Hi all. I found this site by accident while looking for information on lexapro and i have to say i am impressed with the level of compassion and understanding here. I've been dealing with anxiety and depression most of my life, but it has been worse since my seperation and divorce (roughly over the last 10 years) I started seeing a therapist about a month ago, and started on xanax as needed which i don't like taking and effexor which i didn't really seem to be doing anything so now i'm on day 5 of lexapro, so far it's good, no side effects other than a lil nausea on day one. Dispite my "issues" i put myself though school to become a nurse and let me just say, having that kind of responsibility is awful when you have anxiety...over the past year since getting into nursing, it's been through the roof and hard to deal with at times. I'm not ashamed of the fact that i have anxiety and depression as we all have things in life that are challenging, i am however frustrated that it keeps interfering with my life. I try my best to keep a positive attitude as much as possible, but I have good days and bad days just like everyone else. When i don't have anxiety i have a good attitude, but the minute i feel it coming...it all goes to hell. My anxiety seems to strike mostly in the morning and stays with me most of the day, the only time it is in check is when i'm home...i guess where i feel safe. I'm a home health nurse so i don't know if it's the responsibility of taking care of patients or if it's the driving from home to home or if it's my fear of failing at it...awful feeling. I don't know for sure, but I'll keep trecking along though until i feel confident again. Thanks for listening.
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