I am seriously considering taking anti-depressants, as I have never felt so negative about myself, my past and my future. I have experienced a few traumatic events this year and feel very hopeless and worthless. I've never had any confidence in myself anyway and suffer from anxiety a lot, and I'm a constant worrier too.
I'm anxious about the idea of taking anti-depressants, as I don't like the idea of taking medication as a way to cope with life; will give me a sense of loss of control. Also, I've read there can be terrible side-effects.
Could anyone tell me from personal experience if they have benefitted from taking anti-depressants, if yes, how so? Does it lower your inhibitions, make you feel drowsy? Does it numb feelings of resentment, guilt, sorrow etc.?
Many thanks xxx