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by stalwart
Wed Jan 16, 2013 2:25 am
Forum: Information Exchange
Topic: Anti depressant recommendations
Replies: 10
Views: 3006

Re: Anti depressant recommendations

From what I've read, clinical trials have shown that antidepressants are no better than placebos except in the most severe cases of depression (though granted I've also seen medical articles that challenge that conclusion). But even in the worst cases I doubt they work for everyone. They should be o...
by stalwart
Wed Jan 16, 2013 1:35 am
Forum: Information Exchange
Topic: Anti depressant recommendations
Replies: 10
Views: 3006

Re: Anti depressant recommendations

To be fair, my friend's symptoms seem to be fairly moderate, so her depression might be mild enough to simply benefit from the placebo effect.
by stalwart
Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:41 pm
Forum: Information Exchange
Topic: How to help someone with depression
Replies: 2
Views: 494

Re: How to help someone with depression

I always wonder if anyone who doesn't have a mental illness actually reads these things. I know for sure none of my family or friends have ever read guides on how to support me.
by stalwart
Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:36 pm
Forum: Information Exchange
Topic: Anti depressant recommendations
Replies: 10
Views: 3006

Re: Anti depressant recommendations

I've found sertraline has worked really well for me, though I'm not on them now, and once it settles in seems to have very few side effects. My Mum said the same. Although, like any SSRI for me, it causes sexual dysfuntion. Sexual problems on SSRIs are common, but not universal. Also, because the dr...
by stalwart
Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:07 am
Forum: Mutual Support Group
Topic: feeling very guilty
Replies: 4
Views: 528

Re: feeling very guilty

Well, it's clear that what you said wasn't said out of malice - you just put your foot in it without meaning too. We all do that sometimes. You've tried to put it right repeatedly, and she won't let you. So it sounds to me that she's taking out her anger or frustration on you, because as long as you...
by stalwart
Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:57 am
Forum: Mutual Support Group
Topic: Very low and frustrated
Replies: 20
Views: 3341

Re: Very low and frustrated

I'm also finding at the moment that I've started getting migraines again. I haven't really had an issue with migraines since I was a teenager and I get headaches pretty rarely too. But in the last fortnight I've had 3 migraines, which I know were migraines because I started getting blind spots in my...
by stalwart
Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:38 am
Forum: Mutual Support Group
Topic: not sure i wanto be here anymore
Replies: 38
Views: 6759

Re: not sure i wanto be here anymore

Thanks Lu, I'm glad you think so. I hope you keep getting something out of being here, because we really value your comments and contributions, and we like having you around xxx
by stalwart
Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:29 am
Forum: Mutual Support Group
Topic: Possibly negligent GP
Replies: 8
Views: 1615

Re: Possibly negligent GP

Yes a CPN attachment is a great idea. I suspect that the reason very good ideas like this don't get put into practise is because the government and NHS know that it would reveal the true level of mental illness in society and that would mean no way out of spending a huge amount of money to give peop...
by stalwart
Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:29 pm
Forum: Mutual Support Group
Topic: wanting to spend all day in bed
Replies: 47
Views: 6980

Re: wanting to spend all day in bed

Hey, hoped you managed to get up again, but don't beat yourself up if you didn't xxx
by stalwart
Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:28 pm
Forum: Mutual Support Group
Topic: Very low and frustrated
Replies: 20
Views: 3341

Re: Very low and frustrated

Every medication I've tried stops me enjoying sex, and that makes relationships impossible. I feel like my anxiety is lessened but also I stop having any kind of drive or priority in life - I just sort of muddle along not really being that bothered about anything. I do want to achieve things in life...

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