My ISSUSES as a Bride to be TIMES TEN

posted 3 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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5697 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I have been on medication For over 10 years. I am pregnant now and weaned off about 6 weeks ago. It’s just now hitting me in the last two weeks that I really do need the medication and I had a very lengthy conversation with my counselor about it tonight. I probably need to go back on because I’m not willing to spend my life or pregnancy on this depressive roller coaster, and I realize that i need some help to be at a comfortable level of “normal”

With everything you consistently feel and deal with why wouldn’t you want to take anti depressants? We all have our own reasons for not wanting to take them so I’m curious. But I also know that youre probably causing yourself more pain and suffering than necessary by being resistant.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

@nelia.riley:  I am on medication, and honestly you may not need it forever but it does help. It isn’t enough though. You need to find a good therapist. My therapist is helping me to learn emotional regulation skills, healthy boundaries, how to reframe my thoughts, how to control what I can and to stop trying to control what I cannot, in addition to other skills.

There is nothing wrong with seeking help, and taking medication to help restabilize your brain chemistry. All that you have experienced and are experiencing has changed your brain chemistry. It is not your fault. By turning to professionals for help, you will be gaining control over your life again. It is incredibly empowering.

Be patient with yourself.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I was never one to push medication – my mom and sister were both on meds for years (still are) for anxiety.  After i got engaged i experienced MAJOR anxiety, like, world came to a halt anxiety.  Lost weight drastically, couldn’t sleep or eat, couldn’t work etc.  I started an anti-anxiety med (lightest dose he could prescribe – my stomach reacted not so well to other similar medications) and went to therapy.  THe medication managed to get my body back to feeling normal and then in turn, I was able to work through my anxious thoughts.  after about 3 months with consistent therapy, I felt completely back to normal.. so I weaned myself off the meds, knowing I could go back on them if I felt like I needed them.  I’ve never had to take them since and it’s been almost a year since I weaned off them.

Meds help.  Even if it’s short term.  They can help you just to feel normal so you can deal with your anxious or depressive thoughts without freaking out as much about them… if that makes sense

Post # 9
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Busy bee

Taking medication absolutly doesn’t make you weak. That is a social stigma and an incredibly silly one. Using a hammer to drive in a nail rather than trying to shove it in with your bare hand doesn’t make you weak. It just means you are willing to use every tool at your disposal.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

There’s a social stigma on anti depressants that I will never understand. Don’t give into it. Think about it this way: would you feel weak and defeated for using insuline shots if you were diabetic? Would you feel like you have to manage cancer on your own and like you shouldn’t do chemo? You probably wouldn’t. THis isn’t different. You are not healthy and you need treatment, it’s simple as that! Good luck on your journey 🙂

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

My mom says that antidepressants saved her life. There is absolutely nothing wrong with taking medication for something as debilitating as depression.  

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@nelia.riley:  Let me just say I’m sorry to hear of your past and have absolutely no experience in this, I was “despressed” in highschool, and I put it only like that because I think it was just my hormones causing chaos while they sorted themselves out. That being said, going on meds is not a sign of being weak, it’s a sign of being courageous enough to recognise that you need extra help even if it’s temporary. You deserve to be happy and if temporarily or even permanently being on meds will allow you to do that, then don’t let your past destroy your future, you get to take your future back, you get to be happy… I’d say go for it

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