what it means to be hispanic
SEE, MY PARENTS DON’T UNDERSTAND WHY I LIKE TO WATCH THE SPANISH CHANNELS.
sincerely, a person who has been on prozac for 9 years
this is in response to some shitty stuff i’ve seen on my dash recently. it’s super simplified, so if you’d like to know some more indepth stuff on how exactly it works, google it—OR BETTER YET actually talk to a mental health doctor psychiatrist person wow
Prozac has literally stopped me killing myself. I would be dead if it weren’t for antidepressants. If you spread misinformation I’ll come to your house and smack u into orbit.
I’ll join you and steamroll people
As someone who takes the highest dosage of zoloft (setraline) possible for my body in order to function as a “normal” human being, allow me to assure you that if I ever hear you talking shit about needing to take meds, I will pull your head out of your arse and smack it into the nearest wall.
special note: SSRI’s actually aren’t exactly “most” antidepressants, they’re just kind of the ones that everyone knows about. there are other forms of antidepressants - i, for example, am on an antidepressant that deals with serotonin AND norepinephrine, which is another neurotransmitter that can be associated with anxiety. i didn’t do well on SSRIs, but this medication has been saving my life for three years now (in combination with lithium for the past year, because i actually have bipolar disorder and not depression)! so yeah, if SSRIs aren’t working out, there are SO MANY different options out there, it just depends on how your brain works and what chemicals are causing your mood. and yeah, antidepressants aren’t about being numb or not feeling sad ever again - it’s just about regulating your mood and having feelings that are appropriate for your circumstances and not overwhelming or inexplicable.
Also with the whole ‘fake emotions’ or ‘fake happiness’ thing. You know what’s abnormal? Your brain telling you that you should kill yourself, that you don’t do anything right, that there’s nothing good in the world, that nothing is worth getting out of bed for, that no one cares about you. Those are ‘fake’ emotions, if anything. Because that’s not you - that’s depression. Like the OP said, SSRIs just make your brain act like it should. There’s nothing fake about it.