Hi there, on this video I wanted to share my raw experience being on and off antidepressants for the past 2 years
I find listening to people’s stories and experience was really helpful for me to figure out what these different SSRI’s / meds are doing to my brain, so I thought it might be helpful for some of you that I share my story too.
What helps managing my BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder) traits is actually therapy – learning skills based on DBT (Dialectic Behavior Therapy).
I was prescribed antidepressants by my GP to manage my anxiety and depression symptoms that helps me to kickstart my ‘healing’ journey and stay emotionally regulated.
*Disclaimer: this is my personal experience and opinions, please consult with a doctor/psychiatrist for professional advice.
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0:00 – intro / disclaimer
0:25 – why & when I decided to take antidepressants
1:04 – my first prescription: Lexapro / Escitalopram
5:48 – Trintellix / Brintellix / Vortioxetine
7:38 – Withdrawals from coming off Trintellix & Lexapro
9:34 – my symptoms came back
10:53 – Zoloft / Sertraline
13:12 – tried to come off Zoloft
14:29 – Withdrawals from coming off Zoloft
15:37 – how I’m going forward
16:36 – final remarks / the research & my view on antidepressants & therapy