Well, I still come to the A/P board to read, and of course help out when I can, but I haven't posted about me in a while, so I decided to come by with a little update for anyone who might be wondering.
I actually had an appointment with my pdoc today. I told her I feel more depressed than ever. I feel like I wasn't depressed until starting antidepressants, and that it is kind of getting out of hand. She asked what brings it on, and I told her most of the time, nothing. She told me there has to be something bringing it on. Fine, whatever...maybe something in my head is going when I don't even realize it, but THERE ARE TIMES WHEN I START TO CRY FOR NO REASON. She won't accept that. I also told her my panic attacks are slowly coming back. Again, she said I have to be doing something to make them happen. If that were truly the case, no one would suffer panic attacks...DUH. Sorry, I am a bit frustrated with her. So, she kept my Klonopin at .5 mg twice daily, and upped my Effexor XR from 75 mg to 150 mg. I guess we will see how that goes.
Tomorrow, I have an appointment to meet with a psychologist. I feel I need someone to talk to and to help me figure this out. I don't feel like this psychiatrist is going to do that for me, so I am going to a psychologist...someone who isn't just going to up my meds everytime I have a set back. Tomorrow is just my intake appointment...so after that, I will know when I will meet with someone to actually talk.
Don't get me wrong guys, I am feeling wonderful compared to what I was feeling. But, I can't handle crying for NO REASON, and I don't want the panic attacks to come back. So, I feel, it is in my best interest to get some real therapy. Pills alone aren't enough for me. I didnt' expect them to be, to tell you the truth.
Anyway, that is my little update on me. I will let you guys know how tomorrow goes!
I hope everyone is doing well!
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Diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and Panic Attacks.
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