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869686 tn?1241110241

Anxiety/Depression what else is out there to help

I have GAD/OCD and depression.  I currently take 40 mg of Prozac and 25 of Zoloft.  I also take 2 15mg of buspar 2x a day.  I have lorazepam that I take 1mg 3 x a day.  I have been doing pretty good except for today I just hit rock bottom.  I don't know why. It seems that the anxiety starts the depression alot of times.  But I am so tired of this.  Does any one out there no of any other treatments/med's that treat these conditions.  I know when I take the Lorazepam it helps relax me and helps with my symptoms but they can't keep you on that forever.  Any suggestions would be helpful.......my husband would probably appreciated the help too.
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370181 tn?1595629445
Well, you have quite a stew of things going on and it sounds like they've been fairly well controlled until now. Not being a doctor, I don't know what changing meds would do, but I'd certainly talk to them about what other options are available.
I wish you luck and let us know what they say, OK?
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Greenlydia
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It sounds weird to me -- why take two ssris?  Prozac isn't that known for treating OCD or GAD, but it does seem to have fewer problems quitting it.  But why combine it with Zoloft when both target the same neurotransmitter?  Buspar probably does nothing.
869686 tn?1241110241
They'be been controlled really well until this last years breakdown.  I had a doctors appointment yesterday and we are leaving the med's as they are.  The reason for both Prozac and Zoloft is I am transitioning off of Prozac to Zoloft.  I am very sensitive to med changes so we must go slow.  

I feel great today and I am keeping my mood tracker.  The doctor says I am pushing myself too hard right now and that I need to give myself time to heal and get things setteled.  I am like that.  I wan't results right away and I don't' like waiting for things to work.  I started a job right in the middle of all this that is so stressful, that was pretty stupid, we all agree on that, so I'm looking for something different.

I wanted to say thanks for responding to me.  This is nice to know there are people out there living day to day and o.k. with these types of illnesses.  Sometime you feel so alone.  This networking has been great! Thank You

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Good luck to you.  Keep in mind that Prozac stays in the body a long time, while Zoloft has a very short half life.  Therefore, any problems quitting Prozac wouldn't show up for weeks or months.
869686 tn?1241110241
THank you I did not know that about Prozac.
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