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I Am Taking Antidepressants

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    I have taken anti depressants

    for severe depression and also for severe panic attacks. Been on Zoloft. Prozac. Celexa (currently on for the second time.) Brintellix. Buspar. Klonopin. Zoloft made me a zombie. Prozac did nothing. Celexa makes me gain weight. Brintellix put me in the hospital. Buspar...
    Onyvk Onyvk 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 3, 2014

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    Is anyone on Sterline

    and if so can you tell me your side affects? I've been on them nearly three weeks
    Unicornpeasant Unicornpeasant 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 22, 2015

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    The thing with it though,

    is I'm still depressed, tbh. I still hurt. The only difference is, I can't cry myself to sleep, and I can't actually express my feelings anymore. It's almost forcing me to be happy, when I know I'm not. Not sure I can ever really explain it or not.
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Aug 30, 2015

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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't been the best wife. But it kills me. I cry at least 2xs a day. I feel like my best friend died. I'm tired of feeling this way. I...
    BabiKnuckles BabiKnuckles 31-35, F Jan 1, 2014

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    It doesn't make me feel like myself -

    but i struggle through with the day - when I'm not stuck in bed.
    tarjawhore tarjawhore 22-25, M Nov 16, 2015

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    Agomelantine or also known

    as valdoxan.? Anyone taken this? It's relatively new from what I gather.. and actually hella expensive.. But I'm having nothing but good from it! Helps with both serotonin levels and melatonin levels. When first put on it, with in 30 mins I'd be fast asleep if I wasn't...
    Catho Catho 18-21, F Jan 17

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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. Update: I took my first pill this morning...not feeling much different as of yet, I'll keep you all informed though. Update: I...
    Chasing4flowers Chasing4flowers 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 25, 2011

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    I took Sertraline 25mg

    for a bit and got the worst side effects ever after a week it felt like game lag to my body and I was trembling, urinating often, and was sweating profusely and I felt real cold with headaches and seeing white static like dots across my vision... I stopped taking it and...
    4NeonFun 4NeonFun 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 4, 2014

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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 read it could take weeks. Wasn't quite expecting that, I was thinking more like maximum a week. But I guess as long as they...
    Mapping Mapping 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 8, 2013

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    I have been on steadily escalating doses of

    antidepressants for a couple of months now, recently being put up to 150mg Sertraline, and the heartbreaking misery finally went away almost completely, and took everything else with it. A day after I started taking 150mg I got a massive headache and was so exhausted I found it...
    MrWinstonSmith MrWinstonSmith 26-30, M Sep 29, 2015

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    I just started sertraline a little over a week

    ago. I've just started noticing some tingling, in hands and legs. My sleep has been lighter (and I am a CHRONIC oversleeper - like, a three alarm clock oversleeper), and earlier today I had an anxiety attack, when I was suddenly overtaken and felt stoned, but not in a good way...
    standardmale standardmale 26-30, M a week ago

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    I started taking 10mg of Prozac around late

    November of 2012 for a variety of different issues, the major being an eating disorder, depression, and anxiety. Because of my depression, I had no motivation to do anything, didn't have a job or a drivers license, I isolated myself from my friends, spent most of my time...
    bbfeels bbfeels 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 9, 2014

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    So I was taking Valium

    and antidepressants due to not being able to handle my current situation in life and was sleeping all day and feeling depressed all the time. I stopped taking them and now I have more energy and am feeling numb rather than anything... Pretty sure they didn't work for me. But I...
    BlueRose77 BlueRose77 36-40, F Dec 15, 2014

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    Went to the doctor and managed to get a

    prescription for seroquil however it's spelt but I look forward to being on both cymbalta and the other. Cymbalta is probably the best antidepressant yet and I'm glad to be taking it. I like feeling no real anything as appose to feeling as though I am on a roller coaster ride...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 6, 2015

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    I'm taking Lexapro. 10 milligrams.

    This is the 6th day. I've actually never taken an antidepressant before, but I'm glad I started. To be honest, this last week has been full of ups and downs. There's side effects, the worst is actually the tiredness. From everything I read however, this will fade with time...
    SpiritedEnergy333 SpiritedEnergy333 26-30, M Jan 12

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    I've been taking antidepressants

    for years now. they really make a big difference in my mood and energy levels.
    bambi575 bambi575 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 5, 2015

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    I've run out of meds

    and been a couple of days off antidepressants. I've never felt more horrible, it's like they will control yourself forever. I wish MDD would just ******* die.
    DepressiveDementor DepressiveDementor 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 25, 2015

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    So my doc switched me off effexor

    and onto wellbutrin. She had me step down off effexor and I finished on Friday. I was fine for a day but Sunday night things went down hill. I have been horribly dizzy, barely able to stay on my feet with crazy brain zaps, upset stomach. I hope these withdrawal symptoms pass...
    TexasBrian TexasBrian 36-40, M 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    I've been on a ton of different antidepressants

    over the years...Prozac (throws me straight into a panic attack), Serzone (makes me totally sick), Zoloft (not sure why I went off of that one), Cymbalta (it stopped working after a couple of years). Now I'm on 150mg of Effexor. I'm not sure if it's helping yet or not...
    RubyLane RubyLane 46-50, F 3 Responses Sep 23, 2014

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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 I was 18 I saw the doctor on my own. At this point I was self harming for 5 years (no one knew) and I felt suicidal. The doctor put my on Celexa...
    MsPetrichor MsPetrichor 22-25, F Dec 13, 2013

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    Hi The love of my life is gone.

    I don't recognize her anymore. When she looks at me and it's without emotion and no feeling. I have read my studies, columns and experts. What gets me upset is they keep on saying don't take it personal and keep calm. Really?! I don't know what to do. Run away? Give up? Stick...
    enoughisenoughnever enoughisenoughnever 46-50, M 1 Response Oct 16, 2015

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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 terrible. I take antidepressants for my extreme anxiety and panic attacks. I've had them for years, and three years ago they...
    blueberryoctopus blueberryoctopus 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 23, 2011

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    Today was my first day taking antidepressants

    and it was horrible. My doctor put me on 75mg Effexor for my panic disorder and social anxiety. I was always worried about going on antidepressants due to hearing about so many side effects and withdrawal symptoms, and I think I was right to be skeptical. My first side effect...
    lifehurtsm lifehurtsm 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 10, 2015

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    My Story

    Hey guys So, basically I've been taking anti d's for 11 years now .... it seems like yesterday when I went to the dr and he prescribed me pills, I didn't want to take them, I thought they would change my personality and would transform me into someone I am not. After crying my...
    Val86 Val86 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 16, 2012

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    I have started taking Citalopram today.

    I have been feeling sick since and I vomited once so far also my hands are shaking incontrollably.. hope they'll work in the end
    ELSIUM ELSIUM 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 3, 2015

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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 that sometimes, if I forget a day or two, I get REALLY dizzy and can hardly walk. It's really bad. But I'd risk...
    belleanomalie belleanomalie 16-17, F 5 Responses Aug 10, 2007

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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 slept between 14 and 16 hours most days. I'd be up at 8 or 11 am, asleep at 3:30, up at 7:30pm, then asleep at 10pm. It...
    SofiaGrowsFlowers SofiaGrowsFlowers 22-25, T 1 Response Nov 6, 2013

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    I'm aware when I'm going to

    that dark placeā€¦I start doing things that I know will help me. My antidepressants are weeding out those nasty thoughts that do not belong with who I am and giving myself self love in the form of kind words while I look in the mirror smiling. It may not work for all, some do...
    1unusualLass 1unusualLass 31-35, F May 18, 2015

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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 that drug as I just did not feel 'right" the whole time I was on it.  I still perspire uncontrolably at times from that experience. Since then...
    kwpeterson kwpeterson 51-55, M 13 Responses Dec 28, 2009

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    hey all iam on venflanixe

    or how every unspell it . is eny one els on that and has sexly dofcuilts ?
    marcuscent marcuscent 26-30, M Dec 18, 2015

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    Does anyone else here take Sertraline?

    I have been taking them for the past 6 months. I have been thinking about coming off of them though and changing to a different medication as of late they've made me feel very zoned. I also have felt numbness to emotions and physical sensations and my vision when i've woken up...
    CaitlinBuchan97 CaitlinBuchan97 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 4

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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. Anyway, lexapro was prescribed to me long ago (then I switched to another anti d) and I don't remember the side effects. I am...
    Val86 Val86 26-30, F 6 Responses Feb 1, 2012

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    Anyone on the old school MAOIs?

    Parnate (tranylcypromine) or Nardil (phenelzine)? (Parnate didn't work for me, now on Nardil, started not too long ago.) Positive or negative experiences?
    TwistedCognition TwistedCognition 36-40, M Jan 5

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    After being on Cymbalta

    for many years I saw a new doctor and she switched me to Effexor which didn't seem to improve things much so today she told me to step down off Effexor and start taking Wellbutrin. Anyone know what kind of side effects I should expect? Are there negatives of Wellbutrin? I hate...
    TexasBrian TexasBrian 36-40, M 2 Responses Jan 6

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    Tonight I'm going to start taking an

    antidepressant to help with my feelings of hopelessness. I'm a bit scared that it won't work and I'll be stuck in this hell again. I'm very easily hurt these days because the love of my life did not reciprocate my love. I'm so insecure because we lived together for three...
    Sunshine9001 Sunshine9001 51-55, F 4 Responses Jul 26, 2015

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    i'll be going back on antidepressants,

    i like how effective they are when i'm on them but i'm mad that i have to take something to make me feel better for probably the rest of my life.. sometimes i feel like i'm a fake.
    arewehuman arewehuman 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 13, 2015

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    hi . i have got ocd and it made me drestp also .

    but i never every wanted to go on meds . but i final gave in has some bad exeraion with citlapram made me really sick then on a other what me like a zombie . then got pout on venlafaxine and the side effts were nuffin from the rest . then i went thro a bad break up . but i feel...
    marcuscent marcuscent 26-30, M Nov 18, 2015

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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 lot of stories that are for the use and against the use of these drugs. For me, I found that the most important thing to help me deal with...
    Twillback Twillback 31-35, M 6 Responses Jun 8, 2010

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    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 5, 2015

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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 different medications I've been on over the years have saved my sanity, and most probably my life.  I had a...
    Wombles Wombles 36-40, F 4 Responses Dec 30, 2006

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    I posted on this topic a year ago,

    and I do currently continue to take my pill regularly. I feel it helps me, and I want to help myself before winter sets in and I will be more miserable. I'm an outdoorsy guy and winter is really hard on me. I joined a gym and do hope that helps with the winter fatigue and...
    darkarts101 darkarts101 31-35, M Sep 28, 2015

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    I just started Welbutrin tonight.

    I have had the bottle of pills for about 7 months. I really didn't want to go on it. I had been on Zoloft years ago and hated it. I am worried about the side effects. I am worried about losing myself again and becoming a Stepford wife. I worry about snapping and doing serious...
    painterchick painterchick 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 6, 2015

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    I've been taking them think just over two years

    I couldn't be without then sometimes I feel could do with stronger but I'm on the max now. They make me calm and relexed depression still there but comes and goes . I think there wonderful when they agree with your person.
    Leylandlad Leylandlad 36-40, M Dec 19, 2015

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    I take Fluxetin. It takes upto 2 months

    for them to take full effect. I've been on them for almost a month, and so far no effect. I go to therapy too which doesn't help at all
    TheAutomaticMan TheAutomaticMan 16-17, M 1 Response May 20, 2015

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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 incite the wrath of many, and I am prepared for that. In fact, I welcome it on the condition that any differing view points are...
    TheWendigo TheWendigo 36-40, M 3 Responses Jul 26, 2010

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