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Hello Grant, my name is ***** ***** I am a licensed psychotherapist in private practice in New York State. Thank you for reaching out to Just Answer with your concerns. Can you tell me exactly what medication your girlfriend is taking? Linda D., LMSW, CASAC
Grant, there are a wide range of negative effects of SSRI's or anti depressants and every person and every medication is different in how the medications effect them. negative thinking, impulsiveness, etc. can be side effects.On the other hand there can also be a euphoric effect initially, most side effects balance out after 6-8 weeks, sometimes shorter. However, yes, when the person stops taking the medications these symptoms will gradually decrease and disappear. Linda
yes Grant, if the way she is reacting currently is due to a side effect of a new medication she is taking then yes, when it is discontinued or it levels in her system she may return to the relationship. however, I am saying this specifically because she was expressing to you that she wanted to be with you prior to being on the medication. I would be patient and let her know how much you care about her, that your feelings haven't changed and that you miss her but not pressure her in any way. You could share your confusion with her about why her feelings have changed so suddenly and let he know what you have read about new medications to treat antidepressants.
Grant, in this question and answer format it is one question per thread that we will answer per our policies. If you would like me to continue to answer and dialogue with you regarding your questions and relationship with your girlfriend, then I would need to send yo a premium offer for continued time. It would be an additional 35.00 to continue which I am more than happy to do. We could also have a live phone conversation for the same additional fee, if you would like. Please let me know what you would like to do and I will continue our dialogue. Your questions are important to me and I do want to help you understand how best to proceed with your relationship. Sincerely, ***** ***** LMSW, CASAC