Recommend my Medication

Yo, OG. Let's bounce some ideas around to improve old Uncle Fleeca's lifestyle. 

I've been diagnosed with clinical depression since I was a teen and it's been a losing battle, filled with self sabotage since I was a kiddo. I decided to try some medicine at 19, Paxil 40mg, and it worked pretty well. Unfortunately I lost my job/insurance and couldn't manage the prescription, so I quit cold turkey after 8ish months of having it.

Powered through for a few years until it got the better of me again and I hit rock bottom. Got an urgent care to give me a prescription for Paxil again, 20mg, but it didn't have the same affect and I still didn't have a doctor to manage it. Ended up having to just stop taking it again and turned into a crazy person for awhile and wound up in the mental hospital.

Got some good help in there and I was prescribed Welbutrin and Celexa. The Celexa was okay and the Welbutrin was awesome. Well the cycle continued and I didn't have a doctor to manage the prescription, so I just had to stop on else again at about 3 months. No bad side effects really, just was disappointed and took some time to adjust.

Fast forward to now, I had an anxiety attack recently that sent me to the ER. Never experienced that before, but I ended up getting my insurance set up and finally got a long term doctor because of it. She gave me some generic version of Effexor, 15mg 2x/day, and it sucked dick. I kept taking it for a little over a month hoping it would start to help and the negative shit would wear off, but neither happened. Stopped taking it and I feel better again, but still dealing with the depression issues. No problems with anxiety.

So now I have another appointment on Monday and I'm hoping to figure out something better because I imagine that the cycle of self sabotage will kick in again soon and I'll totally fuck everything up once again if I don't. 

I was thinking of just asking for a high dose of Welbutrin and a smaller dose of Celexa. Maybe one of you SOB's have some other ideas that I can discuss with the doctor. Feel free the AMA along the way.

FRAT - My brain is broken and I need drugs. Help me decide what drugs to ask for.

 

Viagra

See if you can find someone to administer mushrooms in a controlled environment. 

ShanTheMan - Viagra

My boners are still as hard as ever, Shansky.

jarroyo -

See if you can find someone to administer mushrooms in a controlled environment. 

I'd rather take the hard stuff from the pharmacy 

I liked Zoloft, I didn't have to many downs on them but the ups didn't feel like a real up but it made me more stabil.

My cousin had good results with Lexapro

FleecaJohn - 
ShanTheMan - Viagra

My boners are still as hard as ever, Shansky.


Prove it.

Weed

welbutrin has ephedrine which just makes anxiety worse.

 

FrancisDingo"dMyHonesty -

Weed

welbutrin has ephedrine which just makes anxiety worse.

 

Many strains of weed make anxiety worse as well.... and anxiety isn't my issue. I'm not trying to self medicate and smoke joints all day. I'm trying to fix a chemical imbalance in my brain.

ShanTheMan -
FleecaJohn - 
ShanTheMan - Viagra

My boners are still as hard as ever, Shansky.


Prove it.

What's your snapchat?

LiveWire -

My cousin had good results with Lexapro

Doesn't sound so bad from what I've read. I'll definitely bring it up.

My advice would be to tell your doctor everything you told us and get theur trained advice instead of listening to a bunch of buffoons from the OG who have no training or idea what they're talking about

MassNerder541 -

My advice would be to tell your doctor everything you told us and get theur trained advice instead of listening to a bunch of buffoons from the OG who have no training or idea what they're talking about

She already has my medical history. She prescribed my some shit that didn't work. I'm aware that the OG aren't medical professionals, but I thought they could give me something new to research or bring up when I go back to the doctor. 

FleecaJohn -

Yo, OG. Let's bounce some ideas around to improve old Uncle Fleeca's lifestyle. 

I've been diagnosed with clinical depression since I was a teen and it's been a losing battle, filled with self sabotage since I was a kiddo. I decided to try some medicine at 19, Paxil 40mg, and it worked pretty well. Unfortunately I lost my job/insurance and couldn't manage the prescription, so I quit cold turkey after 8ish months of having it.

Powered through for a few years until it got the better of me again and I hit rock bottom. Got an urgent care to give me a prescription for Paxil again, 20mg, but it didn't have the same affect and I still didn't have a doctor to manage it. Ended up having to just stop taking it again and turned into a crazy person for awhile and wound up in the mental hospital.

Got some good help in there and I was prescribed Welbutrin and Celexa. The Celexa was okay and the Welbutrin was awesome. Well the cycle continued and I didn't have a doctor to manage the prescription, so I just had to stop on else again at about 3 months. No bad side effects really, just was disappointed and took some time to adjust.

Fast forward to now, I had an anxiety attack recently that sent me to the ER. Never experienced that before, but I ended up getting my insurance set up and finally got a long term doctor because of it. She gave me some generic version of Effexor, 15mg 2x/day, and it sucked dick. I kept taking it for a little over a month hoping it would start to help and the negative shit would wear off, but neither happened. Stopped taking it and I feel better again, but still dealing with the depression issues. No problems with anxiety.

So now I have another appointment on Monday and I'm hoping to figure out something better because I imagine that the cycle of self sabotage will kick in again soon and I'll totally fuck everything up once again if I don't. 

I was thinking of just asking for a high dose of Welbutrin and a smaller dose of Celexa. Maybe one of you SOB's have some other ideas that I can discuss with the doctor. Feel free the AMA along the way.

FRAT - My brain is broken and I need drugs. Help me decide what drugs to ask for.

 

I'm being serious here. 

1. I cannot truly give you advice, I'm not a psychiatrist. See what psych the doctor tells you. 

2. The most important thing I'd  mention is that 40 of Paxil seemed to be the best medication/dosage you've had. I have no clue why another doctor put you on 20 if 40 worked, but it makes the most sense to do what has actually worked in the past. So, mention that it worked and mention that past success and why it did not continue. If you ever end up w/o insurance again please reach out to the company and your doctor and let them know. There are many programs to help you keep getting your meds. 

FleecaJohn - 
ShanTheMan -
FleecaJohn - 
ShanTheMan - Viagra

My boners are still as hard as ever, Shansky.


Prove it.

What's your snapchat?


mihowfootlover69

jarroyo - 

See if you can find someone to administer mushrooms in a controlled environment. 



I just ordered a mushroom grow kit and some spores.  If the spores arrive today or tomorrow I will set it up this weekend. 

scrapdo - 
FleecaJohn -

Yo, OG. Let's bounce some ideas around to improve old Uncle Fleeca's lifestyle. 

I've been diagnosed with clinical depression since I was a teen and it's been a losing battle, filled with self sabotage since I was a kiddo. I decided to try some medicine at 19, Paxil 40mg, and it worked pretty well. Unfortunately I lost my job/insurance and couldn't manage the prescription, so I quit cold turkey after 8ish months of having it.

Powered through for a few years until it got the better of me again and I hit rock bottom. Got an urgent care to give me a prescription for Paxil again, 20mg, but it didn't have the same affect and I still didn't have a doctor to manage it. Ended up having to just stop taking it again and turned into a crazy person for awhile and wound up in the mental hospital.

Got some good help in there and I was prescribed Welbutrin and Celexa. The Celexa was okay and the Welbutrin was awesome. Well the cycle continued and I didn't have a doctor to manage the prescription, so I just had to stop on else again at about 3 months. No bad side effects really, just was disappointed and took some time to adjust.

Fast forward to now, I had an anxiety attack recently that sent me to the ER. Never experienced that before, but I ended up getting my insurance set up and finally got a long term doctor because of it. She gave me some generic version of Effexor, 15mg 2x/day, and it sucked dick. I kept taking it for a little over a month hoping it would start to help and the negative shit would wear off, but neither happened. Stopped taking it and I feel better again, but still dealing with the depression issues. No problems with anxiety.

So now I have another appointment on Monday and I'm hoping to figure out something better because I imagine that the cycle of self sabotage will kick in again soon and I'll totally fuck everything up once again if I don't. 

I was thinking of just asking for a high dose of Welbutrin and a smaller dose of Celexa. Maybe one of you SOB's have some other ideas that I can discuss with the doctor. Feel free the AMA along the way.

FRAT - My brain is broken and I need drugs. Help me decide what drugs to ask for.

 

I'm being serious here. 

1. I cannot truly give you advice, I'm not a psychiatrist. See what psych the doctor tells you. 

2. The most important thing I'd  mention is that 40 of Paxil seemed to be the best medication/dosage you've had. I have no clue why another doctor put you on 20 if 40 worked, but it makes the most sense to do what has actually worked in the past. So, mention that it worked and mention that past success and why it did not continue. If you ever end up w/o insurance again please reach out to the company and your doctor and let them know. There are many programs to help you keep getting your meds. 



Also, many of the anti-depression drugs such as Paxil have generic versions available.  They are not terribly expensive if you buy them from Costco or WalMart.

Ask for the generic version of whatever the doctor prescribes.

Eggbert -

If you've had success with Wellbutrin before start with that in the extended release form by itself. Go 90 days and reasses with your doctor. The key to success is staying with the same doctor for continuity of care and not going on and off different medications without doctor supervision. Another option would be Pristiq. It normally works well for people who don't tolerate Effexor. But definitely start with the Wellbutrin as well as healthy lifestyle choices including proper nutrition and exercise. 

That's probably a good idea. I am going to be pushing for the Wellbutrin for sure. Hopefully she is more receptive to my input this time. You are so wise, Eggbert.