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Old 10-08-2005, 07:21 AM   #1
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Does getting councelling help!!!

I am going to go back to the pshycologists this week. I have been having some kind of strong episodes come over me all at once. Sometimes I feel it build. It makes me think about bad thoughts and is intense. I feel it in my Jaws and it wants to hang around. Sometimes I feel like I am losing control. Then I get scared. Is this anxiety attacks or depression related because of the bad thoughts. I can still get up and got do things and this has happened at work. I usually make it through but I feel awful. Is it just me, do I need to just get over it. It comes on so intensley though. I can be alright and then here it comes strong. I feel hopeless when it hits. Then I really start the worry. I think I need to go back to the pshcologist. I only went 2 times. It comes on strong and makes me feel crazy. Then I usually get upset for not having control of myself and I break down and Cry. My wife has been through this she says and says only I can get over it. I don't know how to control these episodes from happening. What do I do. I don't want this worry to hurt me and my family anymore. I don't feel that I am in control. Is professional help what I need. I really get scared. It is so intense when it hits. Anyone been through this. Please help. Can I just get over it myself? Do I have a chemical imbalance? Or am I doing it to myself?

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Old 10-08-2005, 11:32 AM   #2
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Re: Does getting councelling help!!!

Why should you try to get over it by yourself? Especially when you don't really understand whats happening to you. Theres nothing wrong with getting support from another source. You might need some medication to help out, and seeing a therapist isn't going to hurt one bit. Especially when it could really help to get some of these feelings and "episodes" off your chest. Take things one step at a time and accept the help that is out there. And you will always have support here on the boards.

 
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Old 10-08-2005, 12:39 PM   #3
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Re: Does getting councelling help!!!

My psychologist says that anxiety and depression usually occur together. I know it's natural to reach out to others when you're depressed, but when someone says "you can get over it", take it with a grain of salt. I'm not trying to be negative and I'm not trying to say you can't overcome these feelings, but depression is not the same for everyone. So......someone can't tell you that you'll get over it. It's just not that simple sometimes. I do think counseling can help. However, don't be discouraged if its a slow process. There are a lot of issues to iron out in couseling and sometimes just finding the right chemistry with the right counselor can be difficult. The bottom line is, no matter what is going on with you.........if you're feelings are bothering you, get help. It doesn't matter if it's "depression" or you're just plain sad.
I wish you lots of luck!!!!!!!!!!

 
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Re: Does getting councelling help!!!

apparently counselling helps when you find the right one

 
Old 10-08-2005, 03:25 PM   #5
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Yes it helps providing you find the right one. You need to shop around or look for a counsellor that specialises in your area.

 
Old 10-09-2005, 07:16 AM   #6
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Is having the intense feelings of losing it and feeling like crying part of depression. I really feel down at times. Then these intense epidodes come over me. It feels like I am not in control and that I need help right then. I am so worried for my family. It keeps happening at work. I want me back. I have tried Zoloft for 11 days, I could have sworn it made things worse. I first tried just 2 doses of Lexapro and then I didnt take it anymore. @days later is when I had the first intense episode of losing it. They come on strong. So I automatically suspected the lexapro, since that hadn't happened to me before. Maybe it was just building to that point. I havent taken any meds but my blood pressure in over a month, and I still have these intense episodes and all kinds of awful feelings and emotions come over me. As anyone felt these episodes before. Is that what depression is. I know I need help. I just worry that the meds wont help, or wil make me worse. I have got to do something though. These episodes make me feel like I am losing it. I want the old me back, so I can go on with life. Is this something besides depression? Is it pure anxiety attacks. I do not get the breathing hard or other sysmptoms of panic. But it feels like I need to run and get help and then I feel like crying my eyeballs out. Help guys with any info.

 
Old 10-09-2005, 02:46 PM   #7
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[QUOTE=boiler454]Is having the intense feelings of losing it and feeling like crying part of depression.

Yes. That's signs of depression.

 
Old 10-09-2005, 03:12 PM   #8
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Re: Does getting councelling help!!!

most ADs take a long time to kick in with the average being 4 to 6 weeks. You need to stick to an AD, if that is what you are choosing to do. Trying a AD for less than 2 weeks makes no sense you are better off not starting them at all

 
Old 10-09-2005, 04:17 PM   #9
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most ADs take a long time to kick in with the average being 4 to 6 weeks. You need to stick to an AD, if that is what you are choosing to do. Trying a AD for less than 2 weeks makes no sense you are better off not starting them at all
I thoght the med was making my symptoms worse. It may have been me not giving it a chance though. The same things have been happening for over a month without meds. So I guess I may need to try them. I don't want to feel like this anymore and I don't want to make my family worry anymore. Thanks for any help.

 
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Re: Does getting councelling help!!!

Taking meds is almost like a race, trying to find the right one that works for you and possibly the right combo that works. I started with Celexa and after two to three weeks could not handle the side effects and I switched to Paxil which is in the same class but work diffrently, I have no idea, but after two weeks on Paxil they had to increase and increase, then add more meds, then switch meds to get to the combo I am taking now which works off and on as long as I am having an up day. But you definately have to give them time to work.

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Taking meds is almost like a race, trying to find the right one that works for you and possibly the right combo that works. I started with Celexa and after two to three weeks could not handle the side effects and I switched to Paxil which is in the same class but work diffrently, I have no idea, but after two weeks on Paxil they had to increase and increase, then add more meds, then switch meds to get to the combo I am taking now which works off and on as long as I am having an up day. But you definately have to give them time to work.
i am going to try something. i just never experienced anything so intense as i did after 2 lexapro, but I quit taking the lexapro 2 days before that intense episode happened and it has been 1 month on no meds and it keeps hapening so maybe it wasnt the med.
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Re: Does getting councelling help!!!

what does the above message mean, was it a mistake as my reply was combined with another. maybe I am just seeing things

 
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