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I have chronic depression since I was a teenager. For years, I managed without medications, for many reasons, but it got to a point that I couldn’t do it alone. I took medications for about 3 years it helped, I was not feeling down (sad, crying for no apparent reason), I was sleeping well, had more energy, and I would not get irritated so quickly. However, I noticed I was numb must of the time and my response time was very slow. I was not sad/crying, but not excited and happy either. It was like I had no emotions. So, I stopped the medication. About 6 months after, I started feeling sad, having trouble sleeping, lack of energy. There are days I don’t want to leave the bed for anything. I started seeing a counselor, but honestly, she was really nice, but not much help.
I have a great family, a good job, life in a decent area. Looking at my life, there is no reason for feeling like I feel: worthless. I feel there is no point to my life and somedays I just want to slip into a comma until all is well. I have horrible, chronic insomnia; I could go days without sleep. But, there are other days that I feel normal for the most part. I don’t like to socialize with people, but I try and do have a good time. There are days I laugh and feel happy, content, accomplish.
So based on my experience with antidepressants in the past, and my current status, do you think taking prescriptions again may be a good idea?
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