Archives for Medication related questions

Tired, Very Very Tired

I dislike me. Currently teaching at the university, regularly teach at the high school full-time; so I’m just part timing at the moment. Working keeps me slightly “busy,” but not enough to distract me from my thoughts; every once in a while I have this thoughts of complete unsatisfaction. Last year I taught without a break (all summer + all year round school) and I felt very exhausted towards the end of teaching at...
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Depression

I have been taking an antidepressant for nearly 15 yrs. I took paxil? for around 5 yrs. I now take mg of venlafaxine. It helps with keeping me from crying, but I don’t seem to care about much of anything, am extremely fatigued most of the time and my husband says get advise. A. Those can be common side effects of some psychotropic medications. It’s important to speak with your prescribing physician...
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Self Harm/Maybe Bipolar?

I am an 18 yr old girl and I have recently been having trouble with self harm. I used to cut in the past but got help and medication (Zoloft). I cannot stop hitting myself and slamming my head against walls. I have taken quizzes for things such a bipolar disorder and have scored a high number. Yet, the quizzes are not helpful because the questions are hard to answer when you are feeling...
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Insomnia Is Interfering with Life

From the : I am currently on my second medical leave due to worsening insomnia. I have always struggled with depression, but my depression has only worsened now that I am unable to function at work due to sleep loss. I feel therapists and psychiatrists always want to treat the depression and don’t know how to help with my sleep other than medication. I have read everything on sleep schedules, sleep hygiene, exercise, and...
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Is It Wrong to Self-Medicate?

When I started my job at a grocery store 3 months ago I would have really bad anxiety. I was generally an anxious person before but being a social environment only made it worse. I’m very bad with people and putting on that happy/cheery customer surface attitude. It got to a point at times I was choking back tears because I was so anxious. My sister did let me have some of her prescription...
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I’m Am Very Afraid I Am Developing a Dissociative Disorder

Hello. I have become very worried about my mental state in the past months. I feel as if I have been becoming more and more dissociated. It’s very hard to explain. My brain feels foggy, fuzzy, and sometimes absent. My frontal lobe, to be exact, feels disconnected to the rest of my brain/fuzzy/hazy/heavy. My vision feels strange, it almost feels as if I’m looking at life through thick glass. I have been having severe...
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I’m Very Self-Conscious about the Way I Look

From a 19 year old male in Belgium: So my first issue is I recently have been very self-conscious about the way I look. I daily look myself in the mirror many times a day. Sometimes I feel good looking and I am happy, But then just hours/minutes/days later I feel ugly and it goes on like this on and on again, I can get really depressed and cry sometimes because of this. Another...
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Why Do I Have Periods of Extreme Sadness which Lead to Picking Fights?

So I will be fine, better than fine, happy even and then one day without anything happening I will hit a wall and fall into extreme sadness. Only time cures it. I contemplate killing myself. When this happens I am impossible to talk to, picking fights with everyone. Friends, family, if I am in a relationship at the time even they avoid me. It makes me more miserable. I have self-harmed in the past...
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Hallucinations

I awoke this morning to the sound of someone wearing flip flops walking into my room. The sound was very clear and distinct. My fiance has been out of town the last few weeks so I am alone in the house. After several minutes of panic, I convinced myself I was hearing things and went back to sleep.  Next, I was dreaming and then awoke to someone in bed lying next to me (spooning...
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Social Anxiety Plus … ?

I’ve had social anxiety as long as I can remember, and I can remember back to pre-school. I did not get diagnosed until I was 17. A couple years before, I started experiencing moments in time where I felt like I wasn’t in reality. I felt as if my arms did not belong to me and that I was looking through someone else’s eyes. My surroundings would seem non-existent. I never told my therapist...
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Does Power of Attorney Throw Out Patient Confidentiality?

I have a 33-year-old brother who was diagnosed with schizophrenia about a decade ago. He hasn’t responded to any antipsychotic medication and has delusional thoughts a few times a year. He doesn’t work. He’s on disability. He gets quite a lot of money on a monthly basis because he worked for many years before and after his diagnosis. Our father has control over his finances and he lives rent-free in a home our dad...
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