I've dealt with anxiety ever since i was a youngster around the age of 10. That's around the time my parents divorced. But it wasn't just a quick divorce. There was an extraneous amount of drama that I, a 10 year old little girl, had to be in the middle of. I did get prescribed medication for depression around the age of 11. But I'm being honest. That medication did not work. I wanted nothing more but to sleep and i gained weight even tho i would loose my appetite. I didn't bother to go to the doctor for any more medication. However, just recently my brother passed away. I'm 17 years old now. It's been a very hard time for both me and my family. I was admitted to a psychiatric hospital a month after his passing. They prescribed me prozac to help cope with the depression but all that did was increase my anxiety levels even more than they already had. When I went back to school, I had the hardest time concentrating, still do in fact. I even have to reread just about everything and I was the type to read book after book with no problem. Now i cant even read one page without understanding what i just read. I refuse to believe that I'm dealing with "depression" because I keep myself occupied. I hang out with friends, I go for runs, I do things that make me happy. But when I'm sitting down, alone and bored, my mind wanders, and I think too much that it hurts. I have taken about .25mg/.50mg of xanax just to see if it works. In fact it did. But I Need to know as much information as I can about it before I go to the doctors. I dont want to deal with any medication that would give me the same effects. I want something that works and is safe to use with the right dosage.
I take xanax, it does help but you will loose your short term memory. We all react to meds differently but one thing in common with benzodiazepines is that they affect your memory, believe I have taken valium, ativan and klonopin, and my short term memory is awful. Plus they are very addicting, I do not want to put you down, I am just trying to help you.
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