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Hi Everyone :)


I'm new (hence the introductory post lol) here and wanted to share a bit about me.  I have been reading this forum for awhile and you all seem very kind and helpful.


I have struggled with anxiety and depression for years.  I am now 26 (actually my birthday is tomorrow lol) and I work in a helping profession and recently went from full time at my job to 32hrs per week because I feel overwhelmed.  I have loving and supportive family, boyfriend and friends.  I have been in IP once before for an anxiety attack that began a major depressive episode (lasted about a month).  I was put on Pristiq 50mg and it worked well for a few years, but the withdrawal symptoms if I took a dose late were getting out of control, so I was weaned off of it.


Currently I take zoloft 100mg daily and Ativan .5 twice as needed daily. I take Provigil twice daily for fatigue (nap at least twice per day without it) for a total of 300mg.  Also, I was on birth control for 9 years and since i stopped it last June - I realized I also most likely have Premenstrual Exacerbation of my anxiety/depression symptoms.  My life is currently at the mercy of my symptoms and I feel like I am drowning.  


My Pdoc and Tdoc had a little chat this week and decided they would like to put me on BuSpar.  My libido is already very low and I am afraid that the Zoloft and BuSpar could make it worse and or cause weight gain.  *sigh* we'll see!


Thanks for reading my random complaints haha - feel free to say Hi in the comments! :)


Dx: Anxiety, Depression, Suspected PME

Current Rx: 100mg Zoloft, 300mg Provigil, 1mg Ativan PRN

Former Rx: 50mg Pristiq

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Hello, welcome to the board and I hope despite how you are feeling at the moment that you have a good birthday tomorrow.

I'm no help with the medication/sex drive thing, I can certainly empathize with it, but I haven't tried those particular meds to know how they affect things.

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Hello and Welcome to Crazyboards!


Happy Birthday!!  I hope you're doing something enjoyable for your birthday.


If you haven't already done so, please take a few minutes to read The Rules in the bottom right hand corner of this page.


I had a lot of trouble with premenstrual symptoms exacerbating my bipolar II.  There is a forum on the Boards just for hormonal problems.


Please don't hesitate to contact a staff member if you have any questions or concerns.


I look forward to seeing your posts on the Boards!

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