How have Anti-Depressants helped you?

I've been noticing more and more with moms here in my town and online that a lot of moms suffer from a general feeling of... harumph...

I'm not talking about the blues or serious depression, I'm talking about a general sort of malaise that a lot of women and moms, including myself feel... maybe not every day and it's never bad enough where someone stays in bed... What can we do?

Just the other day we were at the park with a few mom friends and there was just a feeling of things being so hard, and we were all tired and stressed about money and the kids were driving us nuts and no one was complaining... no one was feeling sorry for themselves, but I just noticed how it had sort of become the norm...

I don't expect everyone to be upbeat and cheerleaders... But when did this general feeling of blah... but still with laughter... become the norm...

i do it all the time.. I'm a happy person and love my kids and my jobs and life and friends, but it's hard.. and some days.. a lot of days it's the same thing over and over.. and as grateful as I am for it... it's the same thing...

Sometimes I wonder if that's just how it is... for everyone.. I know that life isn't a party every day.. but sometimes I wish that it was more light and easy than it is..

One of my closest friends told me she went on an antidepressant to see if it helps her.. that she felt it was one of those things that every morning she woke up thinking.. ugh... and I wonder if that time is coming for me...

There ARE those days for sure... when I open my eyes at 6 and think... ugh.. same day.. same crap... same dishes... blah blah.. but then that's few in between.. I can always rally to get out and shake it off..most of the time ...

So, I'm curious.. anyone taking an anti depressant that has made their life better? For real?

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    01/07/14
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    01/07/14
    TOTALLY! Nothing is wrong, but it ain't a vacation every day, right?

    THAT'S how I feel.. I'm not depressed or sad or miserable.. But I'm not super excited about my day either.. sometimes we just all go through the motion.. Same day, same stuff.. and I'm NOT complaining.. But.. like you said.. it's the same routine every day and yes, we get out and do tons of stuff and I see friends, etc.. BUT.. it still.. it's just a general feeling of.. okay.. here's another day, doing the same thing..

    But EVERY mom friend I have feels the same... and we all sort of just talk about it to make sure that we are NOT alone and that there isn't something wrong with us.. lol.. and it just is..

    I try to have things to look forward to.. whether it's a movie at night.. or a day trip.. or just an inside day, but it gets hard and long...

    I too don't want to take anything. as I also don't think I NEED to take anything.. But, I gotta say.. if someone said take one pill every day and that general feeling of blah is replaced with excitement and euphoria then I would.. lol..

    I guess it's just that realization that this is it.. this is life.. and it's got great days and crappy days and in-between are just days that have potentilal to go either way...

    But NO ONE talks about it.. everyone worries that they're complaining... or not seeing how lucky they are when others are having terrible times.. and that's just not fair...

    We HAVE to talk about it or it get's hidden and dark...
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      01/07/14
      This is a great post.. I assume it can relate to anyone's life.. regardless of being a Mom too.. I go in spurts where I feel DOWN more than other times.. but what worked for me last year is trying to put things into perspective.. how blessed I am, how things I take for granted.. other people wish for every night.. I also remember how short life is.. I suppose a different way of thinking has helped the most :) from.. a non Mom :)
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      We live in Los Angeles, CA. I'm a writer, comedian, actor and single mom of two. Parenting is hard. I try to keep a sense of humor about it all and find the find the funny... in what is most likely NOT funny (i.e. boogers, meltdowns, homework, etc.).