Nothing seems to help - now what?
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|Mon, 12-10-2012 - 4:12pm|
I've had anxiety, depression, and OCD since I was little, but was never diagnosed until about 20 years ago as an adult. I've tried most of the medications there are, and had lots of therapy. I've always been "functional" but I'm tired of dealing with this most of the time (some days are better than others). Any suggestions about what I should do? I do take Ativan or Xanax when I feel severe anxiety (and it does help) and I've been taking a small dose at night for a few years. In the past I've taken one of the SSRIs and it did help some, but I had a doctor convince me to stop taking it. A few years later I tried it again (two separate times) and it didn't help any more, even at a high dose. I've tried most of the other meds, and my current doctor has told me I've tried pretty much all of them, and there's nothing else to try. I could try a different med doctor, but I've seen a few others in the past 20 years, so I don't really think that a new doctor would suddenly come up with something that I haven't already tried. Recently I tried 2 different therapists - I didn't get anything out of either of them. I know what my issues are and am very willing to work on them - I just can't seem to overcome them, and the therapists really weren't helping me with the "what do I do" part? I've even tried alternative medicine in the past (acupunture, herbs, etc) - didn't help either.
Any ideas on other things I could try?