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I was wondering whether any of you has made the similar experience that since you're on meds you feel permanently kind of a little depressed and have lost the real joy in your lives?
After reviewing various literature and studies related to long term use of antidepressants it seems that they make you kind of chronically depressed and every time you try to quit them the withdrawal is hell and you find yourself "relapsing" or you go back to the drugs.
What bothers me is that no-one told me about these effects before I started to take the pills and i feel like it has done a lot of damage to my life. I've tried to come off the meds a few times and every time i tried to be more careful and still i do end up with nervous breakdowns and suicidality and have to go back on meds again in order to relieve the symptoms. Although i cannot prove this is withdrawal / brain adjustment i think it is evident as the symptoms start to fade soon after reinstation of the meds.
I would be very glad to here similar stories as i feel the health-care system and pharmaceutical companies owe us for the damage they've done. In my case i was not even that severely depressed when i started the meds yet got more and more depressed while on meds. This due to the side effects (chronic fatigue). It makes me angry.
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