Depression and anxiety

@kati16 (764)
United States
October 22, 2006 12:34pm CST
Does anyone else suffer from these illnesses and if so hoe do you treat it. I have suffered for years and have taken every pill know, I am currently on lexapro.
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@anup_cfa (899)
• India
29 Nov 06
ya i suffer from illness every now and then but thanks to my bro is a doc he always help me..anywat a suggestion an apple a day keep the doctor away..and i dont face depreession.
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@kati16 (764)
• United States
2 Jan 07
so what did your brother advise you to do?
• Australia
29 Nov 06
yes i have suffered. didnt take pills just talked to a concerllar and stayed positve also changed my life like if someone made unhappy i would stop seeing them. maybe get your hair done and buy new clothes
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@kati16 (764)
• United States
2 Jan 07
Thas great you have been able to avoid meds. So far I have not been able to.
• United States
29 Nov 06
I have suffered from depression for as long as I can remember, from my childhood days. As a child, I would often complain of headaches and stomach aches, when there was nothing physically hurting me. That was the only way I knew of saying there was something wrong. As I learned later in life, that is a normal thing for kids with depression to do. I am 36 now, and I have been on countless different medications at different times. None of them seemed to work for me. I tried Wellbutrin two different times. The first time it worked for me, but for financial reasons, I had to stop taking it. The second time, it didn't do anything for me. I tried Lexapro too, but that didn't work either. I am currently not taking anything for my depression, which I know will not help either, but the depression seems to not be quite so awful for now. I used to sink so far down that I thought I wouldn't be able to come out of it again, but I always did. These days, even though I still feel the depression all the time, it doesn't get me down as much as it used to.
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@kati16 (764)
• United States
2 Jan 07
Thanks for responding. I hope everything works out for you.
@malsun (1528)
• United States
29 Nov 06
when my brother passed away, i went into this melancholic shell. it was a huge problem and i had to take some medication as a result i kept sleeping at all times.. they were heavy doses.. but then someboday introduced me to a yoga instructor and i got on doing yoga and meditation.. i was off my medication within no time and i find it a very good stress relieving excersice
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@kati16 (764)
• United States
2 Jan 07
I have never tried meditation. I have tried yoga. It was ok, I didn't feel more relaxed or anything. O have thought about maybe trying pilates.
@mac1946 (1602)
• Calgary, Alberta
29 Nov 06
pretty girl - girl unknown but in my fav.outfit.
I suffer from sever medical depression,and have only in the last couple of years found out it is a medical problem. I am now taking 150mg of effexor xr,and according to friends and family,it is helping my mood a lot,but I realy don't feel much different. I guess it helps though as I notice I don't seem to get as mad anymore unless something or somone says the wrong thing,then look-out. I have also found that if you can find somone you realy trust and can talk to them about a subject that is close to your heart,but off the main stream,it help to get it out in the open. that is one of the reasons I am on this board,I can ask and sometimes get answers that help get it out of my system.
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@kati16 (764)
• United States
2 Jan 07
I agree thata being able to talk to someone really helps. My hubby doesn't really understand the depression and anxiety do he is hard to talk to. Luckily I can go to my mom. It has helped alot.
• United States
29 Nov 06
I take 20 mg of Lexapro before bed and 20 mg of Ritalin in the morning.
@kati16 (764)
• United States
2 Jan 07
Do you like the Lexapro. I have found it is whats works best for me. Is the Ritilin for depression or anxiety?
@Jshean20 (14367)
• Canada
24 Oct 06
Depression and anxiety are very frustrating to deal with and what makes it real tough is that most people don't understand it and feel like it's something that you can just snap out of. I've been a depression and anxiety sufferer for over 6 years and have been on Zoloft for that time period. It helps a little bit..
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@kati16 (764)
• United States
24 Oct 06
I tried zoloft. It worked ok for me. You described my husband perfectly. He thinks that I should just be able to decide to not feel that way. Its hard to explain to him.
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• United States
22 Oct 06
I am currently on lexapro also. I love how it helps the mood swings, etc. but I hate a few of the side effects like low s@x drive and weight gain. I am going to make an appointment with my doctor to see about changing it. I have been talking to a friend and she is on wellbutrin. Any thoughts on that one?
@kati16 (764)
• United States
23 Oct 06
I have taken welbrutrin before. I took it along with other antidepressents. It did make me loose a little weight.
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@whitish (1409)
• India
22 Oct 06
i never had it
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@kati16 (764)
• United States
23 Oct 06
Thats great.
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@anup_cfa (899)
• India
29 Nov 06
ya i suffer from illness every now and then but thanks to my bro is a doc he always help me..anywat a suggestion an apple a day keep the doctor away..and i dont face depreession.
2 people like this
@malsun (1528)
• United States
29 Nov 06
when my brother passed away, i went into this melancholic shell. it was a huge problem and i had to take some medication as a result i kept sleeping at all times.. they were heavy doses.. but then someboday introduced me to a yoga instructor and i got on doing yoga and meditation.. i was off my medication within no time and i find it a very good stress relieving excersice
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• Janesville, Wisconsin
31 Dec 06
I never been on lexapro I have anxiety, and depression but most of the time I can handle it without meds, just hard a couple of months out of the year, the rest of the time, I am alright as long as I have my space, and am allowed to be myself. - DNatureofDTrain
@kati16 (764)
• United States
2 Jan 07
Thas great you don't have to take meds. I don't like having to take them. Some day hopefully I wont. Good luck!