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    ok i did make this thread a while ago but i got hijacked and deleted, so i will ask my question again. what is it like being on them?
    and im not trying being to be rude or unsensivitve
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    bad.
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    I wish I was on them.
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    ****. but not as bad as wanting to die everyday. as i said before.
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    I've often wondered about the effects? Do you go back to feeling happy again... or happier?
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    They shouldn't be the first line treatment of people who feel depressed
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    Its funny how all these threads poping up today with it being the day before valentines day. :rolleyes:
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    depends on the person. some people benefit, some don't. and they aren;t like happy pills, you don't go on a 'high' or anything
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    (Original post by these_apples)
    Its funny how all these threads poping up today with it being the day before valentines day. :rolleyes:
    hehe. Thankfully anti-depressants aren't prescribed just for surviving the valentines period.
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    (Original post by timeofyourlife)
    They shouldn't be the first line treatment of people who feel depressed
    if they were ids never be off them
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    andrew i gotta say man i have little patience for ppl fishing for sympathy
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    How is he fishing for sympathy?
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    Seems like everyone these days is on anti-depressants...that in itself makes me feel quite depressed!
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    (Original post by ThePenguinMafia)
    How is he fishing for sympathy?
    because he's telling everyone he's all depressed but won't let anyone help him. that puts me on a bit of a downer because i like to help ppl.
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    (Original post by jamieuk20)
    because he's telling everyone he's all depressed but won't let anyone help him. that puts me on a bit of a downer because i like to help ppl.
    As do I (hence my application to medicine) but unless you are referring to more than this one post, then I don't see where you are coming from.

    (Original post by Angel_Cake)
    ...that in itself makes me feel quite depressed!
    Such is the way of the teenager.
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    I wouldn't say it's fair to say it seems like evryone is on them, unless of course you live in a mental hospital....they aren't exactly prescribed by your GP
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    (Original post by annabellewalter)
    I wouldn't say it's fair to say it seems like evryone is on them, unless of course you live in a mental hospital....they aren't exactly prescribed by your GP
    ummm...yeah they are!
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    They have their good and bad points. I could argue that i wouldn't be here without them, having tried to eliminate myself a few times. I've been on 3 different ones, and the ones i'm on now have helped me the most. The thing is, i've been on them so long (nearly 4 years), that i don't remember what i was like without them now. And i don't think i need them as much as i used to, but if i withdraw from them too quickly i get very very physically ill. So i'm tapering my dose which is taking years! The side effects are horrible. At first i lost my appetite, and went down to seven stone. If i don't take one within 4 hours of my usual time i get sleep paralysis, sweating, nausea, dizziness etc.

    If you can have some other sort of therapy before resorting to medication then do so. My psychotherapist was more screwed up than i am, but i have an appointment with a new one tomorrow and i'm hoping they will be better.

    Hope this has answered some of your questions.
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    Well when you are under 18 my understanding is that you are referred to a psychiatrist and a panel of social workers etc discusses the potential treatments available including therapy, conselling, and drugs.
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    (Original post by annabellewalter)
    Well when you are under 18 my understanding is that you are referred to a psychiatrist and a panel of social workers etc discusses the potential treatments available including therapy, conselling, and drugs.

    No thats not always true. I was 16 when i was first prescribed anti-depressants by my GP. I didn't get counselling until i was 17. It depends on the area.
 
 
 
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