just recently got consoling. Should of seeked it way earlier but I was embarrassed. I have suffered from anxiety and insomnia for the past 3 months. I'm not overwhelmingly which is why I can't accept that I might be depressed but i'm absolutely hopeless, stuck in my head and just have zero emotion/sex drive. I cant sleep right, I stay up all night on some nights. Will this pill require I stay on it forever if I start, I'm asking this because recently I have had thoughts of there not being a way out and know what these thoughts resemble... thanks guys im 20 and have never had issues with anxiety/depression
How long you need the help of the medication depends on you, and how long you decide to want to take before you take the necessary steps to overcome what's ailing you in your soul.
Keep in mind the longer you stay on these meds the longer it will take, as they numb part of who you really are, that part of you that can make things better.
I have to first say I disagree with the previous post. The longer you stay on this type medication does not mean the longer you will have the issues. Medication can help you overcome your problems. I have been on medication for many years. I eventually reached a level of stability, thanks to medication and counseling. I am now beginning a process of coming off medication, but had to reach a place where I was ready to do so. Medication helped control my symptoms, depression and anxiety, so that I could successfully work on my issues and therefore overcome them.
How long it takes depends on the person and what the issues are. If there is a biological, physiological component to your illness, medication maybe necessary long term, but not necessarily forever. I accept that I may be on some type medication for my depression forever, but I also recognize through effort and hard work that I can learn to contend and not depend solely on medication. Mental illness is not a curse, and it is possible to recover.
No it means you will need it until you feel better. Than You can be reduced to see if the symptoms come back. If they do you will need to go back on. But it's good you found something that works. As long as you feel well that is what's counts right.
Having suffered my first breakdown in the 60's there was so much stigma i kept everything to myself.Being in recovery i thankfully have people whom i can confide in but still have to be careful,people you will learn can be cruel.I think you'll find your emotion libido are linked and when we are at a low stage like you explain its hardly surprising we are lacking in the sex department,it does come back its not something. that goes away for ever.From my own experience(married and divorced twice)relationships are a minefield a rollercoaster but all part of our life.Perhaps a visit to your GP a short course of anti-depressents will get you back on track,take care.
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