Effecive med for anxiety/depression

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i have tried several and just cannot seem to tolerate side effects. SSRI, SNRI and lofepramine tricyclic  Best was mirtazapine which i couldnt get above low dose and it therefore couldnt work well.  Havent tried escitalopram or venlafaxine.  Not sure what to do as on warfarin.  Anyone got any assistance out there.  Anyone else on warfarin and andi deps?

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    It may be the class of medications you are on. I too, cannot tolerate SSRI'S, or SNRI'S. I tried them all. Zoloft, Paxil, Zoloft, Prozac, Lexaoro, Cymbalta, Lexapro, etc. Made me feel emotionally numb. Then I got hospitalized in 2005, for major depressive disorder and severe anxiety. They put me on Remeron 45mg. And Klonopin (benzodiazepine) 2mg twice a day for panic attacks and severe anxiety. The Remeron took me out of deepest, darkest depression I have ever had, I take it at bedtime along with 2mg of Klonopin and it stops the anxiety and racing thoughts and helps me sleep. Then I was able to find a good mental health clinic. The Psychiatrist added Wellbutrin 300 XL, which is not an SSRI, or SNRI. Busphar for anxiety (which is not addictive or habit forming like benzos). As well as Topamax for emotion regulation and Trazadone, a tricyclic (I think), a low dose to be taken on occasion for insomnia and break through anxiety. I hope this helps.

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    For Anxiety I find Xanax brill but it can be very addictive so has to be used carefully, have tried hundreds of ssris etc.

    Am currently on Valdoxan for depression, seems to help a bit

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      Seems valdoxan is not approved here my dr told me.  I would like to try it. Are. You in uk?
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      I am based in Ireland. Its quiet an unusal drug as you have to get your bloods tested every few weeks after starting it as it can interfere with peoples livers
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    I wish I could get some kind of meds. I can't sleep my anxiety is so bad I just can't get help with meds .I have a doc appointment on the 19 with a new doc I hope finally get some help for anxiety sleep and depression I have a hard time explaning what is wrong with me I just don't know how to put it into words any advice for me I need to learn how to express my feelings and emotion a shrink told me I have a personality disorder that I was emotionless I find it hard to show my feeling to a stranger on the first day so I get no help when it comes to meds I have sleeping disorder so bad I'm always so tired I can't think right sleeping pills would help out so much I need advice please help me

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    I just been to dr, feeling depression coming on as winter is coming, and unde rstress.

    ?started Lexapro 5mg. haven't taken them before , as I wwas afraid of feeling zombie and having no emotions , etc

    doctor said take for 3 weeks every day and by then I will feel better , they will cure me

    ?gave me so much hope , I wish they do.

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    Have u tried SSRE ?

    There's only one kind of SSRE you can google it. It is not as strong as SSRI and doesnt have any side effects.

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      Read up about this now.  Do you think it is available on prescription? Sounds worth a shot.
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      I dont know because I do not live in uk. But it was prescribed to me by a private psychiatrist in my area. When I switched to government hospital, they did not have this ssre and so I chanhed to ssri.
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