Made an appt with doc

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  1. Bella2010

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    As I've posted on here before, I've had issues with anxiety and depression basically my entire life, but I've been leery to take meds for it because of the meds I take for epilepsy. I had my one year check up with my neuro last week and asked him about it. He said lots of people take anti depressants with my medication, and he sees no problem with it.

    So, I made an appt with my GP for next week. I feel relieved almost because I feel I'm taking steps to get this in check, but a little part of me still feels like I should have been able to snap myself out of it. :blush: And, I already take meds for ulcerative colitis and my epilepsy and now adding another doesn't make me too excited. But, it's like DH said, "What's worse? Taking another med or feeling like this your entire life?"

    Thanks for listening,

    Beth
     
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  3. Missy

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    I don't think depression is something you can snap yourself out of.

    Good luck.
     
  4. Caesar753

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    :agreed:

    Keep us posted.
     
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    Good decision to see your doctor. :hugs:I agree with Missy and Caesar...depression is not something you can "snap yourself out of." From what I know, it's a chemical imbalance. Depression and feeling sad about something are two different things.
     
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    :hugs:
     
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    Good luck with your appointment. While medicine may very well be helpful to you, know that just because you start one doesn't mean you have to take it for life.
     
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    :hugs: Thinking of you!
    I've recently started a new medication for depression and anxiety. It's been about 6 weeks now and I am finally feeling like I'm not held down by it as much. Even though I didn't want to add meds, I'm so glad I made the decision to see my doctor. Good luck at your appointment!
     
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    Good luck with your appointment, Beth. I'm glad you made the decision to discuss meds with your doctor.
     
  10. Em_Catz

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    :yeahthat: I'm not sure how severe you are, but if you're going to therapy as well and take your meds regularly you might not have to take it for life. you may end up weaning off it or being able to eventually take a lower dose.

    i'm happy you're working on your anxiety. it's hard/scary to acknowledge a problem/needing help (for me anyway) so this is a great feat. Good luck:hugs:
     
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    Thank you all so much for the kind words or encouragement. It means more to me than y'all will ever know. :)
     
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    I hope this starts to make you feel better! :)
     

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