The first time I started taking depression pills was during my first stay at the eating disorder clinic. The doctors said the depression pills were supposed to make the eating feel easier. I can't argue with that but I think the whole point of an eating disorder clinic is to get to the problems behind the eating disorder and to make eating easy not just at the moment but as a longtime solution. Almost every single person at the clinic (if not every) were eating the same depression pills.
Everything works differently for everybody since we're different, but I'm not a big fan of medication like this. The reason I'm writing this post is that I've gotten lots of questions about wether I got depressed due to my eating disorder. I'd have to say yes, because that's simply what most eating disorders will do to most people. But then again, as soon as my body got the nourishment it needed my mind went from 0 happiness level to 100. And in cases like these, when the "depression" is a consequence of another disease, I do think it's wrong to treat it with medication if it's not on a very deep level.
I started with depression pills again this year when I got help during my relapse. Once again I was against starting the medication but it was a short time solution. Because I don't like the whole thing about taking depression pills I decided to start decreasing the medication already. And this is the funny thing about these pills, because even though I know my mind is happy and my body image/thoughts about food are completely different than some months ago, I'm still a bit scared of how my brain will react when I stop the medication. But I'll keep you updated AND if you have any great advice on how to stop the medication smoothly, get in touch. <3