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Antidepressants

I was put on antidepressants about 2 months ago for anxiety depression and panic attacks and was put on a low dosage 5 mg for 1 week then 10mg for 2 weeks (can't remember the name) but they made me a lot worse so I was changed to venex 75mg I'm still having panic attacks but the doctor said it takes time to get better so I'm not too worried about them my question is my mood has been better since being on venex (have been taking them for 3 weeks) until 2 days ago I've been feeling very down depressed and just fed up has anyone else felt this way?..
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1551327 tn?1514045867
Even with anti-depressants it is normal to feel down.  Mostly it is because the things that were making you depressed have not been dealt with. Often the anti0depressants only take the edge off in order to allow you to deal with certain things..... perhaps.  What is going on in your life that may be causing some of your depression?
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It can take up to 6wks to feel a bit better, if u r on the right pills for u.
Depression is horrible,and with anxiety and panic attacks it def makes you miserable.
I was on Citalopram for 20yrs but antids affect people diffently and mst have side effects.Very much trial and error but make life livable with these awful conditions.
Hope things improve soon x
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I'm 21 and have a daughter aged 18 months and a son aged 5 months..I suffered 2 miscarriages when I was 18 and it destroyed me mentally..when I had my daughter in 2013 I was over the moon but the doctor diagnosed me with postnatal depression..(just the anxiety part) I trusted nobody with her apart from myself and give up everything to spend every minute with her and I was so happy..then she got really sick a week before I had my son and the stress of it was very hard..then I had my son who was very sick when he was born and I was heartbroken..they are both fine now thank god..I had been to therapy a few years ago and all he wanted to do was talk about my partner so I left because I thought he wasn't helping me..it is only recently I have realised that my boyfriend is the problem..he has put me down so much over the years (I've been with him 41/2 years)completely destroyed me mentally..I have awful panic attacks if I try to do anything without him..(if I do the shopping I'm guaranteed to have bought the wrong cheese or something and he screams at me) I am bringing up my children by myself because he won't do a thing he just gets stoned or drinks..he was glad I had the miscarriage and he cheated on me once that I know of..he has changed a lot but not enough!!he seems to have some sort of control over me and at this stage I don't want to leave because I'm afraid of being alone and also if I left it would break my daughters heart which would break mine..I love him with all my heart but I'm a shell of a woman now..I'm kinda stuck in a rut and don't know what to do..
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1551327 tn?1514045867
Your situation is completely understandable.  A lot of people wonder why the good girls go for the bad guys and there are a lot of theories that can be tied to it.  The main thing, as me and weaver are talking about, is that we need some stress in our lives to push us forward.  In your case, like mine in Iraq, too much stress is impacting you in a negative way.  I am not going to say that you need to leave him because that is not what I do but you do need to stand your ground and learn how to stop taking crap.  I have been advising some out here that are close to me and important to my life to stand up and many of them did.
As I said before... the anti-depressants are not going to change your life- you have to do it.  The meds only take the edge off and the rest of the work is up to you.
Please keep coming back and let us know how you are doing.
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I used to be the sort of girl who would take nobody's **** but being brought down everyday has left me with no fight..my kids are the reason I get up every morning i love them so much it hurts..none of my friends liked my boyfriend when I started seeing him so I don't actually have any friends now..my family aren't much help either to be honest so all I really have is my boyfriend which I suppose might be one of the reasons I'm still with him..I have 8 days left on the 75mg venex then my doctor is putting me on the 150mg and I'm still waiting on a councillor to get back to me..I just hope things get better..I wouldn't wish how I feel on my worse enemy..
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Sophie, It takes strength and courage to seek help for ourselves, so I think this is the first step in the right direction for you.
I'm sorry for what you're enduring.
A counselor familiar with abuse& co dependence might help- the longer that you stay with an abuser, the deeper the rut you sink into, and the harder it is to break free and become your own person again.
Also attend a few Al Anon meetings(free) and I think you will learn a great deal in a positive way.
Stay strong
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Thank you everyone for all your great advice it has really really helped..my boyfriend went out drinking on Friday and still isn't home and he hasn't bothered to call to even see how the kids are..I'm waiting for him to come home (god knows when that will be) and il have his bags packed and will be kicking him out..my kids are my motivation because they don't deserve his crap and I feel great about getting rid..hopefully it's all up from here on.. :)
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