After several years of therapy, then medication, I am still struggling with mild depression and anxiety on a daily basis. My freshman year of college I began having horrible anxiety attacks, so I sought out counseling. The anxiety and counseling continued on and off for the better part of two years. Finally I decided trying medication. Over another two years I was switched from paxil to prozac to lexapro and finally pristiq.
The medication helped remove the physical aspects of anxiety, but all the while I began to have periods of depression. The only medication that ever helped was adderall. For the first time I found myself able to focus on a task without starting and stopping and began enjoying the present moment without getting lost in my head. Best of all, simple everyday tasks no longer were a struggle.
Adderall no longer helps, and I am again constantly overwhelmed and stressed by everyday tasks. In addition, I am persistently restless and irritable, with anything unable to hold my attention very long.
After trying several medications, meditations, endless counseling, and even hypnosis, I am still struggling with depression and anxiety.
Could there be an underlying medical condition causing this constant irritable restlessness? Has anyone else been in my shoes and found help?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated, thank you for your time.