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Xanax

Xanax

How does Xanax relate to klonopin as far as treatment. Are they in the same class that they have the same side effects they have the same benefits tell me the differences between them also

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Xanax and Klonopin are the same class of controlled substance med. They typically aren't taken together. Doses bw the 2 usually vary but, I believe,… read more

posted over 2 years ago

Does Anyone Else Get Anxious When Ur Xanax Are Running Low. I'm Afraid To Ask The Doc For More

Does Anyone Else Get Anxious When Ur Xanax Are Running Low. I'm Afraid To Ask The Doc For More

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I have to take an antidepressent, but I hear you on the xanax. I have to have that too, because of constant anxiety. And yes, because of the opiode… read more

posted almost 3 years ago

Xanax

Xanax

I felt Nothing with this medicine, once 'up to reg. levels' after being prescribed and taking it for over 5 weeks, I felt as though I could not Cry nor could I Laugh and be happy.
I was in a permanent state of "numb" and felt as though just sitting, and not doing or saying anything was about all I could accomplish.
I weaned myself off by lowering the dosage over two-months and then I was done, told the Doc. and we have not re-addressed the issue (my fault, I know) :(

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Your doc needs a medal...that is such a simple explanation that needs to be used to educate ppl who have no idea what's going on

posted 26 days ago

Lithium

Lithium

My doctor checked my Lithium levels and said they were "extremely low." He put me on 300 MG of Lithium XR 3X/day. He did not diagnose me as bipolar but everything I've read indicates that that's what this medication is prescribed for. Does anyone know something I don't? Also, I am perpetually EXHAUSTED!! I also take 2 MG of @Xanax 2X/ day, in addition to @Celexa. (40 MG 2X/ day. I feel like I'm walking in my sleep! Functioning is almost impossible! Any insight would be greatly appreciated!!!

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I was placed on an anti-psychotic as one of the benefits of the tablet treated anxiety. I am amazed that anyone in the UK gets prescribed xanax or read more

posted over 2 years ago

I've Read About Adderall Helping With Depression. How Do I Go About Getting My Dr To Prescribe It For Me. I've Been Suffering Mdd Since 2007

I've Read About Adderall Helping With Depression. How Do I Go About Getting My Dr To Prescribe It For Me. I've Been Suffering Mdd Since 2007

Before my dad and mom's death I suffered from depression but meds helped, now I just want it all to end. I haven't been happy or been able to find joy in anything. I've lost all motivation for life. Is Adderall the answer? How do I get my Dr to prescribe it to me? I was told that I couldn't take my Xanax if I took Adderall. Is this true. Please help me to know the correct way… read more

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I've tried but no one will write me a prescription. They said if I were working or going to school they would prescribe it. They won't give it to me on… read more

posted 7 months ago

How Are You Able To Separate Anxiety From Depression??

How Are You Able To Separate Anxiety From Depression??

I have been in and out of Depression since 1990; recently I was diagnosed with Anxiety also. I am very good at knowing when I need help whether a med increase or change, someone to talk to or more. So I am struggling with knowing if the way I feel is the Depression or if it is Anxiety. Luckily I have an AMAZING Psychiatrist that I have been seeing every 2-8 weeks for 13 years and he knows that I am good at helping myself!! He changed my doses today and added read more

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Anxiety can cause depression.
Also, you may want to ask your therapist to take you off the short acting ( and extremely addictive) Xanax and either put… read more

posted over 2 years ago

Does Anyone Use Marijuana To Combat Depression?

Does Anyone Use Marijuana To Combat Depression?

I’m in a really bad way right now while I wait for my new med to build up in my system. I need immediate relief though. I can’t go on like this anymore. What is the best strain of marijuana to treat depression and anxiety? I’m planning a trip to the local dispensary

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Be careful,

posted 4 months ago

Anyone Take Anti-anxiety Meds While On Quetiapine?

Anyone Take Anti-anxiety Meds While On Quetiapine?

Hi all.
I am on quetiapine for my depression. It is the only drug I take.
I went to the doctor a few months ago to ask for anti-anxiety medicine when I was finding it hard to cope. He gave me a prescription for something, and when I questioned him, he said it was OK to take with quetiapine.
Fastforward 10 minutes... I am LITERALLY handing over the prescription to the chemist and he rings my phone. Tells me not to give it to the chemist (I grabbed it back from a… read more

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Hi everyone,

I went to the doctor on Thursday. I had gone the previous week to get referred to the psychologist I had been seeing. I explained all this… read more

posted almost 4 years ago

How Do You Convince Your Doctors That You Will Not Become An Addict On 5mg Of Valium?

How Do You Convince Your Doctors That You Will Not Become An Addict On 5mg Of Valium?

I had been fighting this battle with my last psychiatrist then she moved away. The new one keeps wanting to take my drugs away from me and change the ones I am on. The Busiprone is a PITA and does nothing. When I asked her to increase my Adderall (which she gave me instead of the Vyvanse because it's cheaper), she decided to reduce my Klonopin. She has issues with me taking up to 10mg of valium a day. She wants to take away the… read more

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Hi CmDill
I hope your day is going well

posted 4 months ago

Anyone Having Doctor Problems?

Anyone Having Doctor Problems?

Does anyone else feel like it is a mission and a half to find a good doctor?

Over the past month, I have seen 4 different doctors and they are all contradicting each other and I feel like none of them take me seriously.

My latest one (the "best" one so far) put me on Pristiq for 2 weeks. After 5 days the side effects were so bad I passed out. I called her and talked to her, now she has this bad attitude that I didn't try hard enough.

She also won't give me any help for insomnia,… read more

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I had a doctor start me on 1800 mg of lithium. I soon became toxic. I got a call at midnight to stop med( already had cuz I was so sick) and drink… read more

posted almost 2 years ago