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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.
broncos97 broncos97 31-35 3 Responses May 7, 2012

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I hope to never be on benzo's again. i used to take clonazepam...took me years to get off it...never again! ..broncos97, you must know to wean very slowly off these meds....i know it takes alot of patience, but you won't feel the withdrawals if you do it slow =)

Thanks! I use Xanax as needed only!! I know its addictive, so I don't wanna go that road again from withdrawals!!

Good luck . I just kicked Xanax and am still hurting from it . Watch out for benzo's