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4/18/10 10:12 P

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Hi, Patsy & welcome!
I too have been on many different meds. I have a very sensitive system & wasn't able to handle most meds. I did however find tremendous success with Cymbalta & Klonopin. Plus I was in therapy for several years which did help too. I just recently (with Dr's okay) was able to come off the Cymbalta and am doing good; still on & will probably be for life on Klonopin for panic disorder / severe anxiety problem. I see my Dr. every 4 months for a check in too.
If your main issue is panic/anxiety you may want to check into something like klonopin. I'm on a really small daily dose & it works great. Haven't had a panic attack in about 2 years. Longest spell ever in my lifetime. :) Plus, I know you said insurance was an issue- our pharmacies here only charge $15 for a month's supply.

Wishing you the very best & hope you had a great weekend!
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9/26/09 11:38 P

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Welcome Patsy! Enjoy posting here, everyone is very nice.

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9/10/09 7:17 P

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HI & welcome emoticon

this is a great place to be...we are all here for you
I am on Cymbalta for over a year & it is working good

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9/10/09 11:20 A

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Welcome Patsy,

You are in good company here. I have been suffering myself for years with anxiety and two years ago it peaked and I finally sought treatment and I am on the generic brand of Prozak and it helps a lot. I also keep xanax on me if I need to stop a panic attack. This team is great and we are all here for each other:)

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Hello again Patsy and welcome emoticon

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Thank you so so much for your advice and support.
~ Patsy

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Hi Patsy! emoticon

It's great to mee you. I can empathize with your struggles as I have battled depression and anxiety for a long time. I'm doing well with the depression, but it seems the anxiety is always there. I hope that the welbutrin will help you. One thing I learned while in the hospital is that benedryl can be taken for anxiety. I know it sounds strange but the antihistimine has calming effects. I mention it only because it's alot less expensive than prescription antianxiety medications. I have insurance but it will not pay for my Ativan as it is a benzodiazapime...(My insurance company will NOT pay for those even if needed).

Please post often and know that you have lots of support here.

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9/9/09 5:55 P

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Hi Patsy,
I am also on the generic form of Welbutrin as well as several other anxiety and depression medications. I pretty much have my depression under control with the medications but the anxiety still persists. I want to welcom you to sparks it is a great place to meat people and get advice as well as words of encouragement. emoticon Kathy

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Welcome Patsy and nice to meet you!

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9/9/09 4:48 P

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HI my name is Patsy,

I know I have posted before, but I don't think I have introduced myself! I am 31, and pretty much have spent the majority of my life battling depression and anxiety... I have been on too many meds to count and currently am in Welburtin (but the generic). I am limited on what I can do, and how much I can due to no insurance.

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