Posted by Chris O on September 9, 2011, at 18:19:38
In reply to Re: Viibryd end of week 6, posted by Jenbr on September 7, 2011, at 23:05:23
I saw my psychiatrist yesterday. I guess I'm going to give Remeron a go while I'm on the Viibryd, as Remeron is one that I have never tried before. Not crazy about gaining any weight, so if that starts happening, I might not stick with Remeron. I guess if it gave me a robust effect, I would consider it.
I've never tried seroquel, nor any of the antipsychotics. I've got some samples of Abilify, which I was going to try several months ago when going off Serzone, but I've just been hesitant with those psychotropics due to the issues I already mentioned in the last post. It seems like many people on these boards have some success with them. My psychiatrist thinks Abilify might be a good fit for my intractable GAD symptoms. Perhaps in the future.
It looks like I need to get going with the talk therapy again, too. I don't really feel ... adequately supported right now. Mostly, I'm with my wife, and the last several months, things have been stressful. I have some issues with her, and her family, and standing up to that is party of my ability to have a healthy relationship, the relationship that I did not have in my own family. However, she seems to think that I am being "mean" when I do that, when I have any bit of conflict or perceptual difference with her about them. This is probably because I stand up for myself so little due to my constant shame/guilt/anxiety. It's really starting to get old, to get to me, to the point where I'm considering, well, leaving. She's been in therapy with me before, so she knows and acknowledges (or so she says) my horrible GAD, but ... either or it's too hard for her, or she doesn't get it, or she's just annoyed with me, or her family's denial about their rampant alcoholism (which they pad through their money, of which I have none, and that could be, in the end, the real issue, the issue of me not making much money, and if so, f them all and their denial. I really do not care and that is the truth) comes out at me. Whatever. I just get clobbered for a couple of hours today and I have to vent.
Anyway, I'll stop. Thanks for listening. I hope this joyful post finds you and your new family well, Jen!