Mood disorder prescription meds usually have side effects, sometimes really troublesome but thankfully they're very rarely fatal. A working dosage level often needs to be gradually worked up to so our bodies can adapt to such harsh chemicals, and interim side effects may go away as we adapt. Long term use may lead to a fresh side effect appearing at some point (so, those need to be watched out for). Meanwhile anxiety can create its own symptoms which can confuse matters in assessing a new med's impact and safety.
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Thanks for your response and yes, I'd appreciate any anxiety coping tips you can pass along.