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Yeah sorry to just jump in here right away but I'm leaving in like 45 minutes to see my doctor, I've done a lot of research over the past few weeks about different medications I know what will help me like stimulants and benzos/xanax.. etc because I've tried them and they really did the job.

But I'm really hoping I don't show up and he gives me SSRI's or sends me to a physc that I can't afford. Because I know neither of those will help me.

How do I get proper medication that I know will work? Any other tips, I'm an adult btw (19 living in Canada) so that will probably help my cause.
 

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I'm also in canada. I don't have a family doc, so a couple of months ago I went into a private clinic in my neighbourhood in hopes of getting some meds. The doctor didn't wanna listen to me or help me, said he can't help me and referred to a psychiatrist...thing is it would take close to a year on a waiting list to see a psy.

So I tried ordering meds online. With my luck, it got seized at customs and I never got it.

So today I went to see another Doc at a different private clinic. This one listened to what I had to say, asked me questions and prescribed what I wanted. He was impressed how I knew so much about these meds, dosage, potential risks ect...because I had done alot of reading on this forum and on the web. So I got Rx for Xanax and Inderal.

It depends on your Doc. Just talk to him and explain your situation. I'd say odds are very low you get a Doc that won't help you, I was unlucky my first time.
 

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I've never taken any meds before, besides ones I tried from people I know. Other people are telling me to go in after eating hot peppers to sweat and shake and fidget a lot to get good meds, I'll try the honesty approach though.

Anyway I'll be back in about 2 hours, or so. I'll let you guys know how it went.
 

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Yeah.. after nearly getting a panic attack in the office, and trying to calm myself while waiting. I mumbled like crazy sweating explaining to him about my anxiety and stuff, and he gave me a prescription for Citalopram and said to come back in 3 weeks.

Meh.. I'm ****ed for life.
 

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Take it regularly and things will get better with a 60% chance (30% chance on placebo).
 

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Take it regularly and things will get better with a 60% chance (30% chance on placebo).
I'm glad you added that part about placebo. I often call people on statements like that where they fail to mention the placebo effect.

Of course, drug companies don't like to say "our wonder drug helps twice as many patients as a sugar pill does".
 

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Thanks for reply's. But can any of you help me get real medication, or share experiences that worked for you?

Tomorrow I'm gonna go pick up these SSRI's.. I know it works differently for everyone so maybe I'm speaking to soon, but I know I need real upper pills like xanax,adderal,benzos..etc but I don't know what asking him directly will do for me when I see him in 3 weeks.

What should I say to get off these pills and get real ones? Also I told him about my drug history. I've stopped doing drugs entirely for the past month/two including weed to, so now hes probably weary about prescribing something besides useless pills.

You know.. I really don't want to end up taking ecstasy everyday again, it's expensive habit. And it made me lose nearly 20 pounds, I was already skinny enough to begin with. But I can't just go up and say that, it's not that I even want to use street drugs anymore, it's just that there's no other way for me to deal with this crap SA.
 

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Go with Lexapro Or Zoloft, they are considered the "best".
 

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Just tell your Doc you get panic attacks a couple times a week and would rather treat with something that can be used "as needed". I wouldn't waste my time taking the SSRI's, unless you are riddled with anxiety ALL day EVERY day.

If you really want to force the issue with your doc, mention that the SSRI he prescribed is giving you extreme side effects and give some examples

For example I was once prescribed effexor and after 3 days of taking it I would get light headed and dizzy at random times. That really sucks when your on a roof 60' high
 

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Go with Lexapro Or Zoloft, they are considered the "best".
Zoloft is generic, so it's likely cheaper than Lexapro.

Both did nothing to help me despite being the "best". I know they work for some. My brother has been on them for the last decade. He used to take Zoloft for his OCD and later switched to Lexapro.
 

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I just threw down $25 for these pills. I'm not very happy about that, I could have just gobbled up some vitamin pills at home for free.

I'm reading up on the negative effects of the pills right now, gonna bring them up the next time I see him, these are just making me tired and emotionless. That really doesn't solve anything, just makes me a zombie
 

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I'm reading up on the negative effects of the pills right now, gonna bring them up the next time I see him, these are just making me tired and emotionless. That really doesn't solve anything, just makes me a zombie
Lol. That is why I hated them. I told my Doc that they make me feel flat, apathetic, and emotionless. Benzos made me feel that way as well, but at least with them I would only feel that way for the duration of a few hours. Not ALL day.

I am starting to think that SAD is a secondary disorder being caused by something else and treating the SAD alone won't deliver you the results your looking for.

Check out "Sluggish Cognitive Tempo" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sluggish_cognitive_tempo

It's basically a subtype of Inattentive AD/HD.

I'm not saying you have it, but I think I do, and I think it's my reason for SA. I'm just dissapointed that it took me like 2 years to find it
 

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Also I told him about my drug history. I've stopped doing drugs entirely for the past month/two including weed to, so now hes probably weary about prescribing something besides useless pills.
Also I would NEVER tell a doctor whether true or not about my drug history. Ethically it maybe wrong but most doctor will label you a substance abuser in there minds and be ULTRA conservative when it comes to prescribing meds.

I wish more docs were open when it comes to drugs. Afterall most people just use drugs as a way of self medicating anxiety not realizing there can be more effective treatments.

Just my opinion
 

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I don't know what I was thinking, probably will never get proper medication now.. I see myself turning into one of those 35 year olds who comes in every 2 days asking for different pills/dosages. *sigh*

Well I took a blood test and I'm sure nothing has come up on it, haven't touched anything in months. Hopefully he'll cut me a little slack now.
 

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Because I have a drug history, although none of it will come up on my test since I've been away from it for a month.
 

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Who required the drug test? The law? The doctor? Maybe it's different in Canada but if a doctor were to require me to get a drug test to get meds I would definitly say F'You

And I don't even do drugs......well illegal ones :afr
 
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