Depression Gone, Anxiety Up!
I've had depression for 9 yrs. After 2 yrs of Celexa, I decided I didnt want to take pills anymore. I was the kind of person who was considered that I have to take antidepressants for life. I felt like the the Celexa didn't work as it did in the beginning, so I stopped. Boy, was that a bad idea! I had bad withdrawal symptoms and had to see a psychiatrist. I hated that I had to share my story with another person! I was so frustrated, yet desperate to get rid of the withdrawal I was experiencing. I was then put on Mirtazepine. I stopped after one month, but it wasn't as bad to get off as the Celexa since I've just started taking it. Now, after 6 mos, my anxiety started again this time it was relentless. So, I'm back on Xanax again, at least this time it's just as needed. I'm glad I don't have to deal with the depression+anxiety+panic attacks anymore and just deal with anxiety. I just hate being woken up in the middle of the night gasping for air, scared out of my mind and shouting.