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Different meds (feel free to move) - August 5th 2010, 04:10 AM

So i have an appointment with my doctor tomorrow about my meds. I had stopped my celexa without him knowing because my parents thought it was making me more depressed and before that i was on lexapro. Well today I tried to talk to my mom about maybe trying something different for my depression because i never leave my room and just sit up there crying in the dark or reading and not talking to anyone. And she started lecturing me going " its mind over matter you can choose weather or not you have a mental illness. you just have to get up and DO something." and i started crying because she says the same thing when i talk about my ocd. and sometimes i think she's just trying to make everything worse. and she just doesn't understand that i CAN'T just get up and do something. I wake up and I can't move i have no motivation and all hope is lost, my life is over. And now i don't know what to do because I need SOMETHING to help. I can't continue like this. And I go to group therapy and i love the other girls but they don't let me talk cause i "talk too much" but its hard to talk when people keep interrupting you. So not much help there. and I feel like i really just need meds that work. So how do i convince my mom?
   
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Re: Different meds (feel free to move) - August 5th 2010, 04:18 AM

Hey Grace,

I'm sorry to hear that your mom hasn't been too understanding when it comes to your depression. The severity of mental illness is often something that some people have a hard time grasping. It's not their fault; they just haven't been through it, so they don't really have any way of completely understanding. It sounds like your mom lacks knowledge on mental illness, and it's something she can't exactly wrap her head around.

My advice would be to take your mom into your doctor's appointment with you, and have the doctor explain things to her so that she better understands. A lot of times when parents hear the facts coming from a doctor themselves, they're more likely to accept and understand what's going on. Once she hears what the doctor thinks is best for you she may be more prone to agree.

Hopefully this helps you. Good luck. x





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Re: Different meds (feel free to move) - August 5th 2010, 04:26 AM

I was n dat sit when celxa wasn't helpin Mr. But even tho my mom wasn't supportive at 1st I keep tellin her wat was best 4 me n she could either b apart of helpin me or I would find help my own way... N a nut shell jus keep tellin ur mom
   
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