Posted: 10/04/2016 at 16:08
I think weight is a pretty big problem on AD's, an my personal experience has been yes they were beneficial to me at the time, but the addition of a couple of stone does very little for your self esteem. In terms of the AD's and training, my experience was that coming off them hampered my running more than starting on them. I was desperate to get off the medication in the end, and I'm confident that I've broken the back out of the withdrawals now.
Medication certainly helped me, and looking back rally steadied my mood when I was at my lowest Point. The last 3 months though I've been looking at my diet, sleep, alcohol Intake, and the much bigger picture around depression. I think hey are all interlinked to a degree.