depression/anxiety

Posted by brit @brit, Thu, Jan 10 8:47am

I have had depression for quite a few year now. I am in my 70's and found it harder to deal with. My psychiatrist has been working with me trying to find the best medication. So far no luck. He is very dedicated and does a great job trying to help. Right now I am takin 2 medications but they don't seem to do the
job either. They are Doxepin 25 mg and chlordiazepox. Help!

@becsbuddy

@breds1968 Sounds like you’re having an awful time! I’m so sorry. I just wish there was a quick way to make all of us better. Are you doing any talk therapy to help with the depression and anxiety! See if there is a mental health clinic in your area. Or check your health insurance to see what they cover. That’s how I started years ago. I’m with a therapist now and she has helped me thru some anxiety attacks. I wish you the best of luck!

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Thank you so much. Your thoughts are really appreciated and God Bless to you for your caring Patti

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@breds1968

Zoloft drove me crazy.. I must have went through 10 anti depressants nothing worked only made me worse.. tried all SSRI's (nightmare) Im currently on Effexor and my anxiety and depression is worse.. I am tapering from 225mg to 150mg want to get off of this nightmare drug.. My phyc and I are working together on it.. 😨

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@Breda1968 – wondering how you are doing with the depression? Have you and your psychiatrist come up with another treatment plan for when you are done with your taper off of venlafaxine (Effexor)?

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@brit

Thank you so much for the adise. Beingnw to this please let me ask what a NAMI is. God Bless and again thankyou Patti

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Hi, @brit – here is some information on NAMI https://www.nami.org/.

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@kpmirabito

Is there ever a right medication or combination of medications? I’ve been trying different meds for years; at first I feel like I’m better but then I’m right back where I started. I’m going thru a difficult period of totally not caring about anything & of laziness. Which comes first ~ the depression or laziness? I sleep 10 hours a night & 2 hours a day; I just can’t break out of the cycle.

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The depression comes first! There is no way that we would choose to just sit and look all day, every day, at all the tasks waiting for us to take care of. Doesn’t matter what kind of task – I cannot get up and do it. I love love love my bed. We are not lazy! This is depression. I have found that upbeat music helps a lot.

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@lisalucier

Hi, @brit – here is some information on NAMI https://www.nami.org/.

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I pulled up the suggested message and all i got was asking for donation. I don''t even know what it is God Bless PATTI

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@brit put on some soothing music and empty your mind just listen to the music and good thought of the past ,ocean sounds, Mts. maybe walking in the woods or just sitting listening to a bubbling brook to calm your thoughts

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@brit

I pulled up the suggested message and all i got was asking for donation. I don''t even know what it is God Bless PATTI

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I am really trying so hard to get that Patti back again. What went wrong? My strength each day is on myself maybe that's the problem
@brit

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@brit

I am really trying so hard to get that Patti back again. What went wrong? My strength each day is on myself maybe that's the problem
@brit

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@brit Thank you so much for sharing those suggestions with me. Feeling the way I do to tell the you truth right now I really don't feel like doing anything. That I know is not the right way to think but just being honest. What!!!!!!!!!!!!! God Bless Patti

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@brit

I pulled up the suggested message and all i got was asking for donation. I don''t even know what it is God Bless PATTI

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@brit

Here is the website where you can find a support group in your area. Just put your zip code in the box. https://www.nami.org/Find-Support

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@hopeful33250

@brit

Here is the website where you can find a support group in your area. Just put your zip code in the box. https://www.nami.org/Find-Support

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All it said was "state" I put in Florida but nothing that I could find to put my zip code @brit

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@lioness

@brit put on some soothing music and empty your mind just listen to the music and good thought of the past ,ocean sounds, Mts. maybe walking in the woods or just sitting listening to a bubbling brook to calm your thoughts

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@lioness Hello I just wanted to say This is the most wonderful thing to do to release feelings- I have music on my computer I have oceans and mountains on my computer. I put all my large plants around me in the winter. I feel like I am in Florida. haha

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@catcatanzaro60

@lioness Hello I just wanted to say This is the most wonderful thing to do to release feelings- I have music on my computer I have oceans and mountains on my computer. I put all my large plants around me in the winter. I feel like I am in Florida. haha

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@catcatanzaro60 Glad it helps that's what I do I found a qi gong on u tube I like this also is relaxing breath us so important

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By this time of the day my anxiety lifts and I am all excited about the that suffocating feeling goes away. Working on retraining my brain. We shall see.

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@parus

By this time of the day my anxiety lifts and I am all excited about the that suffocating feeling goes away. Working on retraining my brain. We shall see.

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@parus– What are you doing and what time is it when your mood changes?

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@catcatanzaro60

@lioness Hello I just wanted to say This is the most wonderful thing to do to release feelings- I have music on my computer I have oceans and mountains on my computer. I put all my large plants around me in the winter. I feel like I am in Florida. haha

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@catcatanzaro60 – since you mentioned putting all your large plants around you in the winter and it's feeling like Florida, it reminded me of a thread on nature and mental health you may want to check out https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/nature-and-its-role-in-your-mental-health

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