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bloodrose wrote

I had a friend in high school who killed himself shortly after his parents put him on anti-depressants. I think about it a lot.

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mouse wrote

Luckily the chances of becoming suicidal in those first weeks are fairly low. Still awful if his parents forced him into that but maybe they were just trying their best.

Personally I get a little uncomfortable with these completely anti-perscription takes from some anarchists because I can almost guarantee I would be dead without access to antidepressants.

I'm sorry about your friend. Something is very wrong to make us all so alienated.

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bloodrose wrote

I'm not 100% anti-prescription. We live in a fucked world. Do what you gotta do. I was on meds for a long time. I wouldn't have made it through without meds at that time. It turned out I was medicating myself to accept an abusive person but I couldn't have gotten through to notice the gaslighting had I not been put on things that took away my emotions. I'm never going on meds again but I wouldn't judge a soul for being on them. I understand.

My friend, well, his parents were psychiatrists - both of them. They knew the possibility of suicide as a "side-effect" and they put him on the meds and then didn't monitor him and left him alone and...well, I still don't forgive them. Maybe when my kid is a teenager, I'll understand and forgive...but not yet.

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mouse wrote

I plan on going off antidepressants at some point as an adult... maybe around age 25. Its just not something I can do right now, and if i stay on longterm theres always the risk of altering my neurochemistry or having to continuously up the dosage.

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Catsforfun OP wrote (edited )

Those pharmaceuticals do help some people, but they also hurt lots of people. I personally don't understand why someone would want to take psych drugs but I've also never been helped by any at all. Even if it was going to help me, the abusive system absolutely would have negated any positive effects.

So it's the system of power that we hate and also it's a role of powerlessness being sold to us. And the bad corporate science too.

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Catsforfun OP wrote

have you looked at tapering? talked to a professional about it? Not that you can't do it yourself, if you wanted.

I've come off meds, some very addictive, and for me it was about tapering really slowly, depending on the symptoms

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mouse wrote (edited )

I remember Prozac withdrawal. Not good. Hang in there

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mouse wrote

It did not make my depression much worse, no, it just made me feel physically sick. Keep in mind this was because prozac did not work for my depression. I tapered from 40mg to 0mg over the course of a month (10 mg decrease per week). I dont remember at what stage I got withdrawal, but it caused me to have to delay the tapering. From 30 down to 20 i think.

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