There are literally dozens of side effects that have been reported by people who take antidepressants for depression.
Having taken antidepressants during two episodes of Major Depressive Disorder(MDD), I am familiar with at least some of the side effects.
Headaches, blurred vision, less energy than before starting them, wanting to sleep all the time and extreme “dry mouth” that felt as if it were full of cotton are the ones I remember well.
The only “relief,” if you can call it that, was a feeling of numbness. Both times that I began taking antidepressants, I felt worse than before and only took them a couple of weeks.
I know, I know! It takes longer than that for you to see any improvement… however, I wasn’t willing to feel worse with the hope that maybe I could feel better later. Somewhere deep inside me, I knew that wasn’t the way to heal my depression, so, I began searching for natural ways to cure depression.
It is my opinion that antidepressants have too many side effects and the most they can do is mask the symptoms of a misalignment of our physical, emotional and spiritual energies. In order to experience happiness, our psyches must be in agreement on all three of these levels.
We all know, or have come into contact with, someone who says one thing with the most honest and sincere demeanor and intention, yet turns around and does something totally opposite.
This is a classic example of someone whose energies are not aligned and it is impossible for someone like this to be happy.
There are many alternative healing remedies, modalities and techniques that can help someone who is suffering from depression feel better quickly, but healing depression doesn’t happen overnight.
Some methods that I have tried that helped are hypnosis, EFT, Reiki, a modified diet for depression and supplements.