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C_Blue
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   Posted 2/19/2006 10:11 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm at a point where I'm just completely fed up. The numerous medications I've tried aren't working. (I've been on Celexa, Effexor, Zoloft, Wellbutrin, Abilify, Paxil and now Lexapro) The therapy isn't even working. I'm still angry, frustrated, anxious, and most of all, upset. I'm starting to fear certain people I don't even know because I assume that they're talking about me in a nasty way. I'm also at a point where I can't rely on my family anymore because they're just sick of me all together (and don't wish to admit it). My father even told me last night to just quit the act. Yeah okay...since when am I pulling anything? He could care less.
 
I'm stuck. I can't find anyone to talk to and I'm sick of being avoided and misjudged.

els
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   Posted 2/20/2006 8:19 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi C Blue,  I am sorry you are going through a tough time.  You are most welcome here anytime.  We are always here to listen.

You have quite a list of meds that you have been on.  I was wondering what the time frame was in this, if you first started on these say 5 years ago for example.  The reason I ask is that you have been on 7 different medications and state that none of them have worked for you.  Are you sure you have the correct diagnosis?  Abilify is used mostly for Bipolar Disorder and Lexapro has been known to be used for this also.  The reason I say this is you also say that you are becoming paranoid that people are talking bad about you.  Are you seeing a psychiatrist for your medication management?  If your not I would get one ASAP as this type of doctor really should be the one to access you and prescribe meds accordly.  If you are already then I would call them and let them know how you are feeling and what you are experiencing. 

Please keep us updated on how you are doing......


~elisha
 


C_Blue
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   Posted 2/20/2006 7:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, I was diagnosed with depression 3 months after I graduated high school (which was in September), and that's when I started Celexa. And shortly after that, I was diagnosed with social anxiety disorder. I'm really worried now that it is bipolar since my stepsister has a mild form of it... but she's not schizophrenic.

els
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   Posted 2/21/2006 8:00 AM (GMT -7)   
I am sorry about that I know it is hard especially when you are so young.  Ok, your stepsister has bipolar doesn't necessarily mean that you.  Mental Illnesses can have a higher incidences of being passed in the same family.  However, there are plenty of people that don't have a family history of any mental illness that still are diagnosed.  Depression with manic features meaning you would have really high days then experience really low depressive states is bipolar.  A more extreme state of bipolar disorder is schizoaffective disorder which is completely different from schizophrenia.  There is strict criteria that has to be met and evaluated by a psychiatrist before you are diagnosed with anything of this nature. 
My brother has Bipolar Disorder and Explosive Personality Disorder however, I have Major Depression and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.  So just because my brother has BP doesn't mean that I will have it or develop it. 
So have you taken all of those medications you listed since you graduated 6 months ago? I would have some concerns that the doctor didn't give them enuf time to work.  Some antidepressants have to reach what is called a "therapeutic level" in your body which can take weeks. 
 
~elisha
 

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