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02/11/2012 01:46 PM

Depression as result of anxiety disorders(page 3)

damselndistressPosts: 16985
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But I didn't realize it was due to anxiety.


02/11/2012 01:48 PM

I wonder why there is no information on it! I have heard of many people who suffer from it... I feel like it should be somewhere in the OCD spectrum disorder, like Trich. I hope they do some studies on it.

02/11/2012 01:50 PM
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I am talking to my dr as my anxiety med and the amitrip isnt working anymore...but in my other post that i made some of that is in rough shape.

02/11/2012 01:56 PM
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I saw it on a show years ago where a lady took it so far she got rid of the stove and fridge.

They had to just eat raw foods.

Mlfafou......sorry to hear things are so rough right now.

02/11/2012 07:06 PM
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For me I think it is a way to "do something" about my issues.

Sometines I feel powerless If I can get my enviroment to a simpler state then maybe I won't be as cluttered in my thoughts.


I have medical problems that cause fatigue, weakness and pain. If I simplify my life then I can lesson my work and have energy for other things


horders bond with their items. Maybe it's a way to detatch???

Pick one or all three.

I have been known to drop off items at the back of the thrift store for donations then go in the front and shop.


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02/11/2012 10:14 PM

Hi damsel , not really , i just see what part of the medication it can cause problems and why , because i know how medication works , i have been on amitryptiline 20 years ago , and i know that Paxil ( paroxetine ) can cause unplesant feelings until it kicks in . So my advice for Mlafou was to talk again with her doctor , because not even the most experienced psychiatrists aren't able to find the right medication from the first try . And i beg your pardon , but tricyclic antidepressants are old and not used anymore as a first line treatment .

Amitriptyline acts primarily as a serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor, with strong actions on the serotonin transporter and moderate effects on the norepinephrine transporter.

Amitriptyline, under the brand name Elavil, was developed by Merck and approved by the FDA on April 7, 1961, for the treatment of major depression in the United States.

I don't wanna go any further , but a SNRI and a SSRI taken together is a 100 % no go .

Post edited by: weltschmerz, at: 02/11/2012 10:23 PM

02/11/2012 10:20 PM

I know that little secret you told me since a long time ago . The thing was that she doesn't feel ok on them , and if she would call her doctor and told him , the doctor will say the same thing : come and visit me and MAYBE we can change medication . I did not tell her : hey quit all your drugs now and get this and this . I apologize , i don't want to be rude or to offend anyone . Like i said i am no doctor , my informations are accurate , you can check them if you have access to a trusted source . I won't post something that came out of my imaginary experience . And like i said it many times , I AM NOT a doctor . I can offer suggestions , with the intention to help , or some advices . For a real diagnose and treatment , any person must see a specialist .

Post edited by: weltschmerz, at: 02/11/2012 10:24 PM

02/11/2012 10:21 PM

Yes waterworks , i do the same when i feel that tobacco starts to control my life . I quit on it .

02/12/2012 04:53 AM
damselndistressPosts: 16985
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I am aware that Amitrriptyline is a Tricyclic Antidepressant and that it has been around for a long time.

The thing about some of these drugs that have been around for a long time is in some people they work.

While I would agree that they are not a first line treatment for depression they often are effective with tough cases where an ssri does not work.

Amitriptyline is still used quite a bit in the United State so to say that it is obsolete is not accurate for our country.

Post edited by: damselndistress, at: 02/12/2012 04:56 AM

02/12/2012 05:03 AM
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I'm going to refer back to an earlier part in this discussion and share something I learned in therapy. I still have issues with "what if" so I am not cured or anything, just helped.

I was always terrified of displeasing people, especially my mother & my husband. After my divorce in 1992, I sought counseling because I knew what I had been thru was bad and not getting better on its own. After about a year, something very simple happened & a light bulb went off in my head. I missed my chair at work. I landed on my bum on the floor. And laughed out loud at myself. I was actually laughing in the moment, it was funny even to me.

Now, before the therapy, that would have been a day-ruining event. I would have been excessively embarassed, wanted to hide and ashamed - for something so trivial, my reaction would have been way over the top. I would have had mental pictures of my mother saying what an embarassment to her I was.

That was my moment to realize that it was my opinion of the event that counts, not anyone else's.

I hope this makes sense. I just wanted to illustrate that you can sometimes get past the "what if" and survive. For me to be confident enough to laugh at myself was a huge milestone.

Post edited by: Catfishes24, at: 02/12/2012 05:04 AM


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