I find so much of modern life incredibly irritating. I truly do want to be a better and more patient person and I don’t know how to go about it. I vow to myself to never get angry again, and then a few hours later I do.
What medication helps with constant irritability and anger?
|by Anonymous||reply 46||06/29/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 1||06/28/2020|
Buspar. Don’t do Xanax.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||06/28/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 3||06/28/2020|
Xanax but they won't give it to you.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||06/28/2020|
Don't use substances to deal with it. Try calming exercises like deep breathing, meditation, listening to calming music, etc. Insofar as possible, separate yourself from sources of anger and irritation, and resolve not to patronize them.
Drink herbal tea, or other non-caffeinated hot beverages. Exercise. Hydrate; drink lots of water. Get sufficient sleep. You can remake yourself.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||06/28/2020|
Wellbutrin antidepressant, b-complex vitamin, magnesium too. Don't take benzos, see a therapist and a psychiatrist rather than your regular dr. Your anger is probably well founded, don't beat yourself up.
Years ago, I was raging about a family member and I went to the batting cages and hit slow pitch soft balls while imagining the person's head. Also had the chance to smash about 100 ceramic plates, it was one of the most therapeutic experiences of my life. I've haven't been that angry since then, but I haven't had a reason. Wellbutrin has really help me a lot.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||06/28/2020|
^BTW, I should have taken meds YEARS ago but didn't want to take a drug. Fuck that. Don't listen to ANY new age bullshit.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||06/28/2020|
Meditation. Like the Buddhist monks do, daily.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||06/28/2020|
Two in the morning. Two late afternoon. And two before bed.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||06/28/2020|
I found that being isolated with my husband during the initial lockdown, made me more irritable with him and more irritated with the general public. I can’t tolerate dumb ass, selfish, deplorables anymore. My marijuana dispensary card gave me access to edibles. Now, I just pop one of those in, suit up for a 2 hour trail walk, including air buds and music, and finish the day in a zen-like state. Seriously, that combo has changed my life. The combo gummy bear and physical exhaustion take the rage away and make me sleep even better. Highly recommended, no pun intended.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||06/28/2020|
I recommend to you the shopping. Be best happy with shopping day!
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|by Anonymous||reply 12||06/28/2020|
Solitude, along with Talenti Vanilla Bean Gelato.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||06/28/2020|
Fluoxetine (generic Prozac) does the job for me. I was finding things were irritating me much more than in the past. Talked to my doctor and he explained that as we get older, our tolerance level starts to drop. Gave me a prescription that, with my insurance, costs me less than $5 for a three month supply. I don’t feel any different in general, except it seems my tolerance level has gone back up.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||06/28/2020|
I prescribe it for all of my relatives who are a pain in the ass.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||06/28/2020|
I've been on various psych meds all my life. I've never tried mj before. I want to try it but am afraid how it will affect my job performance. My job involves a lot of reading and analysis as well as some public speaking.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||06/28/2020|
Not sure if [R12] was joking or serious -But there have been studies that showed taking semen into their bodies during sex (no condoms) elevated women's mood and sense of self-worth. They concluded that sex was a natural antidepressant.
If OP isn't quite ready to present hole to the world and take all cummers, he should try eating a lot of tofu. Soy products contain large amounts of estrogen, and will lower testosterone levels.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||06/28/2020|
Irritability is a common symptom of depression and often overlooked.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||06/28/2020|
I bum Xanax when I feel like I might punch someone in the throat. But I’ve heard it’s very addictive. But it’s so good.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||06/28/2020|
for me it was a symptom of the ADHD I was diagnosed with. I spent 2 years on Vyvanse and have a much better handle on it.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||06/28/2020|
I take Wellbutrin, Lexapro and Buspar. Lexapro is great for anxiety and Buspar adds to it.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||06/28/2020|
Like R14, I take Paroxetine, the genetic version of Xanex. Love it! It's kind of like having a mini-lobotomy!
|by Anonymous||reply 22||06/28/2020|
Copius amounts of weed.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||06/28/2020|
I can’t smoke pot. I am bipolar and it makes me too crazy. It is impossible to respect myself when I am always blowing up. I realized yesterday that I don’t really get much pleasure out of life. And I blow up at my passive aggressive partner.
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|by Anonymous||reply 25||06/28/2020|
Boilermakers and plenty of them.
Take a shot of whiskey, chase it with a beer. Light beer if you are watching your carbs because of being a fatty.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||06/28/2020|
Tension Tamer Tea does it for me. Medication? That bothers me...
|by Anonymous||reply 27||06/28/2020|
R18 who isn’t slightly depressed and cranky during these ‘difficult’ times?
|by Anonymous||reply 28||06/28/2020|
Like one of the posters upthread said, Depression in men often presents as Anger and Irritability. After months of blowing up for the littlest thing, my husband went to see a psychiatrist and he prescribed him Wellbutrin. No more over-the-top outbursts, he says he feels better and he can even concentrate at work better.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||06/28/2020|
Whisky. Fresh air and some exercise. Sex and if I can't get it, I'm not above ramming my hole with a dildo. It's surprisingly de-stressing.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||06/28/2020|
OP, you've likely heard the cliché "depression is anger turned inward." It's a cliché because it's true.
Anger turned outward can also be depression.
I used to be able to tell when I had forgotten to take my Wellbutrin for a couple of days: I started bitching under my breath about people who were driving too slow or otherwise being annoying around me.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||06/28/2020|
Perhaps try some Natural Calm magnesium citrate. It’s just a mineral, and I think 80% of adults are deficient. It regulates many body functions, things like blood pressure and it’s relaxing. It’s also a bit laxative.
It can’t hurt, and If it doesn’t help chill you out and sleep better, you can go the pharma route.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||06/28/2020|
.05mg Lorazepam. Small, sweet-tasting pill that dissolves under your tongue in 20 seconds, in 15 minutes, your anxiety will pretty much be gone for 8 to 12 hours or more. No after-affects, no drowsiness. I take them whenever I know I'm going to be stressed-out by something, usually meetings. They're great.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||06/28/2020|
My partner gets incredibly irritable during the summer months and Depakote has really helped. His psychiatrist prescribed it to him to go with the escitalopram he was already taking. It's not perfect but it has made a noticeable difference.
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|by Anonymous||reply 35||06/28/2020|
Im stuck in a L.A county city that's 100 % mexican and it's driving me crazy. The nonstop hideous Mexican music blasting from every house and the fireworks are making me crazy so a big thank you to all the posters for the great advice.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||06/28/2020|
R36 needs to get her sissy ass to Palm Springs before she gets capped.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||06/28/2020|
Prozac 40 mg. I 've taken it for years. Can't be in this world without it.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||06/28/2020|
Either learn Spanish & join the party or move R36.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||06/28/2020|
Sleep and antidepressants. If Xanax is necessary, it’s fine. Just don’t overdo it. I also found it happened in my 40s - not a happy time. It just seemed to disappear around 50.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||06/28/2020|
prozac killed my libido, not worth it
|by Anonymous||reply 41||06/28/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 42||06/28/2020|
[Quote] taking semen into their bodies during sex (no condoms) elevated women's mood and sense of self-worth
Any similar studies of cum dumped after anal intercourse. I suppose for both men and women.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||06/29/2020|
R42, You need to see a psychiatrist/pharmacologist who prescribes these medications. They all have side effects, there is trial and error, results may not be immediate. Psychiatrists work with these drugs every day and are up to date with the latest information.
Re Wellbutrin. If my husband over reacts to anything in the morning, I know he hasn't taken his pill. Also, if you have a family member who has had success with a drug you too may be more likely to have a positive result.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||06/29/2020|
Reading through this thread makes me wonder if I should be medicating, too.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||06/29/2020|
Fentanyl. Go get some, OP
|by Anonymous||reply 46||06/29/2020|