Need advice please help.

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I'm feeling pretty desperate at the moment and was hoping for some help and advice.

I suffer quite badly with depression and anxiety and have done for a number of years. I have tried a number of medications with no results or side effects so bad i have to stop them. I also am on my second lot of CBT and have a support worker to take me out due to my anxiety. Also i have been off sick from work the whole of this year.

What i was hoping for was any good advice or hearing any good results on antidepressants that have worked for others, just anything really i just feel so desperate and alone.

I feel i've been back at square one too many times now & i really don't know what to do and i don't think the doctor does either( i see a different one each time & each one says different). I know I need something to get better again it's just getting it right. Ireally don't know what to do anymore.

Please help if you can i would very much appreciate anything anyone has to say.

Thank you 

Butterfly x

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    Hi Butterfly I am sorry you are feeling so bad and that your meds haven't helped you.  Some people are treatment resistant.

    I take sertraline 150mg and find them good with little side effects.  

    Have you considered any other type of counselling apart from CBT?  This is quite good but another type might help you better ie person centred counselling?  

    I hope you find something which works for you.  x

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      Hello Hypercat,

      Thank you for your message i really appreciate it. 

      Do you think that may be what is happening with me?

      I did try sertraline & it didn't agree with my anxiety so had to come off it. Glad it works for you though.

      The cbt was arranged by the gp so maybe i should look into it further & ask the doctor for another kind.

      Butterfly x

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    Hi there sorry to hear your having problems ! Its a good idea to see the same doctor everytime you go that way he.gets to know you situation better and you get to trust him ! I take several meds such as venlafaxine 225mg ,quintapine and amitriptline im getting on quite well done get me wrong ive had the dosage changed to keep up with how im feeling ! Regards your.medication everyones different and what works for one wont work for another ! Thats were the need for you to discuss with the doctor the best medication thats right !i wish you well and hope you get better soon ! (David)y
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    Hi sorry you are having a tough time, I take venlafaxine, paroxitine at max dose and lithium 1000mg. I am just coming out of another dreadful depression, I'm almost too afraid to acknowledge the depression has lifted. I can remember feeling like you about the medication, back to square one. It's not actually back to square one although it feels like it is. Unfortunatly it is taking time to find the right medication for you but they will find the right one or right combination. Don't give up, you will feel better, they will find the right treatment for you.
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    Thank you to everyone for all youir support & messages i really do appreciate it x
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