Long story short, went through a really tough time dealing with a job that put unbelievable amount of stress on me.
And my parents (but things are good now)
It all fucked me up...really bad(anxiety)
Went to counseling, helped A LOT
Then developed symptoms, loss of balence, a lot of fatigue and more.. My doctor came to the conclusion that I was dealing with anxiety and depression, so I manned up, more counseling, more confidence, more good stuff, and half of my symptoms were gone.
I asked the Doc. why all my sysmptoms weren't gone.
He clarified that depression is a lack of serotonin, and I was dealing primarily with anxiety, so I was okay, but I was using too much too fast and prescribed me fluoxitine, which I didn't know was an AD
Otherwise I would've said NO.
So here's the thing, the Doc, wants to use it to treat and level my anxiety while I go to counseling an all.
But is it really worth taking? (10mg or something) I know I could use this to maybe excel in even more confidence and clear head for counseling, and let my head heal, but is it really gonna heal or do long term damage?
I'm really against medicine but I just need opinions or experiences.