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he says i'm tired because i'm depressed with my mother ill and financial circumstances, he suggests antidepressants, he says he fully understands why i don't want to take them but to think of it

When i was in brum there was this guy on 6 drugs, one a mercury compound, he used to have this silly smile on his face, he was married to this fat women, apparently he'd got better then relapsed, if the drugs were reduced he'd wet the bed, he had kids

One of the people who frighten me with how serious this illness is, though tell that to the dwp or the council who continually asess me as not in need of support

He says the blood test has shown nothing physical and it's psychological
 
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Personally - if i hadn't fought the system i think i'd be dead by now.

If i listened to Doctors over the past 12 years i'd be on a very large amount of medications.

i've been very close to taking anti-depressants a number of times over the past 10 years - quite a number of times to the point of getting the script.

Am personally glad now that i haven't added them again, but granted some people seem helped by them.
 
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Personally - if i hadn't fought the system i think i'd be dead by now.

If i listened to Doctors over the past 12 years i'd be on a very large amount of medications.

i've been very close to taking anti-depressants a number of times over the past 10 years - quite a number of times to the point of getting the script.

Am personally glad now that i haven't added them again, but granted some people seem helped by them.
thought you'd make some comment about what am i complaining about as i'm in favour of drugs, thanks
 
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he says i'm tired because i'm depressed with my mother ill and financial circumstances, he suggests antidepressants, he says he fully understands why i don't want to take them but to think of it

When i was in brum there was this guy on 6 drugs, one a mercury compound, he used to have this silly smile on his face, he was married to this fat women, apparently he'd got better then relapsed, if the drugs were reduced he'd wet the bed, he had kids

One of the people who frighten me with how serious this illness is, though tell that to the dwp or the council who continually asess me as not in need of support

He says the blood test has shown nothing physical and it's psychological
Imipramine is used for bed wetting.

When I was on olanzapine I was very depressed but then I was off the antidepressants at the time. I have read that antipsychotics have a depressant effect. And they can make you very tired anyway. The thing with GPs is that they are trained to see everything problem as solved with a drug. But you only have that option, what else do you think would help? It's life circumstances, which a drug can't take away. None of it is your fault it's not caused by a chemical imbalance if it's a life event cause but it may be compounded by the meds you are already on. There is a doctor admitting that symptoms of depression are not caused by a chemical imbalance, even though the chemical effects caused by the antipsychotics might not necessarily help.

If you want to ease the symptoms then why not take the pills, it won't solve the problems that are causing the depression though. You are always criticising alternatives to meds so I am surprised that you are so reticent about taking them.
 
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yes well how do you change life cirdumstances, revolution, why won'y i take extra pills? well maybe you've converted me i'll be coming off sulpiride next and taking the risk of sectioning

annoyed by my neighbour doubt she treated the black women who was in my flat before like me, she would always have the race card to play in a dispute. the schitzo card isn't something i can play, it can only be played against me
 
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I never told you to come off meds. I just pointed out that drugs don't solve the problem like you say and some antipsychotics are depressants.

It's your choice at the end of the day. But don't suggest I told you to stop taking your medication. It is different for everyone and you've been on them long enough now for running a high risk of going psychotic again.
 
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You could retire to the countryside - stop all your medication - read the collective works of Szasz - join the Scientology CCHR division & become a rabid anti-psychiatrist.
i think i'd still end up in hospital if i came off meds
 
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just checked bannk account the difference between the old dla and the new pip is 2o pounds a month, but i was worrying and been frugal so my savings have gone up and i;ve always had an amount that gets the attention of the dwp

i'm hoping i can change my life circumstances to the extent of spending more money on treats etcand that may treat the depression, at that theres always getting prescriptions of anti depressants and selling them on the black market, i reckon the extra ,money will be as effective as taking them
 
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I was on antidepressants for years, many different ones, and none of them helped me at all. I felt really bad all the time when I took them too, like anxiety and akathesia, restlessness, and irritable bowel syndrome. When my psychiatrist finally suggested I try stopping taking anti-depressants, that is what I did and I felt so much better physically, that the depression went away. I actually felt a joy that I finally felt so much better physically that I wasn't depressed anymore. Now it's been many years that I only take an anti-psychotic med, and I have been pretty depression free. I do suffer with many negative psychotic symptoms though, which some are similar to depression symptoms, but I know I'm not depressed because I am never sad and I have become much more positive about most things in life. I look at the bright side of things now. When I was depressed I was very negative and pessimistic.
 
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one psychiatrist said your the most negative person i've ever met and i've seen 3 depressives today, went through a phase were felt it was arty and cool like morrisey
 
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