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Mar 21, 2018 · No motivation in Mental Health

I am 64 and have both MCI and Depression and although I feel okay everything just seems way harder. Some days I just can’t get out of my own way. I need to realize that I can’t keep the same pace up as I used too. I now need calm, focus, minus the multitasking. Easier said than done. I need to give myself a break and lower my expectations, not of what I do but of how many things I take on. In a way it is forcing me to slow down which in the long run is probably a healthier way fo me to live.

Mar 16, 2018 · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

My husband took Effexor and when that didn’t work they switched him to Cymbalta and he is doing better. I have tried over 15 medications and finally found one that works. You will figure out something it just takes time and is hard on the family I agree. Try to keep communication open about how much you are trying to feel better and that your symptoms are not your fault. Wish you well!

Mar 11, 2018 · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

Hi Effexor comes in 37 mg that might be Better than stoppIng all together. Hope you can get to a Dr right away or maybe he/she could call the script in, not sure though. Hope you feel better.

Mar 8, 2018 · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

Hi, I was also prescribed Effexor recently. Although I hear so much about withdrawal it is working very well for me. I feel like my old self for the first time in a long time. It was just he easiest medication change I ever had. I had tried numerous other meds after my Celexa stopped working. My husband was switched from Effexor to Cymbalta in the past few months and it was done very slowly and he had minor side effects. He was on it for 15 years. I think you need a real good Dr who knows how to titrate your meds. Hopefully I will continue the feel good. Wish me luck!

Mar 2, 2018 · Grandson 19- depression and anxiety-had to leave university in Depression & Anxiety

Hello. I am not a medical person but I have been on medication for anxiety and depression for close to 50 years. I have done well and have managed my illness, with the help of both a good Therapist and a good Pychiatrist, for a better part of my life.
What I know is that there is a right medication for everyone and you just have to be patient and consult with a Pychiatrist who is very knowledgeable about it. I have recently changed Dr’s because my medication was not working well enough and my prior Dr just couldn’t get it right. Within six weeks with the new Dr. I am feeling so much better and more like myself than I have in a while. Yes I have had to go through some medication changes and I still am. It is not easy but it is worth it.
No one should have to suffer from anxiety and depression especially with all the new medications and treatment information that is out there.
Some have already said this but exercise of just walking can help so much. I try to walk everyday even if only 20 minutes.
I hope there is a way that you can help your grandson find a new Pychiatrist and a good Therapist if he doesn’t have one. They can be a life saver. I got my recommendations from my General Practitioner MD.
Just an FYI I suffered from Agoraphobia with extreme panic attack’s at the age of 18 through 20. A good caring Thetapist literally saved my life. It can be a long road to recovery but it is well worth it. One day at a time. He can get better and even back to school at some point. He is fortunate to have you supporting him. Keep it up he needs it maybe more than you know. One person can make a difference. Hope he gets the care he needs. No one is obligated to stay with a Dr who’s care is not working. Wish you all the best.

Feb 16, 2018 · Long-term depression in Depression & Anxiety

I am so glad you have your art.

Feb 16, 2018 · Long-term depression in Depression & Anxiety

Sorry I meant foal and not goal in my sentence.

Feb 16, 2018 · Long-term depression in Depression & Anxiety

When I witness your image it makes me feel happy. The innocence of the goal is precious and it reminds me that they’re is still beauty in the world.

I have had depression and anxiety since I was around 15. I have gone through lots of medications and therapists. It was up and down until I began using my art as an outlet. When I was in my mid forties I began studying Expressive Arts. It has changed my life. Expressing myself through various art making modalities such as visual art, writing , meditation and more has brought me much insight and awareness. If anyone is interested look it up. It is not the same as Art Therapy. In Expressive Arts there is no judgement or critique.
When one creates they go into the “flow state “ much like in meditation. It is good for you. I now also have been diagnosed with Mild Cognitive Impairment which I have had since I was 61, so immersing myself in creativity is a wonderful tool.