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After 5 years without antidepressants for anxiety and depression, I'm considering going back on them ... again. I've never liked the idea of being on them, because I thought it made me look weak. The couple times that I went off meds for a short time, then ended up back on them, I felt like a failure, which is what I'm up against again. There's a part of me that thinks that I'm the type of person who will need meds for life, but the stigma around that is just as bad, if not worse, than the stigma around mental health. That doesn't just happen from those who never had a mental illness, it happens alot among those that do. I'm just curious as to why meds are frowned upon.
I'm also interested in hearing from anyone who made the decision to stay on meds for life, and how people handle the naysayers. After 22 years of fighting, I'm just tired, and would like good quality of life no matter what my final decision is.
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