My name is Lindsey and Ive been battling generalized anxiety disorder and depression for 4 years. My PCP is absolutely patience and wonderful eith me but im starting to lose hope. Every medication that helps leaves a side effect too hard to deal with.. Here is what has been tried:(ill probably forget a few)
-Nortryptyline(sp?) (made me out of my mind)
Not having orgasms is terrible on my marriage so the trade off isnt worth it.
As of now I am on Wellbutrin(about 6 months)which helps some just not enough. This drug also causes ringing in my ears I dediced to put up with.
My PCP wanted to add something to the Wellbutrin to hep further. We tried Buspar but after a few months it quit helping. Zoloft was next which made me feel amazing but again no orgasms. Effexor came after with severe musce spasms, nightmares, and sweating. Friday she switched me to Remeron(3.75mg) and I slept for 13 hours still groggy even into today.
Im really losing hope here. Personally I loved the Zoloft but is there ANYTHING to counter the lack of orgasm? I cannot up my Wellbutrin dose or the ear ringing will become worse.
I do have Xanax on hand just in case but i really try to avoid it at all cost since it is not long term.
Does anyone have a suggestion of a new drig I could bring up to my doctor?or anything that could counter side effects? After 4 years of this mess I dont know what else to do.
Thanks for taking the time to read my long post,
Thanks for your reply- and yes Itake a vitamin B complex daily it actually states on the bottle its "stress relieving anxiety supplement"(lots of different B vitamins put together). I started about 3 months ago and haven't noticed much of a change but I continue to take it regardless. For a point in time I did try to go "all natural" but nothing really helped, and the one that did countered my birth control, which Im a little paranoid about because Im not ready for a baby yet, especially still dealing with this.
I get what you are saying about doctors. I just found this one I like a year ago, so for 3 years I was getting thrown around to people who thought I was a freak as well, which made the process even more discouraging. You kind of just have to keep trying new doctors(as hard as it is, and how much it costs) until you find someone willing to stick with you to find the right combination and not make you feel crazy... It's worth all the doctor bills and headache later. I may not have found the right solution yet but I AM doing better since I've found the new PCP. It's worth a try to keep looking if you can... keep your head up about that one. but as you stated hopefully these B vitamins will keep doing the trick and you'll be good to go!
I appreciate you input and hopefully something will come about for me. Never the less, it's nice to be on here with this community knowing I'm not alone.View Thread