I need help dealing with being on pills for post parrtum depression. I hate taking pills


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Sarah - posted on 06/30/2011




I've been taking anti-depressants for YEARS to help with my OCD, anxiety, and mood swings. Yeah, I have a lot of issues lol. ;) At first I HATED taking pills. I hated the side effects, I hated having to remember them everyday, and I especially hated having to constantly rely on an itty bitty pill to get me through the day. Plus my husband didn't make me feel any better about it. He looked at having to take medication as a sign of weakness...that I can't handle my problems myself. (Thankfully he's changed his view on it now).

But, as time went on, I began to accept the fact that I NEED my medication, and there's NOTHING wrong with that. Being mentally healthy is soooo important to your overall well-being.

You may also find that seeing a therapist or counselor will help you with your depression as well. You may find in the coming months that your depression/mood levels out & you may even begin to taper off your meds (with your doctor's approval of course). Good luck with everything. :)

Kristy - posted on 06/30/2011




Depression is not a sign of weakness, it's a sign of strength as you have taken the world on your shoulders for to long. Just thought i would put that in there as a good friend told me that when i needed help :)

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Leslie, I've had to take anti-depressants. I fought them, I didn't want to take them. I said "I can do this by myself!" Like you, I hate taking pills - heck, I won't take painkillers! But it got too much. I needed the medication to build up some strength to help myself. It's NOT weakness. It's a sign that you recognise that sometimes you CAN'T do it all yourself. Depression can get so bad that it takes over your life, believe me, I know! Use all the props!

Taking antidepressant medication helped me get my life back on track so that I could help myself get better,

All the best!

Tara - posted on 06/29/2011




Pills for depression have saved my mother's life. She will never be the same person she was before she had her breakdown, but the pills at least get her close to who she was before.
Pills for depression saved my life and gave me the chance to learn how to deal with my depression properly (my depression is primarily due to events that have happened to me while my mother's is a brain chemistry imbalance).
Honestly, I know how it feels to hate taking pills, but I would rather take a pill than feel like I am unable to do anything/be anything or feel like I want to end my life.

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