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Dec 26, 2011 06:04 AM TheDivineMrsM wrote:
This is such a great topic.
Over about a seven month period, I tried four different antidepressants, prozac, zoloft, remeron, and effexor. They left me what is called "flat" which means I just zoned out and all I could do was sit on the sofa and do absolutely nothing. They also increased my anxiety.
It sounds weird, but it took me a number of months to pinpoint what exactly I was feeling emotionally. I realized it was my great anxiety (not because of the antidepressants) that needed addressed, not necessarily depression. I would physically be trembling and had difficulty functioning due to the anxiety. I was given a prescription for Buspar, an anti anxiety med. It has been wonderful. I only wish I'd received it sooner.
What I especially love about Buspar is it does not make me tired in the least, which Ativan does. It just calms me. But I am not 'zoned out' at all. It is not addicting, either, which I'm told Ativan is, and the doctors I have simply won't continue to prescribe Ativan due to its addictive properties.
Also, I was prescribed a small dose of Buspar, with the option to have it increased if necessary as it seemed that I was rather sensitive to these types of medicine. I found taking 15 mg a day seems to help most.
Dx 1/6/11 ~ILC~ ER+PR+HER- stage iv bone mets~Neoadjuvant Chemo finished 6/3/11~Taxotere, Cytoxan + Zometa for bones ~ Lumpectomy 7/8/11~Even thru the darkest phase~Be it thick or thin~Always someone marches brave~Here beneath my skin.
Diagnosis: 2/9/2010, ILC, 5cm, Stage IV, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2-