Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 1106859

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Surface improvement vs. deep improvement

Posted by linkadge on November 23, 2019, at 7:54:21

I recently switched from Effexor to escitalopram. I have done this before (unsuccessfully) so I don't know why I tried again.

It does seem to help anxiety and (to a lesser extent) depression. However, the effect just feels superficial. It doesn't feel deep or meaningful.

Linkadge

 

Re: Surface improvement vs. deep improvement

Posted by sigismund on November 23, 2019, at 12:55:59

In reply to Surface improvement vs. deep improvement, posted by linkadge on November 23, 2019, at 7:54:21

The switch has nothing to do with the horrible anxiety you recently felt?

 

Re: Surface improvement vs. deep improvement sigismund

Posted by linkadge on November 23, 2019, at 14:08:29

In reply to Re: Surface improvement vs. deep improvement, posted by sigismund on November 23, 2019, at 12:55:59

The switch was after (in an attempt to get something to help anxiety more). However, I'm still 'off'.

The only psychological explanation is that my brain is trying to 'break free'. I seem to be able to go for long periods of time staying focused on my job. Then, all of a sudden, my brain starts to 'reject' everything around me and want to break free from routines.

I start to find everything around me incredibly boring and have difficulty maintaining focus or interest in anything related to my job. At this point, seems to want to break free from its routines. Part of this is (I figure) is by causing a huge disruption in my circadian rhythm.

Its as if my brain wants to create chaos in order to try and find a better footing somehow.

Linkadge

 

Re: Surface improvement vs. deep improvement

Posted by Lamdage22 on November 23, 2019, at 20:31:47

In reply to Surface improvement vs. deep improvement, posted by linkadge on November 23, 2019, at 7:54:21

Give it some more time. I learned that surface improvement can lead to deeper improvement. For a long time, my life got better on the outside but still felt not so good on the inside. But sometimes the inside follows the outside.

 

Re: Surface improvement vs. deep improvement Lamdage22

Posted by linkadge on November 25, 2019, at 15:52:46

In reply to Re: Surface improvement vs. deep improvement, posted by Lamdage22 on November 23, 2019, at 20:31:47

Thanks. Something to keep in mind.

Linkadge

 

Re: Surface improvement vs. deep improvement linkadge

Posted by jay2112 on November 29, 2019, at 20:10:32

In reply to Surface improvement vs. deep improvement, posted by linkadge on November 23, 2019, at 7:54:21

> I recently switched from Effexor to escitalopram. I have done this before (unsuccessfully) so I don't know why I tried again.
>
> It does seem to help anxiety and (to a lesser extent) depression. However, the effect just feels superficial. It doesn't feel deep or meaningful.
>
> Linkadge

Linkadge:

You and I seem to have similar chemical reactions. Escitalopram was a med that helped me at a time. During the day I took Effexor & Cymbalta, and at night I got a HUGE chill effect from the anxiety Effexor and Cymbalta caused by taking a whoping 35-40mg dose of escitalopram. I believe that may have been attributed to the slight brush across the CBD cells escitalopram is thought to have. I see you are having some difficulties....in my tough times, I crank the lithium, and lamotragine, or better yet, stay at a high dose. And it sounds like you have some response to the nora-dopa-serotonin uniqueness Effexor targets. Honestly, standing your ground with lamotragine and lithium seems to be a good bet. I used to think these meds did nothing for me...now I know they are part of my "keys". Best wishes...

Jay

 

Re: Surface improvement vs. deep improvement

Posted by Lamdage22 on November 30, 2019, at 13:04:10

In reply to Re: Surface improvement vs. deep improvement linkadge, posted by jay2112 on November 29, 2019, at 20:10:32

How so? That's very interesting. However, I can not afford cognitive side effects from Lamotrigine

> I used to think these meds did nothing for me...now I know they are part of my "keys". Best wishes...
>
> Jay


 

Re: Surface improvement vs. deep improvement

Posted by Lamdage22 on November 30, 2019, at 14:04:01

In reply to Re: Surface improvement vs. deep improvement, posted by Lamdage22 on November 30, 2019, at 13:04:10

I also came to the conclusion that Lamotrigine did not do anything

 

Re: Surface improvement vs. deep improvement Lamdage22

Posted by undopaminergic on December 2, 2019, at 7:49:45

In reply to Re: Surface improvement vs. deep improvement, posted by Lamdage22 on November 30, 2019, at 13:04:10

> How so? That's very interesting. However, I can not afford cognitive side effects from Lamotrigine
>

What kind of cognitive side effects do you get from lamotrigine? I'm on this drug myself, and I notice nothing at all, although it may be helping mitigate my depression and keep me from getting manic.

-undopaminergic

 

Re: Surface improvement vs. deep improvement

Posted by Lamdage22 on December 2, 2019, at 10:30:35

In reply to Re: Surface improvement vs. deep improvement Lamdage22, posted by undopaminergic on December 2, 2019, at 7:49:45

Hmm, just a blah feeling. My brain doesn't find the right works on Lamotrigine. I dont recall how much i took. Not that much.


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