feeling like meds dont work

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machelle
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   Posted 3/15/2008 7:54 AM (GMT -7)   
someday i do good and others i'm twitching, shaky, anxious, for no reason, my mind never stops i don't know what it feels like to relax, my mom and dad never let me when i was young so now i feel like i should always be doing something. the other day i went in the store and started feeling tense and i was worried about shaking so i got tenser, i am a stay at home mom , i live in the middle of no where hardly any friends, gas is so much can't afford to do things, so i feel sometimes being alone to much is destroying me. but back to the meds i feel like sometimes there not really making a difference, i am less nervous in town by taking lexapro but i not sure if the klonopin helps at all. i don't know, wish i would feel normal again. it really brings me down sometimes.

machelle

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   Posted 3/15/2008 8:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Machelle,

I know how it gets when we get anxious. But it sounds like you are fighting hard to keep it under control. If I might ask, how long have you been on the lexapro. Sometimes it takes a while to fully get into our systems.

I know that when we are secluded so to speak, that it gets hard to get out. I could be a hermit if I didn't have doctors appointments and didn't have to go and do errands. The more that I stay in, the harder it is for me to go out. But I realize that staying in all of the time isn't actually healthy. Though it is easy. So keep trying and keep up the good work. You are fine, remember that, and take baby steps when it gets hard for you. You will be okay, I just know it.

Keep posting and we are here to help you, hopefully somebody will come on with some coping tips for you. All I can say is breathe. And when it is over pat yourself on the back and let out a relieving sigh.

Luv and hugs, Karen
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stkitt
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   Posted 3/15/2008 10:20 AM (GMT -7)   

Hey Machelle,  Sweetie,

I am with you on the meds as some days I feel good and then I will have 2-3 days of anxiety and feel on the verge of tears all day.  I am afraid to switch to another med do to the "what ifs?"  Changing meds is hard as you have to wean off one and on to another and what if it doesn't make it better but worse.  eyes   So I feel like you, alone and isolated a lot.  I do practice all the breathing exercises and trying to stay in the moment which helps some.

I keep telling myself I am a good person and I am productive.  You sure are if your a stay at home Mom.  Your children are lucky.

Yeah the gas prices are really tough right now.  Keep on posting and know we care for you.  You are family here in the A & P Forum.

Hugs, Kitt


 
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machelle
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   Posted 3/15/2008 1:45 PM (GMT -7)   
i've been on lexapro about 6 months, i am kinda a hermit person i like talking to people, but i don't like being the center of attention at all, i know meds can't be a cure all but as much as you pay you think they would be.

stkitt
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   Posted 3/15/2008 2:34 PM (GMT -7)   

Machelle,

You are right on the cost of the drugs, my cymbalta alone is $80.00 per month as it is not on my insurance forumlary.

My hubby is kind of a loner too so I either get out alone or sit home.  He will go to Las Vegas once every 2 years..........

Take care my friend.
Kitt


 
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Aussieangel
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   Posted 3/16/2008 3:07 AM (GMT -7)   
I just came off lithium as an augumentive drug now I'm starting on something else. It's hard but I think we know ourselves when our mind and body doesn't feel right.
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