Anxiety Medication

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  1. release the hounds

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    Except with with a bit more science than scientology.
     
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    They put me on zoloft for a while and I felt awful for months. When it ran out, I just didn't go back and haven't been on anything since. I'm doing much better now managing things on my own. Couldn't take that apathetic feeling all the time. I really felt nothing at all while on it.
     
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    CharlieDog Rude and Not Ginger

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    They want to put me on an SSRI but I do not want to. I'm not depressed, just retarded :p ;)
     
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    :eek: Well thankfully I'm not allergic to Celexa, I just don't like how it's going to make me feel for the first couple of weeks, lol. The stomach issues are definitely annoying. It's hard to tell if I'm hungry, full, or on the verge of puking.

    That last part will be nice to experience. There are many times I wish my brain just had an off switch.

    The mental meltdown is what made me want to even try medication. There are many things I missed out on because my brain convinced itself I was probably going to die if I ended up doing whatever said thing was.

    My doctor is hoping the Citalopram isn't going to make me a sleepy zombie, so we'll see what happens. If I feel the least bit blah and not my normal self, I'll ask to try a different medication.

    I'm supposed to stick it out for two weeks. I'm just a wimp.

    Maybe the irritability was from me feeling like I hadn't slept my entire life. I was grumpy, I just wasn't sure what was causing me to be so snappy.

    That's why I think I might just need an everyday medication. (I guess my doctor came to that same conclusion, lol.) I don't have panic attacks, I just get anxious about everything. Some things are worse than others, but nearly everything is a reason to worry. I still plan on asking about Xanax, so we'll see what he says.

    I'm hoping it works. We'll see. Hopefully the death feeling last less than two weeks.

    I get through life just fine managing things myself, I guess I've just always wondered if I'd feel better on medication. We'll see. Sometimes dealing with it myself gets to be such a chore. If it makes me feel too 'off' I would have no problem not taking a medication.

    LOL! Trust me, I had those same exact thoughts. Even Adam asked me "Why are you on an anti-depressant? You have anxiety. Take it back." :p

    Instead of writing a million individual thank yous, I'll just write one big one: THANK YOU! Everyone's experience and advice has been amazingly helpful. (If I missed anyone while multi-quoting, I'm sorry!)
     

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