Anonymous asked this question on 4/26/2000:
I have had feelings of being different and alone most of my life (I am 28). At age 19, I attempted suicide. After that, I just accepted the way I felt as a permenant thing. Last year, I was in a extremely mentally situation and was diagnosed as having severe/major depression. I was prescribed Prozac and although I didn't feel "better" I felt numb to the pain. I stopped taking it for fear of my military career. (the military is unaware of my suicide attempt and my diagnosis). Now the feelings are being more and more prevalent. Do you think I need to back on the medication?
shelton gave this response on 5/1/2000:
when we talk about suicide were talking about ending a life. so what ever makes the pain go away or dull do it. if the medicine works take it and before u go into the military u should tell them. take the meds if it dulls the pain