As some of you may know from reading my earlier blog posts, I went to my Dr. the other day and was diagnosed with anxiety (big surprise) I’ve had it for a few years now I’ve just always been too much of a coward to go in and get treated for it. Yesterday however was a disaster as far as talking to my dr.
First: They did an EKG which I did NOT like at all! Then asked if I was pregnant THEN gave me antidepressants.
So are they diagnosing me with anxiety and depression then?
Second: I called off work because of my appointment.
I ended up calling my Dr back this morning telling him I’m not taking the antidepressants because I’m not depressed. They tried telling me it’ll help with the anxiety and I’m like yeah right. Okay so sure it may put me in a better mood but, do antidepressants help suppress fear & panic? No! They don’t! I was diagnosed with depression (mild) in high school which was short term and I took antidepressants then and guess what they made things a whole heck of a lot worse so when my Dr. gave me the same medication AGAIN for anxiety (not depression) forgive me, but I was a little reluctant.
I was in a pissy mood all day today at work and almost called off again (thankfully I didn’t because, bills). I spoke with my brother who also has anxiety and he talked me into making an appointment with a psychiatrist (not my family Dr) as they will be able to better help with my anxiety but in the meantime he advised me to take the celexia hbr until I can get into see the psychiatrist and get meds changed. Fine. So tomorrow morning I’m going to hopefully get a phone call to set up my first psychiatric appointment and until I actually go in and get new medications/counseling I’m going to take the stupid antidepressants :/ *rolls eyes*