Posted by meltingpot on April 28, 2009, at 11:11:03
In reply to Re: Effects of long term SSRI use... My Story..., posted by sowhysosad on April 27, 2009, at 15:37:31
What I'm saying is that there doesn't seem to be any right or wrong in all of this, no "If you do such and such then you will be ok".
No Questions initial point was that he wished he'd never taken SSRIs because he feels that the long term use has damaged him. However, I was pointing out that I actually came off them for exactly that reason (concern about damage), thinking if I came off them when I was still well I'd be ok but I actually ended up worse off in the long run.
Who knows if I had never come off a relatively low dose of Seroxat in the first place maybe I would not have slid into a suicidal depression. Would I have protected myself if I had of stayed on them.
I was just arguing in defense of taking antidepressants really because No questions argument seems to indicate that they are bad for you when isn't depression itself bad for you.