I'm struggling, in truth i have been struggling for a very long time, I think most of us do. My GP has me on anti depressants and anti anxiety tablets they don't do much for me at all.
Is there anything that does help? I think that my depression is not depression but part of my autistic spectrum thing. Assuming that it is asd not depression is there anything that can make it any better? I am not sure that I can cope for much longer.
Much as I hate to admit it (I don't think a-ds are really suitable for autistics because they're formulated for a neurological template that we don't have) - I've decided to see my doctor tomorrow and ask for something. I can't go on like this. I need something to suppress my emotions. I'm in knots. Maybe Prozac.
I was once prescribed, in one of the most stressful times of my life, a short course of diazepam AKA valium (a couple of weeks' worth). It calmed me down and suppressed the feelings that were causing me anxiety enough to get my head together and actually start to approach some of my problems constructively. To that end I do recommend it. It certainly helped me. I'm hypersensitive to it though, so what would usually be a minimal dose knocks me right out. You might react differently, just bear in mind that dosage might take a couple of tries to get right! Prozac, on the other hand, was what they first tried when I was in my teens and that did nothing but cause me nasty side-effects, whatever dose we tried. >> Never again for me. Again, you might find it different.I hope things get better for you ASAP!
Thanks, Emma. I was prescribed a short course of Diazepam just after mum passed away. They didn't really do anything for me. But I was drinking, too, which didn't help. I'll talk to the doctor.
Prozac is the latest thing my GP has issued a prescription for, too, so it's interesting to hear about your bad side effects, Emma. I've tried Sertraline before (made me totally nauseated for 12 hours a day so I stopped dead after 2 days) and Mertazipine (three quarters of a low dose knocked me out for over 16 hours). If you're able to give some detail on the side effects of the Prozac I'd be interested. I have to get up the courage to even get the drug, let alone try it, so some information on how it's affected another ND person might be helpful.