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Ok, letme start by giving background info:

I started taking zoloft, my senior year [september], then in June, I didn't have money to get it so, i quit taking it. None of the awful stories about the 'u know what' of zoloft withdrawl. I just was a tad bit dizzy and that was it. I spoke with my doctor at my phsycial a couple weeks ago, and started me back on it. My b/f however doesn't understand how zoloft helps me to function every day, and how it makes the little minor things that "normal" people can function without going crazy, and can't deal with it. He said I don't need drugs, that in the long run it may effect me negativly, that all the effects long term to me, may not be good. I totally understand what hes saying --- I don't want to feel like I "need" to be on a medication to function normally or semi-normally. It goes against alot of what I believe --- that if a person really wants to over come something all it takes is will power to overcome. But I'm so physically, emotionally, and mentaly exhausted that I can'tdo that...at least not right now. I'm always on the go, between work and school, and taking care of my dog, hanging out w/ friends. My mind is alwasy working in super mode, and I zoloft helps to just *SLOW* my brain down and get some good rest, to deal with the next day.

Basiclly....what i'm wondering is does anyone elses SO, react the same way to anti-depresants? Do they ever "understand"? Do they ever get over the fact that maybe people need some drug induced help to get through a day, even temperaly?
There's nothing wrong with having to take AD's to help you out. If your bf doesn't like it, I wouldn't even talk to him about taking them then.

My husband is glad that I've finally found something that helps me!! These past 9 years , I've tried Celexa, Zoloft, Serzone, Valium. I've finally found that effexor helps greatly ( it's not totaly perfect, but I love it).

Anyways, if you need an AD don't worry about what your bf thinks. If he honestly cares about you , he'll be there for you.
I'm hainging! haha. I talked to b/f last night, I said you know I can't stand feeling so out of control in my own body, I can't cope with stress, etc. Zoloft helps me to do such. Do you really want me to be acting "sykco" all the time and having emotional outbursts for no apparent reason [besides normal pmsing]. He said, yeah because I want to help you, I want to have you cry on my shoulder, and act crazy...because I love you and *I* [yes very emphazied] to be able to help you get through everything. TO say the least it was very sweet. I guess for him, he sees it as though he isn't good enough, that I have to take medication for. Altough not true. I thought about just taking it and not telling him...but he'll figure it out. Hes a smart guy --- haha that and I'm not going to hide stuff in my own house, KWIM? SO many people have worse things going on in there lives to NEED medication help, but I don't have anything any normal person doesn't. I don't know. Sorry I just had to vent a tad. But thank you for listening.
I just wanted to say thank you. You guys/gals have made some wonderful points. Majority of my family has been or is on zoloft, I guess part of me feels I need to be on it, but another part of me says I don't. I sort of did grow up, with my family's mentality being that medication is wrong for mental illnesses. My brother has be diagnoses with just about everything in the book, [serious mental disorders ie schizophrenia/ bi polar/ multipule personality/etc] and the reaction they have given him [disowning my immeidate family] makes me not want to take medication.

My main thing for why I take it is, that I can't deal with little issues [ie -- finances], it seems easier to take a pill vs dealing with it. And as my b/f did say which did make sense, I will still have to deal with the issue, taking a pill wont make them go away they'll still be there.
My dad accually takes clonazepam and is addicted to it. hmmm.

I'm accually worried about the future effects of zoloft, since it does seem to be a fairly "new" drug. I don't want my future children to be affected, etc. I guess sometimes I just feel "guilty" for taking it. I guess he just has to get over it...because it hleps me greatly. haha.
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My dad accually takes clonazepam and is addicted to it. hmmm.

I'm accually worried about the future effects of zoloft, since it does seem to be a fairly "new" drug. I don't want my future children to be affected, etc. I guess sometimes I just feel "guilty" for taking it. I guess he just has to get over it...because it hleps me greatly. haha.


Yeah, I worry about the future effects of these meds too. A lot of them really are new, and cross-generation studies really haven't been done, which is scary.

Does your dad take a large dose of clonazepam? Does he take it for sleep or for some other reason? I really am nervous about filling that prescription... but I also don't want to become addicted to tylenol PM and don't feel like I should have to take that every night (my parents still think that's a better choice than taking clonazepam...) Sorry for the off-topic questions!