Cognitive-behavioral therapy is based on the idea that our thoughts cause our feelings and behaviors, not external things, like people, situations, and events. The benefit of this fact is that we can change the way we think to feel / act better even if the situation does not change.
There is a free site online, many of our members have used this site with great success.
Good Morning my friends. I like the site that is posted above by karenb. If you look at all the info on the site you may see some answers to your questions. Be sure to go to the Home Page :)
Welcome to HealingWell. It seems like you are going through weaning issues by just droping your dose. It is generally best to taper off the dose of an antidepressant rather than stop it suddenly. You should also do this iwth your physician's guidance. There is no shame needing to be on medication. If it is helping you and you have found an AD that works then you may have to continue on the med.
I know how you feel, I would like to toss all my meds out but I know that is not in my best interest. Again welcome.
Another new member.........hurrah and welcome. I have not been on the combo you are using for meds but I did try Wellbutrin and did not get past the side effects of getting onto the med. I also had a lot going and I take Cymbalta so I was taking both meds together which may have been to much for my system.
Please stay with us and keep posting.
I like the site posted by karenb and I have save it for future reference. I think it is pretty straight forward and easy to understand. Take a look and you may find some good idea that will work for you.
Gentle Hugs to all
I know I should be back on the Zoloft...I am such an angry person right now that I don't even like myself. I have a happy face on at work but when I get home I hate my life and I hate my husband. Its like everything he says or does just irritates the heck out of me and I have no patience for him whatsoever and find myself screaming at him and totally believing he deserves this treatment because he's annoying.
I told him last night that I just don't think I can stay off the Zoloft...he keeps trying to convince me that what I'm feeling and becoming is because of the withdrawal. I told him I think my anger is due to the lack of the drug in my body and I need the drug to maintain and function. I'm angry that I should have to justify to him being on the med.
I worry about what being on Zoloft and Xanax forever will do to my liver. I have been diagnozed with OCD. I obsess about health issues. For every twitch or ailment I have I feel it is terminal cancer. I have spent multiple dollars and years in therapy and have not been able to lose this fear.
Why do I feel like I need to be off Zoloft to prove to myself I can do it and that I don't need drugs to function?(or is it my husband I'm trying to prove it to)
Sorry for the rambling but I'm having a really rough day. Thanks for listening.
Those are good suggestions.
I did the B vitamins, acupuncture, and massage and it was only temporary relief.