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Re: 1St Time Ever trying any drug for depression/a

Posted by college_student on April 1, 2003, at 0:33:40

In reply to 1St Time Ever trying any drug for depression/anxty, posted by BridgetteK on March 31, 2003, at 16:34:54

> I am so new here. I have never taken anything for my anxiety or for depression. I use to just brush it all aside. But I started a new job after 5 years of being a stay at home mother and realized just how bad my anxiety was. I have only worked a total of 13 days that's how new I am and have 5 anxiety attacks 1 that was so bad (for me that is) I almost walked out in the middle of my shift. So I decided if I was going to keep my job I was going to have to do something about it. So I called my family DR. and wala got on med's. I found this site just browsing today and found it to be quiet helpful w/ what type of side effects I would probably expierence and, how long to let this work. I was put on Paxil CR last fri. but when I took it I woke up Sat. morning w/ a migrane headache and vomiting. So I quit taking it. I'm going to give this medicine a try. I have realized I cannot deal w/ my anxiety by my self like I use too. And with us being at war I find my self crying alot (WOW) this isn't me. But then i've not been me my whole life. Any insite would do :) Thank you for reading my post......

I am new here too and started my first antidepressent in December. I am at college an so need to be botherd by emotional difficulities as little as possible. So far since December I have been worse, ie. with anxiety and depression. I was on Paxil for 2 1/2 months. I was so exhauseted all the time that I could hardly get out of bed in the morning. Now my doctor switched me to lexapro and I started at 5mg for a week and now I am at 10mg and have been for a week. I am have been feeling a lot better, the only problems that I have been noticing is a headach that lasts all day every couple days. Also I have good days(days where I feel great) and then I will have days that start in the morning with anxiety and sometimes the anxiety goes away by the evening. I am hopeful that as time goes by this will get better. The only other thing I have noticed, is that I am a bit less sharp. But I guess that is the price. It is not too bad, and maybe that will go away too.

I also have been on edge because of the war. It is very hard to deal with. It is really a challenging time, and that affects us all. Good Luck with your medication. If you ever need the perspective of a college student don't be afraid to chat :) Sierra




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