Noortje By Noortje, 11th Feb 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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So this is a quick poem I wrote on taking medication, in this case anti-depressants. In some cases it is needed to balance out the hormones in the brain and make life easier to deal with, however after a while it feels like you are dependent on them, which in turn can really get a person down.


Artificial happiness ,
wrapped up in a pill.
Working on perception,
Numbing down the pain.

A necessary action,
In a time of desperate need.
No shame in depression,
No shame in a prescription.

Until that kick, begins to fade.
Ground zero once again.
Change it up, take more, and more,
It is now a dependency.

There is nothing to be ashamed of in the taking of anti-depressants, I know it can feel alien and almost like "giving up" at the start, but if you hit low , then it is ok. We all need a "pick me up" from time to time. Be sure though that you need them as it is extremely difficult to come off them again.

Most important : If you are feeling down , do not be afraid to talk. Talking is the key. There is always someone out there who can empathize and understand to a degree, and there is never any shame in needing help.


Anti-Depressant, Depression, Drug Dependent, Drugs, Emotion, Insomnia, Insomnia Medication, Life, Medication, Pills, Sadness

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24 year old music loving, poetry writing, sports maniac , animal welfare enthusiast :)

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
12th Feb 2014 (#)

Nice poem!

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author avatar Legend
12th Feb 2014 (#)

Nice poem. I also wrote a poem on medications -for diabetics

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author avatar vickylass
5th Jun 2014 (#)

I happen to suffer from mild SAD in the Autumn and Winter. When I went to live in the south of Ireland and being this country so rainy and dark, I thought of going to the doc to prescribe me antidepresants, which I took while I lived in the country for a year. When I went to live in town, I didn´t take them, which means that we can survive without them. Antidepresants are a way for laboratories to get business out of us just like many other drugs. I´m not taking them anymore, although, I still suffer from my SAD in the Autumn, but I´ve decided not to rely on such faked way to keep upbeat. Good share!

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author avatar Noortje
5th Jun 2014 (#)

The prescribe them way too easily, when instead there should be better support networks. Irelands mental health system is a joke too many people just being stuck on meds and tossed to the side as problem solved.

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