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Hi. I'm MoreThanFun and I'm a young woman who has suffered from major depression with seasonal and anhedonic features. I have not been at risk very often in life and every time I hold myself to the hard line that I cannot be responsible for hurting my loved ones in such an irreparable way. Sometimes, I get anxiety that only used to be relieved by hydroxyzine. That doesn't work anymore, nor does gabapentin and until they put me on ativan a few days ago, I felt the need to cut my way out. That always worked. I feel like I'm fighting to keep a leak at a chemical plant under control... in my head. All the time. Right now, I'm just telling myself to breathe. Breathe.

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Hello I suffer from dysthymia and recently developed anxiety. I am trying to find something to help with the anxiety and is wakes me up at night. I am in buspar but it doesn’t help and and tried gabapentin and it didn’t help. I have an appointment Tuesday with the physician assistant for my psychiatrist. My therapist recommends lexapro. I don’t know what I need. I tell myself to breathe too and try to maybe pray. This is a good site with good people. It has helped me. I m sure it will help you too. You are surrounded by people who are like you and get you and just want to help you.


Hi, pika. Yeah, I think you're right. I can already see people supporting each other in small ways on here and even though I only started reading a day or two ago, it feels good to be understood and to understand.


I have suffered from anxiety and depression for decades.

I am in therapy and see a Psychiatrist for my meds.

I have been taking Klonopin and Buspar for my anxiety. Buspar alone does nothing for my anxiety, but Klonopin works great and it doesn't make me feel high like Xanax and Valium. It just evens out my anxious mood and has prevented the panic attacks I used to get.

I hope the Ativan continues to help you!

This site has helped me to not feel alone in this.

I used to attend Al-Anon ACOA meetings which helped a LOT!

Unfortunately, all the meetings near me have shut down. I miss them.

Please come back here and let us know how you are doing.



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