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Depression and Anxiety at an older age

Depression & Anxiety | Last Active: May 23 3:38am | Replies (608)

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I can’t answer your question but I to am older, at 76 and have a lifetime of depression and anxiety. I’ve tried many drugs but what finally broke the code for me was 4 mg of klonopin and a tremendous therapist. The klonopin got my anxiety down to where I could work with my therapist and get to the root cause of the problem. I was able to get off the klonopin very easily using a step down approach with my psychiatrist. Good luck.

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Thank you for sharing that good report, @llnd2sey. I'm glad to hear that you are doing better!

Interesting I am 76 and finally found a dr and am on 50 mg Zoloft and take 1 or 2 Klonopin as needed . Anxiety still there but better than before. Guess it will be there until I die.

I take .5 mg. Of klonopi n four times daily. That's the highest amount my pyschiatrist will prescribe.My anxiety level has been high and depression worse. I've been prescribed Buspar 10 mg twice daily. It helps both problems but not as much as I would like. I also take Geodon, Effexor and Lamictal.

I am at my last attempt to get some help. I take 100 mg og seldane, and it helps, it keeps me from crying all the time, but inside I just want to quit breathing and simply not exist anymore. I am 79 female, lost my first husband 25 years ago, just recently my sweetheart John died of a massive heartattack. His family will no longer talk to me, don't know why. They said they loved me, but so did my three sons,, but until I left John they would not speak or respond to me in any way. Know I am living with my middle son, and I cnnot drive anymore, and I have trouble doing things by myself. Recently he and I had a disagreement and I really want to quit being alive. I beleive in God, in eternal life, andI think I am ready to just go on. I am tired of fighting, being in pain,unable to function the way I would like to. I'm too much of a coward to purposely hurt myself, so I stay miserable. I simply do not know what to do. I desperately need someone to talk with….JJ