I honestly can’t believe that doctors are prescribing depressants for people suffering from depression. And that they are prescribing drugs that cause brain damage.
I can’t imagine anything worse than what happened to me when I was treated for depression. I was told that antidepressants had no permanent side effects so I thought that it would be logical to take the drugs just long enough to fix my “low serotonin” and then get off of them. I thought that as long as a drug had no permanent side effects I had nothing to loose. It sounded like I was taking vitamins for my brain. I expected to feel positive and full of energy and vitality after I fixed my “low serotonin”.
I took one drug and when that didn’t “kick in” I took another drug and then another, and so on. Over two and a half years I took a dozen different antidepressants, all of them at their maximum recommended dosage. I finally realized that the drugs were really depressants. I wanted to commit suicide every minute of every day. Suicide would have been the easy way out. But fortunately I have a strong will to live. I wouldn’t give these drugs to an animal. Drug induced depression was the worst experience of my life and I will never forgive the doctors who infected me with it.
It is now over four years since stopping the drugs and I still feel emotionally unbalanced, weak – both physically and emotionally, agitated, confused, dull, numb. Sometimes I get chest pains and I’m sure that I have heart damage from the drugs. I also still experience sexual dysfunction and low libido, which is a psychological hell. In short, I have absolutely no peace of mind. I can’t even imagine what it would feel like to be normal again. Nothing is more important to me than recovery. I only work part time because I am so weak and distracted.
I honestly can’t believe that doctors are prescribing depressants for people suffering from depression. And that they are prescribing drugs that cause brain damage. I thought that people suffering from depression were supposed to stay away from drugs like alcohol (and antidepressants), which are both depressants.
I’m a grown man and I barely survived antidepressants, I would hate to think that children are being tortured with these same drugs.
This is Survivor Story number 42.
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