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Old 07-16-2012, 07:26 AM   #1
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Red face I am going to my first therapist today........and scard.

But want to get help for my depression, anxiety, and panic. I constantly worry, my husbands calls me a worry wort.

Please any assurance here, and your experience. It is a lady, and I am a lady........so I hope she is good.


I need on something fast, been on many AD's but just don't know what to do anymore. I have gotten to the lowest part of my life, and want to live it to the fullest. I have a very loving husband but this is hurting us.........and it is NOT fair to him, I can't deal with stress, my mothers illness (Dementia) And a handicapped brother whom one day will have to put into a group home.

Oh yes, and the stressful job, I just need to get a grip on things, and would love your advise before I go..........the only AD that seems to work OK was Lexapro, but did not like the weight.............not allot, but I am small framed and worked very, very hard to keep it this way, and after 40-I am 45 it is HARD TO do.

Please anyone........?

Thank you for listening and helping me, many of you have been so good to me. And I love you for that.

 
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Old 07-16-2012, 08:04 AM   #2
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Re: I am going to my first therapist today........and scard.

Hello himmylover,

You'll do just fine.Just take a few deep breaths in and out and remember that you're there to be helped.Go in knowing that she has your best interest at heart and most of all,try to be optimistic.
You can even go as far and explain that you're nervous or anxious to break the ice,so to speak.

Hopefully the two of you will be a compatible fit.

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Old 07-16-2012, 08:20 AM   #3
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Re: I am going to my first therapist today........and scard.

That is OK, I needed that.

 
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That is OK, I needed that.
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I've been treated by both male and female therapists.
In my personal experience,I always seemed to be better understood by the female therapists.
Of course,this is my personal experience.
I don't know if it's because I have a sensitive side that they can relate to.
Female therapists have always made me feel more comfortable.
Freud would probably have had a field day with me

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Re: I am going to my first therapist today........and scard.

That is funny.............I am going to be strong......I was on Lexapro like I said, and it worked great, but gave out..............thinking about trying it again......... it has been over a year, just don't want somehting to cause weight, lost a tiny, tiny, bit and thanks to exercise and gallons of water...............want to stay that way.........

Any suggestions?

Wellburtin after five days mad me meaner then a alley cat.......LOL.........

 
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Re: I am going to my first therapist today........and scard.

himmylover

Lexapro sounds like a good idea;run it past your prescribing physician and see what he/she thinks.
You want, need and deserve a better quality of living;see to it that you get it.
Remember that slow but steady wins the race,when you're considering longevity.

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Re: I am going to my first therapist today........and scard.

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That is funny.............I am going to be strong......I was on Lexapro like I said, and it worked great, but gave out..............thinking about trying it again......... it has been over a year, just don't want somehting to cause weight, lost a tiny, tiny, bit and thanks to exercise and gallons of water...............want to stay that way.........

Any suggestions?

Wellburtin after five days mad me meaner then a alley cat.......LOL.........
Everyone is different and react differently to meds.

I took Paxil first and it made me gain weight like crazy, I craved carbs like chips and fattening foods....but they were oh so good.

I am now on Prozac and it seems to really turn my cravings around. I still get hungry but it seems like I feel full quicker and I have maintained my weight at the depression loss levels.

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Re: I am going to my first therapist today........and scard.

I might ask for this Prozac. I have heard people maintain their weight on it.......

Thank you all so very kindly.

I need this...........

 
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