I am new here and am so happy I found this site.
I have been suffering with GAD and now some depression for 6 months. I have started seeing a psych who does CBT and exposure.. but the problem is that my symptoms are so intense sometimes that I can;t focus on anything else. Depending on where I am in my cycle (sorry boys) it depends on how depressed I feel. The anxiety is always there but gets unbearably worse during the same weeks I feel depressed. My quality of life is not there.. it is worst in the morning and afternoon and usually come evening I am totally fine... maybe I should just become a vampire and sleep all day
I have done CBT and exposure before with no meds and had great success.. this time it is not happening.. doc thinks perimenopause maybe and hormones are definitely playing a big role here.
Soo.... I am finally considering meds as I want my life back!
I tried zoloft in 1995 and had the most awful puking/panic reaction to it and it has made me terrified to take meds. I don't know yet if I need an ssri b/c my current doc is hopeful that CBT will work again if I can get the symptoms under control. She wants to see if a benzo will be enough to calm the anxiety so I can actually work the CBT and exposure..
So I am supposed to try the klonopin tonight but I am very scared (surprise surprise) that it will make the depression symptoms worse. I know medicine reacts differently with everyone.. I only plan to take the klonopin as needed.. I am very afraid of S/E.. any reassurance (which I KNOW I am not supposed to seek but I am anyway..) would be greatly appreciated.
Anyone with depression symptoms and anxiety notice that Klonopin made the depression worse?
Thank you and God Bless!!!