"So....how did it go?
I take medication for both depression and anxiety that works really well. Mine is not situational, but inherited clinical depression/anxiety disorder. I liken it to a disease like diabetes...except it's not an…"
"I take three different drugs, too. At first I was overjoyed that there was a treatment for my sickness. Then it dawned on me that I would have to continue to take drugs for the rest of my life (my anxiety/depression is clinical and…"
"Even with the Lexapro, Welbutrin and Clonapin, I still HAVE to go walk every day. I ignored what the rest of my family wanted and got what I needed for myself (first in my life) and I got myself a doberman puppy. We walk together 45 minutes every…"
"I've gained weight on Lexapro, too; but I am able to continue working and living, so it's worth it. Having a hard time right now, however, because I am a teacher in California and am one of the 25,000 teachers who received lay off notices…"
"I don't really have "friends" either. It's odd, because I am very extroverted; I'm "the funny one", I do anything for others to like me; I'm helpful. I work as a Kindergarten teacher and am the Secretary of…"
"1/2 a Lexapro and a Welbutrin in morning whole Lexapro in evening and Clonazipam at night (along with eating Salmon, taking vitamin D, SamE, eating bananas and mandarins). I also go to talk therapy every couple of weeks and take my dogs for 45…"
"It's been a while since any of us have commented on here...it all kind of stopped around the holidays...go figure! I survived the season and am happy to talk with you Fancy; we don't actually have to talk about your terrific bum though, do…"
"My husband is my spotter, but it's frustrating that I can't get him to completely understand. I'm pretty sure I can't get any "one" person to actually get it, so it's good to be in this group and feel like there…"
I am seeing a therapist who helps me find strategies to get past the dark or anxious moments that I have, but the part that has helped me the most is the right combination of meds to get my brain chemistry in balance. Have you tried…"
"Jay, you are so right! It's one of the most difficult things to explain to people who have never experienced it. In my case, some minor anxiety will happen (say...I forgot to buy the milk so I have to go back to the store) and, while the…"
"Hey there, Dan. What do you do when you can't sleep? Is the insomnia a side effect of meds? When I first added wellbutrin to my lexapro, my therapist (not my doctor) told me that it could make it impossible to sleep. Same doc has perscribed…"
"Just went to JCP yesterday with my daughter...she wants your ripped purple and ripped black skinny jeans (the ones with silver...she wouldn't be caught dead in anything pink). So, Yeah, I can work up some envy on that one. I'm back to work…"
"I'm glad to see you here Sari! Thanks for joining...and don't worry about your English; it's great. Besides, if you make mistakes, remember, there are those on this page who could use a smile! I'm grateful that I don't have…"
"Wow! Thanks Michael! Your story does the job of helping me understand how bipolar is different from what I have and makes me glad that I started meds right after diagnosis (with a good doctor). At the same time, however, my perspective of your story…"