... Thank you so much for your post! I really appreciate you taking the time to respond!
I am trying not to be so hard on myself. I've only had a couple of sessions with the Therapist so I haven't really learned to cope or deal with my triggers or anything that goes through my head, etc. I hope to start getting to that point soon. My next appointment is tomorrow at 6pm and I... (5 replies)
... end or whatever and the other he refers to as "The Big Guns". I am on Celexa and Risperdal. ... (5 replies)
... Hello, I can not believe it, my doc decreased my grams from celexa, it was 20 mg, but I am on 10 mgs, I hae not had any nightmares at all, and it has been lie 4 weeks (56 replies)
... Pandora... I'm glad my story helped you. I've taken almost yearly "vacations" from the wine drinking, up to 6 months even, and I feel good about taking those breaks. Your response made me decide that tomorrow, March 1, I'll begin another break. It always feels so good (never any heavy duty withdrawal) right up until the time I'm sitting out by the grill in the summer time... (4 replies)
... and Celexa. I clicked the Celexa tag this morning and found you. I'm in my late fifties but with the same history you mention about PTSD. ... (4 replies)
... After being diagnosed with PTSD many years ago for severe and prolonged childhood abuse, I refused to take drugs turning instead to exercise and yoga. ... (4 replies)
... Klonopin is an anti-anxiety med that can be taken prn, but Celexa is an anti-depressant that definitely cannot be taken prn, once it starts it should not be stopped except under physcian supervision, I imagine that was making you feel pretty awful. (56 replies)
... hey, how are you and your PTSD doing, I had a eye opener the other day, what happened was, I was on clonopin, and celexa for a while, then I stopped taking after a couple of weeks, because I thought it was only as needed and I stopped taking it because I felt like I was fine, boy oh boy, did I learn a lesson, like I told you I was feeling nauseated, then it turned into... (56 replies)
... I've been taking Celexa and Trazodone to treat severe depression for the past two and a half months now, and before the rape, I was really starting to note some positive changes. ... (3 replies)
... is a little high on the systolic number. The bottom number isnt too bad. Still I would mention Zoloft and Celexa to the doc, they are tolerated a lot easier on the body with less side effects. ... (1 replies)
... What about Prozac? My doc gave me Prozac for PTSD. I only take 10 mg. though and he wants me on 20mg. and if that doesn't work, more! I take a pinch of Xanax everynow and then, but walk mostly in hyperviligance, LOL I just want to be conscious of everything so I can straighten out my mind and emotions and become strong again.
Andrea (58 replies)
... I was on Zoloft for 8 years, it did help me with PTSD even though I wasn't diagnosed with it until about a year ago even though I had it for 8 years. ... (58 replies)
... Thanks for your reply, I took celexa before this week I started on lexapro, so hopefully it will help. I have not heard much about remeron, do you think it works well? ... (6 replies)
... Right now I'm on Remeron.
Before that I Was on Celexa, and before that Zoloft. (6 replies)
... That is the story of my life lately. To be honest, I have yet to start my medications (2) ... For one reason, I think I may only need the Celexa. But, I am afraid to really start it because it causes weight gain. The Risperdal, which they are using to treat symptoms of the C-PTSD, which also can result in weight gain, just seems like its a little too strong for me. But, when... (2 replies)
... ((( Hugs )))
Vent all you want girl, that is why we are here. I am so sorry hon! I hope your Dr. is able to prescribe you something that will work, or at least aid in controlling some of the things you are going through. What type(s) of meds are you seeking? (depression, bipolar type, anxiety, etc) It all kind of ties in together but everyone is different. Some have all... (9 replies)
... Painterly, I forgot to mention a website I found. It's called moderation management. It's a group of rebels who believe it's possible to go from drinking heavily to drinking moderately. I too agree that one shouldn't have to give up the pleasure of a fine wine all together. The moderation website has great pointers to find balance between health and alcohol consumption--no... (4 replies)
... Thank you so much for your replies. You were correct--the jitters were gone after about 4 days. Here's the other interesting thing. I decided I wasn't going to drink to see I've been self-medicating for my depression. From everything I read, going from 3-5 drinks of white wine a night to none was going to be horrendous. Week one was a tough, but I have a kind doctor who... (4 replies)
... Sorry no exp with alcohol - used to take panadeine as it made me drowsy to help me through - now on avanza anti-d that at least helps me sleep - when you sleep its easier to handle things.
From what ive heard the jittery feeling shouldnt last more than a few days - if it does ask your dr to see if they can help - take care and I hope things improve for you MBC (4 replies)
... hi MK 25
been there too(PTSD for 3yrs from sexual assault and several traumas as a child). Im on meds (CELEXA and Xanax) and im kinda still up in the air about wether or not they are for me. some days i feel no better than usual so i cant be sure if they even work. i personally dont think anyone really knows if they will work until they try them. i would rather not be on... (6 replies)