it’s awful. I’m so sorry that the underlying cause of your depression went overlooked for so long, and now you’re facing side effects due to poor medical care. No one should ever have to go through that. I take Hydroxyzine as needed, and I honestly feel that without it, my anxiety would be 10 times worse. I’ve tried breathing methods, I’ve seen a mental health counselor since I was 13, I’ve tried all kinds of natural remedies, but ultimately the medication was the only thing that actually helped. While I do agree that medication is delicate and can lead to other problems, sometimes they’re necessary.

    • HangingInThere

      758d

      Make sure it’s not hypoglycemia you are experiencing. Hypoglycemia mimics mental disorders. It will be hard to tell if you are under drugs. I’m happily drug-free after 2 years of gradually tapering off Clonopin. It’s been 7 years now and I haven’t looked back since.

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