“I’ve had months at a time where I wake up and get that sinking, doomed feeling knowing that today is going to be a bad day.”
“I have flat moods every day and I just don’t know what to do.”
“I don’t see any change in my mental and physical inertia…I’m just so tired.”
“My whole life just crashed today….my spouse is mad at me for some reason…I woke up extremely depressed.”
“I am pretty useless socially, not feeling like talking to anyone at work or home.”
Have you stopped taking your antidepressant because you felt like any of the people above?
According to research, about 33% of patients who take antidepressants experience suboptimal response to their medication. As a result, many people stop taking their medications. However, they may not be aware of the detrimental effects this can have.
Untreated depression sets back your progress, extending the depressive episode. In addition, quitting antidepressants can worsen other medical conditions that you might have such as chronic pain or thyroid imbalances. Deciding to stop taking your antidepressant on your own not the answer.
It might be the time to look into alternative treatment options. You have the power to seek out second opinions and different approaches that can make you feel better. If you or a loved one is still struggling with depression even with medications, give our team a call and find out what new treatments are available to you!