Worried about taking meds

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Date Joined Oct 2004
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   Posted 10/11/2004 11:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello all, I'm new to this forum. I'm 25 years old and have suffered from anxiety my entire life but what I think is depression over the past year or so. Depression runs in my family so I think I am predisposed... I am at the point where most everything in my life has lost its luster so I want to get help... but have talked to two therapists and have not had luck thus far. I'm thinking about asking about medication but I'm scared to death of side effects and how they'll affect my life... both positively and negatively. I really feel alone in all of this so any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks! sad

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Date Joined Jan 2003
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   Posted 10/11/2004 6:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi. I was terrified of taking drugs. I have very bad Ulcerative Colitis and dont respond well to Meds at all. I get every side effect and no good stuff. I have been suffering horribly with Extreme Anxiety and depression for 2 years now. It has affected every aspect of my life so I finally gave in and decided I needed help with meds. I started on Lexapro about one month ago and do feel better. I started on 5 mgs and am on 10 mgs now. I did get some headaches and felt tired at the beginning and sweat ( I never sweat, even when I run and workout). That all dosapeared in a couple of weeks. My husband has said he wasnt sure at first,but has noticed a Huge difference in me. I was always bouncing off the walls and worrying about everything. I dont think it has taken its full effect yet, but I am glad that I started. Good Luck!!

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   Posted 10/11/2004 8:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, depression does run in my family, a couple of my siblings are on meds, and I am also. My worst time hit while in denial of being dx'd with c/d. Yes, it has turned my life upside down, had I not went and got meds and plus I see a therapist I do not know where I would be now. I am on 300mg of Effexor and a week ago my dr added 150mg of Welbutrin to the mix. Understand I do not feel spacey, goofy or doped in any way. I could not handle feeling like that cause I am a control freak. Glad you are going to get some help, there is nothing wrong with needing help. Susie

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