You need to decide for yourself what you are ok with putting in your body. I'm not you so I'll give you my little story, maybe you will get something
from it, maybe not:
When I was 14 I began to get really depressed to the point of having suicidal thoughts. I did experience the low's of depression and the manic highs
of, temporary excitement/happiness(?), or not being depressed.
I eventually went to a psychiatrist and was diagnosed with bi-polar (I was put on numerous diff meds)...I believe my dad 'has bi-polar' as well.
Anyway up until this point in my life I was fine. Since going to the doctor and being diagnosed, my lows were lower and highs were higher. At one
point a psychiatrist suggested I had a mild form of tourettes syndrome: I left the doctors office blurting out random verbal expressions believing I
had tourettes (keep in mind I was very depressed and confused).
Anyway it got worse after that and I ended up going to a 'locked treatment center' as they call it, because my mother was having a hard time living
with me. Extremely structured and extremely 'therapeutic' 3 hours of group therapy a day. I stayed at this place for 7 months then was sent to a
boarding school for 'problem kids' for 1 year. Believe it or not this was good for me...anyway back to my point: I eventually realized that which was
causing my depression was internal in the sense that it was something that needed to be worked out on a mental level.
Some time after returning home, about 2 years, I realized I didn't NEED this medication they put me on (seroquel). Because I know my body and mind
better than any doctor. So I began to gradually ease myself off the medication (VERY SLOWLY). It took about 3 months and I was off.
And you know what...I was not only completely fine and happy....I felt BETTER being off the seroquel (which honestly makes you feel like a zombie).
So here I am now off all meds completely fine and healthy...If you told me I had bi-polar I would laugh...because I know I don't.
I feel like there are too many types of depression to just treat them all the same....there are many many many different causes and they should FIRST
be treated on a mental level...All In all I have the strong belief that people with depression DO NOT NEED MEDICATION and never will if they find the
root cause and HEAL IT, which is hard work don't get me wrong...its a kind of mental re-programming.
I don't know whats going on in your situation but my advise it to be wise and trust yourself first. Don't get pulled into the beleif of being
something your not, because you will manifest that beleif.
I am not saying do or dont take meds, I am just saying ^this^ is my experience and be wise...
P.S. Many medications are PHYSICALLY addicting...and are not something to play with, the way some doctors play with them. If I skipped a dose of
seroquel I would not be able to sleep at all and would experience symptoms of withdrawal.
edit on 8-12-2011 by ZacharyW because: (no reason given)