New Anxiety Medication Mirtazapine

I blogged in June about reviewing my anxiety medication, specifically because during the first 4 weeks of coronavirus lockdown I had experienced a significant reduction in anxiety and an insight into how life could be. I currently take 600mg of Pregabalin, (300mg in the morning and 300mg in the evening) and 100mg of Sertraline in… Continue reading New Anxiety Medication Mirtazapine

Medication Review June 2020

I posted recently about my anxiety medication and my intention to ask the doctor to review it. Today I telephoned the Doctors surgery to ask to for a non urgent appointment to discuss my medication. I was advised that, because of Covid-19, the GP was not reviewing medication at present. So having felt somewhat deflated,… Continue reading Medication Review June 2020

Anxiety Medication 2020

I am struggling with my anxiety as usual. During the first 3- 4 weeks on lock down for coronavirus, my wife and I screened ourselves. I found that not being allowed to go out and not having any appointments to go to, resulted in my anxiety easing significantly and I was happy pottering around at… Continue reading Anxiety Medication 2020

My Anxiety Update July 2019

It has been sometime since my last blog post. I still struggle with and have been working on my anxiety and depression. About 12 months ago I went to my GP as I had a significant family event approaching in six months time; namely my daughter’s wedding. During my consultation with the GP it was… Continue reading My Anxiety Update July 2019

New Anxiety Medication Sertraline

As usual time has passed – back in July I went and visited my GP for the first time in a long time. Since then I have been back to see him a couple of times. After my first appointment, we agreed that I would try out an additional medication, so I started on Sertraline… Continue reading New Anxiety Medication Sertraline

Duloxetine / Cymbalta Withdrawal Symptoms SNRI Discontinuation Syndrome

I don’t know whether I am making a big mistake but I am trying to come off Duloxetine (Cymbalta). I have not taken Duloxetine for 5 days now, having slowly reduced my dosage over three weeks Very difficult to explain, but got regular sounds in my head, like a camera shutter and sort of pressure… Continue reading Duloxetine / Cymbalta Withdrawal Symptoms SNRI Discontinuation Syndrome

SSRI’s & SNRI’s

Medication for Anxiety & Depression seems to fall into 2 groups: Selective Serotonin Reuptake inhibitors (SSRI’s) Serotonin Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRI’s) SSRI’s include Citalopram and are supposed to increase the level of serotonin in the brain which lifts mood, as people who are depressed produce less serotonin which is a neurotransmitter, that is it carries… Continue reading SSRI’s & SNRI’s

My Medication

My Medication for anxiety and depression is considered below, click on the image for more information from NHS UK about the drug Citalopram was initially prescribed and my dose was slowly increased to 40 mg per day. My health got worse, whether this was eased or exacerbated by the Citalopram is unknown, this prescription was… Continue reading My Medication