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Old 08-19-2015, 08:03 AM   #1
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Antidepressants

So I've recently been diagnosed with Clinical Depression.

I'm still a little skeptical when it comes to diagnosing psychological disorders, but what I want to know is, if any of you guys suffer from depression, is it possible to deal with it without taking antidepressants ?

I'm already on Thyroxin for a thyroid disorder and Tegretol (an anti-seizure med) for Trigeminal Neuralgia, so I really don't want to add another drug to the mix.

Isn't life swell ?
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Old 08-19-2015, 08:09 AM   #2
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Used a number of antidepressants, never worked for me. Well, one gave me a headache and all made me very tired, that's it
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Old 08-19-2015, 08:09 AM   #3
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This is a question to ask your medical professional as he/she knows your condition better and has the experience, training, and knowledge to make a much better judgement than we could.
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I'm on several. Well, I'm supposed to be. Memory and ability to care gets in the way.

but the short answer to whether you can deal with it is: maybe. Anyone who gives a definitive answer is a liar or a fool.
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Old 08-19-2015, 08:13 AM   #5
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A few years ago I tried a bunch of different antidepressants and all of them were completely useless

Then I randomly became better all of my own accord.

What you need to do TS is randomly become better all of your own accord. Or win the lottery or something.
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I have depression and I'm not on medication. Unless you are suicidal or reverting to other detrimental coping methods I'd suggest against but it's something a doctor would know more about.
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Anyone who gives a definitive answer is a liar or a fool.

I'm no such thing, but I can tell you that without medication, you can deal with it. I'm still here.
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I'm no such thing, but I can tell you that without medication, you can deal with it. I'm still here.
I mean definitive for a general individual, not a specific person with prior experience. You don't 'know' until you've experienced it.
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Medication can help you deal with the issues that cause it, but it's unlikely they'll just magic it away.
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Medication can help you deal with the issues that cause it, but it's unlikely they'll just magic it away.

Yeah, only faith can do that!
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This is a question to ask your medical professional as he/she knows your condition better and has the experience, training, and knowledge to make a much better judgement than we could.


I'm a little wary of the medication I'm being prescribed. I once got prescribed a pretty strong anti-biotic for a simple viral fever and that shit laid me out and worsened my condition.

I know a lot of these doctors are just trying to dump medication on patients so they can make a bigger commission from the pharma companies. Hence why I'm not so keen on taking the antidepressants.
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Old 08-19-2015, 09:19 AM   #13
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This is something you ask your doctor, not these idiots.

(no offense UG ilu)
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I'm a little wary of the medication I'm being prescribed. I once got prescribed a pretty strong anti-biotic for a simple viral fever and that shit laid me out and worsened my condition.

I know a lot of these doctors are just trying to dump medication on patients so they can make a bigger commission from the pharma companies. Hence why I'm not so keen on taking the antidepressants.


Anti-biotics do absolutely nothing against viruses anyway, they are for bacterial based illnesses.
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Anti-biotics do absolutely nothing against viruses anyway, they are for bacterial based illnesses.


Totally aware of that. What I didn't know was that the fever was viral. It was his job to tell me that. And I had done blood tests and a urine test as well, so there is no way he was misinformed. What I'm trying to get at is that I don't trust a doctors opinions 100%.
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I'm a little wary of the medication I'm being prescribed. I once got prescribed a pretty strong anti-biotic for a simple viral fever and that shit laid me out and worsened my condition.

I know a lot of these doctors are just trying to dump medication on patients so they can make a bigger commission from the pharma companies. Hence why I'm not so keen on taking the antidepressants.

Right, blood tests aren't magic. There's a lot of ifs and buts in interpreting the results - in the context of the symptoms the patient presents - in order to use them as an aid to diagnosis.
The primary indicators of infection(inflammatory markers like CRP or ESR) and a WBC count are non-specific; and culturing a blood or urine sample takes 2 days.

Antibiotics and most commonly prescribed anti-depressants are pretty much all out of patent, so drug companies are NOT making much money from them.
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Right, blood tests aren't magic. There's a lot of ifs and buts in interpreting the results - in the context of the symptoms the patient presents - in order to use them as an aid to diagnosis.
The primary indicators of infection(inflammatory markers like CRP or ESR) and a WBC count are non-specific; and culturing a blood or urine sample takes 2 days.

Antibiotics and most commonly prescribed anti-depressants are pretty much all out of patent, so drug companies are NOT making much money from them.


Well, I just got my ass handed to me. Thanks for the info Slapsy. FAINE I'll go the doctor *grumblegrumble*
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Well, I just got my ass handed to me. Thanks for the info Slapsy. FAINE I'll go the doctor *grumblegrumble*

Mention things like talking therapies as well, like CBT. They can be more effective than medication, but can be more expensive, and take longer to access, but it all depends on local availability and such.
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