MyName, depression has a chemical component, as well as a situational component.
If you had diabetes would you refuse to take insulin?
If you had high blood pressure or heart disease or even an ear infection or pnemonia, would you forgo meds?
Probably not (at least I hope).
Depression has a stigma. Some people, who have not experienced depression thing that we should be able to suck it up, pull ourselves up by our bootstraps. But when your body doesn't have the proper chemical make up, IT'S JUST NOT POSSIBLE TO DO ON OUR OWN.
The right med will not MASK one darn thing. I promise every issue will still be there. What the right med can do is lift a little of that fog, that feeling of being smothered with a wet wool blanket. It can help with the catastrophizing - the getting a headache and in your head going straight to assuming you have a tumor and you are going to die. Does that make sense?
There are TONS of options out there, and many of the newer meds for anxiety and depression have far fewer side effects than in the past.
You won't be failing yourself, or letting anyone/yourself down by taking meds. Worst case - guess what - you stop taking them!
him (NPD Ex)
"Diamonds aren't a girl's best friend, freedom is."