Tired of waiting and hating boyfriend UPDATE!!!

posted 3 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2018

That’s so exciting, congratulations! Great to hear you are doing well 🙂

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Are you getting assistance to develop coping strategies to deal with your depression/ anxiety?

I am glad prozac is working for you and leveling things out. However I often feel doctors use their prescription pads rapidly without getting to the crux of the issue. If it is a chemical imbalance all well and good, but it would be highly unusual that would be determined in one consult with a general practitioner.

I wish you well, and am pleased that you are feeling optimistic.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@Olivepepper:  +1

Unless you have a chemical inbalance, I’m not sure taking prozac is the answer to all your problems, it seems like the medicine would just be masking issues that need addressing.

Congrats on the impending engagement, though!  

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

@madbee22:  Hello Mad bee, we have similiar wedding dates lol!  This date is special to me because it’s actually mine and my BFs anniversary date 🙂  So I had to write!  I’ve been going crazy with waiting and my therapist has encouraged getting on prozac and I’ve felt funny about it.  Then I had another friend who said it just made things ‘clearer’ and she was able to handle life better, relationship stress, whatever.  I have not made the move yet because I’ve been trying other things, like this website, talk therapy, meditating, and while it helps, I’ve wondered if I should just bite the bullet and at least TRY it already.  If I don’t like it, I don’t have to keep taking it, right?  I may just take your advice, because it sounds like it’s changed everything for you!

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Congratulations on your impending engagement! However, I don’t really think you should be advising waiting bees to go out and take Prozac to ease the anxiousness of waiting. I hope you are also seeing a therapist in addition to taking that. I find it very strange that a doctor prescribed that with only one visit…

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

@madbee22:  Thanks for your post! There’s so much stigma around mental health issues and medications. I’m glad to hear your positive experience, and I’m grateful for your openness about it!

Edited to add – I certainly didn’t read your post as a recommendation to all waiting bees to go medicate themselves!! But if someone’s anxiety is crippling and having a negative impact on daily life and relationships? I imagine that anyone in such a situation might be comforted by your post.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Congratulations and totally understand where you are coming from! I know many are concerned about psychiatric medications, and I do not think medication is the answer for everybody, or even for any one person ALL the time, but sometimes it can help a person with severe anxiety or depression get through a rough patch. When my mom was ill and I was helping to take care of her I was also suffering from some mental health issues brought about by the stress, and a low dose medication and a bit of counseling made all the difference. It’s a tool, like any other, not a magical cure-all, but it can be the right tool. I was only on medication for 6-9 months, but during that time it really did help me recognize myself again. Guess I’m just saying this to try to balance out the comments from those who may be critical of your choice to turn to medication 🙂 Hopefully you will not need it forever, but for now, I am glad you got the solution you needed!

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Im really happy that Prozac is working for you. I’m on Paxil (started in 2008) for my severe anxiety, and it really gave me my life back. I wouldn’t recommend it for everyone, but I do now believe that I have a chemical imbalance that can be controled like someone can control thier diabetes with insulin.

I would also recommend if you could see some sort of therapist or counselor as well. Its really nice to know when you are actually being ‘crazy’ as opposed to when you are totally justified in what you are feeling.

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