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Posted by to Susie on June 27, 2000 at 02:12:53:

In Reply to: Please read. New to message board posted by Susie on June 25, 2000 at 22:05:38:

: Hi, my name is Susie. I am new to this message board. I am desperately trying to find answers. If this is not the appropriate place for me to do so, or you know of a better place for me to try, please let me know. To make a long story short, after getting PPD (postpartum depression) after the birth of my first child back in October, I have suffered from SEVERE anxiety, panick attacks, and insomnia. I was immediately placed on Klonopin and Celexa. The bad news is that I had to go off the meds in order for my hemotologist to diagnose a blood disorder I am experiencing. I am, therefore, having a real hard time. I am going back soon to see my psychiatrist to get back on the meds. To those of you suffering from anxiety and/or insomnia, which meds do you find are most effective? Which meds are available to use long-term? I am beginning to feel I will NEVER be myself again and that I will always need medication. Is this sometimes the case? Are there anxiety/insomnia medications that are safe for long-term? I am desperate for answers. As I said before, I will be seeing my psychiatrist again (and my therapist), but I am interested in hearing from people who have experienced this first hand. I'm scared and frustrated. Thanks for your time. Susie

Don't know much about Celexa but be careful if you go back on the Klonopin. Your "body" becomes dependent on it in order to help your muscles relax, then you also can get CNS depression (don't know what dose you are on) If you do choose to take an anti-anxiety med, there are a lot of different ones out there that you may try instead of the Klonopin. Maybe a short acting med? Only your Dr knows your situation but sometimes just searching on the web for meds, and then discussing them with your Dr helps. I have looked up some, then talked to my Dr about them which led him to suggest we try other treatments. Let us know how it goes, best wishes..

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