Stream of Thought

Discussion in 'Mental Health Disorders' started by Tempest, Mar 3, 2009.

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  1. Tempest

    Tempest Member

    I figured I would post in here to see if anyone else has gone through what I'm going through now. I've dealt with my MDD for the last 8 years (give or take) and have recently been put on antidepressants. I'm not real sure if they're helping or not. When I first started taking them I literally didn't feel anything. I just slept a lot and zoned out. Now that I'm adjusted to them, I still don't feel much better. I guess I can 'function' but I don't think I'm where I need to be. I've done the whole therapy thing and I guess it sorta helps. All it really amounts to is a bunch of talking and me not feeling much better. Has anyone else had a similar experience?
  2. *dilligaf*

    *dilligaf* Staff Alumni

    No, i haven't sorry, but I just wanted to make a point.

    You say you recently got put on anti - depressants.. how long ago? They can take up to 6 months to start working properly. If it's been longer than that and you still feel like they are not working then speak to your doctor, maybe it's time for an increase, or change :hug:
  3. ~Claire

    ~Claire Well-Known Member

    I've been in therapy for almost 2 years, it's finishing at the end of the month.

    It helped me understand a lot of stuff but it hasn't made me better, merely gives me a different perspective. Maybe that's just me :unsure:.

    Like Sam says the meds can take a while to work, stick with them especially as you can already see a small improvement. I've been on & off meds for years, sometimes I'm too impatient & expect ridiculous things like to be cured overnight :huh:. Baby steps hun...

    Claire xx
  4. Stranger1

    Stranger1 Forum Buddy & Antiquities Friend

    I have been on AD's for years and have only found two that help. The only problem is they only help me for a couple of years and then I start going down hill again, so they have to change them..They are running out of options with me..My shrink wants to do ECT on me and there is now way in hell will I go thru that..Too many side affects..I am currently back on the very first AD I was put on and waiting to have the doseage increased because with me it has to be a high dose...Everyones chemistry is different so different meds work for others...
  5. Feared.Desire

    Feared.Desire Well-Known Member

    Not just you.
    For me, the reason I got better (I would consider myself 'better, now) is because of my learning to look at things from a different point of view. I'd say my shrink helped me do that a little bit. If anything I suppose he kind of just planted the seed, I wouldn't give him full credit, mind you.
    Anyways, so it's not just you. :biggrin:
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