Hey Tee, so sorry that you are feeling poorly, but I had mentioned this before, and now I will back it up from facts. You have to EXERCISE honey!! That doesn't mean running marathons, just start really, really slowly. Walk to get your mail once a day, or walk down a block. Just do what you can do. You WILL feel better immediately, even if you are in pain, I PROMISE you!! Then as you build up your stamina, you will go further, and feel even better! Think, if you exercise for four weeks, which is the supposed amount of time it takes each new antidepressant to work, then think how much better shape you are in, and how much better you FEEL. Here are the sites:
Antidepressants May Be Fueling the Problem
Sadly, the knee-jerk conventional treatment for depression and suicidal tendencies is almost exclusively prescription antidepressants. Every year, more than 253 million prescriptions for antidepressants are filled in the United States, making them the second most prescribed drug class in the United States (second only to cholesterol-lowering drugs).5 But how effective are antidepressants in alleviating the symptoms of depression?
Studies have repeatedly demonstrated that antidepressants are no more effective than a placebo, and in some case less effective. A study published in the January 2010 issue of JAMA concluded there is little evidence that SSRIs (a popular group of antidepressants that includes Prozac, Paxil, and Zoloft) have any benefit to people with mild to moderate depression.6
The researchers stated:
"The magnitude of benefit of antidepressant medication compared with placebo... may be minimal or nonexistent, on average, in patients with mild or moderate symptoms."
SSRIs were found to be 33 percent effective, just like a sugar pill – but with far more adverse effects, including violence and suicidal thoughts and actions. Exercise actually outperforms antidepressants, but many still overlook this option.
There is much evidence that antidepressants intensify violent thoughts and behaviors, both suicidal and homicidal, especially among children. And, since the late 1980s, there have been frequent reports of increased violent behavior, including homicides and suicides, among individuals taking antidepressant drugs.
This is from a recent study from the Journal of the AMA, the most prestigious medical group in the United STates! It's just that Big Pharma doesn't make any money on exercise, so they downplay these common sense treatments. Then, since less people are taking medication for depression, and they want to make more money, they find OTHER uses for the antidepressants!! It blows my mind to see how many things they are now using antidepressants for, including chronic pain, neuropathy, sleep, honestly I can think of at least 10 NEW things that they have come up with to sell antidepressants.
Please feel better soon!!