Lonely, unhappy and sad for years

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   Posted 3/22/2009 6:24 AM (GMT -6)   
I feel lonely, unhappy and sad for years. I can control myself anymore cry I think I will die from sadness. I feel myself like unsucseful person in love and at work. I went to doctor for first time in my life yesterday and she gave me anti-depressant therapy for beginning. She said I need to take them for long time. I plan to visit her one per week. Can I become addicted from them for rest of my life? I am afraid confused
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   Posted 3/22/2009 6:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Nekoja,

Did your doctor explain that anti-depressants work best when combined with emotional therapy/counseling? It sounds like you need to talk about what it is you are going through, or went through, that is making you feel this intense sadness. If that is not an option for you, we're here to listen too.

Since people on anti-D's typically stick to the dosage subscribed by their doctors, I don't believe patients feel addicted to their anti-D's in the same way people are addicted to cigarettes or alcohol, but I do believe people can definitely become dependent upon them. In other words, they may not want to come off of them even though they are probably ready to start gradually decreasing their dosage because they are afraid of feeling pain again. Please remember that feeling emotion is a healthy part of life, and that the combination of happiness and sadness is much more fulfilling to your soul and spirit than feeling nothing.

Anti-D's should be used to help get you through your depression, and once your doctor recognizes that you are really to start gradually decreasing your dosage, you can be confident that you are ready to do that.


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   Posted 3/22/2009 9:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Nekoja,

Welcome to our depression forum. I am so glad that you found us. I think that you will benefit from coming here. At least you will know that you are not alone.

Don't be afraid of the anti depressant. It will help you, though sometimes it takes a few tries of different ones before you find what is right for you. Hopefully this one will help though.

Keep posting and know that we are here for you. And I agree with Night Wish, you might need some kind of talk therapy. The doctor should help you find that.

Best wishes for a better day.

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   Posted 3/22/2009 10:34 AM (GMT -6)   


Welcome to HealingWell and the Depression Forum.  I am so glad to see you have found us.

I see you have received some great advice already from several of our wise members.

Do stick with us and we will try our best to help you.



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