Posted by ChicagoKat on February 8, 2013, at 15:56:31
It is literally a personal best for me: I developed tolerance to the max dose of Vistaril in a week. :((((
I am so dejected and frustrated. Ritalin is truly the only thing that can improve my depression, but always, after 2hrs of taking the IR form (and that's the only form that I can take) I get terrible anxiety, and the anxiety is actually worse than ever. The Vistaril helped so much and I was so hopeful, but now it's out.
I so need some advice on possible alternatives to control this anxiety I get so that Ritalin can continue to work for me instead of giving me this terrible anxiety after 2hrs.
My pdoc and I have tried many things. Benzos are out; I have permanent resistance to all of them. Same with trazadone. I develop tolerance to gabapentin very quickly; it is working again, but in no time it will give up on me again. Remeron turned on me and now gives me agitation. All the AAPs give me agitation. Tegretol make me truly suicidal. We are trying Lexapro, which used to help, but my stupid insurance co. will no longer cover the dose that works, 40mg/day, it will only cover 20mg/day. Nardil is out, it didn't help my anxiety at all the second time I tried it.
On a steady diet of soda pop and Ritalin