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Re: can you cope without meds? & another ?

Posted by Jenny on May 7, 1999, at 19:54:50

In reply to Re: can you cope without meds? & another ?, posted by cait on May 6, 1999, at 20:01:08

I read your post and can really empathize with you. I am 26 and have been in and out of therapy for years. I also studied Psych in college and was always aware of taking meds for depression. I am really into health food and don't even take aspirin so I tried therapy, diet, exercise..everything to stop being depressed. My life is actually very intact-education,work, friends, etc. and I always felt like I had this "little secret" that I felt so unhappy all the time. People tend to come to me for advice, and there I was contemplating driving my car of a cliff. I sometimes felt like an actress in the play called "life", pretending to be happy.

Finally, I went to my doctor and told him of my pain. Therapy alone has not helped me and I don't seem to have any fundamental problems with my life (although we can all benefit from therapy). I decided to take the big step of trying Celexa. It's been almost a month and I can't tell you how it's changed my life. There are pros and cons, but I don't ever think of driving my car off a cliff. My life actually seems okay!

Please hang in there. Don't be afraid of meds. Even though I'm on something that is really working, I also plan to go back into therapy to now understand my "new" life in the context of not feeling depressed all the time.

Please don't give up. There is a better way.




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