Depression and anxiety mix 2nd time arouind

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   Posted 6/30/2009 7:57 AM (GMT -7)   
I had been posting on the anxiety site but thought someone here could at least give me some reaffirmation. I suffered with Depression and GAD 15 years ago and was successfullly treated with medication and have had a wonderful life     unitl this past May. Then I had two mjor illneses which I thought I was handling. After those were both on the upswing I could feel the old anxiety and depression coming back. My GP increased by doses of medication as the wait to get into a psychiatrist is long- not until the middle of July. Now its the wait until it kicks in at the higher doses.
I am up and down depends on the day. I don't sleep well ( he gave me Ativan) sometimes it works sometimews not. Last night laid awake all night listening to CD's.
Any reason the meds would not work this time? I never went off of them for 15 years like I said. Anyone out there with similar experiences.

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   Posted 6/30/2009 8:17 AM (GMT -7)   

Hello lakelover,

I understand exactly where you are coming from and you are not alone in this.  I took the same medication for many years, approx 20 years and it worked like a charm and one day. poof, it just started to quit working.  I went through a very serious depression and anxiety, the lowest time of my life. 

My Pdoc tried me on so many different meds I lost count.  I went to therapy and mostly I cried for the good times I had and did not understand what had gone wrong.

I finally had to let go of my yearning for the past for it was over and I was now in a whole new situation, fighting to get out of this deep depression.  I made it but it took me a long time and lots of therapy.

I had to make some major life changes, took early retirement.

I still have times that are not so good but they are not so bad either and I deal with them by practicing staying in the moment and  accepting that I have Depression and Anxiety but I am a survivor.

I believe you are a survivor too.  It is not easy to fight your way back but you will do it and I am right here to support you.

Keep on talking to us.

Gentle Hugs



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   Posted 6/30/2009 9:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Kitt: This is truly a nightmare for me. Good thing I do not have to work, but my husband is overseas a lot with his job for a few weeks at a time. I just need people to talk to. I have friends and my daughter who only lives an hour away. But you know how lonely the house is in the middle of the night.

Before the Dr. came up with my present combo of meds I tried for over two years to find something that would work. I dond't think there is a whole lot left but maybe new stuff is out since the mid 1990's.

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   Posted 6/30/2009 10:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Lakelover,

There are a lot of new medications, so I am sure the doctor will find something that works for you. Sometimes it is a hit and miss situation. What works for some doesn't always work for another.

Know that we are here for you and will be here to talk to you when you are lonely. This is a wonderful forum, filled with kind and compassionate people.

Take care my new friend.

Hugs, Karen
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   Posted 7/1/2009 4:35 AM (GMT -7)   
sending you healings my friend. yeah acceptance is hard. heaps of new stuff on the market. i am always around. healings my friend, as karen said we are care, ok. jamie.
dx, mdd, severe borderline personality disorder.
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