29 yr old single working mum

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   Posted 9/25/2008 6:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi there,
Just wanted to know if anyone has had good or bad experiences with anti-meds??? I have had boughts of depression all my life that i can remember but this time im finding life pretty difficult I went through a traumatic experience where my life was almost taken about 6 months ago. Im not sure if I will be myself again and am considering medication. I am seeking phycological therepy but cant see that this will help rid me of this depressed state that comes over me now and again. My head is always fuzzy and find it difficult to take in conversations and meetings are awful as i start to panic with evryone talking and I dont seem to take it in but I have no other option but to work full-time to support myself and my daughter to give us some type of future to look forward too. Last time I took a lexapro (just 1 anti-depressant) i seem to have gone a bit loopy for nearly 2 weeks where i felt paranoid anxious and out of my mind (something I have never felt before and Im not sure if it was a breakdown i went through) but this has scared me and made me anxious from trying meds again and i just hope and hope that I can get through this on my own and telling myself that im strong enough to get past this with out meds but im finding it to hard.  
I look like an normal 29 year old mum that works and cares for her daughter and nobody would probably know what im going through apart from being pretty quiet sometimes.
My daughter is the only thing that gives me stength sometimes.
If anyone can relate me and has any advise on medication i would love to hear from you. cry

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   Posted 9/25/2008 7:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Tofe,

Welcome to HealingWell depression forum. I think that you have come to a very good place to get things out and get some advice.

There are so many different anti depressants. Hopefully you will find one that will work for you.

You are doing a wonderful thing taking good care of your daughter and working. Try to take this one day at a time, do not worry about past or future. Stay in the moment. It will seem less difficult that way.

Best wishes for a wonderful day

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   Posted 9/25/2008 10:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Sometimes it takes a few times trying different meds to find the one that works for you. When you do find the right one, things can get much better. At least that's been my experience.
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   Posted 9/25/2008 12:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Tofe,
Welcome to HealingWell.  I am Kitt.  I understand your fear of not knowing what to do but I know CBT therapy is often very successful for many people.
As far as the meds, there are many for you and you physician to discuss.
Please keep posting and know we care.

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   Posted 9/25/2008 1:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I think the important thing to remember with AD's (As with any other meds) is that different people react to different drugs in different ways. Take Zoloft for example. I know because I have taken it. I know people who have put weight on but some have lost weight. Some people get really sick, others feel nothing. Some people get withdrawl symptoms others can simply drop it. I guess the point I am trying to make is that even if you get 100 reponses telling you med X is rubbish because of A, B & C... it could still be the right med for you. The only real way to find out is to talk to your physician and try it.

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   Posted 9/26/2008 10:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi tofe,

I'm usually over on the bipolar board, but I want to echo what everyone else is saying. I think meds would do you some good. Take a trip back to a psych, but make sure you tell him exactly what happened to you last time you took Lexapro. Anti-depressants can have many different reactions for different people. There's a medication out there that will work for you.

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