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Hi guys. This is my frist time using a thread to discuss medications etc. Finding people to talk about my anxiety, Obsessional thoughts its hard. My grandmother understands and has been so helpful through all of this but it's still very hard. I will try to make this as short as possible! I have struggled with anxiety, depression, and obsessional thoughts on and off since 2012. I intially was prescribed celexa (big mistake) HORRIBLE side effects. headaches, extreme mood swings, and increased anxiety. I lasted 4 days on 10mg but had to be taken off because I couldn't handle it anymore. The next med I tried was prozac. Started at 10mg and eventually increased to 20mg. Keep in mind, I was 17 at the time. After explaining to a GP that I felt it wasn't doing enough, I was referred to a PDoc who added lamictal. I started at 25 mg and slowly increased to 200mg. I felt better after awhile but like a dummy I quit taking them (cold turkey) Luckily I had no withdrawl symptoms. Eventually my symptoms returned and I was represcribed my medicine. This time however, I had to increase my prozac to 60mg. I felt better and like a dummy again I stopped them (cold turkey) again no withdrawl symptoms. I have recently started back up again. I am now on 100mg of lamictal (goal dose 200mg) and just upped my prozac from 20mg to 40mg. 20mg in morning and 20mg at night. I have been on the increase dose for 2 days now. I know its too soon to tell, but I was wondering if anyone has had success stopping and restarting medication and how long it took for the benefits of the meds to show. I have pure anxiety and obsessional thoughts. I have also been told I have depression, however I believe deep down that the anxiety and thoughts are whats causing the depression and not that im truly depressed. During periods of remission, I am rarely ever sad..
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