Hi - I'm new to the depression side of this....I have been a member of the anxiety section for a couple weeks now. I have had anxiety and PA's for 15 years and the last 6 months has been the worst. My pdoc just told me that he believes I am also moderately depressed and wants me on Lexapro. I am a mediphobe so you can imagine how this terrifies me. I'm supposed to start today. I have a really hard time wrapping my mind around this. I believe I am depressed right now...but I believe it's because my anxiety is so sky high and physically I feel horrible and I have slept very little in the last 4 months and I am trying to keep working. I am not sure I am depressed (though I have personal reasons to be) for any other reason. When my anxiety is "in remission" I feel totally fine. I'm afraid of having to go thru withdrawls from the med if I want to stop. What gets me is that they are not even really sure how the brain works or how the meds work or what they really do....it's all random. I just don't want the med to make me feel worse than I already do because I can't imagine it being worse right now.
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