Medication, anxiety, coffee

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   Posted 2/21/2010 8:04 AM (GMT -6)   
I have been vvery depressed lately and also have had a great deal of anxiety and on top of that I am finding that my medication is causing part of the anxiety. So I called the on call service yesterday and what a trip. He gave me the speal about drinking to much coffee of which I only drink a regular two cups a day. I told him it was one of my medications causing the symptoms that I needed to stop it. He wouldn't listen. So I will regulate this med on my own by coming off it little by little until I see my psych. doc. in two weeks. I hate it when they don't listen to us. or me I should say.

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   Posted 2/21/2010 8:17 AM (GMT -6)   
hi linx, sorry about your depression. they do not listen to me either. actually i have been deemed too articulate, by this i mean that my understanding of my conditions, affect and symptomology actually caused me to be dropped from being case managed some many years ago. they perceive that if you can articulate that you are not suffering. stupid people. our psych system is very defunct, tired and in need of some massive injenctions of consumers who  understand mental illness and give actual support, via knowledge, experience and via knowing that people with a mental illnesss are human beings....who need some tlc. one day at a time my friend, here for you. healing prayers coming your way. jamie.

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   Posted 2/21/2010 10:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Be very careful going off your meds by yourself my friend. Not recommended. But if you think the med is causing anxiety, it could very well be. I started drinking two thirds regular coffee and one third decaff and that helped me. But I drink a lot of coffee. All day long. I find that I don't have to take as much xanax now. But caffiene does effect a lot of people in that way. Do you take anything for the anxiety directly? If so, your doc might need to up that instead of decreasing your depression meds. I hope that you find what is right for you so you can be happy.

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Hugs, Karen
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