I had a phone consultation with my therapit today. Not as good as a face to face, but has to be done because of corona virus. Gets worse I am having a physiotherapy appointment over the phone on Friday. My physio is confident he can watch and analyse my movements over the phone apparently, I have my doubts. Anyways, corona has seriously disrupted therapy as I don't have many opportunities to put into practice what we discuss because of the lockdown. She suggested some medications. She mentioned Citalopram (Celexa), Mitrazapine (Remeron) and Fluoxetine (Prozac). I know meds affect different people in different ways, but generally speaking have people had positive experiences on these. The side effects of Mitrazapine scared me. Manic episodes being one of them, and weight gain being the other. The latter isn't for vanity reasons. Exercise is seriously good for my mental mood and my job has a big physical element to it, so weight gain would be problematic. Am I right in thinking the reported side effects are very rare and if someone on the trial claims they experienced something that they might not have, or that could have been caused by something else it still gets listed as a potential side effect?
My therapist also recommended propranolol. It's a beta blocker for anxiety. Skeptical as I think even if my heart beat was reduced in social anxiety situations I would still be useless as I would still lack the confidence and understanding of social situations to suceed in them. Anybody have any input on the meds I just mentioned?
*If you are triggered by the corona virus, don't read this*It's went too far and they need to end these lockdowns. I read an article from a professor of Risk Management who had done a study suggesting that more years of life will be lost from a 6.4% decrease in GDP than would be gained from beating the virus as there is a clear link between GDP and life expectancy. Which suggests to me that once...
Hi, I'm new to the group. My husband wants a divorce; I don't. He left our house 8 months ago. I still can't accept this new reality. My anxiety is off the charts and I'm depressed. Any advice? All I can do is stay in bed and ruminate. I am getting therapy; I'm in an outpatient DBT group ( no groups now due to coronavirus -- just telephone sessions with therapist). Thanks.