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Decided to give antidepressants a shot what do you guys think

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dylan1994

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Alright so I started having weird symptoms back in august. Loss of sex drive and what not right before going away to college. Then I had anxiety there, just always felt out of it and life felt foggy. Eventually dropped out of college I was constantly calling my mom and telling her how I felt. Recently I have begun to drive myself nuts with my thoughts. I constantly have weird intrusive thoughts, and what is killing me the most is sleep. Just recently observed my thoughts and what struck me the most was the thought of never being able to get out of this situation I'm in (suicide) I have tried exercise its not helping, I have tried meditation that's not helping and just recently got a consoler. As I lay here its now 5:11 am where I am posting from. My sleep schedule for the past three days was stay awake all night one night thinking about myself, then fell asleep last night to now I have been up all night. Im 20 never had issues with depression/anxiety until now. What do you guys think will I be on them forever if I start? I can't live like I have been now its just not healthy and I'm wasting moments of my life stuck in my head.
 

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At the end of the day it's your decision.

Have you though of trying any kind of talking therapies before you go down the medication route?

We aren't of course doctors here so can't really tell you whether you are going to on them forever. It does vary person to person. Some people only need them for short amounts if time, some for slightly longer, some for the rest of their lives.

It really depends I would say on how well you can cope with them. It also might also take awhile to find something that suits you as different medications work differently with different people.

Of course don't let that put you off.

Maybe for now see whether you can get sleepers for the short term and see whether that helps?

Marliee x
 
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thanks I have thought that I just was told sleep medicine is bad because it blocks rem sleep. I researched and found anti-depressants help with rem and have been thinking that maybe that rem is something I need to help feel like myself finally because I haven't sleep right in months
 
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Something's obviously stopping you sleeping properly - any idea what that could be?

If your sleep is affecting your mood, it would be worth finding what the root of that is. Are you stressing about anything? Having trouble getting to sleep?
 
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