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Anxiety! The Musical.

So, it's been a mothereffing year, and really longer than that, and I have some anxiety that I thought was okay, but is really, it seems, not. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 3, 2014 - 17 answers

I started taking a Ssri (Zoloft) and I need serious reassurance

I've been on 50mg/Zoloft per day for the last 10 days for severe anxiety and some depression. To say it's been a rough ride is an understatement – and I really need to hear success stories and make a decision on how bad the side effects get before it gets better. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 2, 2014 - 21 answers

Medication until I can get my life on track. Good idea?

Is it possible for me to go on anti-depressants and then go off them? [more inside]
posted by morning_television on May 31, 2014 - 20 answers

What are some of your experiences with Fluoxetine (Prozac)?

I just started taking a 20mg dose of Prozac (generic, Fluoxetine) about ten days ago, and am experiencing a lot of side effects, but no real improvement in my depression and anxiety. What are some of your experiences with this medication, especially in terms of side effects and effectiveness? [more inside]
posted by summertimesadness1988 on May 17, 2014 - 18 answers

What was it like going on anti-anxiety medication?

What was it like going on anti-anxiety medication? Questions about people's experiences [more inside]
posted by mermily on Mar 10, 2014 - 30 answers

looking for stories of meds or alterna-meds that helped you in ur brain

hello world. I am having a pretty terrible time with my brain. Since lobotomies didn't end well, really, I am looking around for other options. Certainly I should get right on top of exercising, and meditating, yes.. I agree.. working on that.. do not think meds are the whole answer.. but hope that they sort of be a little crack in this whole moras, which might enable me to be able to.. do all the other things (eg exercise, meditate, take care of myself, be easier for others to be around, and for me to be around, etc.) ok.. more below the fold [more inside]
posted by elgee on Jan 19, 2014 - 14 answers

Help me find hope that things will get better

Things just keep getting worse and I don't know what to do. Please see extended explanation. [more inside]
posted by kbbbo on Dec 28, 2013 - 14 answers

Is my SSRI working? Too much or not enough to increase the dose?

I was just prescribed Zoloft for anxiety and possible depression. After I've been taking it for 1, 2, 4 weeks or whatever milestones make sense, how can I determine whether it's actually working., and how do I decide whether a dose increase might help me more? I'm looking for specific challenges - exposure exercises, though experiments, daily logging maybe? - to attempt and compare with previous results to quantify my improvement. [more inside]
posted by mock muppet on Oct 4, 2013 - 13 answers

Can anxiety feel like this?

I find it difficult to articulate the way I've been feeling, but more and more I'm suspecting that things aren't right. I'm in my second year of grad school and I'm not getting things done fast enough, due to circumstances both under my control, and outside of it. I'm starting to think my problem might be anxiety, or depression. [more inside]
posted by dinofuzz on Aug 5, 2013 - 17 answers

How do I follow through and take my Prozac as prescribed?

I have untreated depression. It's starting to impact my work, family, and social life significantly. My primary care has prescribed 10mg of Prozac, but I still haven't taken it. How can I jump the gun and feel comfortable taking it, when health anxiety is also an issue? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 28, 2013 - 19 answers

How to combat anxiety?

My anti-depressant (Wellbutrin XL) is generally working, but one of the side-effects is a great deal of generalized anxiety. I'm stuck with the anti-depressant for now, so I'm looking for practices, foods, or medications you've been prescribed that helped you combat anxiety. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 18, 2013 - 26 answers

Just started anxiety medication, having severe anxiety attacks

I just started taking 5mg of cipralex three days ago and am currently having the worst anxiety attack of my life. It's almost physically painful. Is this normal? I haven't felt like this since I had a seriously bad trip on mushrooms!! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 16, 2013 - 29 answers

Getting to sleep the night before a big event?

Lately I've been having this horrible anxiety/insomnia the night before important presentations or other work events. How can I fix this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 25, 2013 - 21 answers

Girl needs therapy

Therapy hasn't helped in the past. But I need to do something, FFS. What else should I try? [more inside]
posted by indognito on Nov 2, 2012 - 13 answers

How to make therapy work?

"You can't get over this unless you really want to." Do I not want to? I need to want to, and I'm a self-sabotaging ball of nonsense. Have therapist and group therapy, intake appointment for medication on two days, feeling like I'm maybe just making it all up. Or I'm using my intelligence to pull one over on either my therapist, or myself. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 26, 2012 - 25 answers

How do I handle seeing a doctor about depression or anxiety medication?

How do I handle seeing a doctor about depression or anxiety medication? [more inside]
posted by omicron on Apr 10, 2012 - 25 answers

How can I wake up on Seroquel?

How can I help prevent this seroquel hangover? [more inside]
posted by trogdole on Nov 7, 2011 - 12 answers

employment, careers, depression, and inpatient psychiatric care

Am I depressed because I hate my job? or do I hate my job because I'm depressed? Quitting is a bad idea, right? What about going to a psychiatric hospital? (warning: long) [more inside]
posted by sarahj on Sep 1, 2011 - 29 answers

I'd like to not feel crazy anymore, but I'm scared of the doctor.

I suffer from severe anxiety and PTSD stemming from an abusive childhood. I have frequent panic attacks, flashbacks, and bouts of derealization that are terrifying to me. I'm going to see a psychiatrist soon, and I'd like to know what to expect. Help? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 30, 2011 - 10 answers

Trial and error for meds sucks.

MentalhealthFilter: dealing with the trial and error of meds, wondering if it's just me or if it's really a brain issue. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 18, 2011 - 11 answers

I don't wanna work, I just wanna lie in my bed all day

Should I just accept that I need to be on SSRIs? Are there other meds that would help me more effectively? [more inside]
posted by whalebreath on Jun 3, 2011 - 35 answers

Please hope me take my anxiety meds.

Please help me ease my anxiety about taking anti-anxiety medication. (This is not about fear of dependence, this is about fear of altering my mental state; a little long.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 20, 2011 - 16 answers

Will taking ADHD drugs make me more socially adept?

Will taking ADHD drugs make me more socially adept? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 17, 2011 - 19 answers

Should I ask for xanax?

I'm considering asking a psychiatrist for a prescription for benzodiazepmes (Xanax, valium, etc.) to deal with acute anxiety episodes, but I am (surprise!) a little anxious about it. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 10, 2011 - 18 answers

Medication Information

What's the difference between Valium and Xanax? (or the between the generic versions?) [more inside]
posted by longsleeves on May 9, 2011 - 14 answers

Fat pills for the fatty

I suspect I have Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Avoidant Personality Disorder. My current psychiatrist is only treating me for Social Anxiety/selective mutism. During our first session he did not focus on what I consider to be the disorders causing me to remain homebound and avoidant of people. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 25, 2011 - 13 answers

Anxiety and Depression

What should I do about my anxiety/depression? [more inside]
posted by dt2010 on Apr 2, 2011 - 13 answers

Xanax for flying phobia?

Tell me about using Xanax or other anti-anxiety meds to combat fear of flying. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 22, 2010 - 24 answers

Getting good psychiatry

First psychiatry consult: how to get the most out of it. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 30, 2010 - 13 answers

Please tell me about Effexor.

Please tell me about Effexor. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 20, 2010 - 43 answers

Don't want to lose myself in the music, the moment, etc.

After an extremely favorable turn of events, I have been approved to intern at a non-profit in Tanzania. Family is worried about culture shock and my small history of past anxiety in new situations. I'd absolutely love to go, but fear that somehow I would find myself in a similar situation as before: anxious and possibly homesick. Is anxiety medication the answer for me? (obvious YANMD) [more inside]
posted by bradly on Jan 6, 2010 - 14 answers

Online resources for women weaning from anti-depressants for pregnancy?

What kind of resources -- blogs, online communities, etc. -- are out there for a woman who is trying to wean herself from anti-depressants, in hopes of getting pregnant? [more inside]
posted by palliser on Dec 29, 2009 - 8 answers

Learning to empathize

How can I understand, and empathize, with my fiancee's psychological issues? And other difficult-to-articulate questions. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 17, 2009 - 65 answers

Managing the damage. But how?

Anti-anxiety medication: blessing or cop-out? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 29, 2009 - 20 answers

I can't really take my 3 weeks of sick leave at once...can I?

The trial-and-error method of ADHD drugs: I am already afraid of screwing up my job and I am concerned about all these side effects I read about people having. I can't spend 3 months spaced out or whatever until I find the right drug cause then I'll REALLY screw up at work. Can you help allay my fears or tell me how you and your psychiatrist and/or therapist worked this out? [more inside]
posted by sio42 on Oct 22, 2009 - 26 answers

Lipid Med Moods

I was recently prescribed simvastatin for high cholesterol. About a year ago I tried Lexapro for anxiety, but didn't do well on it and stopped after a couple months, and otherwise haven't taken any medication for anything. See inside for where the two cross: [more inside]
posted by AzraelBrown on Sep 19, 2009 - 7 answers

Dealing with a sore tongue and hair loss: advice from the hive mind?

I'm coping with two different side effects from two different medications--hair loss and sore tongue/dry mouth. Any advice from the hive mind? Teal deer explanation and questions inside. [more inside]
posted by elfgirl on Aug 30, 2009 - 7 answers

What Should I Tell The Doctor?

Doctor-Filter: I have an appointment scheduled to see a doctor this afternoon about some... sensitive issues. I'm wondering how free I should be with the information I give them, and whether or not certain factors might discourage them from giving me the treatment I feel like I need. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 12, 2009 - 20 answers

Heart racing/pounding upon waking up.

Heart racing/pounding upon waking up. This happens in the morning and also when I take naps. [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Dec 8, 2008 - 21 answers

Looking for over-the-counter anti-anxiety medication.

What are some over-the-counter drugs (or herbal medicine) that can be taken to treat severe anxiety until I can get some health insurance? [more inside]
posted by Rhadamanthus on May 7, 2008 - 32 answers

Which antidepressant/anxiety treatment to choose?

Help me decide between Lexapro and Wellbutrin. [more inside]
posted by saturn25 on Apr 25, 2008 - 23 answers

What is a medication boost bar?

What is an anxiety medication "boost bar?" [more inside]
posted by IndigoRain on Feb 28, 2008 - 8 answers

How to find a Chicago-area psychiatrist?

I'm looking for a respected, progressive psychiatrist in Chicagoland and am having a hard time finding a database of rankings or respected professionals. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by I, Lamy on Jan 30, 2008 - 4 answers

How do I shop for a psychiatrist?

Is it appropriate to shop around for a psychiatrist? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 23, 2008 - 19 answers

Medication for Panic Attacks?

Anxiety medication for panic attacks? What should I look out for / expect. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 4, 2008 - 32 answers

Best treatments for anxiety?

Best treatments for anxiety? [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Nov 3, 2007 - 31 answers

Is it bad to take Ativan?

Is there anything wrong a grad student with taking an anti-anxiety medication, Ativan, to get through the end of a school term? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 4, 2007 - 27 answers

How can I support my soon-to-be-medicated beloved?

My girlfriend is going on medication for anxiety. Help me be a good boyfriend. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 29, 2007 - 40 answers

Paxil vs Zoloft for anxiety?

Paxil vs Zoloft for anxiety? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 22, 2006 - 28 answers

Experiences with Lexapro anti-anxiety medication.

Does anyone have any experiences with the anti-anxiety medication Lexapro that they may be able to share? [more inside]
posted by punkrockrat on Jul 28, 2005 - 20 answers

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