Keepin’ It Real…The Pros & Cons of Depression Medication

I have a chemical imbalance which requires me to take a depression medication. I have been on one for roughly 6 years and I have made the choice to stay on my medication for now. I have tried weaning off of my medication several times but always make the decision to go back on my regimen. Do I love taking medication? No. But do I think that I function much more fully and completely with it? You bet. That being said, there are still some major pros AND cons to being on a depression medication.

Here is what I’ve experienced…

PROS

  • More energy
  • Leveled emotions
  • Greater patients with others and with myself
  • Decreased anxiety
  • The ability to cope in more healthy manors
  • Increased concentration
  • Better productivity
  • Decrease in headaches

CONS

  • Leaves me slightly jittery
  • More difficult to sleep at night
  • Not always able to cry when I feel like releasing myself
  • Decrease in libido
  • The feeling that I have to rely on a med to cope

I am not sure if I will be on a depression medication the rest of my life but if I am I am not going to stress about it. I would ideally love to be med free at some point but I know that in my current situation I need to remain on it. The decrease in stress, anxiety, and depression is so beneficial for my health that I am willing to deal with the Cons to reap the benefits of the pros.

I encourage you to be open minded when considering getting help for your depression and anxiety…medication may be of benefit to you.

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OOTD I forgot to post from a couple days ago. One of my favorites! πŸ‘—πŸ‘ πŸ‘›
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Look what I unearthed this weekend…pumpkin spice kcups and pumpkin Hershey kisses. Perfect fall treat! Now if the weather would just get a bit cooler here in #Houston…
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Pumpkin spice candy corn? Yes please!! I live this time of year. 🍁
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