JUST DEPRESSED

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squirt85
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   Posted 11/3/2006 10:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, I am 21 and i have been fighting depression for about 2 years now. about 3 years ago i started a new job( the job i am curently doing). and for the first year every thing was great, i made many new friends, i was getting good pay, i had a girl friend , i was in the best shape of my life and i was in college. But then about a year into my my new job everything changed, many of my work friends found new jobs and we lost touch, i had a bad break up with my girl friend, i started gaining weight , i dropped out of college and i lost all respect from my co-workers, my depression came shortly after. i feel like i am empty inside i cant sleep well, i feel anxious all the time( expecially during work), i am not as social any more and worst of all i feel seperated from my friends and familly. However earliar this summer i went to my doctor and told him about my condition and he perscribed me 10mg of antidepressants ( month supplie). and after 2 weeks of taking them i felt great! my depression had just melted away. But then the perscription dried up and i am now feeling depressed again . And i am hesatent to go back to my doctor because i dont think he will give me another perscrition only because he was hesatent to give me the first one. any feed back would be helpful thanks.

hopefulmigrainer
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   Posted 11/3/2006 11:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi squirt, definitely go back to your doctor and tell him how you are feeling. 1 month is not long enough to stabilize your depression. If you can, go to a psychiatrist because they are the ones who deal with these types of meds on a daily basis. Do not even hesitate. You are very aware for 21 year and that awareness is an opportunity in disguise. Later means a lot more baggage to sort through so be proud of yourself for having this insight. It's understandable that you became depressed after those things happened in your life. Do you have someone you can talk to about it? Talking about it will help you tremendously. Don't isolate yourself. Keep posting here at Healing Well and welcome.
Talk2Kel 
DX: chronic migraine, cervical degeneration, depression/anxiety 
RX: Wellbutrin, Lexapro, Soma, Immitrex 
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squirt85
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   Posted 11/4/2006 10:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks, if i go see a psychiatrist they can perscribe medication?

hopefulmigrainer
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   Posted 11/4/2006 2:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes.  A psychiatrist can and will prescribe medication.  A psychologist cannot prescribe medication.  Some psychiatrist will provide therapuetic sessions, however, most do not.  Going to both if you can is the best thing to do.  That way, you are addressing the issue chemically and cognitively.  I recommend that you make an appt.with a psychiatrist.  Your Primary Care doctor may have someone that he/she can recommend.  Go to the doc and feel better soon!
Talk2Kel 
DX: chronic migraine, cervical degeneration, depression/anxiety 
RX: Wellbutrin, Lexapro, Soma, Immitrex 
"You don't find out that God is all you've got until God is all you've got."


squirt85
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   Posted 11/6/2006 9:44 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been looking for a pshychiatrist online and in the yellow pages, but i cant seem to find any that seem good. If you or ne 1 know of some in the milwaukee area please let me know.

hopefulmigrainer
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   Posted 11/6/2006 9:49 PM (GMT -7)   
I recommend getting a referral from your MD. Also, go see one before you pass judgement. You need the meds and they are the ones who can help. Another suggestion is to do a google search for milwaukee psychiatric - the major psychiatric hospitals could surely refer you to a private doctor specializing in depression. Don't give up!
Talk2Kel 
DX: chronic migraine, cervical degeneration, depression/anxiety 
RX: Wellbutrin, Lexapro, Soma, Immitrex 
"You don't find out that God is all you've got until God is all you've got."


indygirl
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   Posted 11/7/2006 6:30 PM (GMT -7)   
I would contact your health insurance company. My health insurance company was able to e-mail a provider listing of those doctors in the area where I live. Good Luck.
DX: Clinical Depression 12/95
Bi-Polar Disorder 10/03

RX: Stopped Antidepressants 08/06
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Ashley96
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   Posted 11/9/2006 10:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey,
just dropping you a reply because i feel your situation completely. i'm 22, working at a job and i'm not in college anymore. i broke up with my boyfriend and i feel your pain.
going back to your doc is a very good idea, seeing a therapist is a very good idea. look into that stuff.
this is such a tough time in our lives, you gotta do whatever you need to do to keep your head above the water. i hope i dont sound cheesey i'm just trying to inspire you, make sure u know youre not alone.
go to the doc, and get the meds if you need it. let him know how much they helped. good luck

squirt85
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   Posted 11/10/2006 11:07 AM (GMT -7)   
I checked with my insuranse company and it offers no help psychiatric help for perscriptions or for a psychiatrist. I could buy a perscription on line for a moderate price? do u think that is an opption or no?

debaser
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   Posted 11/11/2006 1:26 AM (GMT -7)   
These medicines take about two weeks to kick in, and it sounds like you found something that works for you. You're fortunate. Do not be hesitant to go back to your doctor and ask for more.

Maybe your experience would be different, but I've found that if you're a new patient it can take months and months to see a psychiatrist for the first time. Don't wait that long. If your regular doctor won't help you, change doctors! Someone will...there are plenty of regular MDs that will prescribe antidepressants. Even if they want you to see a psychiatrist, in the meantime they will probably prescribe something to help you get started. Be kind to yourself and don't suffer any longer than you have to.

Also, if your doctor cannot get your insurance company to cover the meds, some will give you an almost indefinite supply of free samples. When I was in college I had lots of friends who did that. Explain your situation and maybe he or she can help you out with that.

ShynSassy
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   Posted 11/11/2006 6:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Squirt,keep in mind one thing. When you get a list from your insurance company. You might have to 'Shop" a bit before you find the right one. I went through 4. You need to find someone that you are comfortable with. It takes a good physc to be able to get certain people to spill their guts persay. I didn't feel comfortable with a man since a man is what caused most of my problems in life. So,you might not feel comfortable with a woman...or you might find one that just relaxes you.
good luck
Chronic Depression, Panic Attacks,Anxiety Attacks,Anorexia

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