Welcome to HW, we are a very supportive environment here, I hope we can help you out. You are going through a great deal at the moment, Grief is a huge anxiety trigger, and a new baby too. That's a lot to deal with. I really don't know if medications just "quit" working, but sometimes the dose needs to be changed.
If your doctor won't give you any anti-anxiety meds then please see another. You should not ever be refused a medication that will help you with your treatment and recovery (I have had the same problem with many doctor, it can take a while to find one to trust).
CBT therapy really is an effective tool for overcoming anxiety and grief, any negative emotion really. It can seem overwhelming when you are in the middle of high anxiety, but if you take it slowly it can work wonders. A lot of our members have had success.
Are you seeing a therapist at all? They may be able to help you with this, alternately there is a great website "moodgym" that does CBT online.
I hope this helps you out a little and that things improve. Hang in there, let us know how you are going, and again, welcome.
Good Morning Casprob,
Welcome to HealingWell and the A & P forum. You have joined a wonderful peer support group and I hope we will be able to meet your needs.
I am Kitt. I have had my meds poop out on me too and sometimes a change to a different med will help. You may want to discuss this with your physician. The Lexapro may have worn out for you. There are many other meds to choose from and sometimes it takes more then one or two tries to find the right chose for you.There is a online free CBT therapy site you could work on to see if it may help you. It is not as good as one on one therapy but it truly has helped many of our own members.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy is based on the idea that our thoughtscause 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.
Here is the link for you. Please do take a look at it.
The MoodGym Training Program
Again a warm welcome.Kitt
Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety/Panic & Depression& GERD Forums*~*
Well I'm glad that doctor was cute if nothing else
It sounds like you have a really healthy mind set an attitude..and december really isn't that far away (is it just me or is this year really whizzing by??)
I can reccomend the moodgym..it's a great site (and comes from the place I went to university!!), CBT is such a powerful tool, I use it every day to turn my thoughts around. I am so glad you found us here, keep posting and let us know how you go okay? What are you studying?
You have attitude...........a very good attitude about working on wellness and wow, that is awesome. You are strong and you are willing to work on your problems which tells me you want to learn to manage your issues. You have my support and I am glad the link to MoodGym looks good to you.
Wishing you a wonderful Wednesday.
Learning how to work on problems and learning how to manage issues sounds like good advice stkitt.
Reading Peter Breggin's book, "The Heart of Being Helpful," also really opened my eyes and helped me out a lot!