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counselling & antidepressants - June 20th 2010, 04:25 PM

ok so i made the first step.
i asked my doctor about free counselling and he said hed set it up.
im really scared ive only told one person and shes so close to me and it took me years to tell her.
how does it work. what if the counsellor tells me everything ive been fighting that its my fault. that im in the wrong, its taken me ages toi try and accept it wasnt, but what if it is. theyd know.
and im scared to opening up and scred that i cant.

also antidepressants. has anyone got any advice on whether taking them is a good chocie cause my doctor is veyr persistent that i start them.
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Re: counselling & antidepressants - June 20th 2010, 05:38 PM

Hey there, Amy.

Way to go on talking to your doctor That's a really great first step to take! You should be very proud of yourself.

I'm really glad he is going to help you find the support you need and deserve. I know it can be scary opening up to a therapist, but they are there to help and not to judge. If you get one that tells you it's your fault, then i suggest you find someone else right away as that is in no way what a therapist should do. And it was not your fault, Amy. In no way, shape, or form.

As for the anti-depressants, I have never personally been on them, but I do know people who have really benefited from using them. It takes awhile for them to kick in and sometime it can be frustrating finding the right medication and dosage, but once you do, it can really help. So it's definitely something to consider.

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Re: counselling & antidepressants - June 20th 2010, 08:12 PM

Hey Amy,

It is no way your fault. A counselor would never tell you it was your fault, and if they did, well they wouldn't be a good counselor. My point is, they won't say that. They are there to listen and to help you, to talk with you. They are not there to judge you. Counseling can be really helpful, so I'm glad you decided to reach out.

Anti-depressants work differently for everyone, and some people really do benefit from them.I hated them, but I also didn't really give them a chance to work. They might work well for you, if you want to try them. It's totally up to you, and if you say no, your doctor can't force you to take them.

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Re: counselling & antidepressants - June 23rd 2010, 01:09 AM

Hey, Amy

Well done for talking to your doctor, that must have been really hard so I think you should be proud of yourself. I know that the prospect of opening up about this kind of thing is absolutely terrifying! The counsellor WILL NOT tell you that it's your fault; they're there to help you and will be used to hearing all about this kind of thing, so they're not going to judge you. I am currently dealing with things that have happened to me, in therapy and I'm not going to lie, it's hard. But it's also useful, it helps to be able to tell someone who isn't going to be shocked or break down, who'll listen and validate my feelings and reactions. It helps to not be carrying such a burden on my own anymore. It's okay that it's hard, they'll be used to people finding it difficult to talk and if they're any good at their job they'll be patient and allow you to take it as slowly as you need to.

Regarding antidepressants, it is totally your decision and I wouldn't want you to feel like your doctor is pushing you into anything. How do you feel about them? It's natural to have concerns, do you think you'd be able to talk them through with your doctor? Personally, once I found the right medication, I found it incredibly helpful. It didn't take away all my issues but it did allow me to feel 'well' again, to be able to get out of bed in the morning. It also meant that I was more able to actually talk to my therapist and be able to engage better because I wasn't so horrifically low and scared all the time. But that's just my experience, and it has to be about what you feel is right for you.

Good luck, I hope everything goes well, and I'm here if you need someone to talk to.
   
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