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    Ajm1621 Posts: 4, Reputation: 1
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    Aug 5, 2009, 11:05 PM
    I feel like my family is keeping something from me
    Hi everyone. I feel like my family is not telling me something about myself that I should know about. It feels like they are hiding something from me. I have social anxiety. I had it REALLY bad my senior year of high school. (graduated June 2009). I first got this the day after I smoked pot with a group of people. The day after I smoked with this group I still felt as if I was high, but unfortuneately it was anxiety. I went to go see a psychotherapist for this problem and now I only have small cases of it occasionally. Also about three weeks ago I was feeling depressed so I went to go see the family doc. She gave two sample packs of venlafaxine and it helped me concentrate better and made me feel better overall. She never diagnosed me with depression. I think all of this stuff with the medicine and therapist are messing with my mind. So the past week I stopped seeing my therapist because I felt I didn't need to anymore and I also stopped taking the venlafaxine the doctor gave me. Believe it or not I feel pretty good right about now. I just wanted to give you guys a background of my problems because I don't know if it relates to why I'm thinking my family is keeping something from me and I'm convinced that they are. Back to my point, I feel that they are not telling me of some sort of problem that I have or something that is wrong with me that they are hiding. And I have confronted my mom two times and asked her, "Is there anything that you are keeping from me?" and she replied no to both times, but there is something that keeps me thinking that THERE is something they are keeping from me. Its like I don't trust her or something. Do you guys know why I'm thinking this or have any suggestions on what to do. Any help is appreciated, thanks everyone.
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    Wondergirl Posts: 38,434, Reputation: 5430
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    Aug 5, 2009, 11:27 PM

    Please see your doctor again and tell her you stopped taking your meds. Then make an appointment with your therapist.

    You were feeling better BECAUSE you were taking meds. You still need them.
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    artlady Posts: 4,208, Reputation: 1477
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    Aug 5, 2009, 11:43 PM

    The effects of medication,in particular antidepressants often take up to 2 to 4 weeks before you see a result.
    Wonder Girl is correct that you are feeling better because of your medication.
    You should never abruptly stop taking any medication without consulting your doctor.
    If you are 18 you are legally an adult no medical information can be hidden from you.It is against the law.
    Please speak to your doctor and put forth the effort you need to get well and feel good about yourself.
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    Aug 6, 2009, 12:26 AM

    Thank you you both for replying. The advice helped A lot, I appreciate it. :)

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