Hi, I'm new here. I have severe Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Depression. Have had it all my life. Nothing is working for me since the Lorazepam pooped out on me about
a year ago (I was on it for about
6 years, along with an ssri). The Loraz. was a lifesaver all those years. Never felt so "normal" in all my life. I am now on an ssri but not doing well at all with the anxiety. I was just wondering what you all take that is helping you. I know we are all different, but I feel my doc is running out of ideas. Thank you in advance.
Wanted to add that I knew the Lorazepam (Ativan) was addictive, but it was the only med coupled with an ssri that gave me relief and made me feel normal. I only took 1/2 mg. for about
2 years, then had to move to 1 mg. for a couple of years, then 2 mg, then eventually 3 mg, which was not even working anymore. I didn't want to go higher and my doctor wouldn't allow me to anyway. Are there any other meds for anxiety that work as well? Mine is really severe. I wish an ssri alone would relieve my symptoms but none I've tried have, and I've been on many different ones.
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