03-05-2017 03:52 AM
I guess I'm just looking for some advice and insight.
03-05-2017 05:24 PM
Hey @MrJaunty welcome to RO
Sucks to hear you're feeling so crap right now I can relate to the worries you have about medication - I'm 20 and feel like I'll be on antidepressants forever. But then I tell myself that I wouldn't begrudge a diabetic for being dependent on insulin, so I shouldn't criticise myself for being dependent on antidepressants.
Have you spoken to a doctor about what's going on? They can offer some insight into your specific situation and might be able to suggest some alternative treatment options.
Ray, when you're on the Titanic, you load the lifeboats. You don't stop to yell at the iceberg.
04-05-2017 09:39 AM
Welcome to RO @MrJaunty!
I hear you. I'm 23 and sometimes I get frustrated at having to take anti-depressants every day. And I imagine that would have been made so much more difficult by the tension with your friends and the relationship with your mother. Do you think you could work something out with your friends where you're still confiding in them but they don't feel as overwhelmed?
Maybe you could make regular appointments to see a counsellor/mental health professional?
My freedom is an agreement with myself. It's an acceptance and love for who I am that isn't dependent on performance or the will of other people - Renee Yohe
10-05-2017 03:23 AM