sincerely, a person who has been on prozac for 9 years
this is in response to some shitty stuff i’ve seen on my dash recently. it’s super simplified, so if you’d like to know some more indepth stuff on how exactly it works, google it—OR BETTER YET actually talk to a mental health doctor psychiatrist person wow
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU SO MUCH. Yes, medication isn’t for everyone, but they do work for a lot of people. I’ve been taking antidepressants, anti-anxiety, and ADHD medication for ten years (yes, I was diagnosed and started using meds when I was still a child) and I can say that they’ve greatly improved my life. They help me stabilize my moods and anxiety so that I can actually work past and deal with my emotions instead of being incapacitated by them.
So it really pisses me off when I see all of this “MEDICATION IS LITERALLY THE SPAWN OF HITLER AND ALL DOCTORS ARE OUT TO GET YOU” bullshittery on Tumblr. And, whoever is reading this, please do not trust the words of some Tumblr user over those of a medical professional. Doctors are here to help you. Medication is here to help you. Like OP said, it may take some trial and error to find the medication that works best for you, but you just have to keep going and not give up.
There is nothing shameful about taking medication. There is nothing shameful about needing help. Don’t let some jackass ranting about the evils of medication on Tumblr talk you out of trying something that could vastly improve or even save your life.