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I Am Taking Antidepressants

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    do your mind a favor

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    carloslara7 carloslara7 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 8, 2014

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    My blood is boiling and I'm full of rage .

    ..I'm a non white woman who is physically and mentally unwell living in the uk .. I had three admissions at the psychiatric hospital and I was fucken overwhelmed by my fucken illness that it was too much for me ...my mum is the only one who cares for me and I got no body else...
    restlessuk restlessuk 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 2

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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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    When I first went to my Dr

    and was put on paxil my Dr only told me that I have episodic mood disorder he never told me what kinda depression I have then last month when I switched to venlafxine Bec paxil made me feel worse I still was never told what kind of depression I have but ven days it's for major...
    rainyday10 rainyday10 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 9

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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 4 Responses Mar 31, 2014

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    sigh. antidepressants.

    meds. i recently went back to my doctor and she actually shook her head and said, "hun, i think what you need is a psychiatrist". she then said, "not saying you're crazy or anything!" i wanted to cry because i know, lady, i know. i cant ******* AFFORD a psychiatrist...
    LostInTheLight LostInTheLight 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 15, 2014

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    I have wanting to write about my parental grand

    mother who passed away in 2011 aged 88 after a life full of sufferings and joys of life .... I'm not exactly sure when my grandmother was born but possibly she was born in march 1923 as she mentioned to me that her star sign was Aries . The other thing that she told me that she...
    restlessuk restlessuk 31-35, F 1 day ago

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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

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    There was a white Syrian lady at the Coptic

    Orthodox Church in Bournemouth who saw me once walking into the church and she looked at me with so much hatred and contempt because I'm poor looking dark skinned Indian looking lady and she followed me aggressively into the church and got in my face and looked up and down at me...
    restlessuk restlessuk 31-35, F Apr 4

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    Withdrawals from effexxor are a living hell.

    I swear. I tried getting off three times and can't. I forgot my pills and I'm over at family's house for the holidays. I can't function at all. My brain feels like its getting tazzed. It's the only way to explain this weird feeling that starts in my brain then shudders...
    yonnie97 yonnie97 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I just started taking antidepressants.

    I know that it's going to be worse before it's better. I have a question though, being unfamiliar with side effects. I am, uh, having trouble 'enjoying myself'. Is this a permanent thing or will this be something that will improve as I adapt to taking it?
    Yamaxanadu Yamaxanadu 18-21, T 2 Responses Apr 7

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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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    fifth trial. i take effexor now.

    lowest dose. they say its dumb not to know your dose but no, i dont know my dose. 75? 75 sounds right. anyone wanting to try meds, KNOW that there are SSRI's, SSNRI's, and bi-polar meds, like lithium. and if the SSRI's dont work, DO THE SSNRI. and also...
    LostInTheLight LostInTheLight 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 5, 2014

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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 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 3, 2014

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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 26-30, F Jan 1, 2014

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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 (unfortunately, it lasted that long b/c I was abroad, wasn't sure how to handle it, hid it, etc.)  Plus, it was a lot...
    maude maude 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 16, 2007

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    neutralwalrus neutralwalrus 70+, M Apr 7

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    When I was 8 I started taking Remeron.

    I took that daily for about 5 years. When I was 13 I started taking Lexapro, and I took that daily for 1 year. Now I'm 14 (I'll be 15 in august) and I just started taking Zoloft. I haven't even been taking it for a week yet and I'm still in transition from Lexapro to Zoloft. My...
    SparkleSwirl SparkleSwirl 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 5

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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. I cry a lot. Is anyone else going through this
    scarbar scarbar 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 4, 2014

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    I've been taking Zoloft (sertraline)

    for nearly a year now. For probably about six months, I've been at a therapeutic dose of 200mg per day. For the past three months or so, I've been taking 15mg of mirtazipine, which has really helped with a certain side effect. (It was taking me forever to ******.) My...
    bewareofpity bewareofpity 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 29, 2014

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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 doctor to prescribe something.  i told him i had anxiety (which i did too) and hoped that he would prescribe me enough...
    geenpunchbuggie geenpunchbuggie 31-35 4 Responses Apr 6, 2009

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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...
    heyitsabike heyitsabike 31-35, F Mar 6

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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 were: nausea, shaking, teeth chattering, giddy and anxious at the same time, sweating, having trouble sleeping, stiff neck and shoulders, heart racing...
    rainmoon rainmoon 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 20, 2010

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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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    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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    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 4 Responses Nov 4, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    I have been on many different antidepressants

    from all of the different groups since I was 14 or 15. It has taken me a long time to find an antidepressant that works for me. I'm glad that I have an easier time with my mood than I did before and I recognise that I have to keep taking my meds or things will get worse.
    LinkinParkMuse LinkinParkMuse 26-30, F Mar 25

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    biwhisper biwhisper 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 1

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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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    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 11 Responses Dec 28, 2009

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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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    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 think i need them but am told i do.
    sarama sarama 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 27, 2009

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    Had my first nights sleep last night

    after experiencing No sleep for the last 2 weeks while being on an anti depressant. The medication was great I just didn't sleep. I'd get up at 8am take my medication at 9 and then I was awake for 20hours straight .. Then I'd sleep the next day for 4 hours because by that stage...
    heyitsabike heyitsabike 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 3

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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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    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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    I think the distress I'm enduring here in

    Middlesbrough with the health professional or the staff at Webb house supported housing is because I'm receiving benefits and I'm immigrant ...but I did not choose this situation and I did not even ask to live at supported accommodation that costs £350 per week ... I'm just...
    restlessuk restlessuk 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    On the med for three months

    and I do feel it helps. I won't say anti-depressants are for everyone, as they're definitely not, but for many, they can be helpful. I started taking Bupropion (generic Welbutrin) back in June, at first 150mg a day for 6-weeks, and now I've been on 300mg a day for seven weeks...
    darkarts101 darkarts101 31-35, M Sep 23, 2014

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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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    Right now I'm on 30mg of duloxetine (Cymbalta).

    I started taking it last Autumn because the depression became more severe than usual. Antidepressants generally don't get along with me very well. I'd ended up in hospital because of them. So far I've tried: -fluoxetine (Prozac) -paroxetine (Paxil) -venlafaxine (Effexor...
    thecellardoor thecellardoor 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 26, 2014

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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'm on antidepressants it has been the

    best/worse experience of my life and I have no one really to turn too who understands what I'm going through. I have gained over 20 kilos in weight and this is depressing enough. I have lost a bit but it's not enough I want to go back to how I was before. Anyone else out there...
    KD81 KD81 31-35, M Jul 29, 2014

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    I have had traumatic experiences throughout my

    whole life. I know that I have suffered from depression since a teen but I thought I could get through it on my own. I am a mom and wife now, and I notice that it's starting to affect my family... Throw in some anxiety and PTSD and you have a perfect recipe for a melt down...
    PhoenixLF PhoenixLF 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 5, 2014

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    I have reported the psychologist of the early

    intervention in Middlesbrough to the police because she told me that she will send a fucken stranger to give me a sacrament ..I do not want any sacraments or fucken sinister liquid from strangers ...and if that fucken chaplain contacted me or came to me I will contact the police...
    restlessuk restlessuk 31-35, F Apr 7

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