What Medications Would Be Good For Depression, Anxiety, Insomnia, Stress Relief?

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This is a high stress time. I’ve been diagnosed as depressed. Insomnia is really bad, to the point I dread going to bed. As soon as my head hits the pillow, my mind goes into high gear. Although I have a hard time losing weight normally, I’ve been dropping weight like you wouldn’t believe. Has anyone taken medications for problems like this, & was it effective? I finally got an appointment with the doctor this Friday. I’d appreciate recommendations from anyone. Thank you!

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15 Responses to “What Medications Would Be Good For Depression, Anxiety, Insomnia, Stress Relief?”

  1. Hope says:

    My recommendation is to trust your Dr.
    Depression can have a whole list of symptoms, including,
    stressed-out, insomnia, racing thoughts, weight gain or loss, anxiety……..and a number of others.
    Often a best approach is to participate in both medication therapy AND Counseling therapy. You can address the body with meds appropriate to your body. And, you can address the stress you deal with by learning new ways of thinking, planning and dealing with it.

  2. soulcurr… says:

    Your best bet is to try a safe and effective form of therapy known as EEG biofeedback also known as neurofeedback or neurotherapy. It is approved by the American Psychological Association for the treatment of depression, ADHD, anxiety etc. Do the research on the web or click below my website to read more.

  3. Samantha says:

    I have suffered from anxiety and depression for almost 20 years. I tried to manage it without meds but I finally came to realize that I just had to try them. I have taken many, many kinds over the years and so far Xanax has been the best for me. It works great, has little to no side effects, and it can stop a panic attack in it’s tracks. Also I sleep really good with it.
    What you described sounds very familiar to me. I have walked many miles in your shoes! Good luck to you.

  4. AudreyMa says:

    I take anti-depressents they work pretty well for me. I take Celexa and Wellbutrin, which also helps with anxiety. For tourble sleeping I take Lunesta, it helps me go to sleep but I will only sleep for a few hours, And Trazodone which helps me sleep all night, I take both at night but only if I can’t sleep. From my personal expeience with trazodone about 10 min after I take it I get light headed if I try to get up, then I can barely lift my head, plus somtimes I hallucinate after I take, don’t that stop you from taking it, it can really help it’s jhust something I thought you should be aware of. Good luck.

  5. I know, I know!!!! says:

    Medications only mask symptoms of depression. Doctors will lie and tell you that you have the mythical “chemical imbalance” that the pharmaceutical companies coined as a key phrase. Psychotherapy, preferably cognitive-behavioral therapy, has proven just as effective as medication in helping with depression. Another thing you might consider is exercise. Exercise has wide-range effects on the dopamine, seratonin, epinephrine, and endorphin levels in your brain. A months worth of jogging or brisk walking 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week can be the key to alleviating your depression. Most likely your doctor will want to put you on a Selective Seratonin Reuptake Inhibitor such as Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft, etc. Don’t fall into that trap. Read the book “Prozac Backlash” by Dr. Joseph Glenmullen, or his attendant book “The Antidepressant Solution.” SSRI’s are addicting. Over 60 percent of patients on these drugs find it hard to get off them due to serious withdrawal reactions. I hope this helps. God bless you.

  6. Reason says:

    I firmly believe that medication is not the answer and would recommend self-hypnosis. There are people out there who could help you and perhaps your doctor could point you in the right direction. Depression and anxiety are two sides of a coin and if you can find a way to control both then this will help you.

  7. Dollbaby says:

    Laughter and good company make a start toward a full and happy life.

  8. sunsetdr says:

    I was given trazadone for my my insomnia..it works fast! But don’t take too much because one night I took 2 pills and slept for 13 hours.. I was given Lexapro for my depression/anxiety/PTSD and it worked miricals.. However, if it’s just been especially stressful lately, meds for depression aren’t going to work.. Lexapro is for a chemical embalance in your brain..If your chemicals are balanced it’s not going to work..

  9. You don’t need to suppress your entire body in order to end stress and excess thinking.
    Here are the real and healthy cures:
    For stress, just stop resisting what is happening.
    No matter what your life is like, you can accept it and be stress-free.
    Excess thinking is mostly a result of resisting life.
    So you see, saying YES instead of NO to life would solve your entire situation.
    I could tell you other ways to silence the mind, but embracing what is…. will work.

  10. chrislot says:

    I too have had longterm depression and stress and have been on effexor for 6 yrs. However I shall be finally free of all that soon. I was diagnosed last year by the Pfeiffer Research centre who specialise in rebalancing brain chemistry NATURALLY. They found I had a genetic defect called pyrrole disorder which causes leaching of zinc and vitamin B6 and leads to neurological disorders. Nine months on I am thrilled with the changes in my life and outlook

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  13. G.Trotter says:

    Go to a psychiatrist and ask. Everybodys different and they may have to try different meds on you until you find whats right. :)

  14. From my experience, your doctor will probably suggest some type of medication for anxiety and depression. Most often, they?ll prescribe something like antidepressants.

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