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Will I ever get better

Katej48
Katej48

Hi I’ve been on mirtazapine for over 3 months and at the 30mg for about 6 weeks, doctor gave me propananol as well 10 mg 3 times a day to also calm my anxiety down and to help with my headaches I’ve been getting daily , she says it’s the anxiety causing them , I’m waiting for cbt through the nhs , I’ve also tried private counselling but felt this wasn’t working and reflexology, not sure if there not the right people to help or I’m just a lost cause , I’ve been like this 6 now and can’t see me ever getting better, I have to get on with my life as much as possible , I go to work etc, I know my partner doesn’t understand me anymore so I just don’t speak about it, he’s snappy all the time , can anyone give me some advise please.

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You are definitely not a loss cause and remember this too shall pass. It sucks when your in the middle of it but believe me it will not last forever. I also believe you will have good results with CBT therapy although It does take practice it does work. Amazon has some cheap books on CBT That you could look into to help you get started while your waiting on NHS. Also if you haven’t heard of her already Dr Claire weeks has books and cds that are full of great advise plus I find her very calming. You may want to consider switching up the meds if you are not feeling relief within the next few weeks. Unfortunately sometimes it is trial and error until you find the right med for you. Believe me I know😉. I hope you find peace of mind soon.

Katej48
Katej48 in reply to Cares179

Thanks for replying, I have ordered a Claire weeks book from amazon, I’ve seen my doctor this morning and she’s told me to carry on with the meds , have you had cbt yourself ? I’ve just been told I’ve another 3 months on the waiting list, I’ve been waiting 2 . X

Cares179
Cares179 in reply to Katej48

That’s horrible that you have to wait so long. My therapist taught me some techniques and I also bought a book called CBT for dummies. It has really helped me but takes daily practice.

Katej48
Katej48 in reply to Cares179

Hi there just bought that one as well, do you mind me asking if you are on meds and if they worked for you. Thanks

Cares179
Cares179 in reply to Katej48

I have been on meds for around 15 years. Went off of them each time I got pregnant though. I was on lexapro for about 13 years and have been on Zoloft for about 2 years now since the lexapro pooped out on me.

Hi Kate, I too am on mirtazapine, I started on 15 mg then dropped to 7.5 when I started to feel btr, but recently I have had to increase to 22.5 as I’m finding my anxiety creeping back up on me. The good thing about mirt is that it definitely helps with sleep, that’s why I would rather stay with it then try something else. I also take bisoprolol. Like you I sometimes wonder if I will ever completely recover from this. I have been on waiting list for cbt for around 4 months, I had my first appt last week....which was only a get-to-know each other and my next appt is in 4 weeks as counsellor is on holiday. So I’m hoping when I’ve completed this therapy I will be able to cope btr 😐😐

Katej48
Katej48 in reply to Arlene99

Thanks for replying, I’ve just been to my gp this morning, she thinks I’m doing better than I was , I’m going back in 4 weeks , she’s keeping me on the same tablets , I’m also on sleeping tablets , the only time i feel normal is when I’m asleep , I’ve also just rang up let’s talk to see how much longer I have to wait for the cbt and it’s another 3 months , I’ve already been waiting 2 , I asked if they had a list of recommend counsellors that I could see privately but they don’t , I try and tell myself I’m doing ok, going to work , making an effort everyday and I’ve just come back from Dubai which up til the last minute I didn’t think I’d be brave enough to go , my doctor said that’s a massive achievement, I just wish I could get rid of this headache. I hope you start to get better soon x

Arlene99
Arlene99 in reply to Katej48

I’m hoping the cbt is going to work miracles for me as like u I just want to feel normal & enjoy life again. I will defo stick with the mirt as I have been on several others that have not been suitable. I have a problem with being away from home, so therefore I will not go away on holiday as I feel I won’t be able to cope, so well done to u for being brave enough to go to Dubai. I hope u continue to improve. Let me know how things are going with u. All the best 😊😊

Katej48
Katej48 in reply to Arlene99

Are you married ? I’m with someone but he doesn’t “get it” x

Arlene99
Arlene99 in reply to Katej48

Hi Kate.....yes I’m married, but my husband does not quite understand & I think no one does unless they have experienced anxiety for themselves. He is so laid back about everything and i so wish I could be like that too 😏😏

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