Monday, 27 February 2017

I'm On The Pill

No need to worry too much; I'm not on the birth control pill. As a man, taking that pill would just really mess with my hormones anyway. I guess there is a little cause for concern as the pill that I'm on is Fluoxetine; an anti-depressant.
I mentioned on Thursday that I was going to the doctors for them, but I don't know I've mentioned them before then. I've actually been on them for a few months now. I started them when I kept messing up on that diet thing, because my depression was the main reason I was overeating. When I started taking them I was told it would be for at least six months. This past week I discovered that - because this is my third depressive episode - I would likely be on the pills for two years. That's also two years after I start feeling good. It's been four months and my two years haven't started yet.

Things were good the first month I started taking them. The second was better. Then my depression just kicked into overdrive for the past few months, so my doctor decided to increase the dosage. I've gone from 20mg a day to 40mg. I'm also in a position I never wanted to be in. I never wanted to be relying on pills just to live a normal life. That was the reason I was so hesitant about taking anti-depressants in the first place. But that's the situation I've found myself in, and this is what it's going to take to deal with it.

8 comments:

  1. If you and him both think you need them then that's what you do!

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  2. Do what you have to do, Mark. In our society, everybody's on some kind of pill or another. I hope the higher dosage helps!

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  3. I believe that I am the only person I work with who is not on anti-depressants, and there's a reasonably good chance I should be.

    I've seen how they help people I know, though, so I hope you sort out the dosage thing.

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  4. I had I stint on those a few years ago, they helped me straighten my head out but I found a side affect was I was unable to perform my gentleman's marital duties.

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  5. The important thing is you are getting help Mark. It is important to talk about these things too

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  6. Better to take them than not. As someone who suffers from depression as well, I know just how bad things can get without medication. Currently I don't need daily meds, and it's awesome, but I never would have gotten here without them.

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  7. I don't know why some people have a problem with taking medication for depression, it is an illness no different from any other illness, one that taking medication can help control, we don't think anything about taking medication for high blood pressure or anything else, if it helps all good

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  8. Taking care of one's mental health is very important. Hope you feel better on the new meds.

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