Hi, Harley, and welcome! I'm so glad you found us and joined it! We have a great family here that love to help one another and, as a bonus, we really do like each other too!
Be sure to check out the Fibro 101 thread....the first thread on the forum. There are links to good info about fibro and you will learn a lot. Also, don't hesitate to ask questions. We are here to help you.
Harley and Donna, I've never taken SSRI's. When my husband died suddenly and my Mom had a brain stem stroke 17 days later, I cried for over a year. I still will cry over them occasionally and it's been 12 years now! But, when I went to the doctor they were insisting I take antidepressants. I kept saying no and they wouldn't accept that. I left the office with a bag full of Zoloft.
I was never depressed before but I knew I had a good reason to be depressed then and I knew I would eventually get things straight in my head and the depression would leave. So, that's what I did. Donna, I think you will be fine when you get that stuff out of your system. You have dealt with your loss so the tears shouldn't come back...at least not all day long. Even though I will still cry a little over my husband and Mom, those tears are theraputic and I feel better afterwards.
I hope both of you are successful at getting off this and I hope you don't need to turn to more. Some people do need antidepressants but it does seem like doctors are passing some of this stuff out like candy. That's my humble opinion and experience.
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