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6 days ago · Switching doctors. in Depression & Anxiety

I am freaking out. My psychiatrist started seeing me through teleconference and my insurance refused to pay. So I have been switched to a new doctor and I don’t like her. She’s hard edged. She immediately said I had to start taking less klonopin for my anxiety, which is horrible. I’ve been taking 4 mg daily spread out. She doesn’t like that I stay up late to watch tv and sleep late in the day. I’m on disability because of my anxiety and depression. How do you deal with a doctor that’s pushing you around? The situation has sent my anxiety through the roof. I see her for the second time later this month.

Sun, May 19 1:16pm · Hand numbness in Just Want to Talk

For the past month I’ve been having episodes of numbness in my hand and sometimes my face. I also have episodes where my hands itch like crazy, but not at the same time as the numbness. I’m on many medications for blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol. I takecymbalta, Luvox, topamax, klonopin, saphris,. Thats all I can think of right now.

Tue, Mar 12 3:10pm · anything about being on SEROQUEL? in Depression & Anxiety

I wake up with terrible anxiety.

Tue, Mar 12 3:09pm · anything about being on SEROQUEL? in Depression & Anxiety

I have the same situation. I feel normal at night so I stay up til 4 in the morning. Then I sleep til 1 or 2. Not on seroquel. I took it many years ago and it caused massive weight gain. I take saphris, klonopin, cymbalta, and just started Luvox.

Fri, Feb 22 1:56pm · Depression and Anxiety at an older age in Depression & Anxiety

Boy do I get trying to work up to taking a shower. I’m trying to make myself get on the treadmill first. All I want to do is curl up in a ball and let the world go on without me. I’m so full of depression and anxiety.

Wed, Feb 20 1:54pm · Depression and Anxiety at an older age in Depression & Anxiety

I get how you feel. I’m 59 and had to retire on disability due to anxiety. I spend my days sitting in my chair journaling and reading different things. I live with my kids. They both work from home, but I don’t want to bother them during the day. I really don’t know what to do with myself, and the anxiety is getting worse.

Sun, Feb 10 1:56pm · When worries are real in Depression & Anxiety

I went to depress anonymous. I can’t say it really helped other than to be around people that understand. They suggested 6 meetings in 6 weeks, like most 12 step programs. I’m planning to try it again. I hope I’ll fibd support there. I’ve been in Alanon in the past because of family members that have addictions. I know these programs can help. But my anxiety is telling me not to go. I just don’t want to open up or listen to all the bad things that can happen.

Fri, Feb 8 1:46pm · When worries are real in Depression & Anxiety

I just turned 59. I watch tv at night to distract myself but during the day I don’t. I try to use the treadmill most days and I follow groups like this. I am going to a meeting of depression anonymous tomorrow for the first time. I’m anxious about that. My desire to isolate is strong.