Long story short have been on anti d,s for the last almost 8 years. April this year I was totally weaned off them and felt great. However the last few weeks can feel myself slipping back into the whole. No patience with the kids, tired all the time, overly emotional and just feel unhappy so I guess I'm going to have to go back on then. Feel like I've totally ****ed up and have to be on something to be normal (which is totally not what I normally feel like about meds jaut feeling like ****)
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16-08-2013 20:15 #1Senior Member
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Feeling like a failure
16-08-2013 20:23 #2
You wouldn't feel like a failure if you had, say, chronic pain from an injury, and found you were still in pain once you stopped taking your painkillers... so why feel bad if you're still in need of anti-depressants?
It's easy to feel like you don't need them anymore when you're on them... because they make you feel that way. So if you find that you actually DO need to go back on them - there's no shame in that. You have an illness that requires treatment. Why deny yourself that if it means life is a much easier thing to deal with?
Take care of yourself and please treat yourself well.
16-08-2013 20:35 #3Senior Member
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Your totally making sense, I do no this. Just feel like I should be better
16-08-2013 20:45 #4
I can totally empathise. I've been on anti-d's for most of the last 7 years, and I feel like I always need to be trying to wean off them, and be 'normal' again.
I chatted to this doc about it, and he said much the same as Sassy, "Don't beat yourself up, if you need the pills, you need them!"
So I'm really trying not to obsess about coming off them, and just accepting the fact that at this stage in my life, I need to take them. Period.
All the best.
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