I've been on anti-depressants for 21 years, really needed them and they helped my state of mind as I was very depressed. Never felt emotionally strong enough to start weaning myself off. But now am demonstrating hypothyroid symptoms (discussed fully in other posts and still undiagnosed). Reallyfedup123 pointed out that anti-depressants damage thyroid (longterm usage I'm guessing she means). What would/should have been my options other than the anti-depressants?
Strangely enough when asking a private specialist why my adrenals were so fatigued, he replied due to my thyroid problems, which he said were down to genetics most likely. He was made fully aware of my anti-depressant usage history but this wasn't mentioned as a possible cause. Google research suggests reallyfedup123 to be correct, though couldn't find definitive info. Any comments appreciated?