readitonthewall asked: i'm not sure if you use medication, but do you happen to know common pros and cons for taking it for an anxiety disorder? thanks!
I can only talk from my limited experience here, however I was on Zoloft (sertraline) for a while and to be honest it only made the slightest difference with my anxiety + depression at the time. The best side affect for a teen like me was that it increased the effectiveness of alcohol on me quite substantially! It also kills your libido a bit and made it easier for my body to gain weight. Personally it wasn’t helpful to me and one day I just stopped taking it (and was too anxious to go back to the doctors and ask for advice haha..). That’s just my experience though. I know there are people who benefit a lot from the drugs, it’s a matter of getting the right dosage of the right stuff for you which I’m afraid only a doc can help you out with!
So pros- can be useful for you in taking the first steps in squashing your anxiety to a point where you need that crutch less and less.
Cons- can have other intriguing side effects..
Hope this helps!