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Need help! Depression and anxiety

Posted by @pirateking, Jul 22, 2016

I don’t know where else to go without going to a hospital. I’ve always had issues with depression and anxiety. It is tough to deal with, but I have a grasp of what it is at least. I’ve been taking 10MG of Lexapro and 1-1.5 MG of Klonopin to treat it. My psych doctor died in January and I started with a new doctor that upped my Lexapro to 20MG and put me on Buspar for anxiety.

She then decided to take me off the Klonpin. She had me go from 1-1.5 to only .5 a day a month ago and then cut me off. My anxity was already starting to increase that month, and a few days after I stopped the klonopin I faced massive panic attacks among a ton of other issues. It took some begging for help until she eventually put me on .5MG of Atavan but I don’t think it is working.

My current symptoms are this horrible brain fog that is impairing my basic functions. I forget things easily, I can’t concentrate. It feels like I’ve literally got dumber. I am clumsier. I keep almost walking into poles and today I almost got run over by a bus. I’m beyond irritable. I almost attacked a man on an elevator because of his breathing, and I’ve never had such violent thoughts before. I’ve had brief sucidical thoughts that I had to talk myself out of because I rationally know I don’t want to do that.

When I stretch my neck it hurts. It feels like my neck or back is violently ripping in two. I’m having out of body experinces. I am sitting at work and suddenly I am not sure if I am dreaming or not

I also have headaches, I’m pacing constantly. I am having muscle spasims, twitching, my hands tremble.

This is terrifying. I’ve never felt like this in my entire life and I don’t know what is going on. Is it the Buspar? The Atavan? The lack of Klonopin and should I go to the hosptial? My doctor isn’t around on the weekends. Any help will be appericated.

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when I have physical reactions to a medication I go directly to my doctors. I deliberately go to a practice that has more than one doctor working. So I do not have to waite if I need an appointment. its good that you are constantly thinking about your actions and its effect both on you and others. If not already while taking your meds it would help to have a therapist that you can see weekly. So that your reactions to either the meds you are taking or need others can be address ASAP. Look in your area for clinics that have counselors Psychologist (Ph.D) Or Clinical Social Workers. And of course stay in this chat so you can hear from others and others can hear from you. It helps

@cowboy1997

What is a Holistic Dr?

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Holistic Medicine is defined by the Canadian Holistic Medical Association as follows.

Holistic medicine is a system of health care which fosters a cooperative relationship among all those involved, leading towards optimal attainment of the physical, mental emotional, social and spiritual aspects of health.

It emphasizes the need to look at the whole person, including analysis of physical, nutritional, environmental, emotional, social, spiritual and lifestyle values. It encompasses all stated modalities of diagnosis and treatment including drugs and surgery if no safe alternative exists. Holistic medicine focuses on education and responsibility for personal efforts to achieve balance and well being.
Naturopathic physicians combine the wisdom of nature with the rigors of modern science. Steeped in traditional healing methods, principles and practices, naturopathic medicine focuses on holistic, proactive prevention and comprehensive diagnosis and treatment. By using protocols that minimize the risk of harm, naturopathic physicians help facilitate the body’s inherent ability to restore and maintain optimal health. It is the naturopathic physician’s role to identify and remove barriers to good health by helping to create a healing internal and external environment. Copyright © 2016 AANP.

Yes please keep in touch with your doctor ,I finally found A great counsler and a great physic doctor and also got myself a social worker also. I still have problems in the am with my bad panic attacks this last doctor took me off my 2nd pill i have been on for 14 years. I don”t get it they worked i was not a space cadet i wasn”t numb new everything i was doing.Now i”am asking my new doctor to see the difference in me if i take 2 mgs in the morning of my meds or at least let me take 1/ 1/2 in the morning. I keep in touch all the time about my meds. sometimes i drive them crazy because i”m s freaked out about my panic attacks. it”s like wow they last 6 hpurs 4 hours sometimes all day . and i need to go back to my 4 times a day I”am not going back to having these out of control attacks when this med was helping me control them.So please keep in touch with your doctor all the time please. Good things coming your way. We will get thru this together. kellie

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@safetyshield

when I have physical reactions to a medication I go directly to my doctors. I deliberately go to a practice that has more than one doctor working. So I do not have to waite if I need an appointment. its good that you are constantly thinking about your actions and its effect both on you and others. If not already while taking your meds it would help to have a therapist that you can see weekly. So that your reactions to either the meds you are taking or need others can be address ASAP. Look in your area for clinics that have counselors Psychologist (Ph.D) Or Clinical Social Workers. And of course stay in this chat so you can hear from others and others can hear from you. It helps

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Not sure to whom this is directed.

@kellieb58

Yes please keep in touch with your doctor ,I finally found A great counsler and a great physic doctor and also got myself a social worker also. I still have problems in the am with my bad panic attacks this last doctor took me off my 2nd pill i have been on for 14 years. I don”t get it they worked i was not a space cadet i wasn”t numb new everything i was doing.Now i”am asking my new doctor to see the difference in me if i take 2 mgs in the morning of my meds or at least let me take 1/ 1/2 in the morning. I keep in touch all the time about my meds. sometimes i drive them crazy because i”m s freaked out about my panic attacks. it”s like wow they last 6 hpurs 4 hours sometimes all day . and i need to go back to my 4 times a day I”am not going back to having these out of control attacks when this med was helping me control them.So please keep in touch with your doctor all the time please. Good things coming your way. We will get thru this together. kellie

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I would surely have a talk with the doctor about cutting your med in half. If it was working, it doesn’t seem reasonable to change it, unless he/she was wanting to see if the reduced dosage would work. I try to give changes 2-4 weeks before I decide it’s working or not. My pain doctor likes that I’m willing to put up with the pain long enough to be sure what helps and what doesn’t.

Good that you are aware of your situation.
Many have trouble just breathing???
Stay Strong : )

You are the mistress of your domain. I would tell myself before I would see a doctor. Having needing them all my life. And feeling that they did not understand me or worse didn’t matter. When I turned 18 I took control of my medical life if a medicine did not work or made me feel worse I tell my doctor so and I discuss alternatives. If he would not budge than I would look for another doctor. This anxious for me at first. But after I did find a doctor who met my needs I was convienced that this was right for me. You know your moods and needs, so make that clear to your doctor. This is good for your mental health.

@nene58

Have had to deal with being depressed since I was young. Have had to deal with it on my own also. Parents did not believe in helping with therapy, Meds. Has been hard to get thru it at times on my own. Ended up in the psych ward a few times, tried to kill myself. On Meds and in therapy again now. When will it ever end? Just want to feel normal for once. I am so tired of therapy and have been trying to get my therapist so mad at me that will will tell me that she can no longer see me. Pushing my family away, pushing everyone as far away from me as possible. Work is becoming so hard to get up to go to. I feel so lost right now and I don’t know what to do. Any suggestions?

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Let me know how you come out also. My meds don’t se to help, been on many different ones, in psych ward due to not being able to stop crying due to life situations. I would rather be dead than feel like I do

About 2 years ago I only put these types of foods in the Fridge:
http://www.liveningup.com/60-brain-boosting-foods-for-memory-cognitive-function/

No need for this ( National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Call 1-800-273-8255 Available 24 hours every day )
after eating well???

@thinktherapy – I changed the web link you posted above to point to the original source of this infographic since it provides more information and context about the potential of brain boosting foods with respect to memory and cognitive function.
So glad to hear that eating well has greatly improved your mental health. Our physical and mental well-being are so intrinsically intertwined. Similar benefits can be seen for exercise, as many members have stated on this discussion thread:

– Depression and anxiety: Exercise eases symptoms http://mayocl.in/2dcJB7p

But one can’t forget that mental health is anything but simple. While diet and exercise can help reduce symptoms, some people benefit from additional therapy and treatments, as the discussions here on Connect demonstrate. Thank goodness we have a community of people willing to share and support one another because, honestly, reducing the stigma that often comes with mental health is really important.

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changing meds can make things feel different and are different . hang in there or talk to your dr, asap . I hate when you get a new dr. and they change up your meds. being on this to talk to people is a great thing. I just signed up and it makes me feel that I am not crazy or alone

@nene58

Have had to deal with being depressed since I was young. Have had to deal with it on my own also. Parents did not believe in helping with therapy, Meds. Has been hard to get thru it at times on my own. Ended up in the psych ward a few times, tried to kill myself. On Meds and in therapy again now. When will it ever end? Just want to feel normal for once. I am so tired of therapy and have been trying to get my therapist so mad at me that will will tell me that she can no longer see me. Pushing my family away, pushing everyone as far away from me as possible. Work is becoming so hard to get up to go to. I feel so lost right now and I don’t know what to do. Any suggestions?

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Thank you for trusting this group as much by expressing your frustration on how you feel. Have you gotten your own therapist and psychiatrist that monitors your medication. There are so many reasons why your meds are not working. IT could be physical change in your body, body resistance to medication or mood change do to environment, family, work or anything that goes on in your life. It is really important to talk to a therapist regularly about your moods and medication because of how your everyday life experiences can effect your mood. So do not take anything for granted and do not think for one minute that this depression is your problem alone. Be proactive and keep in touch

I also am starting to feel a bit of depression and anxiety. It always happens to me this time of year, right around my birthday. I know part of the reason I start to get sick again is that the sun is lower in the sky. I’m not outside as much as I used to be therefore my vitamin D is probably getting low. My coping skills will need in to play here. I try and get outside everyday, on rainy days I use my light box. Also, I need to clean up my diet I’ve been eating way to many sweets!
Anyway good luck out there to anyone that is struggling. There are so many proactive things you can do to make yourself feel better, and if you need professional help please don’t hesitate to get it.
Take care everyone!

Blessings on your Birthday … all week .. Month & Year!!!

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Klonopin does help with anxiety but I ended up in the hospital to get off it. I like you have depression and severe anxiety and don’t know what to do. I do not want benzos as I feel the same thing could happen. Shame on your Dr for the way you were taken off klonopin. That is both dangerous and completely agonizing .
..I went through that also with a Dr. Let me know how you are please.

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