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I've started taking anti-depressants. And I feel like I've let myself down. - November 2nd 2009, 09:59 PM

It's not that huge a deal, and I purposely asked for very mild ones ~ I just decided I was sick of feeling like this; it's actually just getting tedious at this stage.

But I feel like I've given in. Given up. Whatever. I feel like I've let it...whatever 'it' is..beat me. I don't want to complain too much because basically I just want to feel better, and as soon as I start feeling better, well..everything will be better, lol. That's the main thing.
But it's like, for the past years of feeling depressed, since I was ten or eleven, what got me through was telling myself I could beat this, that this wasn't stronger than me. And now that I've started on pills, it's as though I've admitted that yes, it is actually stronger than me. Like I'm weak, or something.

I don't know. Is this...normal?¿
And I'm not actually letting myself down by doing this...right?¿


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Re: I've started taking anti-depressants. And I feel like I've let myself down. - November 2nd 2009, 11:24 PM

Hey,

You haven't let yourself down at all. If the anti-depressants make you feel better then they will be worth it and won't mean you have let yourself down. It isn't your fault you have depression and you can't help how you feel. If you could you would be happy and wouldn't be taking this medication.

You are not weak; you are strong and you are going to get through this. So keep hanging on in there. I hope the anti-depressants start to help a bit soon. Stay strong.
   
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Re: I've started taking anti-depressants. And I feel like I've let myself down. - November 2nd 2009, 11:25 PM

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Re: I've started taking anti-depressants. And I feel like I've let myself down. - November 3rd 2009, 12:02 AM

You're definately not letting yourself down by taking anti-depressants. It actually means you're strong as you're making that decision to take them, not anyone else. You want things to change, and that's what you have to focus on.
Letting this beat you would probably be not taking the tablets and feeling even worse. You've made the right decision by going on them, if they're going to help you then it's such a great idea. Feeling depressed is nasty, and any form of help is great, so I really hope that these work for you!

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Re: I've started taking anti-depressants. And I feel like I've let myself down. - November 3rd 2009, 02:41 AM

You are not weak at all. Taking the help that is provided means that you are one step closer to beating this. The anti-depressants can kick-start a recovery. You can do this. You are not letting yourself down by asking for help. You are so strong for asking for help, for trying to get better. I admire your courage. Hang in there, you know we're here to help
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