I’ve been struggling with depression for 4 months but turned down antidepressants because I’m scared
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I've been depressed since October last year, I don't struggle to do everyday things, i'm still managing to work part time but sometimes simple things feel really hard, like socialising for example and I often just don't do them.
The root cause of my problem is quite serious anxiety that was left too long without help which has developed into depression, so I'm currently on daily beta-blockers and taking a group course on depression and anxiety to try and tackle the root of the problem first. Some days i can feel fine but other days I feel quite awful, not to mention everyday I feel completely exhausted, but power on anyway, "putting on a fake smile".
Antidepressants were offered to me but i thought i'd try beta blockers first (3 months ago) but now i'm feeling so fed up and just want to feel better, is it worth me trying antidepressants? I'm so worried about how they'll effect me, or if i'm actually bad enough to be on them at all. Or maybe I should just power on and see if I can get one to one counseling after my course has finished and give it more time? I would love some advice if anyone has been in a similar situation and any experiences of antidepressants. Thanks.
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