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When I was on anti depressants I had up and down days. Anti depressants helped a lot in the acute stage. Mornings always bad. But as the years went on the anti depressants did not always stop the "downs." Sometimes I would feel well for days, and then down I would go again.
I came off anti depressants over a year ago (after 20 years). I do everything I can to help myself, like taking supplements, walking, going out, etc. but oh get up and down days so much. yesterday I felt OK, today I am low ago and feeling tearful.
I started a voluntary job with children in a school, and I was doing well. I would not have taken it on if I did not think I could do it, I felt well then. Now, after a blip at Christmas, I am worried I will not be able to cope with it, which saddens me. I never want to go back onto anti depressants, and I know, from experience, they will not help with these constant ups and downs.
I do so want to cope, but I am an old lady now, and after 20 years of fighting depression I am getting weary of the battle. But I will soldier on, but it is getting very tiring.
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