I have new (additional) happy pills.
I cannot tell you the difference they have made.
Instead of wanting to stay in bed and pull the covers over my head and not wanting to speak or interact with anyone and waking up in a cold sweat two or three times a night, I am happy, I am bouncy, I have been early to work every day for 2 weeks, I am gyming, I am eating properly, I am enjoying my children.
I cannot express enough how much better I feel.
Yes, I am going for therapy as well as taking the meds. No, meds are not a cure all.
But please please please! If you suffer from depression or anxiety, talk to your doctor about taking something. It doesnt have to be long term. In fact my new meds are only for a few months.
Dont forget, depression is/can be a disease. Its a medical condition caused by an imbalance of chemicals in the brain.
My husband is diabetic, a metabolic disease involving the hormone insulin. He takes a 2 tablets a day to help regulate the chemicals in his body.
I have depression, it is a direct result of an imbalance of hormones and chemicals in my body, it is exacerbated by various life events. I take 2 tablets a day to help regulate the chemicals in my body.
We both have various therapies to help us cope.
Depression is not shameful, its not something you ‘just get over’. It is a real medical condition. Treat it like one!