Posted 05 December 2016 - 02:26 PM
I'm curious but was anyone here born with mental problems that function fine now without "Medications"? Meaning as young as you can remember?
I ask because I had a lot of anxiety growing up as a child, mostly separation anxiety from my parents but I was never medicated. As I grew older I started to out grow it until one of my parents died in front of me when I was 15 which led me down this path, so really I am just curious.
I almost feel like I got trapped and there is no way out. The withdrawal from this Anafranil is horrible, I just don't know if I got trapped on the Klonopin and might just have to remain on it because I am barely holding on as it is and I can't imagine having something but I remember before the trauma I wasn't on anything, you know?
2001-2005 - First Anxiety Medications tried, Gabitril and Neurontin, did nothing. Started Paxil as well I remember, remained on a year, didn't really do much.
2005 - Trauma
2006-2013 - Anafranil 150 mg/Ativan 2 mg for PTSD/Trauma. Worked great initually.
Mid 2013 - Anafranil stopped working, cut 50 percent as psychiatrist instructed, had horrible withdrawal symptoms diagnosed "Bi-Polar"
Mid 2014 - Stared compounding, 10 mg every month.
23 January 2016 - 50 mg of Anafranil/Klonopin 2 mg everyday for Anxiety/Panic. (Taking it slow)
23 June 2016 - 30 mg of Anafranil/Klonopin 2 mg/Atenolol 12.5 mg (half tablet)
19 September 2016 - 15 mg of AnafranilKlonopin 2 mg/Atenolol 25 mg full tablet
13 November 2016 - 5 mg of Anafranil/Klonopin 2 mg. (Crying Spells, Derealization, Vertigo, POTS)
1 December 2016 - Off Anfranil/2mg of Klonopin. (POTS, DEREALIZATION, DEPERSONALIZATION, CRYING SPELLS, FATIGUE, WEAKNESS)