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Old 02-24-2022, 08:15 AM
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Do you know anyone (or yourself but I would never ask you to divulge this personal info here) that has started anxiety or depression meds? Has it helped significantly? I'm asking for my dd. Thank you


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Old 02-24-2022, 08:24 AM
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A colleague does with anxiety medication. She says it helps a lot. It's certainly worth trying and if it doesn't work then she can always stop.
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Old 02-24-2022, 09:22 AM
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My stepson started a med last year and it has helped a great deal. He also stopped drinking. He recently increased the med. Doing these two things has made the biggest difference in his life.
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Old 02-24-2022, 11:53 AM
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A family member did well on these meds.
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Old 02-24-2022, 01:24 PM
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I do! And it does!

My boyfriend also does. It helps him as well.

We both have tried to come off of them, but life is not as good. And we both are self aware when we need to go back on them.


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Old 02-24-2022, 01:38 PM
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I started depression meds several years ago and it made a huge difference for me. I recently tapered back to half the dosage I was taking. I tried tapering down from that, but noticed a difference, so I'll be happy with taking a smaller dose each day.
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Old 02-24-2022, 02:56 PM
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I did years ago when my son had a traumatic accident and I lived 1 1/2 hrs from home while he was in the ICU. I didn't think I needed anything, thought I had it together until I needed to get FMLA papers and I burst into tears when my own doctor walked in the room--another white coat. I left with meds. It just took the edge off, was on a low dose. Now still am because work is nuts! I guess I was lucky because the first med he gave me I've been on since, never needed to change.

Hope your DD finds the help she needs.
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Old 02-24-2022, 03:31 PM
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I did for a while and it did help, but I got off of them when I wanted to get pregnant. Nothing would spike my anxiety more than worrying if my meds were affecting the baby!
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Old 02-24-2022, 04:48 PM
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Yes, I do. The anxiety meds have helped significantly - I wish I had begun taking them when I was younger.
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Old 02-24-2022, 04:57 PM
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Yes, I take anxiety meds and it has made a world of difference.


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Old 02-24-2022, 05:12 PM
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I took a low dose of prozac (25 mg) years ago when I was working in an incredibly toxic and stressful school. On top of the daily misery, I was also extremely worried about my future teaching career given that non-renewal is generally a career killer around here. It worked out in the end; I've been at my current school for 9 years now with no issue, but obviously I didn't know that when I was going through it!

At first it really helped me a lot. Over several months the effects just seemed to wear off on me. I'm not sure if it was just that my body had gotten used to it, or I really needed a higher dose, or what. Months later when I was working at my current school, they wouldn't refill the prescription because my insurance was different. I would have had to go in for a psychiatrist visit, and we have high deductible insurance where it's hundreds of dollars to just walk in the door. Broke 24 year old me wasn't paying that when I wasn't sure the meds were helping that much anymore anyway. I quit them cold turkey, which I know you are NOT supposed to do, and noticed no difference, either immediately or months down the road. The fact that I was in a much less stressful school situation certainly helped.

Over the years there have been various times where I thought maybe I should pursue it again, but haven't bitten the bullet.
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Old 02-24-2022, 07:20 PM
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Thank you for sharing. I really appreciate it!
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Old 02-26-2022, 04:29 PM
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Yes. If you suffer from GAD it or social anxiety meds can be life changing. There is no point in suffering needlessly if meds can improve your quality of life. They work best along with therapy because, you know, life can really suck.
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