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708d

I'm honestly not on any medications now, but should I be? my family has pretty much always told me "if you can't make yourself happy then use the medications the doctors prescribe you."

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    • Porkbun

      708d

      I think if you've tried things and nothing is helping medicine is a good way to get help. Medicine doesn't make me happy but it does help my symptoms not be as severe. Like that person said, would you not want a cast or crutches even if your leg is broken? Some of us need help with our brains to heal and do what they're supposed to. There's no shame in help. For me, the more help I have the better I am

    • Sliannet

      707d

      My question is no sarcasm. If the doctor prescribed them, I’m sure they thought you needed them.

    • Porkbun

      708d

      I think if you've tried things and nothing is helping medicine is a good way to get help. Medicine doesn't make me happy but it does help my symptoms not be as severe. Like that person said, would you not want a cast or crutches even if your leg is broken? Some of us need help with our brains to heal and do what they're supposed to. There's no shame in help. For me, the more help I have the better I am

    • Blue_Star

      708d

      I agree with the other commenters, first is your depression effecting your daily life? Then yes, talk to your doctor. I look at it this way, if you had a bad headache would you take a couple Tylenol? If you twisted your ankle would you take ibuprofen to bring the swelling down?

    • Idontknownameme

      708d

      If you personally feel you need them, go for it. Just bring it up to your doctor and they can survey you. There’s no shame in the medicine game and it sounds like you have your family’s support. 🤗

    • kimmers1028

      708d

      Honestly, if you feel like you don't need meds to sustain your depression, you shouldn't need it.

    • Aubreyyy

      708d

      That’s what I asked myself before I got prescribed meds. Honestly if you really think you need them you should ask about it!!

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