So its official, anti depressant drugs do not work. Having suffered from depression all I can say is that exercise & distraction away from the thoughts that engulf you seem to work best for me. Recognising the triggers & behaviours although not always easy, goes a long way towards getting help before that dark downward spiral takes a hold. I have changed my diet, behaviour, routines everything I can in an attempt to keep the " Dark little clouds" away.
I have used 2 kinds of anti depressant drugs, the first one flattened my moods to such an extent that I felt like I was covered in plaster, where sounds, sights & smells were so subdued they felt second hand. I took 1 course of these & did not repeat the script.
The next time the " Dark little clouds " came I was prescribed a different drug that would allow me to have a greater width of highs & lows. This too only lasted 1 course. I just can't function with the drugs inside me. Its a paradox, I need highs & lows, but its these things that trigger the mood swings.
I know one thing though, armed with the knowledge I now have & the experience of just how far down to the edge of the abyss depression can take you, I am going to do everything in my power never to go there again.
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