About to have a breakdown

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   Posted 3/6/2011 9:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm 22 years old and I've been in counseling since I was 18. I was taking anti depressants and felt ok, but decided they weren't doing enough so I tapered off them and stopped them completely. Ever since my last pill I took over a week ago, I have felt MISERABLE. I cry at the drop of a pin and I'm so weak and sluggish and upset at everything.

I'm really afraid that I have a serious mental disorder. I honestly feel like I'm going to have a nervous breakdown any day now. My friends don't talk to me anymore so I have no one to turn to. I'm scared that there's something wrong with me and I just can't handle life right now. Nothing is going right.

Do you guys think I should maybe get back on my medication? I am just a little embarrassed b/c I decided to stop therapy and meds and now I feel like after living a few weeks without them I'm going insane. Any advice will be greatly appreciated.

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   Posted 3/7/2011 8:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Get back on meds, talk to the doc about what would be good for you. Get back into counseling. I think it really helps a lot. I did this once before, feeling good, not knowing it was the medication that was helping me to feel good. It was miserable going off. I had to be rushed to the doctor to get more meds. Don't feel bad that you need meds to be okay. We all do. Well, most of us anyway. There is nothing wrong with that.

I hope that you feel better soon. Call the doc and get some help with this.

Hugs, Karen
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   Posted 3/7/2011 2:32 PM (GMT -6)   
I am new in this area but I agree with Karen, get back on counseling and medication. depression is tricky so maybe we should keep trying different ones until find a good mads and good counselor that fit you?

today is not the end of world and tomorrow is another day of hope!

Hug! Jennifer

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   Posted 3/7/2011 3:57 PM (GMT -6)   
I wouldn't call it a mental disorder; it might be a temporary illness caused by a chemical imbalance. I would call mental disorder something like Alzheimer's or insufficient blood supply to keep the brain functioning, but a chemical imbalance (which is what you have)? I see it as one of the genetic things that, as humans, we're all subject to as in the case of our being genetically inclined to have blue eyes or brown eyes, depending on the genes we inherit.

Psychiatrists know now that bipolar illness is caused by an inflammation and that aspirin reduces the symptoms.

Depression may be relieved by removing certain things from the diet that are irritants and cause depression and insomnia: drinking or eating anything with caffeine in it; drinking alcohol, or tea or eating too many fatty foods, such as butter or highly acidic foods like breads or ice cream or milk or cheese. You'd be surprised how much better you'll feel if you start watching your diet and continue to take the proper SSRIs (Seclective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors) or as others suggest Pristiqu (I'm just not familiar with the way in which it works, but my understanding is that it is very, very good.)

There's absolutely no reason for you to think that you must stop the
meds to be "normal". There's no such thing as normal; it's really almost anybody's guess as to what "normal"  is.

Hope you feel better quickly on your new meds for growth!

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Post Edited (It's Genetic) : 3/8/2011 2:35:07 PM (GMT-7)

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