The majority of my life I've suffered from depression and anxiety. Sometimes are better or worse than others. In my mid-twenties I finally saw a psychologist. I never wanted to take antidepressants. The doc eventually told me he was referring me to a Psychiatrist and I needed years of therapy. I gave up on all that for a few more years. Eventually I did go see a psychiatrist and after trying a few different antidepressants Effexor worked, along with Adivan. Now years later I'm back on Effexor. I find though that I feel much better on just Xanax, but I don't want to ask my doc for it cuz I hear that most docs won't prescribe it.
I too have had anxiety and depression and unfortunately it took more than 3 years to find the right medication. I am happy for you that you have something that works for you. I take 37.5 of Effexor and 150 of Lamictal.
I do have xanax but only use it for emergencies because I want to have
something that will help me if I have a really bad day. Talk to your psychiatrist and find out how he/she feels about xanax. So glad you are feeling good.
It's really too bad that those of us who need those medications, which help us so much have gotten to be hard to get mostly because people have abused them so much. It's a wonder I haven't had all my hair fall out or had a heart attack from so much anxiety myself
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