I would imagine a high percent of those with anxiety would fear medication, especially if you are one to research all of the possible side effects of it! I was afraid, as many are, and when first introduced, I was very hesitant! My doctor prescribed me Lexapro first, and I took only 1 pill, then changed my mind about taking them, and discontinued the Lexapro from that point on! The next prescription was Paxil! I filled the prescription but did not take a single pill! Later, I was prescribed Buspar, picked up the prescription, only to not ever take it!
After suffering from severe depression, anxiety, panic attacks, AND insomnia, I then decided to move forward with taking them! My defining moment was because of the insomnia! I could not sleep for more than 1-3 hours a day for 3 weeks straight! I was so out of it, I decided to take my doctors instruction, and had success from there on out! The medication helped me to get a full nights sleep (7-8 hours) from the very first night taking it. Also my depression lifted, panic attacks stopped, and anxiety level was back to a normal level, as those without anxiety disorder!
Today I am feeling as I once did before this whole anxiety ordeal!