Anxiety Medication

Trazodone Drug Experience for Anxiety and Depression

I have been on Trazodone 150mg for a week now.

Firstly Trazodone has stopped the awful side effects I was getting from Duloxetine withdrawal – which is great because the nightmares, dizziness, brain zaps and sleep problems where getting to much. So lesson learnt is always do what the doctor tells you

Anxiety Medication

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 noise when I move, extremely tired / exhausted, hard to move, limbs heavy, extremely irritable/nasty, dizzy/faint, nausea, emotional, increased nightmares, increased thoughts of harming myself

Anyway, my daughter has just expressed her and the families concern over how I am, so thought I had better check it out a bit more.

Anxiety Medication

New medication for my Anxiety

I had my appointment with the Psychiatrist on the 19th December and we reviewed my medication.

I was taking:

100mg, three times a day of Pregablin (Lyrica) and 90mg, once a day of Duloxetine (Cymbalta)

Apparently whilst a low dose of Duloxetine can help anxiety, a higher dose (ie 90mg) can increase anxiety!

Anxiety General

Welcome to MyAnxiety website

This is my website and blog about my long term mental health illness of Anxiety & Depression and my Inflammatory Bowel Disease, in the form of Ulcerative Colitis

Anxiety Therapy

Mental Health Forums

I tried out a main stream mental health charity’s forum over three or four days


Rough Week – Usual cycle

I have had a bit of a rough week, which resulted in the usual cycle for me.

I think a combination of getting worked up about seeing the psychiatrist, a bit of a panic about a family member, trying out a mental health forum for the first time and the time of year; brought on a bout where I mentally exploded, (perhaps imploded?) with a Blog rant, which I have now deleted.


Depression and Sleep

It’s been a difficult and different week, the majority of which I have slept through; save for visits to the loo and drinking squash – I have learnt my lesson about dehydration and headaches!

I know I am down and I know that awaiting the outcome of my ESA medical is contributing to my mood to a lesser or greater extent, but I have slept about 18 hours on and off every day this week

My partner tried to motivate me to get up yesterday, but a few words of ‘I’ll try’ from me were enough to see her off. I did manage one hour in front of the television with the family last evening before sneaking back to bed.

Anxiety Disability Benefits

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Benefits for sufferers of Anxiety

The following benefits are available for those suffering from Anxiety, Depression and IBD, depending on individual circumstances. Click the item for relevant link to external site

Employment Support Allowance (ESA) Work Related Group – Income based

Housing Benefit

Council Tax Benefit

Carers Allowance

Disabled Living Allowance

Blue Badge Parking Scheme

Mobility Scheme

Anxiety Medication Therapy

Primary & Secondary care

Following a recent visit to the GP, I think I have a slightly better understanding of how care operates in the NHS, UK

Initially a patient approaches their Doctor, our General Practitioner (GP) when we feel unwell. The GP can prescribe certain medication for mental health illness, including Citalopram which was prescribed to me initially The GP, Primary Care can also access their own Therapy options, which in my area operate as Well Being Team, who offer Therapy which may include Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Solution Focused Brief Therapy.