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i got bad anxiety and thr trying 2 put me on prozac 4 it wen am not deprest seems thy bean trying 2 get me on it all my life is this rite 4 it
 
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Prozac is one of several anti depressants designed for anxiety. I started on it, but unfortunately it made me constantly nauseous. I am now on citalopram.
 
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thr must b something els thy can give me bar antidepressants i dont wanna take them thy bean trying 2 get me on them sins i was 13
 
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CBT?
That's the only other choice I've ever been given. Why do you not want to take them? Obviously they aren't a cure all, but they do help. I've gone from being unable to go into certain big shops, at all, to being able to go in when they aren't crowded.
 
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CBT?
That's the only other choice I've ever been given. Why do you not want to take them? Obviously they aren't a cure all, but they do help. I've gone from being unable to go into certain big shops, at all, to being able to go in when they aren't crowded.
cos am not depressed and don't think i need prozac
 
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Buuuut, anti depressants are used for anxiety as well, which you have. I've been diagnosed with general anxiety disorder.
If someone said here is an SSRI, it helps with anxiety, what would you say then?
 
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Buuuut, anti depressants are used for anxiety as well, which you have. I've been diagnosed with general anxiety disorder. If someone said here is an SSRI, it helps with anxiety, what would you say then?
i only want something wen i feel anxiety comming on dont wanna b taking more medz every day
 
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Well, that ain't gonna happen, so as I said before CBT is you're only choice.
 
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Why don’t you try therapy?? So you can deal with coping mechanisms instead of the tablets, I used to take anti depressants for my anxiety and depression, even had beatablockers but these didn’t help, I’ve found speaking to people and hearing different coping mechanisms really helps me ?? X
 
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Why don’t you try therapy?? So you can deal with coping mechanisms instead of the tablets, I used to take anti depressants for my anxiety and depression, even had beatablockers but these didn’t help, I’ve found speaking to people and hearing different coping mechanisms really helps me ?? X
i have a therapist and thy put me on amisulpride pills bean on them for years all u get is 5 mins of thr time tho every 6 months
 
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i have a therapist and thy put me on amisulpride pills bean on them for years all u get is 5 mins of thr time tho every 6 months
There’s other things though surely?? I’ve had quite good support from the doctors, I must say the waiting list is long but it’s worth it, have you ever signed up to wellbeing? You fill out a form and send it out and they get back to you with all sorts of help (like I say time frame isn’t great) but it’s so worth it x
 
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I use propanolol and buspirone which are both to take as and when needed.
I tried the anti depressants as they're really good for anxiety even when I wasnt depressed, but they trigger hypomania in me so I couldnt continue on them.
 
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There’s other things though surely?? I’ve had quite good support from the doctors, I must say the waiting list is long but it’s worth it, have you ever signed up to wellbeing? You fill out a form and send it out and they get back to you with all sorts of help (like I say time frame isn’t great) but it’s so worth it x
prob c my shrink in december and ask then th gps no use thy tell me 2 ring up th mental health place
 
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Push through, keep pushin. Maybe youl find solace in this. tonight i had a panic attack.... Im always slightly comforted in knowing im not the only one, so i hope you, like me can get in a more comfortable place, as its so deblitating to get into the initial place of happiness that you want to be. Definitely talking to someone helps, as i see my psychiatrist and therapist several times a month.
 
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thanks
Push through, keep pushin. Maybe youl find solace in this. tonight i had a panic attack.... Im always slightly comforted in knowing im not the only one, so i hope you, like me can get in a more comfortable place, as its so deblitating to get into the initial place of happiness that you want to be. Definitely talking to someone helps, as i see my psychiatrist and therapist several times a month.
thanks well i only c them every 6 months all u get for free in uk
 
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