Hey everyone Just want some advice on antidepressants are they a good idea or not ? My anxiety is so bad anxiety is soo bad at the min and it's getting me sooo down I feel overwhelmed panicking all the time over stupid things I feel sick all the time because of the worrying I actually feel like ime losing my mind with it it's doing my head in that bad! My anxiety has only been this bad once before and I recived some cbt and it work great but ime stuck in a rut again that I just can't shake of and Ime actually debating antidepressants Can I have some advice on them are they good or bad witch ones are good witch are bad? I tried sertraline once I took one and vowed I'd never do it again because I felt that awful on them Thanks ladies Xx
I take an antipsychotic, a mood stabiliser and an antidepressant- mirtazapine. Keeps me ticking over each day. Stops me wanting to kill myself, stops the highs, stops the psychotic symptoms. Without the meds I would be dead by now. I don’t like taking them and I will have to take them fir life - but I can function. I wire full time and have four kids so no option but to take them.
You can try an antidepressant and if it doesn’t suit you can stop or change them. Citalopram is usually one of the first the GP will try.
I took citalopram for few years and it is normal that for the first few days you may feel worse and your anxiety may be heightened - I found by day 4 or 5 I was feeling better but you need to persevere over the start if it feels rocky. Citalopram certainly helped my anxiety & depression. I also took 50mg trazadone at night to help me sleep which it did. x
Thanks girls A doctor have never actually said it's anxiety I've just always passed it of as that and every time I've been they have never told me it's anything different if that makes sence So basically I used to have really bad intrusive thoughts and once I learned that they were normal it didn't bother me as much and that's when I recived the cbt it was great but then I got pregnant with my second and watched a video of a guy that had schizophrenia on face book and ever since then I have done nothing but worry myself sick that ime going to end up with it then I worry omg will I have my kids taken of me then what will I do their my everything I couldn't live without them and I get my self in s right pickle with it I panic I feel sick my heart pounds my i get hot it's horrible I then go on google and look up every possible symptom to convince myself I have it witch I know is sooo stupid google is my worst enemy! It's getting so overwhelming at the min I dread each day! Thinking it's gonna happen the next day ect it's just a vicious cycle at the min ime so down and ime never like this and I wouldn't class myself as depressed I don't have sucdial thought o
Sorry I didn't finish that then lol Sorry for the rant too Yeah I don't wanna hurt myself or anything like that I just wanna get back to being my happy self with my boys Dose this sound like health anxiety or genralized anxiety? Ime going back to the doctors on Monday x
I've had amitryptiline which isn't actually often prescribed as an antidepressant any more as most don't get on with it and there are more effective ones but I found it settled me right the fuck down and my god did it make me sleep. I didn't realise how strung out I was until I wasn't.
Well I took sertraline about a year ago maybe a little longer and omg it made me feel like a ghost and not myself atall and it scared the life out of me so bad I vowed I would never take an antiD Again but my worrying has got so bad I just want it to stop or be able to cope with it better x