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hello,
I was recently informed on antidepressants and was also about 2 years ago when i was hospitalised for attempted suiside and depresion and was just wondering if there is anybody that can tell me if they are taking it if it is working if it is worth it to try or if I am better ti stick with my therapie and the depression will just go away with time??? I am confused and wish to have some insight and information from people that are using any antidepressants before I consider it
thanks ashley
 
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hello,
I was recently informed on antidepressants and was also about 2 years ago when i was hospitalised for attempted suiside and depresion and was just wondering if there is anybody that can tell me if they are taking it if it is working if it is worth it to try or if I am better ti stick with my therapie and the depression will just go away with time??? I am confused and wish to have some insight and information from people that are using any antidepressants before I consider it
thanks ashley
 

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Ashley:

You have described struggles with depression, self-injury, and an eating disorder. While medication is not the whole answer for any of those, the SSRI medications (serotonin boosters) are helpful in treating all three problems. Given that you have all three problems, I would strongly suggest you discuss this with your doctor(s).
 

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Ashley:

You have described struggles with depression, self-injury, and an eating disorder. While medication is not the whole answer for any of those, the SSRI medications (serotonin boosters) are helpful in treating all three problems. Given that you have all three problems, I would strongly suggest you discuss this with your doctor(s).
 
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hello and thank you david as I suspected you were going to reply on this post and that is what I will do i have sent a message to myt shrink and doctor on the matter and await there response thank you
ashley
 
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hello and thank you david as I suspected you were going to reply on this post and that is what I will do i have sent a message to myt shrink and doctor on the matter and await there response thank you
ashley
 
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hii
i know of a few medicines which may soothe you

Candidate, Crave-Rx Drops, MindSoothe, Triple Complex Nerve Tonic


They are all good. I have used Mindsoothe and it is quite good.
 
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hii
i know of a few medicines which may soothe you

Candidate, Crave-Rx Drops, MindSoothe, Triple Complex Nerve Tonic


They are all good. I have used Mindsoothe and it is quite good.
 

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St. John's Wort has some potentially serious side effects and interacts with a number of other medications, including things as common as birth control pills.

In my opinion, no one should be taking herbal remedies of any kind without first consulting with their doctors about potential side effects, medical status complications, and other drugs the individual may already be taking.

I would be particularly worried about the use of these herbal remedies in someone who has a serious eating disorder, since in all likelihood that person's metabolites and neurochemistry are probably already seriously imbalanced.

"Natural" or "Herbal" does NOT necessarily mean safe!
 

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St. John's Wort has some potentially serious side effects and interacts with a number of other medications, including things as common as birth control pills.

In my opinion, no one should be taking herbal remedies of any kind without first consulting with their doctors about potential side effects, medical status complications, and other drugs the individual may already be taking.

I would be particularly worried about the use of these herbal remedies in someone who has a serious eating disorder, since in all likelihood that person's metabolites and neurochemistry are probably already seriously imbalanced.

"Natural" or "Herbal" does NOT necessarily mean safe!
 
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hello ,
i was wondering if i eventually took a antidepressant are my parents obligated to know that i am ?? cause my mom does not want me on them and my father doesn't really care but if he found out it would be like i am the ediot that has to take med scause i am mentaly ill you see he doesn't believe in mental illness so i would like to take some to help me out but without my parents knowing is that possible i am 17
ashley
 
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hello ,
i was wondering if i eventually took a antidepressant are my parents obligated to know that i am ?? cause my mom does not want me on them and my father doesn't really care but if he found out it would be like i am the ediot that has to take med scause i am mentaly ill you see he doesn't believe in mental illness so i would like to take some to help me out but without my parents knowing is that possible i am 17
ashley
 

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I don't know what the laws would be in your area, Ashley... and of course there's also the issue of cost of the medication...

Why not try to see your doctor and ask him/her?
 

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I don't know what the laws would be in your area, Ashley... and of course there's also the issue of cost of the medication...

Why not try to see your doctor and ask him/her?
 

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