Antidepressants

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do antidepressants actually cure depression and people GENUINELY recover from it and lead NORMAL & HAPPY lives again... because i just feel like everyone is given false hope if not

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    hi emily, i would NEVER EVER trust antidepressants again. awful things try mindfulness, walking, exercise, baking, getting out speaking to people, counselling, coping strategies and just as many different things as you can but pills. i wish you luck. you could have any support you wish, if you think your depressed don't ignore it but there are ways to cope with it!

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      i was put on antidepressants last year november, i was in no way depressed or anxious in any shape or form, they put me on sertraline for sleep issues and me being naieve and stupid, took them and thought nothing of it, i had a bad reaction and became extremley mentally ill within days, and have been put on a few different ones since, even though my gut was telling me it was the drugs causing it no one listened, i became extremley depressed and anxious and ended up saying enough is enough and came off citalopram 2 months ago now, all was good for abit until 3 weeks ago, ive had 10 months of this crap, i feel like my life was ripped away from me becuase of these tablets and ill never be the same again 😭😭😭

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      i am the exact same! 10 years ago i needed a lot of dental work done and felt nervous about it do the dr put me on sertraline....biggest mistake i ever did!! Within one month i became a basketcase, agoraphobic, constant nausea/appetite loss, feel so depressed i dont think life is worth living....i was not like this before the meds!! I stopped taking them but those symptoms never went away, its permanently messed up my taste, stomach, gut, and now i have constant anxiety, twitching and depression. Over the years i keep trying the antidepressants to try to fix what it broke, but the damage is done. I will never be the same again

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      I found this comment via another thread I am participating in; your story is a common one and one which I found myself part of; I was not prescribed antidepressants but the next level up - antipsychotics - for PTSD. Just how you describe the antidepressants gave you depressive symptoms, the antipsychotics made me psychotic (which technically speaking means unable to control one's thoughts). I gradually got worse and worse until I healed naturally through supplements, meditation and vitamins.

      So, when you say "you will never be the same again", I whole-heartedly disagree. You can heal; there is so much research going into neuroplasticity (the ability of the brain to heal itself), the role of the gut in mental health, how meditation grows new neural connections and can thus heal drug induced damage...all the information is out there and it saved my life. I am happy to share if you want, unless you truly have given up and don't want to get better, of course...

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    hi Emily and brandy, i have a really deep seated reason not to ever have antidepressants again and it's this. i remember what they did the last time i took them. i didn't feel myself and even felt worse! i have lots of health issues and was offered these awful drugs 6-8 weeks back when i threatened to stop my life. but. i was having really tough assault counselling. the counseling was useful but bought up quite a major issue. i had night after night of horrendous flashbacks that i couldn't control. i now find if i speak to a health professional that the fright disappears so does the need for these horrendous drugs. try anything else. mindfulness, walking, running, shopping, eating sweets, yoga, talking to people. just get to the bottom of why you feel like you do. i am getting there. i was raped at aged 19 then 25. i feel awful after this but feel i can be much more open and honest. you do the same, you can, you owe it to yourselves. good luck, put you first, you'll be ok.

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