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Anyone out there struggling with anxiety? And feel like your meds aren't working good enough for you? Well that's me I fight anxiety daily and I hate it I've tried different meds and therapy and nothing seems to ease it up any suggestions?Cat196111

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    Hi Cat,

    I am a lifelong sufferer of severe anxiety and, like you, different meds and therapy don't really seem to touch it. I'm currently on 150 mgs Venlafaxine, 30 mgs Mirtazapine, 150 mgs of Pregabalin and 50 - 100 mgs Trazodone. I switched from Citalopram to Venlafaxine about six weeks ago now. I've had a really, really difficult six weeks since starting Ven, and my anxiety is still extremely high. Not sure how long to give it, or to go back on Cit, which I was on for 18 years. 

    I have to fight anxiety all the time. I can really empathise with you! Any suggestions from anyone would be much appreciated. Amanda

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      Wow Amanda so sorry to hear that anxiety is horrible and very depressing.I take atavan for anxiety but it only helps short term I'm getting frustrated and not wanting to live like this anymore I don't know what to do I'm stuck I need to talk to my Dr about it this is no way to live I feel for you I'll keep you posted ??

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    Hi Cat, 

    Yes, I'm sitting here at work after a month off due to severe anxiety and depression, and now I'm dizzy! Great. I am going to revisit CBT - I did a group course in it about 18 months ago - and keep working on my thought patterns and general approach to life. Something's wrong with my current meds regime, so I am going to request another appt with the psychiatrist - he discharges me each time he sees me! I'll keep you posted. All the very best to you, and I'll be thinking of you.

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      Hi Amanda nice hearing from you I think you need a new Dr if your current one keeps doing that to you he's not helping you any I'm starting to do my own strategy with my meds seeing if too much is too much!! For my anxiety.yeah please keep me posted and I'll do the same ?? hope you feel better ??

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