>"here, take these and accept your lot in life you ugly loser"
Psychology is a farce. If it were a real science, they would be able to prove you had a chemical imbalance. They can't, because they know you're right about your life being shit and there's nothing anyone can do.
I'm on it right now but it isn't really working. My depression's turned ugly since going back to school, and that's with the pills. Seriously, I cried at least once for three straight days.
>Ukraine needs SSRI's
i take wellbutrin, i switched from setraline so i could stop being unable to cum from sex
haven't gotten laid since the switch so i don't know how that worked but i do feel more emotion now
i was void at times on setraline
Forgot to mention I'm not even sure how it's working. I've been on anti-depressants since I was 13 so I can't really remember what being off them feels like. I'm doing okay and feeling somewhat motivated now. I just worry it won't last.
Pot is a mixed bag for me. On days where I'm particularly anxious/obsessive-compulsive, weed can be a nightmarish experience. Just today I toked up and had a shitty high; I was literally fucking shaking all over like I had a panic attack, and it felt like I was burning all over.
>tfw woke up from sad dream within dream about ex-gf
>christmas morning so extra bummed
>drag myself to the back porch and smoke a joint while eating cereal
>get in shower
>by the time i get out my brain is on some totally different stuff
>planned out hours of fun for myself
I love being stoned.
Im on venlafaxine, an snri. Id rate it highly, makes me more chilled out and less depressed. I feel kind of empty but its better than being so nervous about everything that you can hardly function
>bipolar rapid cycling
>non-24 hour sleeping disorder
>ocd (not so bad anymore though)
>anorexic (got it under control)
>alcoholic (havent touched alcohol in 5 years)
I just smoke weed and take my hormones and Im pretty normal most days at least neet level normal.
I got put on depakote once and it made me horrifically violent and short-tempered.
Cant take any pain meds or muscle relaxers cause I get nauseated.
Sleeping pills do nothing.
I keep putting off applying for disability, but Im almost 30 now and still havent done anything because Ive always been sooo fucked up.
Im really good at things and intelligent, but I just break from all this mental illness shit and I cant keep up being a normal person.
Honestly, the non-24 hour sleeping disorder is what fucks me up so hard. My sleeping pattern shifts forward by about 2 hours everyday regardless of what I do. Its like I live in my own universe separate from all the rest of you; alongside of you with my own time flow. Im currently going to sleep at 9am and waking up at 4pm. Today it will probably be 11am and waking up at 6pm. I think you can understand how that completely makes trying to plan or do anything impossible.
I have been on lex for a bit over 2 weeks...
the first 2 days, i would get a rush of energy, feeling optimisitc, and not paranoid for like 2 hours or so, then it went away, now I just feel the same and it fucking sucks...
i only take 10mg a day, does this shit work?
>the first 2 days, i would get a rush of energy, feeling optimisitc, and not paranoid for like 2 hours or so, then it went away, now I just feel the same and it fucking sucks...
It takes weeks upon weeks to start working, that's just placebo.
>i only take 10mg a day, does this shit work?
It does, at least for me.
In my case I started off at 10mg for a few weeks, it did nothing, so the dosage was upped to 20mg, which did help after a few more weeks. Supposedly it's commonplace for this to happen, the 10mg rarely does anything and is more to get your body used to the medication and minimize side effects before the full dosage.
>Just taking zinc instead of SSRIs
Feels good man
Let's be honest OP. You don't actually know anything about depression. You're a fucking normalfag that got sad once and now you think you've conquered depression and people who actually research these things are the ones who are wrong.
>take drugs to artificially balance your chemicals
>eventually build a tolerance
>your situation hasnt changed and you're back to your old self taking now useless pills
Maybe the pills arent the solution but a bandaid. They always eventually come off so it's best in the mean time to do as much healing as possible
>who actually research these things
if you actually researched these things you would have known about the fact that the monoamine hypothesis is nonsense and the new frontier for depression treatment is neuroplasticity drugs
Nah I dont have insurance nor the money to do anything like that. Even if I could, it would be like 200 miles away to see anyone. Probably what I have to do if Im ever gonna get disability.
Weed has been a god send. Some strains do fuck with me and mimic those terrible feelings I get from painkillers but I still dont get the nausea. Ive been high for a year pretty much 24/7. I feel content instead of just a negative pessimistic faggot all the time.