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I need some input.. my problems.

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 19, 2009
  • 06:08 AM

ok i was diagnosed of depression when i was age 13 and was prescribed zoloft and paxil.. then i began getting severe headaches, then after bloodwork and catscans, i was prescribed lortabs and vicodens. from my researching mixing the two medications arent meant to be lol. but now im 19 and have been diagnosed with social anxiety disorder (which i really do think i have). now i have been taking zoloft and xanax for the past few months. when i first started taking them, i was feeling great and "normal" i guess. but now im starting to feel somewhat depressed again. i cannot sleep for anything! im up til 4 to 7 in the morning almost every night and thats after waking up, excercising, lifting weights, and working. you think i'd be tired right? well i do get tired i just cannot fall asleep. when i lay down to sleep my mind starts racing and thinking of anything and everything. the medications have helped me become more active and sociable again, but now i think they are keeping me up. i mean side effects of zoloft are insomnia, but could i have been misdiagnosed with depression when i may have bipolar disorder? cause i only went to the docs when i was feeling down. and what kind of affect would an SSRI have a person with bipolar disorder. i read that it could worsen it.
any help, responses, or inputs would be appreciated.
thanks

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  • does anyone have any ideas? again, its 4 am! and i cannot sleep. today i took my zoloft and about 2 hours later i started having suicidal thoughts of shooting myself if i didn't get into the military. i want to go into the air force, its my dream and its all there is for me. i think its my only option right now. when i researched about people getting deffered and retired because of psychological or mental disorders, but mine isn't severe. im not even sure if i have depression anymore, i was only recently put on the zoloft and xanax for my anxiety disorder, not depression! so can somebody tell me what might be going on? i need to go see a psychiatrist i guess. but could the zoloft be causing these suicidal thoughts and insomnia im experiencing or what? i read that low testosterone levels have the same symptoms as what ive been experiencing but the doc said my bloodwork was perfectly fine and that i am normal and healthy... so im going to ask the doc what exactly my level is. 350-550 is the norm. anybody know anything about what might be my problem or what i should do?
    djaustin89 1 Replies Flag this Response
  • HI ONLY YOU KNOW WHAT IS THE CAUSE OF THE depression, AND ANXIETY WE ALL ARE SO KEEN TO TRY AND LOOK PAST IT OR FORGET WHAT IS AT THE BOTTOM OF OUER PROBLEM .SIT AND THINK WHAT IS MAKING YOU FEEL SO SAD ,NO ONE CAN HEAR YOUR THOUGHTRS YOU FIGGER IT OUT .YOU WILL BE ON THE ROAD TO RECOVERY.MY MEDICATION HAD VERY BAD SIDE EFECTS DO SEE TO THAT
    charmaine petzer 176 Replies Flag this Response
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