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.