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Thread: Can you actually feel happy on antidepressants?

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    Quote Originally Posted by missjames98 View Post
    September 2016 I was diagnosed with depression and generalized anxiety disorder. Originally, I was put on fluoxetine (you may know it as Prozac) but that made me feel a lot worse so my doctor switched me to sertraline. January 2017 I started taking sertraline and honestly since then I cannot remember a time I was truly happy. I realise that compared to the person I was before all of this started I am now such a bitter person and I don't find anything I used to enjoyable. I basically either feel numb and flat or really depressed and things have been like that for nearly a year and I am starting to question if this is a lifelong scentence...that's why I'd like to know other people's experiences. Did you ever get "the old you" back?
    I dont think you will ever "get the old you back" simply because as we grow older situations and people change us and our character. As we grow older we develop into a "more newer style of person" If your bitter its because you are dealing with situations are make you bitter, it can be the product of a state of mind. Think about why you are bitter and use reason to changing this. Once you change your mentality and deal with what you need to deal with, you will be in a bigger, better place in terms of depression and anxiety.

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    I'm wondering if you are actually someone who has ever had any experience of mental health illness at all!
    Do a little of something that makes you happy every day!


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    Thanks for sharing useful info in this thread! A few months ago the doctor told my family that my grandmother was depressed as she was very ill. I was always skeptical about anti depressants as I've heard a lot of side effects to it and afraid that it wouldn't help her.

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    ADs can be very effective - they’ve saved me! The benefit to me has far outweighed any side effects
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    I agree, they saved my husband.
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    Saved me too they help in a lot of cases depression is one of those illnesses which affects people differently some may need AD's to get them over a bad patch others need continued medication to get a reasonable life.
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    Ahh i see, I understand now. I was so unsure because all I've heard are negative effects. Now I understand the benefits outweigh the side effects. Thanks for sharing!

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