sincerely, a person who has been on prozac for 9 years
this is in response to some shitty stuff i’ve seen on my dash recently. it’s super simplified, so if you’d like to know some more indepth stuff on how exactly it works, google it—OR BETTER YET actually talk to a mental health doctor psychiatrist person wow
Prozac has literally stopped me killing myself. I would be dead if it weren’t for antidepressants. If you spread misinformation I’ll come to your house and smack u into orbit.
I’ll join you and steamroll people
As someone who takes the highest dosage of zoloft (setraline) possible for my body in order to function as a “normal” human being, allow me to assure you that if I ever hear you talking shit about needing to take meds, I will pull your head out of your arse and smack it into the nearest wall.
This is good, the one thing I’ll point out is that sometimes antidepressants will make you numb- it’s happened to me and my sister- but that’s a sign you’re on the wrong one. So if it happens, go back to your doctor and say you want to try a new one.
Same with the Prozac.
And the reason that some people think they’re “uppers” is because they do kind of give you back the energy that you would have naturally if you weren’t depressed. So like yes you are noticing a change in my mood/behavior, that is a valid observation. But its not because I’m on “happy pills” or w/e its because without my medicine I am constantly fucking exhausted and barely want to do anything other than sleep, and with my medicine I am like not quite as exhausted all the time!
Also important: while very helpful, antidepressants are a treatment, not a cure. A depressed person on antidepressants still has depression. One of the things I really fucking hate is when I get upset over something that maybe I ‘shouldnt’ be so upset about and my mom or someone is like “Are you still taking your medicine? Do you need to go to the doctor and get a higher dose?” Like no I don’t trust me this could be a whole lot worse.
i’m on lexapro and I honestly didn’t know any of this! People always told me they were mood stabilisers and I thought it was! Thank you to OP <3
“mood stabilizers”, omg no. Let me tell you, when I was deep in depression my mood was the most stable it’s ever been. Stable at awful. Anti-depressants opened the whole scope of emotional experience back up.
BETTER LIVING THROUGH CHEMISTRY.
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