Depressed..feel like I'm going crazy

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IWantToSmileAgain
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   Posted 5/31/2011 1:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey guys,
I think I'm finally to the point where I'm willing to try a new antidepressant. I feel like total crap. I have been on Lexapro, hated it because I gained 20+ pounds. I've tried zoloft and celexa, same deal. I also tried wellbutrin which gave me terrible anxiety. Does anyone know of an antidepressant that will not cause weight gain or worsen anxiety? Thanks,
Brittany

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   Posted 5/31/2011 1:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Everyone reacts different so something that has worked for me and not caused weight gain or anxiety still may for you. I would suggest one, but really it would just be a guess. Your guess and your doctors guess for the next to try is probably as good as mine. But dont lose hope I didnt find one until my forth try.
I'm becoming less defined, as days go by. Fading away, wellyou might say im losing the focus. Kinda drifting into the abstract in terms of how I see myself.

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   Posted 5/31/2011 1:47 PM (GMT -6)   
its true, everyone really reacts differently to different meds, i am on lex and wellbutrin for depression/anxiety and they seem to really work well together. It sucks but you really do need to get them several months to work and may play with conbinations until you find out whats right for you. good luck
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   Posted 5/31/2011 2:06 PM (GMT -6)   
I hope that you find what is right for you. I took effexor and didn't really gain weight, but others say that they did. I guess our guess is about the same as the doctor's.

Just don't give up. What about a lesser dose of wellbutrin, or something for anxiety to go along with it?

Best wishes in finding what works for you.

Hugs, Karen
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IWantToSmileAgain
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   Posted 5/31/2011 3:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey guys,
Thanks for all the replies. I am going to talk to my psychiatrist about finding the right medication. I already take Xanax for anxiety but it doesn't seem to help with the depression so I'm trying to get off of it.
I will keep posting thanks for the support,
Britt <3

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   Posted 5/31/2011 3:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Don't give the xanax up all together if you don't have to. It might help you with anxiety. I have been taking it of 20 years. No problems with it. Infact I take less than I use to. But I didn't stop it all together because I do suffer from anxiety.

I am gald that you are talking to a pdoc. That is what we call the psychiatrist. They are the best when it comes to depression meds.

Do keep posting. And let us know how you are doing.

Hugs, Karen
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IWantToSmileAgain
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   Posted 5/31/2011 8:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Karen,
I am only on .5 mg of Xanax nightly. I am 24, I've been on it since I was 19. I'm just tired of feeling like I'm dependent on it. I'll keep you posted..
Thanks again for being there,
Britt <3

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   Posted 5/31/2011 10:11 PM (GMT -6)   
That isn't a very high dose, so I wouldn't worry too much about being dependant on it. You can take it as needed so it can be fluctuated as to how you are feeling. But make sure that you discuss that with the doctor if you ever decide you need more or less. I like it because it seems to work quickly if I am anxious. But I think I have a higher level of anxiety than you do. You can always discuss with your doctor about going off of it. And just keep some handy if it doesn't work. But don't feel bad for needing it. A lot of people do. There is nothing wrong with dealing with your anxiety issues in this way. Though some prefer not to.

Take care,

Hugs, Karen
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CRANKY 1
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   Posted 6/1/2011 3:03 AM (GMT -6)   
HEY BALIN,
 
First of all, welcome to the Depression forum, where all people seeking solice are warmly embraced. 
 
Leigh Ann scool

Post Edited By Moderator (getting by) : 6/1/2011 6:48:42 AM (GMT-6)


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   Posted 6/1/2011 5:20 AM (GMT -6)   
let's cut the new member some slack. jamie.
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It's Genetic
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   Posted 6/1/2011 6:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Best thread among all the threads in days, Jamiee.

Hope you're feeling much better now. Sounds as if you are.

I.G.

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   Posted 6/1/2011 6:50 AM (GMT -6)   
CHEERS :-) JAMIE
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