Posted by think2much on August 25, 2003, at 10:14:08
I suffer from depression and severe anxiety and I have been prescribed ADs, and I feel so scared of them, but I think it's because I don't know what they actually do, and if I did, maybe I'd feel less frightened...
I have been prescribed trazodone, at my own request, after a bad experience with citalopram put me off SSRIs. However, I get very scared taking my tablet because I fear that it could change my personality. I get scared that the tablet might actually make me flip out. Last night I was in a terrible state of anxiety, walking around outside trying to calm down until 3am. It felt worse than usual because I was scared the trazodone was causing it all, and that I'd lost self control.
What does the trazodone do? I understand it isn't fully understood why it works, which adds to my anxiety.
Can any of you give me your two cents?
My anxiety is getting worse and worse and I get terrified that I will end up in hospital, half the time thinking it will be because of ADs, the other half thinking it's because I've stopped them :-?
Thank you for any insight!!!!