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    Just Want To Vent

    Just need to vent because every thing makes me so freaking angry!! Even the littlest things! I know it's my anxiety, but I literally can not take it!! It makes me furious and I want to break things and scream!!!

    Example: I called my phsychiatrist this morning to reschedule an appt because it's a video visit and I don't like video visits. I like to go in person. They were rude as hell and are charging me $55 for rescheduling. Now I can't get in until October 31st! Hope I have enough meds until then!
    I mean, really???!!!!! $55 f'ing dollars?!!!

    I swear I'm so close to just saying F it and stop taking all these damn pills and be done with it all!!!

    Just pisses me off to no end!! I can't take it!

    Ok I'm done.....I guess. 🤬🤬🤬
    #Anxiety #Depression #Rage #meds #PTSD #Doctors #anger #SuicideSurvivor #Overit

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    Antidepressant #Medication causing water retention?

    A month ago, I started taking a new antidepressant at a low dose in combination with another one I've had for a while. Since then, I have noticed significant issues with water retention. My legs, knees, ankles, and feet get swollen, sometimes to the extent that they actually hurt. I have had some issues with swelling before when taking a long distance flight or bus journey (i.e. 10+ hours), so this isn't completely unusual. Also, it has been quite hot here this summer which could be contributing. Still, I've never had a problem like this before. "Dr. Internet" tells me water retention can be a side effect of this medication, but I would trust Mighty members more to know if this is all in my head or if this really is an issue that needs attention.

    #Medication #meds #SideEffects #Antidepressant #Swelling #Depression #Anxiety #CPTSD

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    Mighty Newbie here…hey, I’m Tash…Triathlete struggling with a broken brain 🧠

    <p>Mighty Newbie here…hey, I’m Tash…Triathlete struggling with a broken brain 🧠</p>
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    ADHD Newbie

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    I love benzos, (controversial opinion)

    Nothing other then ketamine and benzos has helped me. I know they (benzos) get a bad rap for being addictive but I can’t function without them. I’ve been on multiple different benzos and eventually came to take klonipin which I like. I started on a benzo I forgot the name of, then switched to Xanax which was amazing, then switched to Valium which I didint really notice help me, and now obviously on klonipin. #meds #benzo #MentalHealth #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #Depression #AnxietyAttack #panic #PanicAttack #MentalIllness

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    Current thoughts #Anxiety #Depression #meds

    Hi all, I can’t remember last time I posted here because I got so disconnected from everything. I’ve struggled all my life with anxiety, social environments and depression that gets bad at days and not other days. A few months ago I decided to go on medication to help myself even though I’ve always been so against it. Weirdly enough, my life has shifted big time. There’s a stigma towards mental health and receiving treatment that unfortunately was embedded in me for a very long time until I tried it out (and mind me, I have a graduate degree in science). I tired a few different meds until settled on lexapro 20mg. It’s worked wonders for me. I can finally leave home in the morning without dragging myself. I spend more time with my child, park trips, beach and all I can physically do in a day. I’m 30 so not much holds me back health wise beside my own mind. To whoever is struggling out there, please reach out for help. There’s way more people that you can possible imagine that struggle mentally everyday, and all it takes is reaching out for help. It’s the best investment. Once your mind heals, your body does as well and your life just looks different. Trust, I’ve went through it all… severe anxiety, major depression that barely left my apartment for 2 years and all possible thoughts that go through your head, I’ve been there. It’s probably the first time in 30 years I am outspoken and outgoing. Please reach out for help. Hope this message gives a little hope to whoever feels down right now. You’re not alone and it will all get better :)

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    Medication question…. #meds #Bipolar

    Hi, I am being started on a new med and I want to know if anyone reading this post has ever been prescribed Abilfy, what your your personal results, are you still taking it and was it helpful or not.. #MentalHealth

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    Looking up

    I've really struggled with the side effects of Prednisone and how it's affected my moods and my physical appearance. How are some ways you've been managing with meds side effects ?
    I stepped on the scale earlier this week and I'm 22kg above my target weight. Before I got my diagnosis and started my treatment I was already above my target weight and struggling to shed a few kilos. I've heard about counting calories and always thought it was overrated. I honestly did give up with my weight at one point but I'm ready to work towards my goal and be comfortable in my skin again, and in my jeans haha. I've started counting calories and I'm trying to stay fixed on doing a 30 minute walk every day. Counting calories allows me to still enjoy my sweet tooth cravings but now I'm more aware of what I put into my body and how I'm using my energy. I'm already feeling better for it. I'm very excited to see my progress over the next few months.
    #Lupus #WeightLoss #sad #Weightissues #meds #SideEffects #Health #Exercise

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    Pdoc Retired, Need Xanax Refill!

    My psychiatrist retired at the beginning of this month, and I was looking for a new one or a psychiatric nurse practitioner before that, since he sent mail to his patients to let them know, but I've had no luck finding one who takes Medicare is affordable, and is taking new patients. I'm going to run out of Xanax very soon, and I'm rationing them as it is. I'm suffering with a lot more anxiety, as such. I'm trying to get a new physician now, having no luck with psychiatrists. I need a new physician, anyway. However, I have to wait till Monday now, and this is a hard weekend for me.


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    This is Ridiculous!

    My psychiatrist retired a few days ago. I have been trying to find a new one for several weeks, as well as a therapist and other kinds of doctors. I wanted a female. Nope! I looked at ratings and reviews, looked for someone who seemed to be a good match, and had to find someone who took Medicare and the fee would be as cheap as possible. Well under $100. And I want telepsychiatry. Call after call, I'm told they don't take Medicare, aren't taking new patients, cost too much, and/or some other reason I can't use them. I even called psychiatrists with bad reviews! I called the freakin' clinic I used to go to that was utter crap, and, as one reviewer said, you get a long poop load of ads for all their connected services! Then they tell you they have a longer than usual wait because of a high call volume! I was at 20% battery power, and calls are skipping (bad wifi at this motel), so I hung up. I have one psychiatrist I left a message for, so I hope he calls me back and can take me. However, my phone will soon be on the wireless charger because I don't have much battery power, and I won't be able to use my phone. I need my meds refilled soon! And I still have to deal with the ticket I got for the car accident (see previous post on my profile), and a ridiculous number of other things to do. Why does it have to be so hard? #Psychiatrist #meds #Anxiety #OCD #Depression #Medicare

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