Depression/anxiety moms... what medicines work for you?
July 17, 2013 at 6:42 PM
I have finally decided to go to the doctor because this is getting out of hand... That said, I don't want to become a walking zombie. Are there any medications out there that leave you fully functional, have energy, and still help you feel calmer?
I'd rather be depressed and upset with my mind and energy intact.... that is why I have put off seeing the doctor for so long. I don't want a medicine that will make me sleep all day.
Zoloft works best for me. But I only take it when I need it. Not on a daily.
I just take it for the calming effect as I get very irritable at times.
July 17, 2013 at 6:48 PM
Lamotragine and Wellbutrin SR. Both of those work wonderfully hand in hand for me. I have bipolar 2 and on those medications I feel happy, peppy... like a normal person. I don't feel like I'm being drugged.
I will say though that you need to work with psychiatrist and psychologist to find out what medicine (s) and counseling work for you.
i've only had experience with zoloft & it did not work for me. i felt like i was under water. the foggy feeling was worse than the depression. i control depression with lots of exercise. i think i'm going to have to suck it up & try another med, though....my anxiety is getting out of control. and i have rage issues at times.