Why I Choose to Take Medication to Help With My Depression and Anxiety
What I tried
Everyone had their own tips on what they thought might help. However, none of those tips were medication. They were all natural remedies they pulled off some website. Being me, I ended up listening to their suggestions.
- I gave it a shot and thought it couldn’t hurt. I exercised every day, got into shape, and lost weight, which in turn made me feel better. Did that mean it was the cure? No, because after a while, it stopped helping and I always had the thoughts in the back of my mind. So, I quit.
- These things helped my health, but they did not help the anxiety or depression. All the ugly thoughts were still there, and I was at my rope’s end.
- Happy Foods?
- Yep, someone suggested foods that made you happy. Well, I’m a plus size girl and any kind of food makes me happy. Now, is it the foods I would normally eat, no it was the really healthy stuff full of omega-3 and fancy things like that. Even though, I did eat healthier, the food didn’t help the depression or anxiety.
Nothing was helping, so I went back to living with my struggles, and doing life as I normally would. Unfortunately, the thoughts got worse, and I was about done.
My next Step
I sat down one day, and told my husband everything. He was scared, and thought he was going to lose me. I told him it would be OK, that I would figure it out, and he said, I’m going to your next doctor appointment with you. I knew he wanted me to tell my doctor, but I couldn’t. It made my heart race just thinking about it. Why would I want to bother anyone with my issues?
A week or so, after our talk, he went to the doctor with me and refused to sit in the waiting room. He knew I wouldn’t tell me doctor what was going on. We went through the usual questions, until she asked, “anything else we need to talk about, or anything bothering you?” Before I could say my normal “no,” my hubby opened his big mouth. That lead to all the depression and anxiety questions. I gave up, and answered all her questions honestly.
Let’s Try This
She sent me home with a new prescription, and honestly I had no hope for it. I mean nothing else had worked, why would this. So, here we are a year and a half later, taking the same medication she prescribed and I’m doing great! No more ugly thoughts, or wanting to give up. I wanted to live life, be happy, and find a love for myself again.
Now, are there days where I’m not happy and I just want to stay in bed all day, you bet. Those days are far and in between now, and I have a lot of life left to live.
Is it for everyone?
Now, I am not saying medication is for everyone, and if what you are doing is helping you, then keep it up. So, if those natural remedies are for you, that’s great, they just didn’t help me. Mine was way too severe. Do whatever makes this fight easier for you to conquer and always remember there is someone out there that is willing to help!
If you need to talk contact me, I am a great listener! If you need advice, I’ll gladly share any advice I have. So, ask me questions, ramble about whatever is on your mind, just don’t yell at me. I don’t take yelling very well :).
Lots of love Nerdy Peeps!!