When you have been diagnosed with PTSD, does it cause depression and anxiety attacks? I've taken antidepression drugs most of my life and am now taking Cymbalta, 60mg. It controls my fibromyalgia but not my anxiety attacks. I find I need to take Klonopin for those.
Will I ever be off these drugs or should I live with depression and anxiety and accept them as my "friends"?
Yes, depression and anxiety are part of PTSD at least for me. I think depression in my case is anger turned inward and since my accident I AM angry that this happened to me and always have to remind myself that it was not my fault..
Bad things happen to good people and it's simply how life is... I think it's a great idea to start facing your fears in order to help deal with them instead of avoidance... I find when I avoid I get worse but when I try to do something about it I feel better...
When you have been diagnosed with PTSD, does it cause depression and anxiety attacks? I've taken antidepression drugs most of my life and am now taking Cymbalta, 60mg.(
Aberlaine, I also have PTSD and have depression and anxiety that goes hand in hand. My dr has recently put me on Cymbalta. 30mg for 2 weeks, then increase to 60mg. Did you notice a big change when you went to 60mg? I had to stop taking 60 because it gave me too may symptoms, that triggered my PTSD. I am now taking 20mg in the morning, and 20mg at night. This seems to be better right now..