I take an antidepressant. No I'm not depressed (though there is nothing to be ashamed of if you are). Antidepressants are used for many reasons, mine happens to be for panic disorder. My panic attacks were brutal, sometimes lasting for hours or even into the next day. Once I was put on the antidepressant Effexor 9 years ago, I haven't has a panic attack since!
My biggest upset about using antidepressants is that the Doctors claim its not addicting. Seriously? What Planet are they going to Medical school on?
Antidepressants are extremely addicting. If you can't stop taking a medication with out feeling completely sick... its addicting. The withdrawals are horrible.
In just 24 hours of missing a dose of Effexor I felt extreme pressure behind my eyes, headache & when I moved my head the room would slightly spin. After 36 hours I had heart palpitations, face numbness and dizziness... sort of like a hangover feeling.... spinning rooms and such... I had extreme irritability and a hard time concentrating. When I tried to sleep I had feelings of falling. And there was a never ending feeling of "fuzziness" in my head.
Antidepressants do work, sometimes it takes trying a couple different ones to find the one what works for whatever you might need it for. But it totally and thoroughly irritates me that there is no honesty about how addicting these medications are!!!
I don't have a Doctor In Austin yet so my script ran out but I have a temporary refill for now and a doctors Appt on Friday. Everything is just fine :).
SO. On to a happier topic... Im at the store and see a cardboard bottle of laundry detergent... for real. I love recycling, I was Earth friendly before it was even popular! This is just so cool!! Austin, Texas is banning plastic bags this year.... Americans better get used to change! I'm excited about it!
On a final happy note... I applied for an apartment today! I love it! An upstairs flat with a flower box window in the kitchen and a small deck off of the master bedroom! It also has a fireplace and is close to my family! Please cross your fingers and say a prayer that I get it!... Oh and there is a huge pecan tree right next to the patio... its perfect for my children and me.
I hope you're all having a peaceful weekend ....