At the end of December, I shared my complicated journey with anti-depressants and the ultimate decision to begin re-taking them again after many, many years. It has been three months since I began a low dose of Fluoxetine (Prozac), making it the perfect time to check-in and talk about how it’s helped, what is not working, and why I may increase the dose a bit.
Today, I wanted to get very personal. The decision to talk about my journey with anti-depressants was quite a tough one. However, I know that making this sort of choice is one that many people struggle with. The questions of “Will they actually help?,” “Will they make things worse?,” and many others like it are just a handful that an individual can grapple with when trying to figure out if this is the right path for them. While I strongly believe that it definitely depends on the person as to whether or not taking any kind of medication for mental health shall benefit them or not, I wanted to share a very honest account of my personal experiences with the hope that it may help someone else out there who may be having a similar battle within themselves.