Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 1054067

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help ssri's!!!

Posted by marcus1968 on November 9, 2013, at 8:16:33

I have a pdoc appt. in 3 days and I have mild ocd, chronic anxiety, and worsening depression in winter. I have a constant mind chatter that my mind overthinks and wont SHUT OFF and calm down unless on a benzo. what antidepressant would suit me best in your opinion? I highly value many of you regular posters opinion and I am at a loss anymore. what would you suggest.Effexor and lexapro just bombed for me so that's out.
Thnx so much for your advice.

 

Re: help ssri's!!! marcus1968

Posted by Phillipa on November 9, 2013, at 9:17:32

In reply to help ssri's!!!, posted by marcus1968 on November 9, 2013, at 8:16:33

No expert. But if the SSRI's make it worse do you need one? Maybe just the benzo? But listen to yourself and of course you doc. Phillipa

 

Re: help ssri's!!!

Posted by marcus1968 on November 9, 2013, at 10:00:07

In reply to Re: help ssri's!!! marcus1968, posted by Phillipa on November 9, 2013, at 9:17:32

hello phillipa, the benzo calms me down and helps anxiety but depression is still a huge problem
I have all the symptoms of low serotonin???

 

Re: help ssri's!!!

Posted by gadchik on November 9, 2013, at 10:56:55

In reply to Re: help ssri's!!!, posted by marcus1968 on November 9, 2013, at 10:00:07

My vote is for Zoloft and Klonopin. Combo works well. I had same probs as u. Good luck : ) And I always try the lowest doses first to see if it works

 

Re: help ssri's!!!

Posted by Christ_empowered on November 9, 2013, at 22:45:49

In reply to Re: help ssri's!!!, posted by gadchik on November 9, 2013, at 10:56:55

ummm...maybe low dose Prozac (its CHEAP!) and keep the benzo, maybe up the benzo for a couple weeks?

Just a thought. I was thinking maybe a low dose of a more energizing sri, plus a benzo, since winter time blues usually involve lethargy. Just a guess...your doc will obviously be the one to make the decision.

 

Re: help ssri's!!! marcus1968

Posted by ed_uk2010 on November 11, 2013, at 15:25:16

In reply to help ssri's!!!, posted by marcus1968 on November 9, 2013, at 8:16:33

>Effexor and lexapro just bombed for me so that's out.

In what way? How did you respond?

 

Re: help ssri's!!! marcus1968

Posted by phidippus on November 16, 2013, at 13:43:09

In reply to help ssri's!!!, posted by marcus1968 on November 9, 2013, at 8:16:33

I would select an SSRI that will be more calming, like Viibryd.

Eric


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