Originally Posted by ChoclateBetta
I find that offensive I gained 30 pounds on meds even more depressed. Meds are never the right solution maybe we should med you. I am okay with myself off meds not on meds I am suicidal on meds. I have tried many brands non worked. Doctors give pills for anything even colds. Also studies show people who take those kinds of meds have higher rates of drug abuse. Also every anxiety medicine 2 made me have a psychotic melt down police had to come ounce i can not remember the worse one memory loss.
I have to say I really disagree with that. No, meds aren't always the solution, but sometimes they are. I've been diagnosed with clinical depression and I'm close to going on meds for it. Right now, I'm managing it with herbal supplements (St. John's Wort for the depression and melatonin to help me sleep), but I'm not sure it's enough. Therapy alone definitely
isn't. So I disagree with the statement that meds are never the answer.
How long were you on them? They can take up to three weeks, sometimes even a month to start having a noticeable affect. The first week and a half I was on St. John's Wort I thought the whole thing was crap
because I wasn't feeling better at all. Now that it's been awhile I can say it's helped some. But my mood still fluctuates and there are days where I feel pretty awful, so I'm not sure it's enough. I'm in contact with a psychiatrist about that.
Plus, if you're underweight maybe gaining those 30 lbs wasn't all bad. Thirty might be a bit much, but gaining some weight might actually be healthy. It's not my place to tell you what to do, but it doesn't sound like you actually gave medication a fair chance. And if you're so determined not to take any, have you spoken to your doctor about an herbal supplement?
I also wouldn't call not being able to sleep without your sleeping pill addicted
. I can't sleep without melatonin. That's the reason I take it. I wouldn't call myself addicted to it. I wouldn't go through withdrawal symptoms if I stopped taking it. But right now I do need
it if I want to get a decent amount of sleep. There's a big difference between needing something and being addicted to it. And if you really can't sleep without it, just try taking it. Clearly, it's doing it's job.