Life On Anti-Depressants

Vix xxx

  1. Lizi

    July 27th, 2017 at 07:10

    Strong women are those who ask for help when they need it. This post was really informative and documenting your journey is a great way to show your progress.

  2. Gemma

    July 27th, 2017 at 07:35

    Thankyou for sharing such a personal post, found it useful to see the difference off and on them. I’ve been debating seeing GP myself but worried they won’t deem me ‘depressed’ enough and see me as a weak person or send me for CBT (worked for a while, but doesn’t work for everything)

  3. Claire

    July 27th, 2017 at 08:40

    Thanks for sharing about your journey, Vix. I’m so glad you are feeling hopeful.

  4. Maria

    July 27th, 2017 at 12:03

    You are so brave for seeking help! I myself did the same thing and I did get some unexpected/bad responses from people (including my father) that don’t understand the way depression f*cks with your head. I tried Setraline too and it did wonders for me!! (I had previously tried another anti-depressant that didn’t work for me and it made me super tired all the time so it was quite crap)

    Anyway, thank you for sharing. I think it’s so important for people to understand this journey and start de-stigmatizing mental illness as a whole.

    x Maria

  5. Abi

    July 27th, 2017 at 14:05

    This is such a brave and honest post! I took anti depressants a few years ago and they made me so much more miserable. I’m so glad that you’re starting to feel slightly better lovely x

    Abi | abistreetx

  6. Alice

    July 27th, 2017 at 20:05

    I’m in the Sertraline club as well – and honesty, a lot more people are than you’d think. I always worry about telling people I date that I’m on antidepressants, but most of the time they’ve been on it themselves at some point or know someone else who has. Don’t worry about your identity – if anything, being brave enough to ask for help makes you stronger.

  7. Emma Harrison

    July 29th, 2017 at 10:16

    I feel like I always start my comments with ‘Wow Vix’ and this comment is no different (sorry, not sorry and all that).

    Wow Vix.

    I think that it is great that you are sharing your story so openly and honestly, there is a horrible stigma attached to MH & the treatments associated with it, especially medication. Some people seem to forget that MH sufferers are only human at the end of the day and it is something that could effect anyone.

    So glad to hear that you are feeling on the up, long may it continue.

    Emma |

  8. Danielle

    July 29th, 2017 at 11:10

    I understand how hard it can be to accept that you need the help of anti-depressants, it was something that I tried to put off for as long as I could. For me, I started to take them to help control my OCD and stop me spiralling out of control, it was hard at first, but only now do I realise that I really do need them!

    Danielle xx

  9. Siobhan

    July 29th, 2017 at 21:17

    Firstly, well done for seeking help lovely! In my experience, tablets only made it much worse (was on them for anxiety, not depression) and i found my emotions ALL over the place. A few people close to me had told me that they think I should come off them because they couldn’t handle my mood swings anymore! I’m glad you’re seeing good changes though, and I’m sure they’ll only get better.
    Secondly, have you tried hypnotherapy? I tried it for my anxiety (which got to the point where even the thought of answering the phone in work filled me with dread), and it really helped! Definitely worth a go if you’ve exhausted all other avenues. You’ll get there *flexes muscles*

  10. Mel

    July 30th, 2017 at 11:41

    You’ll get that zing to get your out of bed to begin with and then you might have some rough patches but trust me it all work itself out in the end. Don’t be ashamed of being on the tablets I personally keep it to myself unless I have to but I don’t let the medication define me at all.

    Mel ★

  11. Sammy P

    July 30th, 2017 at 19:51

    I’m really glad to have come across this post, I’ve just been prescribed Sertraline for the first time in my life and will be starting it this week – have been thinking of documenting how I feel. Really pleased to hear you’ve noticed some positive changes and I hope that things continue to improve for you x

  12. Emily Atelier

    July 31st, 2017 at 07:58

    Congrats on taking the courage to go see your GP, it was probably the most difficult part for me, just admitting to somebody else that something is wrong.
    It’s so strange how much someone else’s experience can be so different.

    I went on antidepressants for a little while last year, but they just made me feel so much worse. The main thing I couldn’t deal with, were the headaches! awful awful headaches that no pain relief can help with. It started hindering on my life more than the depression and anxiety did.

    Glad to see its helping you in some respects, but remember its just a big journey and its okay to have your ups and downs!

    Emily // Emily Atelier

  13. Sarah

    August 16th, 2017 at 16:26

    Such a great post, especially for those who might be scared or apprehensive about going on the medication. it’s nice to hear people talking about this subject now!

    Well done for taking the plunge to go on the tablets. People get scared that the won’t ever be able to come off them again, but I did and I’m doing better than ever!

    Keep going….you’ll see a bigger improvement in the second and third month.

  14. Megan

    August 16th, 2017 at 21:07

    It’s so brave that you’ve shared something so personal with us all Vix. I’m sending you an abundance of love on your journey. xxxxx

  15. Siobhan Emma

    September 2nd, 2017 at 05:52

    Don’t ever feel like seeking help no longer means you’re strong. In fact I would say it makes you an even stronger woman. I sought help from my doctor when I eventually hit an all time low. I believed that I was worthless and the people in my life would be better off without me, and initially going to the doctors about my feelings made me feel even more worthless. As if I’d failed myself because I couldn’t fight the feelings I was having alone, but my doctor said to me that the strongest people he knows are people like us. People who can look in the mirror and say, “I need some help”, and that we have the courage to take the steps we need to better our lives, and work towards giving ourselves the health and the happiness that deep down, we know we deserve.

    I love to see posts like this in hope that other people who might be suffering see them and hopefully it encourages them to take the steps they need to work on their MH. As much as I feel like the stigma is slowly breaking down around MH, there is still too much of one around it for my liking, and having felt so low about myself, it breaks my heart to think of how many people there must be out there still suffering in silence because they fear the judgements of others x

  16. Nicola

    September 25th, 2017 at 13:59

    I understand totally where you’re coming from. I had to take some time off work recently due to stress and anxiety. I’ve never wanted to take medication but was advised to take Sertraline. I haven’t noticed any huge changes except that I’m just more able to cope as I’m much calmer, less anxious and less teary. It’s really helped me in terms of stabilizing my mood and allowing me to deal with issues. It’s great to read how well you’re doing – that first step in going to the GP is so important. I’m lucky with a great GP who prescribes the medication along with counseling and other lifestyle advice.
    I was so worried about taking it, but now realize that sometimes we just need that little bit of help.
    Take care x

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