6 and a half weeks on 100mg feel rubbish again!

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Over last few days felt anxiety and tension creeping back up on me im 6 and a half weeks on 100 after 13 weeks on 50.Feel like this is never going to work for me its a living hell having thoughts of suicide again.Its not an option love my kids too much but having the thoughts scares me.Im on a course at the moment and really struggling with it im way behind and cannot concentrate on anything or process information at all memorys terrible.My son refuses to speak to me also for some reason hes 15 and i worry about him all the time.Very depressed as well not good at all what do i do increase my dose or keep going on 100 this is the worst sick of myself on here looking for encouragement all the time im pathetic.

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    Hi Lee48631,

    We note from a recent post which you have made to our forum that you may be experiencing thoughts around self-harm. If we have misinterpreted your comments then we apologise for contacting you directly. But if you are having such thoughts then please note that you are not alone in this, and there are people out there that can help.

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    Hi Lee you are not pathetic, you are not well, when we do not feel right we look for answers and encouraging comments from others who have experienced what we are going through and this forum is as good a place as any so do not hesitate using it.

    You are still on early days for the new dose to settle plus you have doubled your dose, couple this with the stress of your course , which has probably put you out of your comfort zone. no wonder you feel like you do. Is there an option to retake the course when you are on more of even footing?

    With regards to your son, I would not worry, teenage boys are a complete mystery, even to themselves, he will come round, probably has a lot going on in his head and does not know how to deal with how you feel as well. When we are not well we always like to have the security that those we love and care for are ok if they aren't then we always imagine it is our fault, when most times it invariably isn't

    Give it another couple of weeks and I am sure the way you are feeling will have lessened

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    i am feeling thesame way i am going to ask doctor if i can try vibryd

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    If you invested this much time I think its definitely worth to give some more weeks to see if there will be any improvement. Did you get any sedative from your doc? (btw Ive been feeling the exact same way on 100mg after 2 and a half weeks, went back to GP today explained how I feel, everything, GP recommended that to drop back the dose to 50 however she knows very well I had been on 50 mg for 12 weeks and I wasnt better at all. After this I understood that I cant get any help from my local GP so I asked for a referal to a psychiatrist, but she didnt do that either for me. I just cant believe that how useless they are?!)

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