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Re: Two sessions this week **Triggers** Dinah

Posted by TherapyGirl on October 31, 2007, at 21:24:03

In reply to Re: Two sessions this week **Triggers** TherapyGirl, posted by Dinah on October 31, 2007, at 21:07:12

Yeah, anxiety has been a big feature of my most intolerable depressions. My PCP gave me a RX for Xanax on Monday. I've been taking half a pill a night. She wants me to take it every day for a week and then as needed. I honestly can't tell if it's helping or not. My anxiety, due to the situation with my ex, is worse on the weekends when I have contact with ex and ex's son. So I guess we'll see. We're also trying to be very careful to monitor what it does to my brain chemistry. But it's short acting, so I feel a little more comfortable with it.

I did take Risperdal for a while during my bad year. I was on so much other stuff at the time that I couldn't tell you if it helped or not. I think it probably also matters if you take it as needed (like it sounds like you do) or every day (like they prescribed it for me back then).

My PCP clearly would have preferred to put me on one of the antidepressants that is good for anxiety, too, but after I explained the situation to her, we ruled it out.

I'm still trying for now. We'll see if T can come up with a plan for next weekend that doesn't involve me leaving voice mails for her every hour, which is how I got through last weekend.




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