I have a great relationship with myhusband and outside of work my stress is fairly low, but at work I get very stressed out and the negativity around me adds to it. I have been much more snappier and bit*hier than normal and I have always been an upbeat, smiling always happy person. I still am, but not so much at work. I wanted a medicine to take "as needed" for the anxiety I often get and my doc. prescribed me Celexa and I am afraid to take it. Didn't really want anything that HAD to be taken daily... also I tried Lexapro (just 1 pill) one time a few years back and got sooooo sick! Couldn't even drive or do anything. I am afraid that A) If I do take it that when I get off of it I won't be as happy as I once was B) that I will become dependant on it C) It will make me sick... what do you think? I don't believe I'm dperessed, simply stressed due to overwhelming work load.
My doctor prescribed Lorazepam 0.5 mg tablet (brand name Ativan) to be taken as needed for anxiety caused by stress. I don't have to take this medication on a regular basis, only when I'm anxious or stressed out. The small dose helped relieve the anxiety without any side effects.
That sounds about right with the stress around you. Negative air can be contagiuos if you breath it in... You may want to start with what you have control over first before you put it in the hands of medication... And then if you find that what you have control over isn't working then try the meds... I have been trying meds all my life and the meds may work a little while and then I start up again worst than before... If I hace the yrge to do something I have to do it... If you have any control use your power first lord knows I'm powerless. If I could have one wish it would be for some control...
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