Buttons Posted October 22, 2011 Report Share Posted October 22, 2011 I've been depressed for what seems like forever. It comes and goes....I get it under control through therapy or self-talk but it comes back all the time. Same with anxiety. Sometimes I'm so anxious I shake from head to toe and I won't leave my house. I call in sick to work a lot. I am incredibly lucky that I have sick-leave and that my boss is very understanding to my situation.I've been in therapy for 3.5 years and I don't find it's helping at this point. I am considering switching therapists.I visited my medical doctor (not my therapist) a month or so ago and asked for anti-depressants. I feel like I can't handle the anxiety and depression anymore. It's taking over my life. My doctor prescribed Wellbutrin, solely because it doesn't cause sexual side effects. I was only able to stay on it for 2 weeks in the end. At first I felt great. I started to feel happy by day 2. But I was nauseous for 2 weeks straight and more anxious than I've ever been. I'd cry for no reason and I couldn't sleep. I had chest pain and body tremors. It was horrible. My doctor pulled me off of it and said what I experienced was not normal. Now, he doesn't know what to prescribe, since other drugs cause sexual side effects and he knows I'm not willing to try anything that will do that to me.When I went to see my doctor (the day he took me off the drug), I was quite aggravated. I very bluntly said to him that I was extremely frustrated that after 3.5 years of therapy with another doctor, I'm still depressed and anxious and no one will diagnose me. I know I'm depressed. I know I'm anxious. But no doctor has ever told me I was, or has taken the time to explore what's going on in my body. He didn't seem to know what to say. He now wants to run blood tests...siting that he probably should have done that in the first place before prescribing something. He seemed concerned.My question is....for those who take medication for depression/anxiety...how did you come to that decision? Was it your decision, or your doctor? I feel like I've had to diagnose myself....like my doctor(s) are not listening to me. I'm not a doctor though...how am I to know what is best for my health??I'm just feeling a little lost. I want to feel better. I'm tired of fighting with myself every day. eppursimuove 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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