Our expert says:
You have been seriously misinformed.
Antidepressants do NOT make anyone more depressed. Sometimes at the very depths of a depression, you may be too numb to fully feel it, and as the level of depression,lifts you may go through a phase of noticing and feeling how depressed you are, more clearly. Then, the antidepressants do NOT produce more serotonin. By reducing the re-uptake of the serotonin your brain is already producing, they make it last longer. They do NOT stop your brain from making it for itself, and DO help yout brain to help itself.
You should not change your medication without consulting your shrink or prescribing doc ; if you have been on a sufficient dose of the tiresomely and unjustifiably popular Cipralex for long enough to properly assess its value for you and it has not been satisfactory in its effects, but you are still Depressed, then your doc ought to switch you to a different AD. If you are no longer depressed at all and have taken the drug for long enough for the benefits to be reasonably likely to persist, then he can advise you on the smoothest way to stop the med and come off it. Withdrawal symptoms are not inevitable, but common enough to make the precautions sensible
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