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inked
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Advice or comments please

Postby inked » Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:46 pm

I am a 50 yr old guy who upon reflection can see i have suffered with social anxiety and drepression
all of my life.
I finally sought help 10 years ago and began anti depressants and CBT.
My main question i would like answers and opinions on is as follows.
After a few years of different antidepressant meds i am now semi normal with my depressive thoughts 3 to 4 days a week. Do i accept this is going to be as good as it gets or kind of fool myself
that its not good enough and ask to find different meds ect.
I have an anankastic personality disorder thats not changed and cannot face going outside my front door unless ive had alcohol or lots of diazepam on top of this i am told i have perfectionist traits and tend to always be to harsh on myself.
Views on this are greatly welcomed thank you all and be safe.
Alan

battle-angel
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Joined: Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:09 am

Re: Advice or comments please

Postby battle-angel » Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:20 pm

inked wrote:I am a 50 yr old guy who upon reflection can see i have suffered with social anxiety and drepression
all of my life.
I finally sought help 10 years ago and began anti depressants and CBT.
My main question i would like answers and opinions on is as follows.
After a few years of different antidepressant meds i am now semi normal with my depressive thoughts 3 to 4 days a week. Do i accept this is going to be as good as it gets or kind of fool myself
that its not good enough and ask to find different meds ect.
I have an anankastic personality disorder thats not changed and cannot face going outside my front door unless ive had alcohol or lots of diazepam on top of this i am told i have perfectionist traits and tend to always be to harsh on myself.
Views on this are greatly welcomed thank you all and be safe.
Alan


Hi Alan, thank you for sharing your experiences with all of us. I understand medication is something that is given professionally and is something quite personal.. I've done a lot of reading on psychiatric medicine and I am very surprised that you are being given diazepam for depression and social anxiety - as this is a very, very strong benzodiazepine and there are usually other anxiety medications that are less strong. I am of course not advising anything regarding medication, I am just curious if you feel this is suitable for you?

Let me have a thorough read of anankastic personality disorder to see how I can understand your experiences better...

b. angel

prycejosh1987
Posts: 246
Joined: Sat Jul 18, 2020 3:30 pm

Re: Advice or comments please

Postby prycejosh1987 » Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:07 pm

inked wrote:I am a 50 yr old guy who upon reflection can see i have suffered with social anxiety and drepression
all of my life.
I finally sought help 10 years ago and began anti depressants and CBT.
My main question i would like answers and opinions on is as follows.
After a few years of different antidepressant meds i am now semi normal with my depressive thoughts 3 to 4 days a week. Do i accept this is going to be as good as it gets or kind of fool myself
that its not good enough and ask to find different meds ect.
I have an anankastic personality disorder thats not changed and cannot face going outside my front door unless ive had alcohol or lots of diazepam on top of this i am told i have perfectionist traits and tend to always be to harsh on myself.
Views on this are greatly welcomed thank you all and be safe.
Alan

There might be stronger and more effective medication out there. Alcohol is a coping system, but it does more damage to the body and brain than its worth, find another way and explore more options.


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