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Needs advise new on taking Anxiety & Depression meds

Posted by @iluvmycupcake in Just Want to Talk, Aug 19, 2012

Hi I'm Jessica, I'm 23. I just started taking anxiety and depression meds on 8/13/12. I have been just having a lot of things happen in my life that have been bringing me down. I've never been a depressed or anxious person. My DR put me on 50mg Pristiq and .25mg Xanax. I never really taken pills before so taking these meds really made me nervous. My question is how long do I have to take them before I get additicted? That's my worst fear, I don't want to be on these for the rest of my life. I take one Pristiq in the morning and the DR wanted me to take 3 Xanax a day but I only take one in the morning also because that's all I need for the day. I'm just nervous about this whole situation. Any advise?

Tags: depression, Anxiety


Posted by @pamc, Sep 10, 2012

I had been dx with anxiety and when I was around 25. I was very concerned about taking meds also I can only tell you that you do need to be followed closely by a psychiatrist because MD don't really have that best schooling for handling anxiety and depression meds and because everyone does not respond the same way. My advice would be to get referred to a psychiatrist and have them evaluate you and follow you while you are starting out on new meds.

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