Posted by LLee on January 11, 2012, at 15:45:07
I have had PTSD for a long time now, it was not diagnosed originally, but I had agoraphobia and that was a symptom of my PTSD that I was being treated for. I was on Geodon, Wellbutrin, Effexor, Clonzepam for 10 yrs and was once again a functioning member of society. I lost my job of 8 yrs in the end of April 2010. I didn't have medical insurance and I stopped taking all medication except Clonzepam on an as needed basis. Now because of mild depression I have started on the generic Wellbutrin again 150 mg XL once day. I also have Dermatillamania which I just figured out that there is an actual name for it and that it is an actual illness caused from OCD. I have recently started taking Inositol for it, I think it may be helping but not sure yet. I have an appt with my Dr on the 25th, I want to ask her to help me with my PTSD and yet she is a family physician so not sure how much she knows about it. I have read that none of the meds that I was on actually helps PTSD and that Wellbutrin definitely has no effect on it. I had read that only prozac and zoloft I think are two that will help with it. Has anyone had any good experiences with taking any medication for PTSD or should I just figure I will have it for the rest of my life and try to get SSD? I am now on unemployment, but my PTSD is really keeping me from finding a job, and I don't want to apply for SSD until my EDD runs out in case they say well if you can't work you can't get EDD and then not be able to get SSD either. I'm really scared that I will never get better. My PTSD has been there since childhood and has gotten even worse with things that have happened as an adult. I don't like to share the abuse, domestic violence, death threats w/weapons, and more:( so I don't talk about it to anyone. Can't afford a psychiatrist. Don't know what to do?