... been labeled overly sensitive. too emotional,dramatic... on and on... all my life and now after my life crashed..I crashed with it and was put on every antidep..there was... they all made me worse..now I have been on xanax for 3yrs and at times I feel it helps and then feel it makes me worse. I use it manly for sleep..anixiety is worse and sluggish brain is a real pain. My question is..are any of you my age or so and could share their experiences with this drug
There are so many antidepressants so I would say don't give up on trying one that helps with depression and anxiety, its all trial and error as I'm sure you know. Xanax isn't good for depression, it will even cause depression after taking it for awhile as well when being on it a long time you can have rebound anxiety.
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Good luck... pamee
Not your age but am 64. You can still do something about that beaten down feeling. Anxiety is interesting. First comes fear. Fear of failure, fear of what others think, whatever frightens. Then comes anxiety which is fear about what might happen. Next comes depression, fear of what has happen that we have not let go. Finally comes therapy and medication. As you have done. See a therapist. What they do these days is nothing like the old jokes in comedy sketches of the sixties. They can help if you want to do the work. An antidepressant helps support you while you clear up all that old chatter in your brain. You can still be the real you. And quite frankly, it is time to do so, right? Go have fun. Who cares? , you have earned the right. Plenty of people out there who want to do the same. You can make changes and feel much better. Up to you. I do wish you happiness and relief from the drudgery of depression and anxiety.
Hi Tazma I am 69 and have had problems on and off since menopause. There are way too many meds out there for you to feel this way. Sometimes it takes awhile to find the right ones (which is a real pain) because it might take 6-8 weeks to know if it is working. Xanax can bring you down. A psych and a therapist are a must. They work together to help you back to your old self, or perhaps even better. I'm an emotional person, I always cry at weddings but there is a difference. Get some professional help, you won't be sorry.
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