Thank you once again for sharing these updates! It’s always a joy to see you around.
Well done for seeing your psychiatrist. As you’ve described, these meetings can be very uncomfortable. It’s exhausting! Though every time you go there is a victory. You can be proud of yourself, really.
He prescribed antidepressants, they should take 1-2 weeks to have an effect from what i read, and this feels like a veeeeeeeery long time.
Did your psychiatrist give you any details about this? I know some psychiatrists can be very light when it’s about prescribing something, and it’s very important that they answer any question you would have about it.
Not to discourage you at all, but it can be also longerthan 1-2 weeks. For me it was more 3 weeks. The way our body reacts is always different for everyone. Hence why it’s a bit of a tough process: we don’t know how it’s going to be for us, and if we would need to change medications over time. But when it does work, it is a very, very helpful crutch for the time that it is needed.
I’d encourage you to make sure to read the meds notice before, so you would be aware of how it works. At the beginning, expect it to possibly make you feel worse. For some people it does. That wouldn’t mean it’s not working though, but that your body needs time to adapt to it. For me, I was more anxious and I was having more suicidal thoughts. But knowing it helped me to not feel like I was goin crazy or something. Make sure you reach out to people you love, and here as well, if you feel alone or if it is difficult emotionally speaking. Keep a safety net for yourself,and don’t be afraid of reaching out to your psychiatrist even outside of a meeting if you have any question to ask, or if things are too difficult.
Hope I don’t scare you or anything with this encouragement by the way. It’s just important to be patient when you start that type of medication, and to keep in mind that the first effects you would feel are not meant to last. <3
so i sent an email to my parents stating that i can’t take care of it now but that i’ll contact them when it’s possible for me.
That’s an amazing step and way to compromise between what you can or cannot do at the moment. Also to ease the potential pressure from them, even if not said explicitely. Well done. You keep taking control of the situation and making healthy decisions.
If you tend to be alone, I’d also encourage you to join the HS Discord server and to hang out with the community during the Twitch streams. These are good places to both reach out and just share life together. For me the streamings have been a really nice place for connection. It would be awesome to see you there.
I’m sending lovey your way.