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  1. Has anyone experienced tremendous relief with Lyrica or gabapentin? I’m stable on my benzo Effexor and buspar. I still have anxiety and have a hard time relaxing. Which one is better. Will lyrica really make me fat? I see weight gain as a huge problem .
  2. She did ask me to provide an update on how I’m feeling earlier next week. I do feel less anxious without taking deplin yesterday
  3. Thanks for commenting. I’m hoping she’s not giving up. I think your right- she’s not trying to change up to much right now
  4. Right. I've tried a few SSRI's, SNRI's, Buspar, etc. Klonopin helps, but it doesn't help as much as si'd like it to. I've been reading a lot about Lyrica. I mentioned that before. She listened and said maybe that might help, and then prescribed something else. I guess it's addicting, so that's probably why she's holding off. I take seroquel for sleep as well- that knocks me out which is a good thing. I also have CBD oil that i'm trying. They do help a bit, but the doctor said not much research has been done on CBD, but gave me her blessing to try it. The buspar 45MG was helping a bit, but giving me terrible hot flashes. As i mentioned, I'm taking 30MG of buspar which has reduced my sweating already (That was my main issue). I want to get a second opinion from another psy, but what if i don't like him or her, and she takes away Klonopin (the one med that actually helps). Would they do that? i don't want to doctor shop (it's anxiety provoking), but I don't want to feel like this. I'm flying out on vacation in two weeks so I'd hate to start anything new while on vacation. I guess i'll just up my klonopin if needed. The doctor said i could do that. I just don't want to increase it if i don't have to. Mental illness sucks. So the doctor's secretary called me back and told me to just stop the Deplin and to check in the week to see how i'm doing? What kind of plan is that? I can't be the only one having issues with finding the right medication, right guys? I feel like she's giving up on me. Time for a new doctor?
  5. I left another message for my psychiatrist. I am not okay with waiting 1-4 months to feel better from a supplement I don’t need! I felt like I was going to jump out of my skin all day. Not acceptable. I’m actually mad that she’s not prescribing the right medicine, or listening to my requests. Why is this taking 3 years to figure out? So now I’m self medicating with pot ( small edible), just so I can feel calm. I don’t want that either. I want her to prescribe lyrica, which is approved for anxiety in Europe... Do you think it was rude of me to call back again and to tell her I was not okay with a supplement. She always asks me if we I’m agreemenr on our meds and I always so ok, even thought I’m not. If she doesn’t prescribe something else tomorrow then I am going to get a second opinion from a new psychiatrist! I’m terrified of starting over with a new one- I’m always afraid they are going to shame me and tell be they don’t believe in benzos.
  6. Right. I've tried a few SSRI's, SNRI's, Buspar, etc. Klonopin helps, but it doesn't help as much as i'd like it to. I've been reading a lot about Lyrica. I mentioned that before. She listened and said maybe that might help, and then prescribed something else. I guess it's addicting, so that's probably why she's holding off. I take seroquel for sleep as well- that knocks me out which is a good thing. I also have CBD oil that i'm trying. They do help a bit, but the doctor said not much research has been done on CBD, but gave me her blessing to try it. The buspar 45MG was helping a bit, but giving me terrible hot flashes. As i mentioned, I'm taking 30MG of buspar which has reduced my sweating already (That was my main issue). I want to get a second opinion from another psy, but what if i don't like him or her, and she takes away Klonopin (the one med that actually helps). Would they do that? i don't want to doctor shop (it's anxiety provoking), but I don't want to feel like this. I'm flying out on vacation in two weeks so I'd hate to start anything new while on vacation. I guess i'll just up my klonopin if needed. The doctor said i could do that. I just don't want to increase it if i don't have to. Mental illness sucks.
  7. I'm feeling worse with the deplin and feel increased anxiety and feel panicky. I feel obsessive with my thoughts and fears again. I called the psychiatrists office and left a message with the secretary. I feel awful. Even the Klonopin isn't helping. I really think she needs to prescribe a real medicine that can actually do something. Also, yes the cheek swab test was right on some of the medications in the red column (as far as side effects). Prozac was in the red column. It helped for 7 months and then pooped out on me.
  8. @mikl_pls Thank you for your detailed response. My doctor ended up calling me back ( I was started to get worried about hot flashes and anxious). She says I am to lower the Buspar dosage to 30MG per day and she wants me to take Deplin (L-methofolyate ) instead of the Clonidine. Not sure why she keeps changing her mind. She gave me 3 months worth of samples (of the Deplin). She says she wants to add that to see if that will help boost my antidepressant. The thing is, I feel anxious again. Is the Deplin causing it? I have this uneasy feeling in my stomach. I had that feeling when I reduced to 30MG of buspar, and now I just feel crappy. The thing is.. I had one of those Cheek Swab DNA testing for antidepressants, and it says I process Folate or whatever it's called fine. She knows that and is seeing if this will give the meds an extra boost. It turns out the test was all wrong for me. Every med on the green list was horrific for me. I had nothing but side effects, and that's supposed to be the "go to" meds. Have you had any luck with this supplement? I believe I saw that you took it in your signature? Anyone have thoughts on adding Deplin, when I may not even be deficient in L-methofolyate?
  9. So I'm struggling guys! The 30MG of Buspar (reduced from 60mg is making me anxious). I think 45 MG was helping a bit (Less obsessive), so i bumped up to 45MG . I made my own judgement call. The main issue is the hot flushes (which only happens when it's hot outside). It's like I can't tolerate heat or exercise! I've ordered a higher dose of CBD to see if that helps. I'm feeling increase anxiety from upping the dose, which is normal for me. SO i plan to stay on this dosage for the next week to assess how i'm doing. The doctor suggested adding in Clonidine. That's a blood pressure medication. Has anyone heard of it? I read the list of side affects and i worry that if i take it my blood pressure will drop too much. I have normal blood pressure. Supposedly the extended release version is used for ADHD, anxiety, and hot flushes.
  10. I take seroquel 25mg at night. Maybe that’s doing it? But it’s weird that’s it’s just starting now. Could it Be the CBD oil? I woke up trembling this morning. I had bad dreams and have a sick child which always makes me anxious. I took my klonopin this morning and my effexor and CBD oil and there’s some improvements , but not much. I feel tense and there’s a sense of anxiousness in my stomach. I’m so sick of feeling like this! I’m going to go for a walk and then try meditating. Otherwise, I may need to take a rescue Xanax or more CBD oil in the next few hours. ive been trying different meds since 2017 and have yet to find the almost perfect combination. Sometimes they work and then they poop out after awhile .
  11. Thanks browri. I’m wondering if she’s going to have me taking it everyday in addition to the buspar since it was proving to help at bit at a higher dose. I’m just thinking and hoping it’s not too strong for me.
  12. So I called my doctor and she suggesting Adding Clonidine for anxiety and my shaking and hot flashes (I think they are caused by buspar and Effexor combined. What are your thoughts on this med? I googled it and it freaked me out since it’s a blood pressure med. my blood pressure is normal and I don’t want to faint from it getting to low!
  13. Hi guys. I’m having an issue ( surprise, surprise). I’ve been experiencing constant hot flashes. My doctor said it could be the buspar in combination without Effexor. She had me Lower the dosage to 30mg per day. I am also irritable. She said it’s definitely the combination. Is this normal? Not I’m freaking out that I have diabetes from take 25mg of seroquel nightly. ! Clearly my anxiety is not under control. I’m just going to ask for gabapentin. Any advice before I start googling. Why would the hot flashes start now a few months later? I noticed a bit of extra sweating but now I sweat just going for a walk outside. It’s only 72 in Chicago, but it’s humid
  14. I live in Illinois and i have a medical card, but it's going to be approved for the general population as of Jan 1. Our governor is legalizing Marajuana in IL
  15. So i went to see my psychiatrist yesterday and she lowered my buspar dosage to 30MG per day. Keep in mind I also take 225MG of Effexor XR . I told her that the buspar was making me feel hot all the time and irritable. She said that was a side effect of combining the two- Effexor and Buspar. I mentioned Gabapentin and she said it would probably make me too sleepy during the day, and she wanted to try lowering the buspar a bit since it is helping some of my obsessive thoughts. It's definitely doing something, but it's not enough. I do enjoy the CBD oil, however i get extremely sleepy from it when i take the high CBD, low THC gummies in the evenings. So right now I'm going to stick with taking my CBD oil in the morning along with the reduced buspar dosage.
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