I Am Medicated

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    Where to start I have a major issue with

    anxiety, some depression and even some panic from time to time. The doctors have had me on every medicine you can imagine. I am now on Wellbutrin and it made me anxious so just started on Celexa, but I am worried about the side effects. I have lost 35 pounds with Wellbutrin...
    Hockeyplayer56 Hockeyplayer56
    46-50, M
    Apr 23, 2015
    persononinternet persononinternet
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jan 11, 2014

    Heavily Medicated For My Protection

    Am I medicated?  Yes. For what reason?  Depression. What do I take?  300mgs of Effexor every morning. I've been doing this for years, and the years have just melted by so sedatedly.  Really?  Yeah. Do I drink?  Just enough, yes. Do I smoke?  I...
    Mistake Mistake
    26-30, M
    Aug 21, 2010

    So Much Medication....

    I am taking so much medication right now. One for blood pressure, one for birth control, two for depression, one for my sugar, one for anxiety, one for my thyroid. Its just so much ******* medication! Most of the time, I am Numb from all the meds...
    deleted deleted
    Jun 10, 2009

    I Take Medication

    I take prescription medication every day. I take Abilify and Celexa each day and Klonopin (for anxiety) and Trazadone (insomnia) as needed. The Abilify itself has DRASTICALLY improved my life. I am getting so much better, so fast. Without it, I would still be in a very negative...
    lyricalongings lyricalongings
    31-35, F
    Dec 10, 2012

    Finally Got My Meds!

    We had some trouble getting all of my meds because they were expensive, but thanks to a good friend and a great pharmacy I finally got them! I am currently taking zoloft, vistaril, and risperdol. I have PTSD, and suspected of Borderline Personality Disorder. I've been on the...
    FellidayaFiresong FellidayaFiresong
    36-40, F
    Sep 8, 2013


    I realised that I may be allergic to painkillers. The last two times I have taken Darvocet, my neck and cheek got all itchy. It's annnoying, but I quite like the high. I got one left over for tomorrow. Yay. I only got it because my roommates back is messed up and he gave me...
    deleted deleted
    9 Responses Jul 28, 2009

    5 Days Without ..

    im going on 5 days straight without taking my prozac and im starting to feel horrible again. im probaby going to lose my mind again.
    anxietyfilled anxietyfilled
    Sep 13, 2013

    I Have Ulcerative Colitis

    So I'll probably be on meds for the rest of my life. I've been taking Asacol since April. I take 12 of those pills a day, and it's mostly harmless. Just recently I've been put on prednisone (a steroid) and it is making me look like a chipmunk. Hopefully I'll only be on those for...
    sannayy sannayy
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 23, 2010


    i ******* hate it.     just thought i should let you know.   but that pill does make me sleep. this pill helps me focus feel better.. but i dont know if that is the pills.   or something else....
    asdflkjghlove asdflkjghlove
    18-21, F
    Apr 19, 2008


    I take many psychotrophics.  I still do not sleep all night without taking benadryl.  Before bed I take Trazadone, Tegretal and Seroquel. That's at 10:30pm and by 2am I need Benadryl.  Some times I drink vodka and sleep longer.  I used to take Abilify and that...
    SaturatedLady SaturatedLady
    41-45, F
    Jul 23, 2009

    Celexa 40mg

    Yes, I am medicated. I have battled depression and anxiety all my life. I was on celexa years ago, but couldn't afford it anymore. When I got pregnant, thankfully my medicaid covered it so my doctor put me on it. I ws having some episodes of major depression durring my pregnancy...
    FellidayaFiresong FellidayaFiresong
    36-40, F
    1 Response Sep 12, 2012


    I take Valium, I guess I abuse it. I wouldn't say it "takes away my pain" or anything like that but it feels good. I don't know. When the DR gave me the prescription I wasn't going to take it I didn't want it at all. I over do it I know I...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Aug 21, 2009

    Some Good Some Bad

    I am glad to have my meds for depression. but the meds for my syndrome is a steroid and it has me crazy and gaining weight. Don't like that.
    Abriee Abriee
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Oct 4, 2009


    I am finally medicated again! I am finally back on medication for my Depression/bipolar disorder. I am not feeling the FULL effects of the medication yet, but I CAN tell the difference and that I tell you what is a great thing!
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Aug 31, 2010

    Not By Choice!!!!!!!

    I am medicated!! Back in 2002 I was hurt in a bad accident at work. All of my discs from the mid back down to my tail bone were injured. I went to many specialist's and they said the best thing to do was to leave it alone and save any surgery I might need for down the road when...
    dave61 dave61
    46-50, M
    Oct 21, 2011


    Cymbalta for depression, Ativan for anxiety, Atenolol for blood pressure, Norco and Ibuprofen for pain
    Warmthoughtsofyou04 Warmthoughtsofyou04
    31-35, F
    May 9, 2008

    For High Blood Pressure

    Have been told by my doctor that I'll probably need to be medicated for the rest of my life.
    Dragon56 Dragon56
    61-65, M
    Oct 10, 2009

    New Med

    I have several medications. I am on a new med that treats both fibromialgia and depression. I had to discontinue my old med for depression to start the new one that will treat both issues. I was warned by my psychiartist that the new med may not work well. I have noticed that I...
    Abriee Abriee
    36-40, F
    Jan 24, 2010


    I'm a migraine sufferer and have been for 10 years now. I got my first migraine when I was 5 and I can honestly say it was one of the worst experiences in my life. I went blind, saw weird shapes and had the most banging headache I'd ever experienced.  I didn't know...
    choochootrainx choochootrainx
    13-15, F
    May 8, 2010

    2 Meds

    i take 300 mg of lamictal and  250 mg of seroquel a day and i do pretty good ... still somewhat emotional ... but i like the seroquel ... i get tired in the morning though .. thats hard cause i have no motivation after i take them ...  which means i need a nap everyday...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme
    26-30, F
    Nov 14, 2007

    It Bothers Me

    needing a substance that I can't get just anywhere or from anyone. it's like i'm on a teather. it limits my freedom and it make me depressed from time to time knowing that if i miss my pills even one day, there will be consequences. And worst of all, some of what I need can't...
    AngelaDark AngelaDark
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Aug 15, 2009

    Two Meds

     I take two mood stabilizers daily for bipolar disorder: Lamictal & Abilify.  I would be a madwoman if I didn't take them.  I still don't think I'm on the right meds/dosages however, because I can't focus for the life of me & I get bored really easily...
    mpluse mpluse
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 8, 2008

    Ten Years

    I started involuntarily, as a part of counselling 9,5 years ago. I had a severe eating disorder and my family forced me to get help. I was put on anti-depressants. Now I don't think I could survive without them. Or had I not taken any medication, I'd probably be dead. They have...
    whoslife whoslife
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jan 10, 2012

    "uppers" And "downers"

    I take prozac and adderall in the morning, anafranil and ativan at night.  I need drugs to wake up in the morning and to fall asleep at night.  I can't function without them anymore which is probably unhealthy.  Not sure if I'd be better or worse off without all...
    alh75 alh75
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 17, 2010

    Can't Cry

    I confess. I haven’t cried for ever..*maybe like two years* I used to cry at little things like sad movies, weddings, funerals (of course). Now I can't I can’t shed a tear. Can it be because of my anti depressant meds?
    AkA007 AkA007
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Feb 26, 2009

    Cocktail Anyone?

    When I first suffered my breakdown, I was put on several medications....seroqoel, ambien, zoloft, xanax...then changed to prozac insted of zoloft...others didn't seem to work....celexa, lexapro, depakote...I was even on neurontin for a while. I finally quit the seroqel...
    bluehaiku bluehaiku
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Feb 25, 2009

    I've stopped. I just couldn't take it anymore.

    Yes, I know it really did help me but not in the way it should have. It more or less blocked me from processing my problems and feelings and put me in this state of mind that just kept me from getting too sad. I think medication does help some people. People with a legit...
    Healy10 Healy10
    18-21, F
    Aug 7, 2014


    Sure it's a 'harmless' anti-deressant, yes it's supposed to make me feel happy, but I don't want to be pilled for the rest of my life just to feel happy. I guess since doctors can't figure out how to treat people other ways they just pill us and hope that we get better. To tell...
    CowgirlMagic CowgirlMagic
    18-21, F
    Jan 14, 2011

    Taking Fluoxetine And Happy So Far

    Been taking it for a few months now and glad i am? Is that a good thing to say? It works for me at present and keeps me calm.
    pjlondon pjlondon
    46-50, M
    Sep 20, 2010

    Thank God For Medicine

    I take 10 pills every morning and every night. I have the folowing health problems: Fibromylgia (with related Sleep Disorder and Headache disorder), No Thyroid, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Atrial Fibrillation, Brain Tumor (Benign), Sinus & Allergy Disorders, Acid Reflux, Restless Leg...
    jburns1947 jburns1947
    61-65, F
    2 Responses Jan 24, 2010

    Extreme Brain Fog

    Lamictal for bipolar tendencies and Campral for OCD. I have tried many things and combinations of things. This combination works for me, but my brain is fried. My short-term memory is shot and it is hard to add even simple numbers in my head. Being an engineer, this is a big...
    wgiberson wgiberson
    1 Response Aug 19, 2009

    Meds Make Me Crazy!!!

    hey people, i am been medicated for ocd and been having really bad side effects. The first meds my psychiatrist gave me was prozac i felt so so depressed on them and because i have ocd in which i have thoughts of suicide the meds made them thoughts ten times worse couldn't stop...
    morgarna morgarna
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 10, 2009


     i used to be on so mant diffrent psych drugs, but today I am only on two.  for now. Antidepressant: Cybalta Antipsychotic: Seroquel  
    btrfly09 btrfly09
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Nov 6, 2007
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