I'm meant to be on antidepressants, but I haven't yet been able to find one that doesn't send me completely nutzoid, or have ridiculous side-effects. I gave up after the last one I was on made me lose some eyesight (not much, and I still have good vision, but enough to make me freak out) and I now have frequent migraines, which didn't happen before. I've learned to just develop strategies and systems to deal with my crap rather than rely on meds. It's been stupid-hard, and a lot of the time I wish I could find a med that agreed with me, but I'm just not willing to take another chance with my physical health. :-/
Sparrowhawk, that's scary that one made you lose some vision. Yikes. Yeah, I've been off and on some kind of med since I was in grade school. Now is probably the longest and most effective it's been but the side effects. Yeesh.
They do have awful side effects, don't they?
I wonder if one day in the distant future there will be something developed that doesn't present the need to weigh up which is more important out of physical and mental health...