||[Nov. 2nd, 2009|11:45 pm]
Living on meds, with meds, and beacuse of meds.
hi, i just joined this community.|
i have depression and anxiety... and insomnia, but my doctor just tells me to think "happy thoughts," so that doesn't really count worth shit, i guess.
i had been given some lorazepam(sp) before. it was super low-dose, 0.5mg, and was told to only take it at signs of a panic attack.
however, i didn't really find it effective at all. i had even tried taking 2-3 at a time, and that even didn't seem to help...
so now, i just recently been put on effexor, which i'm not exactly thrilled about, but whatever. i'll give it a try for a month.
i was wondering, is anyone on both an snri or ssri and a benzo? is it likely that a doctor would put me on both?
i feel as though that would be more effective, because i'm still get bad anxiety and panic attacks, partly because i'm uncomfortable being on this medication and i kinda freak out and think i can feel my brain changing and just irrational thoughts like that, plus just the normal anxiety i would normally get (although i haven't exactly been on it long enough).
really, i don't want to be on the effexor (or any ssri's) at all. but i don't know, can you take benzos daily? everything i read on the internet is keep saying you shouldn't take it daily for more than two weeks, so i'm confused.
sorry my questions aren't exactly clear.