User Topic: Anti-depressants
Member # 37243
Default  Posted: 4:16 PM, August 11th (Sunday)

I'm a little over a year out from DDay and I'm just getting more and more sad. It's like a hill and I can't get my footing. I'm debating on talking to my doctor about anti-depressants. Has anyone tried them? Did they help? My WH strongly disagrees with them-has always said that if you are depressed whatever factors making you that way just need to be changed. I can't change the A and the loss of my BFF.

Just trying to find something that helps the sadness and pain.

BW- Me 35 & WH- Him 38
OW- My BFF for 25 years
DDay- 6/28/12 Final truth- 7/28/12
“We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot.”

Posts: 177 | Registered: Oct 2012
Member # 30369
Default  Posted: 4:52 PM, August 11th (Sunday)

The key for me was a combination of IC and AD's. I was on a low dosage of an SSRI for a little over a year, and it did wonders for me. Basically it helped alleviate the physical pain of depression and anxiety attacks, and as a result I was able to focus more on my healing. I've been out of both IC and AD's since the beginning of this year, and I am doing fine now.

Good luck to you.

Posts: 7654 | Registered: Dec 2010
Member # 37629
Default  Posted: 8:45 PM, August 11th (Sunday)

I am almost a year out and have been on AD's for almost 3 months. They gave helped me quite a bit. I'm sleeping better. Roller coaster has slowed down and I feel less emotional. Your WH should halve followed his own advise. Instead of having an A he should have figured out why. Take care of yourself first. (Hugs)

BS 64
fWH 64
PA 22 yrs ago
Started as EA for 2 yrs then ONS CORRECTION Started as an EA for 8 years

Posts: 180 | Registered: Nov 2012 | From: US
Member # 39169
Default  Posted: 8:59 PM, August 11th (Sunday)

They have helped me a good bit. Not just with the emotions and anxiety, but they also have allowed me to function at work. IMHO this is between you and your doctor, and your WH gets no vote and his opinion carries no weight.

40 somethings - me BW after 20 years
D Day April 2013
Divorced November 2013

Be happy with what you have while you work for what you want - Hellen Keller

Posts: 638 | Registered: May 2013
Member # 39709
Default  Posted: 10:32 PM, August 11th (Sunday)

My antidepressant has helped me so much! It won't hurt to at least try them.

Posts: 84 | Registered: Jun 2013
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