scared to go on meds

Orange Park, FL

#1 Feb 24, 2011
Although I'm trying not to admit it to anyone around me, I know I'm depressed and I really don't want to go onto medication for it because I've heard of so many terrible side effects. But It's gotten to the point where I'm miserable (and can't even go about normal daily activities anymore) and I'm making my family miserable. I'm starting to think that medication is my only option to getting better. I'm really afraid of the side effects though or becoming a "zombie." Any help? Is taking medication really as bad as I'm thinking?

Atlanta, GA

#2 Feb 24, 2011

I avoided medication for 4 years because I was afraid of it and because of spiritual reasons. I finally consented to taking it and it has help to change my life. I do believe that ultimately I want to live a life free from medication...even if that is a couple years down the road.

However, by living in such a deep state of depression for those four years i missed out on a lot of life and opportunities and developed other issues and fears that could have been avoided.

My only side effect is that it has reduced my libido.
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#5 Jan 30, 2014
I've been on Effexor from only one week but am cautiously very optimistic. Prior to this I was on citalopram but still feeling very low and sleeping poorly, feeling like I needed to be in bed 12-16 hours a day. Now I am waking naturally after only 8 hours sleep and finding it much easier to concentrate at work. I can hardly believe it is working so quickly but I feel so much better. I've had no side effects.

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