Prozac friends? - page 2

hello everyone! I have a question for you all. In recent months, I have discovered that several friends who I have had for many years are taking Prozac, or some other SSRI. Nearly all say that they... Read More

  1. by   ktwlpn
    Originally posted by mario_ragucci-
    I would like to try them, but am afraid to try them, like a child would be afraid to try a cigarette :-(

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    posted by jadednurse_
    Gotta say, this comment really bugs me ---------------------------------...............................Consider the source..........................................
  2. by   jadednurse
    Point taken!
  3. by   mario_ragucci
    Point received?
  4. by   MandyInMS
    Hi Caroline
    The thing that struck me most about your post is how familiar it sounded to me..I was always the "rock" among my friends..making jokes, cheering everybody else up, always seeming to have the answers to everybody ELSE's problems...this was all a total front...sometimes the 'happiest' and most 'together' person is the one that's totally lost...maybe your friend put on that show as long as she could...or as I call it "Faking a smile to confuse the world"....Lord knows I used humor as a coping mechanism for many years..and still do to this day...smile and nobody can see your inner tears...there came a point about 5 years back that I just couldn't fake it anymore and had to be on antidepressants...all my freinds and family commented on how different I was....actually I was being my TRUE self at that time...the meds did help me through that 'rough patch' thank heavens....maybe your friend just needs somebody to talk to her/himself instead of always being the one leaned upon..everyone was very supportive, but,realized I needed help every now and then too...it's not easy to always be expected to be the "strong" one.

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