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Hi Ive recently just turned 18 and Basically this will be my third time in the past 6 months of having severe anxiety and depression. It seems that when I have an extreme breakdown or panic attack my mind stays fixated on the idea of 'anxiety' and anything related to it. No matter what I'm doing I'm thinking about it. It's really frustrating because it prevents me from living my life, and I don't feel like doing anything besides staying in bed all day. I've never considered killing myself but sometimes I think it would be so much easier if I wasn't alive. I'm coming up to my 5th week on fluoxetine and no major improvements. Does anyone know how long it can take for fluoxetine to be effective? My doctor told me that if I'm not feeling better within the next 2 to 3 weeks then she'll prescribe me to another medication. On top of that I've been taking Xanax for the past 3 nights to help with the severity of the anxiety but even that doesn't help! It just makes me really sleepy and sleep for a really long time. The thing is I would say the fluoxetine was just beginning to take effect up until Wednesday night where I smoked a lot of mariguana and had a really bad trip. Ever since I haven't stopped thinking about my anxiety. I know it was a really bad decision seeing as mariguana doesn't agree with me and heightens my anxiety so Im definitely staying away from the drug! Also this will be the third my mind has been stuck in this thought pattern of 'I can't stop thinking about my anxiety'. Both other times only lasted about a week or two until I finally got bored of the thought and it didn't scare me anymore then the thought seems to drift. I keep telling myself that I will be okay and that this is only temporary but it doesn't get any easier each time. It's almost harder because I know how stressful the process is and when it's there it feels like il be stuck this way forever. I just don't really know what to do because it's really overwhelming and I just want my life back
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