Posted by Allen F. on December 3, 2001, at 23:07:37
In reply to effexor scares me, posted by beezie on December 1, 2001, at 15:02:39
I don't like the side effects of the Medication ... or at least that's what I think is happening. I have been on anti-depresants so long that I am not sure what "normal" is anymore. What I wouldn't give to feel a "real" emotion, to cry, to laugh, to feel free.
I realize that they work well for some, and that some feel the feelings I long for, but for me I don't think they are. The ringing in my ears is driving me crazy, the loss of memory, the slowness of my cognative abilities, I miss being me. I am tired of being "tired" all the time, I want to be able to sleep without having to take something.
All medication scares me, but I think the effects on my mind have scared me the most.