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i take valium and celexa for anxiety, OCD and depression. its no longer working. valium was a big mistake i should not have ever tried it. it helped out a little but tolerance goes up fast with benzos. now im in the position where even if i take valium i have severe anxiety and intrusive thoughts, and if i stop taking it its worse and i get panic attacks that feel like im about to go in phycosis! its frightening. anyone find a med to help them??
 
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You need to consult specialists and take care of yourself until they address it, if you feel like you're becoming psychotic call psych emergency and see a psychiatrist asap.
 
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Medications interact in all sorts of ways, enhancing or diminishing others in the body. Only a professional can tell you what medication is best. I would recommend a phycological doctor, gp's are not trained in that skill so they dont know the drugs or interactions.
 
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im waiting for an appointment for a phychiatrist. thanks i will go to the er if it gets bad. its mostly a derealization than phycosis i would say but anything is possable. i was thinking of trying Fluvoxamine? benzos did not help out anything i honestly can say they made depression and derealization worse in my case. i think i burned through all my seratonin receptors because ive tried a few antidepressants with no relief. initially celexa did work for quite a few years! so it makes me think maybe i will no longer respond to SSRI's
 
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There are still meds that can work, its a matter of finding what the body will choose to respond to now that you have a tolerance. Keep at it, something will work.
 
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Hi Barktreex1,

How about if you could mention to a consult specialist, about pregabalin. I take pregabalin at a rate of 75ml, and it is a marvellous med to take twice spaced out daily.

I wish you eventually well and recovered, hopefully!

Another med, for depression, you could try Fluxoetine, if i am feeling low, weather related, in London, UK, I take a dose of 7.5 ml of that, and it helps immensely.


However, please do seek urgent h elp, if get worse, or symptons persists.


i wish you well.
 
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Hi Barktreex1,

How about if you could mention to a consult specialist, about pregabalin. I take pregabalin at a rate of 75ml, and it is a marvellous med to take twice spaced out daily.

I wish you eventually well and recovered, hopefully!

Another med, for depression, you could try Fluxoetine, if i am feeling low, weather related, in London, UK, I take a dose of 7.5 ml of that, and it helps immensely.


However, please do seek urgent h elp, if get worse, or symptons persists.


i wish you well.
thanks a ton @natalie im willing to give anything a shot. did you have to go through the list of multiple antidepressants and anti anxiety meds before finding one? i will ask my phych when i see him about pregablin. i have tried gabapentin at 800mgs a day for about a week but it didnt do anything? is pregablin more stronger? thank you for the pointers im glad those are helping you!
 
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Your welcome.

Now I am not an expert, in the mental health field, I just happen to respond better to Pregabalin, at 75ml, probably much better than other people. I just happen to have mild cases of mental health issues, and anxiety being one of them, except when flare up very acute, then, I am not well, anxiety wise way before taking my dose again.


Also, I listen to music, and knit.


Is it stronger? I think, you should ask the chemist for that. Maybe the 800ml, didn't do anything, because you weren't anxiety suffering at that time, perhaps?


Best regards.
 
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im waiting for an appointment for a phychiatrist. thanks i will go to the er if it gets bad. its mostly a derealization than phycosis i would say but anything is possable. i was thinking of trying Fluvoxamine? benzos did not help out anything i honestly can say they made depression and derealization worse in my case. i think i burned through all my seratonin receptors because ive tried a few antidepressants with no relief. initially celexa did work for quite a few years! so it makes me think maybe i will no longer respond to SSRI's
I think I went through the A to Z of SSRI’s.

When I changed psychiatrists he said I was no longer responding to
SSRI’s and put me on 2 SNRI’s.
I also have a mood stabilisers.

Although treatment resistant I’m much better.

Wishing you well.
 
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Hi Barktreez1


I didn;'t have to go through a list so to speak, my GP kindly knew what I should have, and he prescribed it.That was back in 2011.

Best regards.
 
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That is brilliant Natalie.

What a wonderful GP you have.

Wishing you well for the future.
 
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barktreex1

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I think I went through the A to Z of SSRI’s.

When I changed psychiatrists he said I was no longer responding to
SSRI’s and put me on 2 SNRI’s.
I also have a mood stabilisers.

Although treatment resistant I’m much better.

Wishing you well.
what is the mood stabalizer just curious? what are your diagnoses?
 
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thanks a ton @natalie im willing to give anything a shot. did you have to go through the list of multiple antidepressants and anti anxiety meds before finding one? i will ask my phych when i see him about pregablin. i have tried gabapentin at 800mgs a day for about a week but it didnt do anything? is pregablin more stronger? thank you for the pointers im glad those are helping you!
keep up the good fight .. keep looking and keep fighting and most of all be kind to yourself
 
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I am on 150 mg Pregablin twice daily. In Britain this is a controlled drug. Mine is dispensed on a weekly basis. Now I maybe think this is because when I was very anxious I was talking of harming myself, not sure. I do think though that you perhaps need to drop sounding people out on what might be good and consult a professional as soon as possible. One of the reasons for my anxious symptoms was because I had had to come off a medication as it is known it can affect memory functioning (Topiramate). I had also been left on a low dose Venlafaxine 75 mg. I was in a right state with anxiety hitting the roof. But I am doing not too bad now with the Pregablin and Venlafaxine at 225 mg.
 
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