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Have I failed??

Discussion in 'I Have a Question...' started by *dilligaf*, Oct 16, 2007.

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  1. *dilligaf*

    *dilligaf* Staff Alumni

    Well, be honest with me please??

    I have been off meds for about a month and finalloy admitted defeat yesterdayand went back on them.

    I am back on citalopram 40mg.

    It feels like a backstep...like I have failed :blink: :unsure:
  2. The_Discarded

    The_Discarded Staff Alumni

    Nothing wrong with having a bit of appropriate help to get you through hard times.
  3. Esmeralda

    Esmeralda Well-Known Member

    IMO, admitting you need medication and going back on something that could help you is a HUGE step forward. If you have a chemical problem, willpower alone won't do any good. You're absolutely doing the right thing.
  4. Marshmallow

    Marshmallow Staff Alumni

    Tis a step foward darling, you haven't failed. To be honest you be an pain in the arse since you got taken off them :tongue: :hiding: and i'm sure you know that aswell. You've gone downhill since being taken off them and i think the day you ended up in hospital proves that. Lets hope they make you better :hug: but you willa also need to see the mental health team and get some proper help along with the meds :smile:
  5. S***

    S*** Guest

    No, not at afailure at all.

    Admitting that you need help, that you need support takes a STRONG person. Being ill is not a failure. Had you know you were ill and not tried to do anything to get yourself better, that is failing yourself, but you have done the opposite, you are fighting for yourself, you are taking steps forward to getting better.

    Not a failure, the total opposite.
  6. npain42long

    npain42long Active Member

    failure is not being able to admit you need help. you are a success. look at vikki, she thinks you are great and after reading your posts i can see you are not a failure but a winner in every way. becuase you seek out help from your peers, way to go. and sam, hang in there. we all have set backs. that is what makes us human. celebrate the human aspect of us and keep your head up and walk talk. :groupwave:groupwave
  7. lost_child

    lost_child Well-Known Member

    If you was on 40mg and just stopped taken them, the serotone (sp) would have been cut dramatically causing a downward spiral... I'm also on Citropram and have been since May..I went years refusing to accept them to take them. Once I accepted to go on them, I would take them but once i felt abit better I would stop..and would then go straight to the bottom and like u end up taking an overdose.

    I personally don't think its a backwards step, but a forward step..the citropram will help the depression, and allow you to deal with the deep problems, once you are able to deal with the deeper issues your doctor/psyciatrist will gradully decrease the doseage.

    You have so much support here, reach out to those and you will be able to move forward in life.

    take care

    Lost x
  8. sarahg

    sarahg Well-Known Member

    sam i did the sam came off citrolopram
    well sunk a low
    sam we lucky we know these meds work
    and we need to come of them slowly
    i felt so low when felt i needed them again but just not ready quite
    but we will be :hug:
  9. *dilligaf*

    *dilligaf* Staff Alumni


    only just come back to this thread.

    reading all you replies made me smile and feel much better about myself :)

    thanks to everyone!!

    P.S. :whack: Vikki, pain in the arse eh?! :laugh:
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