Anxiety and Depression

Posted by tmf0 @tmf0, Nov 24, 2018

For the last 10 weeks my anxiety and depression have been at a level that I’ve never experienced. My life has completely changed in such a short period of time. I am constantly nauseated, I hardly get out of bed, I have no desire to see or speak to anyone, my mind is continuously spinning with irrational thoughts, I even canceled Thanksgiving and I can go on & on. I just dont know how anyone can live like this. I’m not living but merely existing. It’s a battle every minute of every day. I just want to feel normal again.

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@trellg132

Yes I sure will an thank you to all this really is a big help talking to other people

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6 months sober

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@trellg132

6 months sober

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@trellg132 Congratulations. Remember each day is a new day, and each day you need to deal with what comes up, without resorting to your drug of choice. If you feel you are struggling in your sobriety, may I suggest going to a 12-step meeting, and finding a sponsor.
Ginger

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@trellg132 Congratulations. Remember each day is a new day, and each day you need to deal with what comes up, without resorting to your drug of choice. If you feel you are struggling in your sobriety, may I suggest going to a 12-step meeting, and finding a sponsor.
Ginger

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I have no wish to go back down that road I don't struggle with that its the heath the anxiety

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@smile I just wanted to see how you are doing today We care here at connect. Hope you have mustard up your strength to help yourself . From above post sounds like you are trying that is great . Proud of you

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@tmf0 thank you for coming to talk to this group. You are stronger than this illness and you will get to a place where you can get back to living the life you want! please keep talking here. My mom is 65 and has had depression for years. During this most recent bout, she's been on so many medications and none have worked. She went in patient and was safely weaned off of them. Now she's back on Zoloft–this medicine worked wonders for her 6 years ago. So we're praying it does the trick again. She's up to 150mg and has been taking that dose for 4 days now. She says she still has the crying fits off and on. Is that "normal"? I ask because i know "normal" differs for each person. Curious to know if anyone else has had this experience.

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@tmf0 thank you for coming to talk to this group. You are stronger than this illness and you will get to a place where you can get back to living the life you want! please keep talking here. My mom is 65 and has had depression for years. During this most recent bout, she's been on so many medications and none have worked. She went in patient and was safely weaned off of them. Now she's back on Zoloft–this medicine worked wonders for her 6 years ago. So we're praying it does the trick again. She's up to 150mg and has been taking that dose for 4 days now. She says she still has the crying fits off and on. Is that "normal"? I ask because i know "normal" differs for each person. Curious to know if anyone else has had this experience.

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If it worked before it should work again, but it definitely takes time. Crying is a nice release, and if your mom can force herself to take a walk (dogs are great for this) once a day, it helps. Be real good about eating veggies and other natural anti depressants and limit sugar. It’s all important, truly.

I’m on week 5 of Zoloft and definitely feel an improvement – but I confided in my husband today that “it” is still there. I, too, wish it weren’t.

Hang in there. I’m glad your mom has folks who love her.

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If it worked before it should work again, but it definitely takes time. Crying is a nice release, and if your mom can force herself to take a walk (dogs are great for this) once a day, it helps. Be real good about eating veggies and other natural anti depressants and limit sugar. It’s all important, truly.

I’m on week 5 of Zoloft and definitely feel an improvement – but I confided in my husband today that “it” is still there. I, too, wish it weren’t.

Hang in there. I’m glad your mom has folks who love her.

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I wanted to post but I don’t know what I’m doing because I’m not feeling well both physically and emotionally. I’m totally confused!!!!

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Do you have someone with you to talk to? Have you eaten anything? Are you on any additional temporary medication like antibiotics? I just realized that is why I’m feeling crappy and my head is not right. Drink lots of water, too.

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@secretwhitepop

Do you have someone with you to talk to? Have you eaten anything? Are you on any additional temporary medication like antibiotics? I just realized that is why I’m feeling crappy and my head is not right. Drink lots of water, too.

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@secretwhitepop – how are you feeling today? Any better than yesterday? Do you think medication you were taking made you feel bad, or not eating, or both?

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Honestly I’m not feeling so good today. I’m on the lowest dose of Zoloft and lowest dose of seroquel at night. I’m thinking that taking this round of antibiotics is affecting the effectiveness of the medicine. I hope. Today was an orientation to my new job. So much change in my life and, while it should be fun, I’m mostly faking it. I truthfully still think I’m mourning the passing of my dad (almost 18 months) and my mom’s struggles with dementia. It’s like I lost them both. And my home and job and anything familiar. I did a stupid thing, moving, during an emotional time. But I just wanted my daughter to go to a good school – and, more than likely, was acting in a “manic” way. I don’t like being called “bipolar” but looking back, perhaps it explains a lot. And I’ve never been reckless, but I did take risks – but calculated. This time, however, it impacted my family and it tears me up. But they are happy :). It’s just me struggling.

I had a cry today at one point in my orientation :). Quietly. But I hadn’t done that for weeks. I’m tempted to stop the antibiotics, but, since I hate taking meds anyway, when I do take them I like to follow directions. Four more days.

Thank you for asking. This is the pits. But I am grateful.

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@secretwhitepop

Honestly I’m not feeling so good today. I’m on the lowest dose of Zoloft and lowest dose of seroquel at night. I’m thinking that taking this round of antibiotics is affecting the effectiveness of the medicine. I hope. Today was an orientation to my new job. So much change in my life and, while it should be fun, I’m mostly faking it. I truthfully still think I’m mourning the passing of my dad (almost 18 months) and my mom’s struggles with dementia. It’s like I lost them both. And my home and job and anything familiar. I did a stupid thing, moving, during an emotional time. But I just wanted my daughter to go to a good school – and, more than likely, was acting in a “manic” way. I don’t like being called “bipolar” but looking back, perhaps it explains a lot. And I’ve never been reckless, but I did take risks – but calculated. This time, however, it impacted my family and it tears me up. But they are happy :). It’s just me struggling.

I had a cry today at one point in my orientation :). Quietly. But I hadn’t done that for weeks. I’m tempted to stop the antibiotics, but, since I hate taking meds anyway, when I do take them I like to follow directions. Four more days.

Thank you for asking. This is the pits. But I am grateful.

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@secretwhitepop It is good to read that you are realizing your antibiotics may be interacting with your regular meds. With four more days to go, you can do this! On top of that, with all the changes, it is easy to have fluctuating days. Being able to see the larger picture, seeing how these dramatic things [move, death of one parent and another one ill, etc.] could have affected you, please be proud you can see that. Be gentle on yourself. Have you spoken with your dr to get his/her suggestions during this time? Please know we care. We look forward to hearing from you in a few more days when orientation feels less daunting, and the antibiotics leave your system.
Ginger

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Are Zoloft and seraquil usually prescribed together? My moms on day 5 of 150 mg Zoloft and beyond miserable. Anxiety is through the roof. Internal tremors. She takes 15 mg remeron at night for sleep. She doesn’t want to add on more meds because then she won’t know which ones working or causing issues.

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Because I had those same anxiety issues with Lexapro, my doc put me on Seroquel for one week before beginning Zoloft and it helped tremendously. Apparently Seroquel is a mood stabilizer. It seemed to be working well until I got an inner ear infection and started taking antibiotics. My anxiety and depression were just starting to abate and I am slammed again. I’m hoping it subsided after Thursday when my antibiotics are done. Your mom should definitely call or see the doctor. She should not be suffering. It’s awful.

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Understood. We have an appt in 6 days. He never agrees to make med changes by phone. Dosage changes he’ll do. But before med changes, he wants to see her. Praying the Ativan helps until the next appointment. Praying you feel better soon too

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It’s also frustrating that when I spoke to drs nurse, she said moms reaction to the higher Zoloft dose is NOT normal. I wanted to say “but I’m reading abt so many ppl having the same issues in online forums” but i figured I’d save that for the appointment. Thinking moms reaction was “normal” was sort of making me feel better. Now I’m not so sure.

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