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Anxiety Meds

(9 Posts)
Southernfairy1986 Wed 26-Apr-17 13:44:19

I am due to go to the docs at the weekend to talk about anxiety issues.
I had previously been on fluoxetine for anxiety and low mood and came off them as I thought things were better and felt the issues I thought caused it had gone.
Fast forward 4 months and I am suffering again. Think it's not actually circumstance dependant and I have more long term issues (would explain my previous MH concerns throughout my life)
I'm now picking skin round my nails, not able to go to sleep, mind constantly thinking, not eating well (starving myself or feasting) not showering much, worrying about awful things happened etc. This is linked with feeling in a low mood and that life is s*#t.
I'm pretty sure it's anxiety again mixed with some depression symptoms and will ask if meds would be possible as I think they helped a lot and maybe I came off them when I shouldn't have.

Can people give me any info on different types of anxiety meds or is it likely that I'd go back onto fluoxetine? I think I still have 2 weeks worth which I didn't take last time.

I've gone to private counselling before and didn't feel it helped. I pretty much gave up half way through it as I can't handle the idea of people seeing me as a failure so I started to talk the talk that I was better (am very very good at conveying things are ok).
To top it off I can't afford it anymore, and working long hours with a small child I just don't have time. Part of my anxiety stems from the rush of life.

Any guidance would be great. Am I allowed to go in and say I would like meds again on a longer term basis?

ZombieMama42 Wed 26-Apr-17 16:54:35

I'm on citalopram and only ever had them for my anxiety, works great but I've found it lowers your sex drive to zero. So I only tend to take it when I'm bad now rather than all the time.. not really how you're supposed to take them but it works.

Also, depending on your dr is to how the process goes. My dr is great and asked me what I wanted to do but others have a set process

elfonshelf Sun 30-Apr-17 12:00:28

Ask about pregablin... excellent stuff.

Branleuse Sun 30-Apr-17 12:14:27

im on fluanxol. It works quite well for anxiety and is non addictive

Bobbins43 Sun 30-Apr-17 12:27:12

I'm on Sertraline and it's taking the edge off very well.

pudddy Sun 30-Apr-17 12:33:21

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

GloriaHotcakes Sun 30-Apr-17 12:37:15

I take propranolol, it has changed my life, amazing stuff.

user1234566 Sun 30-Apr-17 12:41:38

I was on fluoxetine long term but found it stopped working as well. I'm now on anafranil (not sure of the generic name) and it's worked really well for me. I was also on propranolol for a while which was amazing but it caused me to have dizzy spells. I recommend seeing a psychiatrist. They were so much better and helping get my meds right compared to a gp

AndNoneForGretchenWieners Sun 30-Apr-17 12:45:06

I'm on mirtazapine and it has changed my life. I'm much calmer and happier now. I am on the maximum dose but started low and worked up.

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