I've been having a tough time lately with anxiety and depression, I'm not suicidal, but I am struggling, and difficulties at home and from the past have been flaring up and making me feel like shit. My G.P has been trying to persuade me to take Fluoxetine, which apparently will help me. I've always been the sort of person who's really against medication unless it's absolutely necessary, but I know it's usually best to take the doctor's advice (isn't it?:S) I just don't know, I'm anxious about the prospect of taking them.
I've exhausted myself trying out various other therapies. I've had counselling a few years ago, I'm currently having CBT, but it's so slow and frustrating, I think it's helping, but maybe I need meds alongside it? I just feel constantly stressed and overwhelmed and like I want to run away from everything and start again.
Has anyone else had any experience of being on Fluoxetine, or any other SSRIs? I'm scared of feeling numb and just not caring about anything, but I know I need to sort myself out... Any other suggestions from people who have experience of anxiety and depression, would be really welcomed, I'm feeling lost at the moment.