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Need some support... Please!


Hi all. I have suffered from anxiety since my teens. Has been pretty well controlled for a long time, but recently has come back with a bit of a vengeance. Was on lexapro for 7 years, then switched to celexa (cheaper) for last 10 years. Has worked well until now. I am really scared as I also have bp problems and I can tell the anxiety is making that worse. I just really need to hear somebody tell me they understand and have been through the same thing and lived to tell about it. I need a life line!

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Hey matturhorn,

I suffer from depression and anxiety. I was never officially diagnosed, and am not on any medication (mostly because I am afraid of dependence). I mainly have social anxiety. Sometimes I wish I could have the courage to seek help, and maybe one day I will. It has been around 10 years since I first noticed symptoms. Hope you can find something that works for you! How well does the lexapro work if you don't mind me asking? Do you think you have developed dependence?

Great afternoon

I have been suffering from depression and Anxiety since I was little and I am about 32 now

I have been diagnosed with C – PTSD

I have been on a lot of different medications to deal with all of my symptoms

As my body changes like weight the chemical balance in my body changes so that the medication or dosage has a change

There's a lot of different medications out there you can try it's just finding the right doctor one who has a PHD to prescribe them for you

Yet with all that i'm going through I have four amazing children and a great wife so yes there is hope


Hi I understand cos I have reached the point, yet again, where my meds aren't helping much. Makes me feel defeated! But I get by by telling myself I'm like this now, it's annoying, but I won't be the same forever. Just think of it as a minor glitch. I'm more than happy to help.

I know your pain I have my good days and my bad days a lot of my anxiety attacks I thought were heart attacks in the beginning because of the physical symptoms I was always having (heart pounding, dizzy, impending doom feeling, breathing difficulty) but after years of having them and talking to doctors and therapists I realize now when I have them they are just anxiety attacks but they can be very scary for sure if you don't know what it is in the beginning. I hate taking RX meds too so it's a double edge sword, I feel like I trade one problem for another when I take the pills the doctors give me and all the side effects that come with them. To be honest I have been using medical marijuana for the last few years and I feel it really helps me and doesn't have near as many bad side effects. I know it might sound crazy but look into it and try a sativa strain it really helps with mood, anxiety and depression. But use a low does if you never tried it before

Hello. I hate that you are suffering. I feel the need to reach out to you. While I haven't lived your life, I know enough. I am too in crisis but it is getting better everyday, as I do my best to get better. I can't give up. It's not my nature. I think you will get better because you have enough strength to begin by reaching out. I don't know if I have the capability to provide anything useful for you, or if you need me to provide further input. I just wanted you to know that you are not alone. I trust I will know that further input will be helpful and when it will be helpful. You are not alone, and I understand. A lot of people do.

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