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I Am On Medication

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    Matchitehew Matchitehew 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    I'M Enormous

    I just recently started taking Zyprexa 5mg and Lexapro 20mg and it doing well for my anxiety and depression. However, I've gained almost 20 pounds in less than a month! I'm very saddened by this. I'm worried that if I stop taking these meds I will go back to the very dark place I...
    StrangeDisaster StrangeDisaster 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 22, 2013

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    But Not For What Some May Think

    I do take plenty of meds. Many here have posted that I have mental issues, and that is not the case. I take meds for my two bloodclotting disorders (See my story, "Homocystinuria/Fcator five Liden".), and depression that was caused by my losing a child (See my story...
    snowlady snowlady 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 5, 2009

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    I've been on a wide verity of medications

    for many different reasons . Currently I lost my Zoloft and have been having bad withdrawals. Really, really bad. It's like I can't control myself and my mood swings are far more worse than before.
    LilMissMandy LilMissMandy 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    this is messed up but found out

    if I take a higher dosage of Zyprexa I gain a lot of weight, but can't think clearly, if I'm on a smaller dosage I think clearer but have about no appetite... so choose one or the other... thinking it should be the other way around but it's not... told my psychiatrist about that...
    beca0a1 beca0a1 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    Defiantly Makes Things Easier

    I was finally put on medication for my mood in June I think it was. It has really made a difference. I mean, I won't lie and say as is perfect now and I never have my suicidal moments... but at least it's not every two weeks anymore. The time scales between the fluctuation is...
    XanthiaJo XanthiaJo 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 13, 2011

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    Indural Causes Psychotic Episodes But Helps Migraines

    I have been given a script for the drug and taking it on top of endep and codeine and anti-biotics .. I think is for herpes .. the doctors are not gonna tell me everything that is wrong with me I think .... I seen them cover up some blood results ... which make me question have...
    IceEntice IceEntice 36-40, F Oct 3, 2012

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    have a psychiatrist appointment tomorrow pretty

    sure, have to call in the morning just to make sure... have been doing pretty good with the meds I'm on... so thinking things will stay how they are... don't enjoy the trip there to the Dr, since it's about a 40min drive, ride back home is always nice though. escape the traffic...
    beca0a1 beca0a1 26-30, F Jun 16

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    My Medication

    I have just started back on a medication and it is killing me! I am so so sleepy ... i can barely keep myself awake and with the living. All i want to do is close my eyes and drift off to the place i love so much *nothingness*, but it doesn't help my state of mind feeling like...
    deadinsideout deadinsideout 26-30, F Jul 4, 2013

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    Im On Pills

    I've been on medication since i was in the second grade. My mom thought i had problems. I was too young to be on medication. I would never make my kids if i had kids go on medication that young i think its wrong. Since I've been on pills for so long i developed a sleeping...
    yuna86 yuna86 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 22, 2013

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    I hate having to deal with my medication

    and counting out the pills/it's even annoying putting them in a pill planner, just want to get it over and done with. Probably because I've been doing this for so long... Wondering now how pharmacists can do their job and actually enjoy it, maybe they do who knows, I hate...
    beca0a1 beca0a1 26-30, F Jun 12

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    Meds

    Im taking 20mgs of abilify and 200mgs of zoloft its just not working as well is thete anyone else taking these meds message me
    betterperson betterperson 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 18, 2013

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    Call Me Irresponsible.

    I started taking meds in 2007 after I was diagnosed with depression. The dosage has been changed a few times but I've never changed the meds itself. It's kinda sad because the pharmacy ran out of my meds and gave me a generic, and the generic works better than the prescription...
    lntel lntel 18-21 1 Response Mar 12, 2012

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    I'm on acne medication

    and should be on something else but I'm trying to handle this myself. I pick at my acne and hair that has pimples near it. Due to this I have scars on my face and currently have two different defects in my eyebrows from recent breakouts.
    HappyHart5 HappyHart5 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    I Think I Probably Take Too Much Medication.

    Yeah, I was just put on Abilify in addition to Remeron and Wellbutrin and Depakote and Valium and Restoril and Methadone and Ritalin! I cannot even for a second entertain the possibility of getting pregnant (not that I want to). I started the Abilify yesterday and felt surreal...
    merlin8793 merlin8793 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 8, 2009

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    20 mgs of Cipralex has been in my diet

    since May of last year. They were really reluctant to give me such a high dose but I needed it.
    AddyAddyAddy AddyAddyAddy 22-25, F Jul 17

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    Where Am I, Who Am I?

    I was diagnosed with ADHD as a young child, they tried so many different medications on me, it was rediculous. I started have troubles my sophmore year of high school, I was paranoid all the time having panic attack and also I would be hyper during my school day as well, By the...
    Heartache124 Heartache124 18-21, F Jan 3, 2011

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    A Trial Of Sorts

    As of Friday I have started taking 1/2 a pill of Lexapro each day.  Unsure of if i need it to be honest, but given the amount of stress and emotional roller coaster ride i've been on lately, i thought i would see if it would help.  So far...not so good.  i had to actually...
    KinkyFlower KinkyFlower 31-35, F 10 Responses May 1, 2011

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    It wasn't until I went to camp

    that I realized just how much medication I am on. I had to bring a pill case. I take between 4 and 6 pills a day. It kinda sucks when you realize that that is necessary to live your life normally.
    mairesequin mairesequin 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Hate how my anti depressants are making me eat

    way too much and im putting on weight, lots of weight and i dont like it, its upsetting me
    amyslatts amyslatts 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    No one cares but I am on medicine

    for epilepsy. The pills taste like *** ._.
    RedtheEmerald RedtheEmerald 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I Have Add and Depression

    I take Adderall and Prozac.
    MySweetLord MySweetLord 36-40, F 4 Responses Oct 5, 2009

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    I Gave In

     It feels weird.  It is day one of Lexapro.   I feel... a little out of it, almost an out of body experience, though I seem to be able to think pretty clearly.   I really didn't want to go this route, but as my psychologist said, its just temporary, just a...
    misJ misJ 26-30, F 4 Responses Jun 20, 2008

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    I Hate Taking Pills

    I take about 8 of them for various reasons. The ones I have to take every 3 hours or more is Norco and baclofen. If I did not take these I wouldn't walk at all. I have been experiencing chronic pain for years. First they thought I had fibromyalgia but the last 6 months my...
    Kindal Kindal 46-50, F 13 Responses Jun 12, 2009

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    Horrible Withdrawals

      I ran out of my antidepressant but it was not working that well anyway. So instead of prescribing the antidepressant again so I could wean out of it, and then a new medication, my psychiatrist said it was "out of my system" and just prescribed the new...
    Readerblackchic Readerblackchic 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 11, 2009

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    The Idea Of Medication Terrified Me

    Really. It did. I thought it'd change me or dope me up beyond recognition. I remember my first doctor's appointment my anxiety was so bad I couldn't even talk - I had to have a friend come in with me and explain my problems. After starting some zoloft and a little bit of xanax my...
    pianokiller pianokiller 18-21 Apr 4, 2012

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    I am take flamciclovir

    and Percocet for my herpes.
    jujubear47 jujubear47 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    medications I'm currently on are 15mg abilify

    2x a day, zyprexa 3x a day, lamictal, lorazepam, cloraz dipot (sp) I'm on a few more. It's a lot in my opinion but I can still function. my driving sucks because I'm tired most of the time. but besides all that I'm doing alright. wish I could do without meds but I've tried and I...
    beca0a1 beca0a1 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 8

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    I have Migraine & chronic headeachs.

    Been on Depakine-Chrono, Imigran, and Parafon for 8 months now! In addition to my nose medications which isn't doing what suppose to do.
    SM1BLE SM1BLE 26-30, M Jul 17

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    I Would Take Meditation For Seroquel Any Day.

    I keep missing school because my medication causes me to sleep for long periods of time, im caught up in my classes, and i am even further ahead on reading. I could only take two courses this year because of my medication. My first two years of high school were spent skipping and...
    mistamew mistamew 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 4, 2012

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    Antidepressants.

    ive been filtering my brain for a while now since ive been on them, its kinda scary from an outsiders perspective. i feel almost nothing, i could uncover i was raped and not feel as much as i should. i can make mistakes, and screw up and although i feel guilt, and regret, its a...
    ExameMyKidney ExameMyKidney 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 15, 2010

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    That I should probably take more often then I

    do. I'm gonna end up in like a diabetic coma if I don't. Oh well, I'd just get yelled at for it if that did happen. I'd be in a coma and if I woke up from it id wake up to screaming. Yeah, I'm bad at remembering my pills.
    Kmarcum99 Kmarcum99 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    They Assume I'm Bipolar..(i Need Advice)

    But can't diagnose 'til I hit six months sober. I have been on medication for two year, or more.. I don't remember.. Recently, I decided to get sober(for the fourth time.) On day 15 currently. I have stopped my medication, because I don't want to trade one addiction for another...
    he8myheart he8myheart 16-17, F Jan 7, 2013

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    I Need My Mediation

    When my medication is adjusted right, I seem to do okay. I make good decisions and I am not in a panic all the time. My mediation is adjusted correctly, now.
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 4 Responses Aug 29, 2011

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    Baclofen And Nortriptyline For GERD. No Hope

    I took Nortriptyline. I took it for just 2 months. They said the side effects would go away but they got steadily worse. I had constant anxiety, depression, and panic attacks. Usually around 4 or 6 a day. I would curl up and sob and breathe heavily and fast. this upset my...
    HorrorFlic HorrorFlic 22-25, M Oct 15, 2013

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    Has anyone had any personal experiences with

    Valium/Lithium for anxiety? I'd love to hear your thoughts on the best anti-anxiety or anti-depressant medication.
    Lovekai Lovekai 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 16

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    Related Experiences

    Iv been on medication for my bipolar for about 2 years now and have put on a lot of weight. I do feel like I am not me in many ways, I know that I have lost myself through the...
    Gentleandlovingsoul Gentleandlovingsoul 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    I absolutely HATE everything I do "wrong" is blamed on the fact I either didn't take them, or they aren't working. I'm a human, too. I am NOT a mean person. Occasionally, yeah I...
    AllINeedIsMarilynAndCupcakes AllINeedIsMarilynAndCupcakes 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 27

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    It's supposed to make me happy but it makes me feel sad... It makes me neutral, emotionless, then when I make the realization I don't get happy I feel... Sad. After years of...
    RacadaTheQueen RacadaTheQueen 13-15, F Jul 7

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    I've been ok. Started taking an anti anxiety pill that has left me feeling numb. Only 10mgs I remember I was on it at 20/40mgs but it gave me headaches and a ringing in my ears. So...
    heyitsabike heyitsabike 31-35, F Jul 10

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    Hi everyone, I sell iTunes gift card worth $100 but i sell it in your offer. It helps a lot to me if you will buy it because my brother having a operation in his head an it is...
    gracegodduaghter gracegodduaghter 16-17, F 2 hrs ago

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    My cousin is suffering from depression and anxiety. She is only 14 years old. She used to be such a happy, active and determined young girl, but apparently now she doesn't want to...
    Sapphire14 Sapphire14 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    My name is Claudia and I use marijuana for medicinal purposes. Now, I am not a patient of legalized marijuana, I self medicate. This is illegal I know, but bare with me and with...
    0utlive 0utlive 13-15, F Jun 25

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    My boyfriend is 17 and is bipolar ( and has hypopituitarism we both have just found out ) but didn't tell me at the time what type of bipolar he is etc he kept saying how it's his...
    lela201465 lela201465 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    I don't agree with pharmaceutical drugs either! Pharmaceutical drugs doesn't cure the problem just masked/ hide the pain for a little while which is all well and good but we get...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Anybody else agree with this? 😔 Hi. My name is Hashimoto’s. I’m an invisible autoimmune disease that attacks your thyroid gland causing you to become hypothyroid.
I am now...
    sarahglass sarahglass 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    It's rather weird, really, my experience. Only recently did I find out WHAT my problem was, though I've had MVP and recent moderate regurgitation. But the palpitations, heart...
    EllaBooBella EllaBooBella 51-55, F Jun 26

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    I was sexually abused from the time I was five till I was a teenager. When I was six I started having panic attacks and they were really bad. They would make me get sick, pass out...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F Jun 26

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    UK SUFFERERS - PLEASE GET IN CONTACT! So, I've never really wanted to write my story. Not because I am afraid or ashamed, but because I am so bored of talking about it, it makes...
    scharx scharx 18-21 1 Response Jul 1

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    Here are top 10 home remedies for Bipolar Disorder. 1. Fish Oil Fish oil rich in Omega 3 fatty acids is one of the few things that can help in the treatment of bipolar disorder...
    LovelyLilly13 LovelyLilly13 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 3

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    Here are top 10 home remedies for Bipolar Disorder. 1. Fish Oil Fish oil rich in Omega 3 fatty acids is one of the few things that can help in the treatment of bipolar disorder...
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