Antidepressants...

Discussion in 'Support' started by Amelia, Nov 17, 2016.

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    1. Amelia
      Daring

      Amelia Member

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2013
      Hi T family,

      Been a damn long time since I been here as been doing really well T wise most of the time. Unfortunately I've had a few other health issues that make the T seem pretty insignificant (no offence to any members who are really struggling and have T louder than me)

      So I'm back to ask about antidepressants... im dealing with panic disorder, health anxiety and OCD relating to that, and my psychologist thinks it's time to look into some meds.

      Wanting some (hopefully) positive stories from members that are on or have been on AD's. It's pretty ironic that over-googling/researching is one of my OCD symptoms and here I am doing that, but I'd like to be informed before my psychologist discusses things with my doctor and we look towards prescribing. (I'm in Australia so a psychologist can't prescribe, only my general practitioner can)

      Thanks!
       
    2. michaelbio

      michaelbio Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Long Island, New York
      Tinnitus Since:
      Teenager
      I was on AD at a time about 12 years ago that pretty much saved my life. I took Paxil for primarily OCD than anxiety and depression. Paxil worked really well for me as I did not like Zoloft or Wellbutrin.

      My sister during the summer went through her first real anxiety and nervous break down, and Paxil with klonopin really helped her.

      You will feel better, don't worry.
       
    3. glynis-harbron
      Feminine

      glynis-harbron Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      AD medication will really help you.
      If you have trouble sleeping them make sure it has a sedative effect and not keep you awake.
      Mirtazapine , amitryptaline , nortrnortripaline etc can help sleep.

      Onwards and upwards on your road to recovery and support from the health profession and we can support you too and give you a chin up....lots of love glynis
       
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    4. Andrea White
      Artistic

      Andrea White Member

      Location:
      Reading
      Tinnitus Since:
      November 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not known, probably regular ear cleansing/syringing
      Hello Amelia

      ADs wiill help - I would avoid the SSRI family - as they list T as a side effect, but they do make you feel that you don't care about T.

      I am on Amitriptyline - this makes me feel like a normal person and my sleep has improved.and they are not addictive as far as I know.

      Hope this helps.
       
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    5. 3ri0w

      3ri0w Member

      Wow is that really true? That they you make you not care about T?
       
    6. Johnter
      No Mood

      Johnter Member

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Hi Amelia me being new to all this as only just diagnosed, i have been given an anti depressant to try as sleeping is an issue. I am also trying to deal with the panic and anxiety issues created by this and and totally agree with the Google ocd. :)
       
    7. Amelia
      Daring

      Amelia Member

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2013
      Thanks everyone. I'm sorry I haven't been back to reply since posting - ive been a bit fragile, but I've have read all your comments.

      I'm yet to discuss AD's further with my GP - I ended up in hospital with pneumonia recently and that was a more pressing issue.
       
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    8. Florida John

      Florida John Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1999
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise, and possible head trauma
      How are you doing now? Did you decide on antidepressant? and if so, what kind, how much, and is it helping?...Wishing you the best!
       
    9. jerryjerry
      Angry

      jerryjerry Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2006
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown
      Cipralex helped me when i was down, my tinnitu was much better too
       
    10. Amelia
      Daring

      Amelia Member

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2013
      Oh gosh ... my life at the moment seems to be one drama after another. Out of hospital from having pneumonia and I started having falls due to vertigo so again, the AD's were put on the back burner.

      Now that all that has calmed down, I'm struggling with anxiety again and feel it's time to press further in terms of medication. I had a panic attack recently which landed me in the ED because I couldn't breathe, and the GP on call (who's a lovely) really discouraged AD's. so I've been trying to do meditation, guided relaxation along with my CBT but some days I feel like it's just not enough.

      I have another psychology appt next week and I'll chat to her more in depth about my options medication wise
       
    11. Florida John

      Florida John Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1999
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise, and possible head trauma
      Sorry to hear so many problems, does your tinnitus cause the anxiety? or other way around? some people think anxiety makes the tinnitus worse, it actually could be both! Hang in there!
       

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