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
Oooh, good info!
On the “not addictve” thing, though: Zoloft hits me with nasty side-effects if I miss a single dose. Physically and mentally feeling like total garbage is basically how to describe it. My doctor even warned me about that possibility. Is that withdrawal symptoms or something else?
you can get withdrawel from anything, even if it’s not addictive. it’s just your body reacting to not having the chemical’s it’s used too. you can get sick if you change your diet abruptly, but that doesn’t mean food’s addicitve, it’s just your body telling you it likes things to stay the same.
There’s discontinuation symptoms for many people, which is different from withdrawal, but still can suck pretty bad. Your brain gets used to having all the seretonin it needs, and it causes weird symptoms like “brain zaps” when there’s a sudden decrease in availabe seretonin. So make sure you stay on top of your refills and if you’re going off an SSRI, talk it over with your doctor and do it gradually over time instead of all at once.
what she says: i’m fine
what she means: I’m staring into a lightless abyss. Steve Roger’s unconditional loyalty to Bucky Barnes has made me a shell of a human being; the fact that Bucky saved Steve’s life without even really knowing who he was has crushed my soul. If you’re not here to talk to me about the winter soldier, don’t talk to me at all. I’m with you til the end of the line, pal.
Let’s play a game.
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