Taking Anti-Depressants

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   Posted 2/21/2008 5:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Greetings all,
I normally dont post topics on here because I would rather read everyone elses and respond to those rather than myself, but I've been thinking alot about anti depressants lately and I'd appreciate some feedback if applicable.
I know that I'm depressed, its a fact. Ive been depressed for almost 2 years now. I finally just started going to counseling, but my family/friends dont know because im too scared theyd be upset if they knew i was going. in all honesty, i really think that i should bring this up to my doctor because i think my only other solution is taking a med. counseling helps-i have a wonderful counselor and i love going to their office to talk about things, but it kind of only feels temporary. when i see this person, i feel better,  but then when i dont have an appt for a few weeks i just drag and i feel all gloomy again. im also afraid to tell my doctor im depressed becasue i dont want to be taken to the hospital, and i also think that he wont believe me because i never mentioned it before. everyone thinks im a drama queen and i over-exaggerate things, so by sharing that im depressed and need help, they'll just htink im looking for attention. thats all. so what do i do?
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30mg Allegra daily
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   Posted 2/21/2008 5:14 PM (GMT -6)   


I would most certainly mention this to your doctor and your counselor.  You might need some medications.  If you are comfortable with your counselor, I think mentioning it to them would be a start.  Just talking about it could help.  Also let your doctor be aware of what you are going through.  Why do these people think you are a drama queen?  It could be that you are just a more passionate person and they don't understand, or more sensitive.  As a lot of us are, things seem to affect us more.  If you feel good when you see your counselor, maybe you should schedule more frequent appointments.  If you get bad, maybe you should get in sooner.

I wish you luck, keep posting.



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   Posted 2/21/2008 7:13 PM (GMT -6)   

I think you should mention it to your dr as you could be having the depression due to a medical issue. Don't be afraid of what people may think, you need to do what is necessary for you.

Good luck

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