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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-19-11 03:48 PM
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2. Still in the midst of the struggle..
Edited on Sat Feb-19-11 03:51 PM by BrklynLiberal
Menopause did not do me any big favors. Having no job and therefore no health insurance for several years did not help either.

Been thru Prozac, Topamax, Lexapro, Effexor, & Zoloft...THAT almost made my anxiety drive me off a cliff.

Thanks to Medicare, I am currently seeing two shrinks, an MSW therapist, taking Clonipin, Prozac..again. Latest prescription is for "stop the voices" that bother me during my anxiety attacks. I never thought I would end up as a character in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest".

Would love to get into a women's depression group therapy situation. Have not been able to find anything of that sort near me.

Trying nutrition, acupuncture, yoga, calling friends. Even called the Suicide hot line a couple of weeks ago.

No answers yet. Those that are not in this place think it is merely a decision we can make.."BE HAPPY". "Get up and do something productive" is what someone told me.
They have no idea how it feels to go to sleep every night praying that you will not wake up the next morning.

Whatever I may know rationally does no good when it comes to working out the emotional terror of anxiety, panic and depression.

If I find any success in current path, I will let you know...and please do the same.


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