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After a lengthy doctors appointment I have been prescribed some anti depressants. I do not want to take them, but I also don’t ant to fight any more. Some days I struggle getting up I just want to close my eyes and that be it.

My kids are the only thing that makes me snap out of it, momentarily until the mask is on and I show the world I’m fine and can function.

My weight is not helping and there are long standing issues with food as well as self harm. The tablets can make these feelings more intense and, as I’ve mentioned on here before, I broke my hand a few weeks back because I didn’t trust myself to cut. It’s a horrible cycle.

But back to my original point. The tablets feel like a rock in my stomach I don’t know what to do but my doctor made it fairly clear I’m running out of other options.

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Hi Mn15,

Think about antidepressants as medicines for treating depression just like you would take a tablet for a headache. They work by helping to balance certain chemicals in your brain. Taking medicine for your depression can help you get your life back to normal. They can make your symptoms better or get rid of them completely.

Being depressed can

* distort your perception of your problems

* sap you of the energy to address issues that are difficult for you.

Many therapists report that when their patients take antidepressants, it helps the person make more progress in psychotherapy, talking about your issues. There is a big link between mental health and food. Therapy can help address the issues of weight and food too.

At the end of the day, the decision is entirely yours whether to accept your doctor's advice.


I started drinking water with two spoons of apple cider vinegar and definitely helps with reducing my appetite. I'm taking Remeron and I call it "the fat pill" because it makes me constantly hungry, especially for sugar. Also, probiotics are very helpful


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