I dont want to go back on meds, but..............
I am incredibly ANGRY all the time. I know a lot of it is situational - I am in (leaving Feb 1st!!) an abusive relationship and I know a lot of the anxiety/depression/anger comes from that.
I gained a lot of weight and had side effects that I didnt like from the drugs I tried before:
Zoloft (worked well the first time then pooped out on me at 200mg, then when i tried to go back on it just made me irritated).... celexa & paxil (made me tired and hungry and didnt help depression), serzone was no help, prozac made me so angry I could tear off someone's head, wellbutrin gave me a rash, dexedrine & adderall, both stimulants, for ADD (which i dont even think I have) which made me high and then crash by the end of the day and left me spacey, I was given stabilizers which I wont take : depakote and lamictal and i am afraid to take them because i dont think i have manic depression - doc says my irritability is "dysphoric hypomania".
Now they want to try remeron or effexor - 2 with BAD side effects! I CANNOT GAIN MORE WEIGHT....as it is I am considering bulemia! AND I am a drug addict/alcoholic who is not good at taking meds the right way.
CAN SOMEONE HELP ME? Is there a better way? Doc wants to try tricyclics now and those have worse weight gain then SSRIS! Please....someone please help