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I Am Taking Antidepressants

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    No One Knows I'm Taking Antidepressants - I am 26 and I have been battling depression for many years and kept it secret from everyone around me. I tried therapy and that did...
    DrPepperFan DrPepperFan 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 13, 2010

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    Effexor. I just started it today and the nausea is so bad I can't move or eat. Please help.
    findasilverlining33 findasilverlining33 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 2

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    Medication Is Not Evil - i have to say that antidepressants SAVED MY LIFE.  this is correct.  i was in college and about to commit suicide.  i called my...
    geenpunchbuggie geenpunchbuggie 31-35 4 Responses Apr 6, 2009

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    Leaving The Group Now - Not that it's a happy occassion or anything lol, haven't completed my treatment and been released back into the general community lol. :P  No, I just...
    TheLuckyHobo TheLuckyHobo 31-35, M Sep 7, 2013

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    I'm 17 and I've been feeling down for a year not going to go into it but do antidepressants work? My psychiatrist said he's going to put me on them. It's just I looked it up and...
    xediciusx xediciusx 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 29

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    I just started antidepressants and I'm scared. I found out my husband was having an affair for over a year with his ex about six months ago. I understand that it's because I haven...
    BabiKnuckles BabiKnuckles 26-30, F Jan 1

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    I Hate My Antidepressants - I mean I guess the Celexa are doing their job. I still hate my life but the pills make me not care. I mean god forbid the pharmacy screws up and I don't...
    rainbowdasher rainbowdasher 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 23, 2013

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    Its hard to say that you don’t care When its slowly eating you away Day by day Until theres a pushed over chair And a lifeless body Hanging from rope Its just not fair
    ProfessorPsycho ProfessorPsycho 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2013

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    And I love it! I don't plan on taking them forever, but I don't think I would have made it this far in school without them. I was ready to drop out and live in my bed...haha
    badatusernames badatusernames 22-25, M Jan 27

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    Antidepressants Brought Me Back - I fought against the notion of needing antidepressants. Even though I would never think someone else was weak for needing them, I thought that I...
    OurLadyoftheUpsideDown OurLadyoftheUpsideDown 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 14, 2013

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    Smh I wish...I heard they didn't work but at this point I really don't care,at least then I'll have a reason to feel this way. Sadly I don't want to come out the closet with my...
    jordinv jordinv 16-17, F Mar 12

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    Anti Depressants Kill Significant Relationships - Hello, About 12 years ago I was mis prescribed and put on 4-6 times the dosage of Zolof.  Eventually i weened myself off...
    kwpeterson kwpeterson 51-55, M 11 Responses Dec 28, 2009

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    Coming Off Citalopram - Hi all, I have been taking 10mg citalopram for 5 years... Due to anxiety. I tapered off of them over the last few months but I stopped totally last week...
    Nessiezoe Nessiezoe 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 16, 2013

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    I am seeking some advice please if anyone has had similar experiences or is knowledgable in regards to anti-depressants it would Be really appreciated... I'm considering going on...
    J2014 J2014 22-25, M Apr 8

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    Well, I'm Going To Start... - trying to take my antidepressants, I was prescribed them awhile ago, I just never chose to take them. Except now I decided that it may be for the best...
    SecretsofWillow SecretsofWillow 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 25, 2011

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    This was the only title I could find that was close to what I wanted. I am about to start taking them, I never have before and am really nervous/scared about it. I've read mixed...
    littlelostsoul12 littlelostsoul12 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 4

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    Zoloft - I starting taking antidepressants when I was 16. At age 16 I went blind from a car accident. This changed my life so quick I couldn't take it all in at once. I was sad all...
    ChattyTara ChattyTara 18-21, F Apr 14, 2013

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    They Work For Me - I have been on anti d's for the majority of the past 8 years. Managing major depressive disorder. I remain very physically active and maintain a vegetarian...
    twisted899 twisted899 41-45, F 3 Responses May 17, 2013

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    Lexapro - I have been battling depression for years...I'd like to say about 7 years..I'm going to be 23 at the end of March. For so long I've just suffered with it. I only...
    QueenOfHearts QueenOfHearts 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 23, 2009

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    No But Years Ago I Took Severa... - No but years ago I took several different types due to what I thought was bipolar but now that I'm older I realize it was probably just an...
    hausdog6 hausdog6 46-50, F Jan 9, 2007

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    I Would Probably Be Dead Or In a Mental Hospital If I Didn't - I have had depression and anxiety for as long as I can remember. I have tried anti depressents before and didn't like...
    marinewife24 marinewife24 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 23, 2007

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    Zoloft-paxil - Hello, I had a depression episode 2008 which resulted in short hospitalisation and zoloft for about 18 months. I stopped early 2010 with little side effects. In the...
    JeremiahJoseph JeremiahJoseph 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 18, 2012

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    The Great Sexless Wonder - Antidepressants definitely have their pros and cons. I've been taking them for 3 years, tried several different ones, had some success, others were just...
    blueberryoctopus blueberryoctopus 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 23, 2011

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    Fluoxetine - I've just started...I had to up the dose progressively and I'm up to a whole one per day. I'm hoping that counselling will make it better, my doc told me I should...
    absentmind absentmind 21-25, F 1 Response Sep 16, 2007

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    I hate them tht never work and if they do they make you do stupid things
    lyric0908 lyric0908 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 31

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    Pristiq - I have dysthymic disorder (a form of depression.. meaning I am just sorda depressed all the time.. no real ups or downs) I started on it about 4 months ago.. but...
    mtwithadd mtwithadd 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 8, 2009

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    I Started With - 10mg of Cipralex once a day for the first week. It was upped to 20mg for the rest of the month. That really didn't work for me. It was fatiguing me and I easily...
    SofiaGrowsFlowers SofiaGrowsFlowers 18-21, T 1 Response Nov 6, 2013

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    I Had No Choice... - Anti-depressants were my last option. I've tried years and years of counseling and that didn't work. I felt better talking about it, but when I went back to...
    LovelessDeluxe LovelessDeluxe 22-25 1 Response May 3, 2010

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    Welcome To My Parlour... - I've been trying to avoid this for a little while, but I find myself constantly being redirected to the subject. This is something that will no doubt...
    TheWendigo TheWendigo 36-40, M 3 Responses Jul 26, 2010

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    Just Started - I just started taking Lexapro a couple of months ago, and added Wellbutrin a few weeks ago.  I had a major depressive/anxiety episode that lasted months...
    maude maude 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 16, 2007

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    I am currently on 60mg of Prozac and 100mg of Trazadone for sleeping. I take a 10mg Propranolol as needed for situations that may make me anxious. Mid-October and much of November...
    sdcoleman89 sdcoleman89 22-25, F Dec 20, 2013

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    I Prefer A Pill Cocktail - ugh...yea I don't know if that makes sense, oh well haha pills have helped me a little. I want more though.....but that's just my addictive side talking...
    GreyDaze GreyDaze 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 6, 2013

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    Viibryd - I've been taking Viibryd for about 9-months--it's the answer to my prayers and really hits the bulls eye for me. People ask me if I have a new boyfriend because I smile...
    HappyNoww HappyNoww 31-35 2 Responses Apr 20, 2013

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    Dont Need Them Anymore - Im currently on 150mg of sertraline everyday. I had to start taking them when i lost my nan in april because i sort of just shut down. I dont...
    sarama sarama 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 27, 2009

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    Right now I'm on three different pills and i feel like they don't do anything to help me except ease a little but of my anxiety. I feel as if my psychiatrist just wants to keep me...
    Tixol Tixol 18-21, F Mar 5

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    I literally have no memories of being normal. I've always been depressed even as a small child. Family grew to believe it was a personality trait and said I should accept it. When...
    MsPetrichor MsPetrichor 22-25, F Dec 13, 2013

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    Just Started Citalopram, What Are Your Side Effects? - I have been on many anti depressants, and now I am on citalopram. I have been on it for four days. The side effects I got...
    rainmoon rainmoon 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 20, 2010

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    What I Have Learned From Antidepressants. - I have taken antidepressants for a very long time, and I can thankfully say that they have worked for me the last few years. There are a...
    Twillback Twillback 31-35, M 5 Responses Jun 8, 2010

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    Need Help - I was on effexor for over 5 years and was doing really well.  I wanted to see if I could get off of it totally and be ok so I phased it out (withdrawal was...
    northerndelight northerndelight 26-30 2 Responses Jul 30, 2008

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    The generic one for GAD and mild depression. Started on 5mg then progressed to 10mg around 8 days after. (Currently on that dose). Was on Xanax beforehand and started weening off...
    monikers16 monikers16 22-25, F Feb 20

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    Anyone gained weight and feel bloated all the time
    uniqeuliv uniqeuliv 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    Wellbutrin, Day 1: I have just picked up my prescription from the pharmacy after receiving my diagnosis: dysthymia, with episodes of major depression – the so-called “double...
    grapefruitseltzer grapefruitseltzer 31-35, M Jan 12

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    Well.. - I'm apparently one of the few people who feel as though anti-depressants are a good thing, at least in my case. They literally saved my life. The only problem I have is...
    belleanomalie belleanomalie 16-18, F 5 Responses Aug 10, 2007

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    I Used to Take Anti-depressant... - I used to take anti-depressants because I was told I had a chemical imbalance in my brain,  but I do believe (in my case) that trying...
    pickle pickle 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 9, 2007

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    My Nightmare Story With Anxiety - Hello, I really have the need to share my story with someone who went through a similar experience and can listen and be supportive. No one in my...
    lulu60106 lulu60106 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 10, 2013

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    Have Stopped Them - I have stopped for about a week. The withdrawal symptoms are as bad as I expected them to be, but they are taking longer than I expected them to wear off. I...
    Mapping Mapping 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 8, 2013

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    Meds, Meds, Meds... - why cant there be a magic happy pill? one that works for everyone. i am taking 3 meds at the moment. the only on that seems to be working is the one that has...
    metalgirl99 metalgirl99 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 11, 2008

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    Let's Try This A Second Time - The first time I was on anti depressants I was 13. I stopped taking them after about 6 months. I do not remember why I didn't like them but I...
    DayDreamer420 DayDreamer420 18-21, F Dec 8, 2010

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    Lexapro And Weight Gain - I was prescribed lexapro a while ago. I've been taking antidepressants for ten years and none of them has been 100% successful to treat my depression...
    Val86 Val86 26-30, F 6 Responses Feb 1, 2012

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    Round 2 - My first experience with anti depressants was when I took Prozac for about a year- didn't really work out for me though. The side effects were awful. Increased depression...
    Elysiaaa Elysiaaa 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 6, 2011

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    I've been taking anti depressions for a few months. Had a bad bout of depression. Everyday is different. I never know if I'm going to have a good day or bad. Bad days are horrible...
    scarbar scarbar 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 4

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    The Battle. - Might as well get the ball rolling huh?  Well, I'm 36 years old, and I've been on antidepressants since I was 16.  I can say with all honesty that the...
    Wombles Wombles 36-40, F 4 Responses Dec 30, 2006