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It would help me to have a bit more information re what meds you have used in the past and why you feel your physician is ready to quit on you? Many of the AD meds will quit working for people after awhile but it is prety much an individual thing.
If you don't mind, a little more detail will give a more insite into the med issues.Thank you so much. Again a Warm welcome.
Hi Cherthom, warm welcomes to HW. I'm sorry your doc is being so unsympathtic. As aussie put it so succintly sometimes they need "a good kick in the pants". I have been on about eight different AD's and in the end all they did was give me nasty side effects (this is just me though, I'm a bit odd with meds). I now only take ant-anxiety meds, xanax, valium, ativan as needed (which usually isn't much) and I don't get any side effects except calm. (A lot of counselling has helped that too - vastly)
I think getting a second opinion is always good, never, ever, let a doc or anyone make you feel stupid for having anxiety/panic. They would change their tune pretty quick if it happened to them! Please keep posting, we will support you not to feel so isolated or (god forbid) even the littlest bit stupid! Welcome again. xx
Cherthom, Hey there, good for you for calling the Doc and perhaps you can make an appointment for your PCP at the pdocs when you make your own. LOL. I will send good vibes your way for your CT Scan.
Birunji, Some of the meds for depression work better for anxiety then others. Lexapro is usually a good one, Cymbalta is another that works well for some people. Remember each person reacts differently to the meds.
Take care. Hugs to both of you.