Anti-depressants and Mood Stabilizers

There are many medications for depression and stabilization of mood. Every person reacts differently to drugs. The tricky part is finding what works for you. Everyone’s body has its own way of processing what we eat drink, and take medications. It takes trial and error to find what works for you.

One doctor asked me which anti-depressants I had taken. I told him he would have to give me a list to check them off. I was found to be medication resistant. The one that helped a little was black boxed. I guess that one caused too many of the scary side effects that all drugs have. If you read the papers that come with these medicines, it would scare you to death!  I wouldn’t take medication that people take for headaches if I let that bother me. I would like to try making a word puzzle from all of the ones I’ve received. The best news is that with trial and error many people find tremendous relief.

A young man in my family had a history of depression as a teen. He had a low-grade depression for many years. With a stressful job and financial struggles with a wife and two children, he was feeling pretty bad. He should have been on an anti-depressant for ten years, but he took a macho attitude and stopped taking his meds, but the stresses he came under ten years later shook that attitude, and he sought help. He found relief after trying a couple of anti-depressants and is now coping well enough to enjoy his work, the hobbies that had lost his interest, and family.

I encourage you to try the medicines. If one doesn’t help or causes unpleasant feelings, don’t stop trying. You deserve to be able to enjoy life.

Published by: Beverly Hughes

My journey through depression and anxiety has been a long fought battle. I have a Masters Degree in Counseling, but that only helped me to understand clinical language. I needed help and have learned so much about what I could do to help myself.

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