Back at home for another few months was not a good prospect. Friends all at uni, mum working full time, doctors I hated and could no longer trust...I spent longer and longer in bed sleeping and escaping from the world. My elderly father was diabetic and probably depressed and had recently been prescribed anti-depressents. I was quite fascinated by this and combined with my low mood, went to my GP's, cried and told him I was depressed. His response was that he was not surprised given everything I had been through and wrote me out a prescription or Prozac. Amazingly, I decided this pill packet was definitely going to work this time. I felt more normal that I had an anti-depressant rather than an antipsychotic. I could maintain my driving and it even helped my poor concentration. I started to trust my GP again. After just two months on Prozac my life had changed for the better, I had the get up and go I used to have, was keeping up with my uni friends and looking forward to going back in the September. My third year went well and I graduated with a very good degree, as predicted by my tutors who knew me.
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