Antidepressants anyone else...?

Posted , 6 users are following.

Coming to new medication i am beginning to wonder if antidepressants are just tricking me into thinking everything is ok instead of me living in the real world...where things are not. Anyone ekse?

0 likes, 5 replies

Report / Delete

5 Replies

  • Posted

    Yep. Provides a firmer basis from which we can then tackle the problems we have in real world. Don't be influenced by the very noisy opponents of meds. Meds do a job. They aren't meant to be taken for life, just till we have adjusted our thinking and our negative behaviours and feel we can take on the 'real' world by ourselves. I just thank god they're around or I'd be shaking in my bed, barely eating and numb to everyone and everything around me. Give me a med that can 'trick' my brain into behaving better any day. With my meds, I'm now able to respond better in therapy, get some exercise and eat chocolate! Once I've got my confidence back through therapy, I'll wean myself off them again until the next bad bout (IF it happens).

    It's actually no trick. Look at it as wearing a pot while your broken leg heals or taking a statin to ward off heart problems. You'd do that willingly wouldn't you? Meds won't cure you, any more than statins do. They help us manage our health better.

    Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      That's a fantastic answer Jan I agree 100% they mask the chemicals in the brain for a certain amount of time then they will change them how torlerable the time is is up to the individual I think use this time to find things that are going to make you feel better about yourself stack the odds in your favour do not trust the feeling it'll last forever it won't but you can help yourself now!!!!

      Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    Hi k8861 - it sounds ike the meds are working for you, whether by trick or otherwise. As Jan has posted, meds do a job, Anti-deprresants are a tool that should be used in conjuction with psycho therapy to help us recognise, deal with and move past psychiatric trauma, and/or and imbalance of chemicals in the brain. I'm wondering why they are changing your meds if the last ones were working?

    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    Wellyou have to ask does it matter if they trick you as long as you feel ok, I mean if you are depressed you are trying to escape from reality so of course they are meant to do that, deceive us if you like, but we want it. Thats what they are about isnt it, making you feel ok about things we dont feel ok about. BUt you also have to consider that your reality was probably being viewed from a depressive viewpoint distorted, you coud be paranoid, what you think might not be appropriate but you might think they are, is that the reality you want?
    Report / Delete Reply

Join this discussion or start a new one?

New discussion Reply

Report or request deletion

Thanks for your help!

We want the forums to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the forums are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the forums is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.

newnav-down newnav-up