"Antidepressants wreaking havoc"
About: Central and Eastern Cheshire PCT Central and Eastern Cheshire PCT Nantwich CW10 0TE Cheshire And Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust / Adult mental health Cheshire And Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Adult mental health CH2 1BQ
Posted by Sensei J (as ),
I had a very bad reaction to antidepressants which caused a psychotic episode which has ruined my life. Stigma and disability discrimination is really hard to take. You give up wanting a job.
Anyway, I was treated with respect and things went well at Macclesfield Hospital (although I had heard things have degenerated there - I don't know if this is true).
It is the actual way that mental illness is treated that is of concern. I have been told that the psychiatrist wants me to take these really awful antipsychotics for life - meaning I have to take them even when I am well - just for a preventative measure. I think that is really cruel and is depressing me badly. They have really nasty side effects.
I think my doctor has the right way of going about it - try and work out your own triggers to mental illness and only use the medication when you need it.
I have not yet been able to reach a target weight within good bmi since being put on antipsychotics.
Diabetes next is it?