Day 24 & I just want to give up.

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I feel worse and like there's no end in sight. Awful unwelcoming thoughts that are never going to go away. The past week has been the worse I wake every morning feeling like crying. Have you had good weeks and then bad weeks? When does it get better? Should I switch meds?

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    Hi Nicole, have a good look through this site, and you will see every one struggles for the first few weeks, and it can be really horrible, and very up and down. The important thing to remember though is that it WILL get better! you are already on it over 3 weeks and it seems to really  kick in between 6-8. If you switch meds now you're back to square one. There's lots of support on here, lots of people who have been through it, and feel so much better just try and find things to do to pass the time so you aren't thinking shout it all the time, and remember every day is a day closer to it working properly...
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      I just felt like it was working in the beginning and now I just wake up wanting to cry like the medicine isn't working at all and I'm suppose to go on vacation with my family next week and just want to feel better.
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      I think it might help if you try and stay positive. My son  is on it, and has  been for a year now, so while  I haven't been on it myself I've been with him every step of the way on this journey. What really helped him was focussing on other things, . You've got a holiday?great! Something to aim for, don't expect to feel fab, but anything better than terrible is an improvement, right? It will be working, but the point is it's a very slow med to work. Even when you've totally adjusted you may still have up and  down days, that's normal life. But you will be able to manage it, and you will feel much better, 

      Try and change your focus. Have an aim every day, go for a walk, sometimes even just getting out of bed and making a cuppa is an acheivemnt! Be proud of these things cos they are milestones. Don't allow yourself to panic and focus on the fact that you WILL feel better...

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      Thank you! I am trying to stay positive I just want to be back normal. I have a 5 y.o daughter and I just want to be happy again. I go to the gym 4 days a week with my husband and I'm still working mon-fri which helps keep my mind off it some.
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    Stay there Nicole.

    I am now today day 29 and there is ups and downs all the time but I will push until the end.

    I take 20 mg per day in the morning and Propranolol when needed 20 mg.

    Awful thoughts are non-stop present. But there are periods even they're hour or two that are good.

    This period give me hope to stay on the course.

    I hope this will help a little.

    A

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      I take Xanax .25 when needed but I have to work and I'm super sensitive to meds. Did it feel like it was helping before but now worse? That's how I feel especially in the morning.
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      I know exactly how you feel..

      Propranolol help me with palpitations and calm me down..

      Do you feel a change at least for an hour or two during the day....on better off course?

      A

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      Yea I get a few hours but I just felt like I had better days before and this week has been bad.
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      That's how I feel exactly.. I am 5 days in front of you...

      Let's stay in touch and update each other...

      Write to me whenever you like...

      I am 38 male....you?

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      Thank you I will! Are you feeling a little better now? I'm 29 female. Is this the first time your on antidepressant?
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      Yes it's my first time.

      I had panic attacks and go through all examination until I found it is panic attacks..

      Even now sometimes I don't believe it...:-)..

      Today I am better...yesterday I was better until 16h after that I was upset like hell feeling my heart racing... I took Propranolol and calm me down but I had awful thoughts all the time...

      This morning was bad but as the day goes I am better...you never know when it kicks...

      You see people here are reporting fully beneficial after six months...

      Are you on 20mg?

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      This my first real depression. I had anxiety and took fluoxetine for 3 weeks before and it cured me so two months later I went off off it. I've been off it a year and half and now this traumatic event has made me worse than I could ever imagine. 10 mg which is what I took before maybe that's why worried it won't work because it worked so fast the first time.
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    I would stick with it until you need to get a repeat and you can discuss with your doctor whether it would be best for you to switch meds. Everyone responds to flu differently and it can take longer for some people to feel the effects of it than others. I felt by week 5 I was definitely noticing an improvement but the first 4 weeks I was questioning whether it was right for me. Stick with it! if in a couple of weeks you still don't feel right them maybe it isn't the right medication for you but just try to be postive even though its hard!
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      Yup heaps of bad days then some good days, it was really up and down for the first month. I've been on it for just over 6 weeks now and I can honestly say I felt like I was never going to get better, mornings were my worst but one morning I woke up and just felt an improvement and i've been focusing on that ever since. Its a bumpy ride for sure, and especially hard when you have committments and it feels like your muddling through life but it will come right smile It always helps if you have supportive family and friends that you can talk to, do you go to therapy?
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      Thank you. I have a supportice family and husband. I've just been seeing a psychiatrist. I was perfectly normal. This all came from a traumatic miscarriage sad
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      thats good you've got support. I'm sorry that you've had a miscarriage, a lot of our anxiety comes from a traumatic experience and its worse when your normal one day then wake up the next day feeling that everything is impossible. Just take one day at a time or even an hour at a time, try not to focus on the future.. your going on holiday next week? don't stress about how you can't do it because you can do it! If you take one day at a time and don't put any pressure on yourself you might find by next week that you have improved and the holiday won't seem so scary
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      We are going to Disney world! Not a better place to go while depressed since it's so happy there. Thank you for your advice!
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