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Hi GT folks. Hope your Saturday is going well. During an open thread about a week ago, I posted about going in to the clinical nurse at my therapist's office for anti depressants. The appointment was today.

A little backstory: I grew up in a highly dysfunctional household, complete with alcoholism, sexual abuse, and loads of silencing/denial. I've been in therapy to cope with this for a year (wow! Go me for finally sticking with it!).

I have always been depressed, since as long as I can remember. I always knew everything was wrong and I was always so so sad about it. I had some great coping skills, but still. Anyway, in finally facing my past head on, I am experiencing a more pronounced depression. My past sucks!

Happily, my adult life is wonderful. Happy (albeit young) marriage, enjoyable hobbies, a fulfilling career. Yet... I'm sad, insomnia prone, filled with anxiety and general PTSD symptoms. I'm wallowing here.

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So she prescribed me Celexa. She said the side effects aren't as common as other drugs, we'll see. I'm really hopeful that it will help. I just need a hand, ya know? I feel like I owe it to myself, my husband, our future children. My question is: WILL IT WORK??

Does anyone else out there have similar histories (sadly, so sadly, I know this to be true, from reading posts and to knowing fucking bullshit statistics)? Do you have advice for taking Celexa or a similar SSRI? Please someone tell me it will help. Thank you for your time.

P.s.: I hope is post is okay. I am new to this. in due time I will learn GIFs. I know I know I've been kinja ing for a year and I still haven't learned, don't judge me!