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Oct 14, 2018 · Have you experienced any side effects from lithium? in Mental Health

Hi Ethan,

Thank you!
I felt ok after taking it, just felt very tired and got a headache. This morning I'm feeling alright; still tired but none of the fogginess or difficulty speaking and walking like I did with risperidone. I'm hoping this medication works and I can tolerate it. The anti-psychotics drugs and I usually don't get along.

Oct 14, 2018 · Anxiety and nausea in Depression & Anxiety

That's a good question. If you and your doctor have good communication and they're ok with it you might want to start with your idea first. 15 days isn't a long time to wait for the Zoloft if you need it…..it's not like you're asking to wait 15 months. Definitely let her know how you're feeling though.

Oct 13, 2018 · Have you experienced any side effects from lithium? in Mental Health

Hi everyone,

I’m just starting lithium (took my first dose 5 minutes ago) and I’m wondering if anyone can share the side effects they’ve experienced. I took it when I was very ill about 10 years ago but I don’t remember much from that period.
I’m starting to have psychotic symptoms and there’s some weird manic things going on so that’s why my doc started me on it. (That’s a whole other post, lol.)

Thanks!

Oct 13, 2018 · Anxiety and nausea in Depression & Anxiety

I like to look at things using a possible vs probable model that I learned years ago in counseling. Ok, so you could wonder "Is this cardiac?" It's possible, but then you can ask yourself if it's probable….do you have risk factors, family history or a personal history of cardiac problems? Reasoning things out and forcing yourself to logically think about your symptoms can slow your mind. Kinda like solving a puzzle.😊
A cool little tip that I learned that helps with nausea is to take a piece of gauze with rubbing alcohol (even easier to keep on hand are the little medical alcohol wipes) and hold it under your nose. I know it sounds weird but it actually works.👍

Oct 10, 2018 · Spiraling down but fighting to stay up. in Depression & Anxiety

Absolutely, Pearlbaby!👍 I work in the operating room so I see no natural light during my shift, which is hard. I'm thinking it might be a good idea to invest in a full spectrum light. Have you ever tried one?

Oct 10, 2018 · Spiraling down but fighting to stay up. in Depression & Anxiety

I totally agree with you about cutting out or down on sugar! At my last physical at least a year ago my doc told me I was pre-diabetic. I bought a glucometer and have watched my sugars climb up but as soon as I started eating fewer carbohydrates and watching sugar they've been better. And I've definitely been feeling better.

Oct 10, 2018 · Spiraling down but fighting to stay up. in Depression & Anxiety

The only person I feel comfortable talking to is my mom. I isolate a lot so I don't have many friends but even if I did I don't think I'd talk about it. There's that pressure for me to be always fine, always'on' and taking care of everyone else.

Oct 6, 2018 · Spiraling down but fighting to stay up. in Depression & Anxiety

I wanted to introduce myself and talk a bit about how I’ve been feeling lately.
I’ve been dealing with major depression and anxiety disorder. I also suspect there’s PTSD in there as well. About 11 years ago I was hospitalized a few times and had ECT.
Lately things have been absolute sh$t. Sleeping loads, eating less, not wanting to get out of bed or leave the house. I feel a deep and profound sadness. My mom says I have a big load to carry (miscarriage, brain surgery, knee surgery, stalker ex) but I tend to be like ‘oh I’m fine.’ Obviously, I’m not.
Currently I’m on Pristiq, Klonopin and Risperdal (sp.?). I want to feel normal and not like a broken human.
Thank you for letting me share. I’d like to hear your experiences and coping techniques, too.

Marisa