" If they work for you great. I took them for a couple months a few years back and they didn't do anything for me. I think they are mostly a placebo and only work if you believe they will work, because I went into it as a negative nancy about them working and they never did for me. Who knows. "I'll bear this in mind. I don't want to be prescribed something and doubt it's effects. That's already lessening my treatment really.
Jaserno's forum posts
" Whatever they gave me helped me back from the brink 5 years ago and I have been fine ever since. Spent 2 years on them. Placebo or not, they worked. Other factors helped like some life changes but the pills definitely helped. "I want to change my life more than anything. I don't want to be reliant on medication
" I am currently on Mirtazapine because of my anxiety which prevents me from talking to people, being in public, and feeling pressured from every angle. Because of this, it leads to depression. I used to take Paxil, Clonazepam, Zoloft, and Effexor. The only one that worked was Paxil but the side effects were too much for me to handle. No sexual drive, no emotions. I felt like the Paxil's solution to the problem was to block of all feelings to get rid of one feeling. So I got off that drug, and wouldn't recommend it to anyone in the world. Mirtazapine isn't really doing much for me either. I'm still stressed, anxious, nervous as hell in public and the pressure of this all is still crippling. I'm thinking maybe the dosage might be too low. "Quite possibly. I would talk to my doctor if I were you. Or at least have someone contact my doctor on my behalf if you feel you can't speak to him/her.
I also think that people should know that there is nothing wrong about talking with a doctor, family or friends about how you are feeling. I could see some people misreading the "attention seeking" aspects of the previous posts. There is a difference. Updating your status on Facebook is attention seeking. Having a friend visit/going to see a friend and talking through your problems it not. "
Definitely correct. I've been speaking to people about getting through the days. I have only told two people that are at university with me about how I feel but now they are there entirely for me whenever I need to talk. It's nice to have someone who can help, at hand when and if I need it. I know they have their own problems as we all do, I don't want to be a burden and I am constantly reminded that I am not. "Afterall, we are your friends, let us help" - Is a common statement. And to reassured that I am not a burden and that I have people helping is a wonderful thing. I am still to be prescribed antidepressants and I am still seeing counsellors but proactive and medical help working together will get me through much quicker and back to my old self, I'm sure.
And yeah, attention seeking might be really annoying, but consider the fact that maybe some attention seekers really do need some attention. "
You're right. For a long time I've whined and groaned on Facebook and only recently has it come to many people's attention that I do need help.
" @GunslingerPanda said:Do you think that depression and mental disorders are largely psycho-semantic (Made up in your mind) or are actual mental defects as a result of a chemical imbalance?" @Pinworm45 said:I dunno, scientists and shit agree: http://www.bmj.com/content/335/7615/328.full "" The only thing I've ever seen anti-depressants do is give people the ability to self-masturbate and tell everyone how unique and interesting they are because they have had such a baaad life they're on anti-depressants. So generally, they annoy me. It's also like ADHD. Some dude got dumped by his girlfriend and is crying about it for attention, so he must have "clinical depression!". Then they have an excuse to keep crying for attention. It's like ADHD in that it's extremely over diagnosed. Anyway, I'll change my mind the day 1. People stop saying they are on anti-depressants as a way to gain sympathy or attention 2. The people on them are generally actually in need, unlike the vast majority of people I've seen 3. It becomes less over-diagnosed And most importantly, 4. I see some actual results of anti-depressants. "Oh God, this uninformed idiot again. "