I had decompression in 2013, and have syringomyelia. Over the years I have been on several antidepressants. My issues with them were weight gain, then big bills every time I had to go back 2 or 3 times until one started to agree and work with me, office copays, therapy etc costs, etc. So, like anyone else I just quit taking them.
What have any of you taken for anxiety and depression that has worked well for you?
What I am noticing, is, any kind of stimuli whether good or bad is taking over and I am not stable. My physical therapist has suggested Valerian Root. Currently I am taking 1500 of that usually 2 or 3 times a day GNC brand is what I take.
It works well around the family at home and calms me down.
However, whenever I leave my home environment (not too much) I find it is not working as well. When I leave home I feel very vulnerable and even my heart rate races too fast in traffic. I find myself not leaving home too much anymore because the stimuli is far too fatiguing. Who else goes through this and what are you on, how do you handle it? I simply get tired of paying to go to the doctors until he or she gets it right. I often think I am trying to live a normal life in an abnormal body. It is hard to be something you’re not in today’s fast pasted life.