Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 920545

Shown: posts 1 to 8 of 8. This is the beginning of the thread.

 

Med 4 Fear of change job/traveling/relationships

Posted by mogger on October 11, 2009, at 19:29:46

Hello,
I am going into see my pdoc tomorrow to try to tackle this fear of any big change in my life i.e. committing to travel/new job (can't stick with one as my anxiety gets in the way) or getting into a relationship.

I deal with clinical depression/ocd/gad and am feeling good with my mood with lamictal, remeron and buspar(as long as I am safe) and the rituals and obsessions are all controlled with my zoloft and inositol. I do feel like my brain is always in over drive and when a big change is imminent I get anxiety and then if the anxiety gets bad enough my mood slips. I will back out of things before my mood slips as it isn't worth it to me to become heavily depressed. Therefore it is so frustrating that I can't plan a trip with someone or accept a job and keep it. What happens is if I accept to go on a trip then I will start worrying about it until it is consuming me and then the anxiety will get so bad that it isn't worth it for me to go on the trip so I will back out, apologize to the person I have let down and then end up not going on the trip.

My question is does anyone have a similar problem with travelling, jobs or relationships and what med has helped them cope with it? I want to move forward with my life and I feel like I am almost there but this anxiety is holding me back. Here is my med list that does help me greatly but just is missing something,
90 mg buspar
300 mg lamictal
5 mg zyprexa
200 mg zoloft
45 mg remeron
18 grams inositol.
10 grams EPA fish oils.
My sister has had great success with Seroquel for her anxiety but we haven't reacted to the same things so am not sure if it would work. Any thoughts or experiences would be so appreciated,
Joseph

 

Re: Med 4 Fear of change job/traveling/relationshi

Posted by zzzz7 on October 11, 2009, at 21:40:59

In reply to Med 4 Fear of change job/traveling/relationships, posted by mogger on October 11, 2009, at 19:29:46

Why not add a benzodiazepine?

 

Re: Med 4 Fear of change job/traveling/relationships

Posted by atypical on October 11, 2009, at 22:38:45

In reply to Med 4 Fear of change job/traveling/relationships, posted by mogger on October 11, 2009, at 19:29:46

I have a tremendous fear of getting into relationships. I don't believe any medication has specifically helped me with this. There is a lot of psychology behind this fear that I need to overcome. Fear of her leaving me. Fear of having to be an adult in a relationship, etc. It is overwhelming, but I am trying. I have taken various meds over the years. Right now I take Nardil. Meds help in that I have less depression getting in the way of my trying to get into relationship. I go to group therapy weekly and one-on-one therapy every other week.

Atypical

 

Re: Med 4 Fear of change job/traveling/relationships

Posted by Phillipa on October 12, 2009, at 0:06:03

In reply to Re: Med 4 Fear of change job/traveling/relationships, posted by atypical on October 11, 2009, at 22:38:45

Joseph know the feeling seriously for so many years low doses of benzos relieved the anxiety and I did many things successfully. You won't get addicted unless you have an additive personality. In 30-40 years like me you may develop tolerance or have them not work anymore. Phillipa

 

Re: Med 4 Fear of change job/traveling/relationships mogger

Posted by yxibow on October 13, 2009, at 13:57:51

In reply to Med 4 Fear of change job/traveling/relationships, posted by mogger on October 11, 2009, at 19:29:46

There's quite a medication list there already... not to simplify it all, it is quite hard to adjust to these situations, but another pill isn't going to take it away.

Therapy, be it single or group, I think is what you really need to address these complex situational problems.

 

Re: Med 4 Fear of change job/traveling/relationshi

Posted by mogger on October 13, 2009, at 15:25:25

In reply to Re: Med 4 Fear of change job/traveling/relationships, posted by Phillipa on October 12, 2009, at 0:06:03

Thankyou Phillipa,
He prescribed me klonopin. I have only taken it for 2 days (.5 in the morning and .5 at nite) and I must say I do feel a little depressed and groggy. Does that go away I hope? Many thanks,
mogger

 

Re: Med 4 Fear of change job/traveling/relationshi

Posted by mogger on October 13, 2009, at 15:27:27

In reply to Re: Med 4 Fear of change job/traveling/relationships mogger, posted by yxibow on October 13, 2009, at 13:57:51

Thanks yxibow,
If I were to look for support groups for this area do you have any suggestions where to look? I am in Los Angeles. thanks,
Joseph

 

Re: Med 4 Fear of change job/traveling/relationshi mogger

Posted by yxibow on October 13, 2009, at 21:52:46

In reply to Re: Med 4 Fear of change job/traveling/relationshi, posted by mogger on October 13, 2009, at 15:27:27

> Thanks yxibow,
> If I were to look for support groups for this area do you have any suggestions where to look? I am in Los Angeles. thanks,
> Joseph

I don't know of a specific group, but one place that someone might get a referral is:

The UCLA Anxiety Disorders Clinic
http://www.semel.ucla.edu/adc/

Another might be through the LA County Department of Mental Health, they have centers such as the Edelman Center and Step up on Second on the westside, e.g.


Also http://www.healthycity.org/ is a database of health providers in the LA county region (a project of 2-1-1)

There's the Westwood Institute For Anxiety Disorders, but their main focus is OCD and I think you have a complex of things, but maybe it is also worth a try.

-- tidings


This is the end of the thread.


Show another thread

URL of post in thread:


Psycho-Babble Medication | Extras | FAQ


[dr. bob] Dr. Bob is Robert Hsiung, MD, bob@dr-bob.org

Script revised: February 4, 2008
URL: http://www.dr-bob.org/cgi-bin/pb/mget.pl
Copyright 2006-17 Robert Hsiung.
Owned and operated by Dr. Bob LLC and not the University of Chicago.