Sitting with my counselor when she told me I was suffering from depression. She paused and looked at me before asking me the question that a lot of people struggle with.
Would you be open to taking medication?
I didn’t have an answer at the time. I didn’t want to become a zombie. I was afraid that taking medication would change who I was. She told me that I didn’t need to make the decision right away. That I could go home and think about it.
During this time I had inadvertently gotten comments like “You aren’t going to go on medication are you?”
Watching TV I saw those people getting made fun of for being on “uppers”.
The stigma of taking medication made this question harder for me. I ended up putting off taking medication for a while.
Then one day I broke. I went to the doctor told him I would try whatever he recommended. I’m glad I did.
My medication had given me my life back.
Disclaimer: I am not a doctor. My posts are my opinion based on my personal experiences with anxiety and depression.
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