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Depression/anxiety moms... what medicines work for you?

Posted by Anonymous   + Show Post

I have finally decided to go to the doctor because this is getting out of hand... That said, I don't want to become a walking zombie. Are there any medications out there that leave you fully functional, have energy, and still help you feel calmer?

I'd rather be depressed and upset with my mind and energy intact.... that is why I have put off seeing the doctor for so long. I don't want a medicine that will make me sleep all day.

Posted by Anonymous on Jul. 17, 2013 at 6:42 PM
Replies (41-50):
faire_jour
by Ruby Member on Jul. 17, 2013 at 10:01 PM

Seroquel! 

Kellileanne
by Gold Member on Jul. 17, 2013 at 10:02 PM

I'm seeing mine in 5 days, I've been waiting over 3 weeks.............

My anxiety stems from my ptsd/tbi I got in a rollover accident in 2010.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 13 on Jul. 17, 2013 at 10:03 PM
Anti-anxiety/depression meds don't work for everyone. I had a horrible time on them. I take herbal/natural supplements & they help sooo much better (IMO).
ROBIN-C
by on Jul. 17, 2013 at 10:05 PM

I have tried several and all but Zoloft made me sluggish..... To the point my boss stopped me one day and asked what was wrong with me? Where did my sense of humor go? Yikes! 

Tell,your dr that you want to try one that does not have a sedative in it! Most do, so you need to specify that! 

AbigailJ89
by Silver Member on Jul. 17, 2013 at 10:05 PM
Everyone reacts differently to meds. I have tried so many things, most made me feel like a zombie or I felt absolutely insane.
Only thing that works for me is Ativan.
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nelliesmommy
by on Jul. 17, 2013 at 10:05 PM

prozac works great for me.

I hated zoloft.

I took ene other kind that made me a zombie, impramine.

nelliesmommy
by on Jul. 17, 2013 at 10:07 PM
Quoting faire_jour:

Seroquel! 

My mom gave me one of hers and it made me sleep for hours.
mab05
by Gold Member on Jul. 17, 2013 at 10:08 PM

 y husband took them at one point and it did NOTHING.

 He must have gotten a bad batch or soemthing because he was taking an insane amount and it was doing nothing


Quoting nelliesmommy:

Quoting faire_jour:

Seroquel! 

My mom gave me one of hers and it made me sleep for hours.



mab05
by Gold Member on Jul. 17, 2013 at 10:11 PM

my husband takes Wellbutrin and I take cypralex (citalopram)

I just started taking mine so i dont think there are any effects quite yet, but he says his work well. He's taken many drugs and these are the best ones so far.

JackieGirl007
by on Jul. 17, 2013 at 10:11 PM

Just curious, have you tried meditation and exercise?

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