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Easier Than I Thought

I was diagnosed with chronic depression. I was depressed about everything and I was depressed about nothing. They put me on an SSRI called Lexapro, which at first seemed like a miracle drug. But after two months it put me in a constant haze where everything seemed like a dream. It numbed out the bad but also the good. I stopped dreading the things I hated but I lost the passion for the things I loved. Against my doctor's recomendation, I stopped cold turkey. Month more of therapy I was feeling great. I finally was able to just be myself and for the first time in years I had a lot of self confidence!

I still see my therapist, and still have some leftover anxiety that I'm also recovering well from, but my depression is gone. Without pills I'm feeling the best I have in years. (and no this is not a manic phase lol, i am not bipolar.)
 

sensesfail sensesfail 22-25, M 3 Responses Jan 25, 2010

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I am on a med similar to effexor (cymbalta). It targets serotonin and norepinephrine.

I had to do a lot of trial and error on several drugs before I found one that worked. I also take another drug for my 'flightiness' which helps me focus and stay on topic (ADHD).

I'm on effexor my son died suddenly but then wasn't gone and I'm lost without it as he was my family weird thing is when o stop after a couple days I hear humming birds its weird so basically ill have to take this damm drug and ativan forever or best humming birds

Cool. I am happy for you. i really do think some form of therapy is the best for deppresion rather than taking pills which treat the symptons and not the cause.