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QAnxiety to Depression to Alcoholism to Recovery back to Anxiety and Depression?

I've dealt with anxiety and depression since my teens . Thoughts Restless , discontent , fear , and catastrophic could best describe my normal state of being . I started taking antidepressants for 2 years to address these symptoms . The depression did not disappear and my drinking excessive and went to the races . Now , after going through most SSRIs and SNRIs and three psychiatrists , these drugs have given up and starting to believe that these drugs may have been a contributing factor to my alcoholism . QUESTION , could this be so? And I'm off celexa cymbalta tiltrating and in the next three weeks , so I'm in? My PDOC not prescribe outside the class of SSRI / SNRI drugs, are more effective medications , MAOIs , tricyclics ? I've been 5150ed this week and really have no idea where to go from here . I can not imagine living so much longer.
( By the way in the recovery and is done in outpatient and Betty Ford , but still have intermittent relaspes )

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#1swischeeseAnswered at 2013-01-02 04:29:56
The underlying reasons for you to start drinking are still there ... depression and anxiety. No wonder he drank a lot to try to feel better . Mental illness is so d * mn horrible. It may need a shrink to decipher this. Sometimes one is rooted in the past too and have to start over. But you're doing everything right for your substance abuse problem . Keep it up . Bundle of drinking to drug interactions and confuses the symptoms (in addition , of course , make one's life absolutely miserable) . You are on the right track . Good work ! Hope you have support from family and friends . I hope someone says something encoruaging you every day . Do not give up ever. The sponsor WLL come at the right time .... I have faith .
#2Nicole:)Answered at 2013-03-16 02:32:18
I had the opposite experience . Like you , I have suffered from major depression anxiety , etc since I was 12 . I also started drinking / drugging in my very early teens . I am an alcoholic and stop drinking until I was 28. I go to AA . Now , the difference is that he stopped drinking and started taking antidepressants , antianxiety and antipsychotic drugs at the same time . I have stayed sober and lost the desire to drink. It's been about 2 1/2 years. Medication helps tremendously with my mental problems even though some had to go through several to find the right combination. I think if I left my meds soon start drinking again . I drank all because I was depressed and anxious. I self-medicate but only making the problem worse. Years ago , when I was a daily drinker , I tried Zoloft . I did nothing , but it could have been because she was drinking . You did not say whether or not you were drinking in medications or how long you've been in recovery in relation to taking medication , etc. . You know that the drugs may not have the desired effect if you have alcohol in your system . All I can think is that he tried drugs obviously are not working for you and may be giving you more side effect of depression and anxiety , leading you to drink more to self-medicate . I always read that sometimes certain medications to make people more depressed and perhaps you are one of those people . You are in a difficult situation . I wish I could be more help . I have no knowledge of drugs sufficient to recommend others for you to try . Just stay sober and hang in there . Have you considered the TEC ? A psych once told me that I might want to try it some day . It's scary , but an idea .
#3SahAnswered at 2013-04-13 16:23:13
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#4essenceAnswered at 2014-02-23 08:20:06
Hi, there are definitely more and different antidepressents that could work for you. Please try one more time with a different psychiatrist. I don't believe that the medications are contributing to your alcoholism. The depression is. I used to self medicate with alcohol myself. You've already seen the cycle now it's time to break it. Stick to your recovery and no more relapses. They've taught you the steps now you need to follow them and it's going to be a fight I remember that. You can do it though. By taking care of the depression I think you'll find the going will get much easier.
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