Everyone has heard of the term, ‘teen angst’, or at least you should have heard it before. It’s a period in an adolescent’s teen years where many changes are taking place all at once, and it may cause some strange side effects. Depression, withdrawal from family and even friends,Â ‘out there’ ways ofÂ style,Â and very volatile behavior.Â These ‘strange’ things happen because of the unbalanced hormones in the teen’s body that are trying to get balanced, preparing them for adulthood.
I am 15 years of age, 16Â on July 22nd. I was prescribed Prozac last year aroundÂ the beginning of June. Now,Â ifÂ myÂ ‘depression’ were to be stemming from teen angst, like many teenager’s depression does, why in the fuck would they give me a brain chemical altering pill to help me? Wouldn’t it take my hormones further out ofÂ balance, delaying the time when they becomeÂ fully balanced? How do they know that itÂ IS NOT teen angst I am going through right now? I have all the commonÂ ‘symptoms’. Mood swings, withdrawal from family, volatile behaviors,Â ‘unwise’ choices or dangerous choices, a quite ‘liberal’ way of thinking, andÂ ‘out there’ way of style. I have a feeling that this is just unbalanced hormones/chemicals, because IÂ DO realize I am still very much a child emotionally, mentally, and physically. But I do not understand or see why people act the way they do, whyÂ all these teenagersÂ are on some serious medication for a few strange ‘symptoms’.
After I was prescribed Prozac last year, I quit taking it a few months later. About 6 weeks ago, I started back on it because I thought it might help with the boughs of depression and mood swings IÂ was receiving. I did recognize a change about 2 weeks later, and it was a very good change. My mind didn’t seem to wander to places it shouldn’t as much as it did before Prozac, and I had a lot of energy.Â Another two weeks later, things started changing.Â My depression amplified by at least 1ox what is was before Prozac, and I felt completely immobile some days, like I was soÂ tore up inside I couldn’t function on the outside.Â Â It made me feel so dead to the world, it was pretty damn bad. Last night I dumped the rest of the pills in the toilet. I never want to take anything else like that again.
Anyone else had bad experiences with anxiety/depression meds?