A lot of folks are scared when they start a new med. We anxiety sufferers tend to always think of all the worst-case scenarios rather than the positive ones! I should know!!! Remember that if this med doesn't work for you, then the pdoc will try something else. Even though you've been on these types of medications before, keep in mind that they gave you some good years and you were always able to wean yourself off of them before. There's no reason to think that you won't be able to do the same thing again when you're ready to take that step. Right now, you need to focus on your main priority of feeling better and not feeling anxious and depressed all the time. You want your life back, right? If you don't take a med, how's that going to happen? So you need to give it a try! :) You'll always find plenty of support here and again, I should know! Everyone here's been incredibly kind and patient with me! Take care and keep us posted!
"if there's someone you know and loving them so, but taking them all for granted, you may lose them one day, someone takes them away and they don't hear the words you long to say...I would give evrything I own just to touch you once again...just to hold you once again."
From the song "Everything I Own" by David Gates (Bread)
He wrote this for his father, after he passed away. Don't hold a grudge. It takes up so much room, it crowds out the love...
If you want to keep things in perspective when the little things are getting you upset, say what I say: "And the starving children in Africa thought THEY had a problem!" Suddenly, the fact that you forgot to get an item at the store or dropped a glass of juice doesn't seem all that big a deal anymore.