So, A Doc once told me that there's lotsa new evidence/theories about
a brain-gut connection. And we know that everything in the body is connected...
That Doc also suggested I go on an SSRI for depression (it was a stressful, uncertain, very angst filled time for me). I was scared off by her suggestion, and too stigmatized to go on those kinda meds!
Now I'm really entertaining the idea for stress/anxiety... The original stress factors have passed and I've grown tremendously from that challenging time! Now, it's small, everyday stressors that I feel are affecting me in small ways. I'm considering seeing the dr. again and going on them for a short amount of time to help work through this. I've begun MBSR (Mindfullness Based Stress Reduction) Which is so cool and I've gained alot from...
I've noticed many people on here are on SSRI's, Anti-depressants, anti-anxiety meds.
What were your reasons for going on them?
How have they impacted/helped you?
How long were/are you on them?
If you've finished your course of treatment, what do you have to share about it?