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I Got Off Anti-depressants Successfully

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    Well...

    About as sucessfully as one can when they don't have a choice in the matter.
    drcynic drcynic 26-30, M 5 Responses Dec 6, 2008

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    Pretty Easily.

    I don't exactly remember the name of what I was on, because it was a few years ago*.  I hated what the anti-depressants did to me.  I'd rather be depressed than have the "feelings" I did when I was medicated.  It completely removed my ability to feel...
    felinethespian felinethespian 18-21, F 6 Responses Dec 7, 2008

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    "Probably Forever" Is Not the Answer, Doc

    I have tried several times to wean myself off antidepressants....physically I can do it, but then I get discouraged and go back to it again...the doc just mutters "probably forever" when I ask how long I'll have to take it...I have been on it for approx 3 years now...
    MaMegabyte MaMegabyte 51-55, F 2 Responses May 26, 2008

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    Not Yet, But I Will

    I just started Lexapro recently. I'm still on it, and my doctor wants me to stay on it for at least 6 months. I'm trying to observe myself, and I think I can get off it after 6 months.
    lonelydinosaur lonelydinosaur 26-30, F Jan 21, 2013

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    Successfully Is A Strong Word

    When I was 17, I was put on a 10 mg dose of Lexapro. I was informed that this was an extremely weak dose/drug, one that they often give to senior citizens. I needed it at the time. It completely turned my life around at the time. I stopped having PTSD and anxiety attacks, I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 13, 2013

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    I Weaned Myself From Prozac

    Took it 12 years.  Am so glad I don't use it anymore.  Once in awhile I have a Prozac day and take one.  It has an immediate effect on me - it helps me not cry. 
    moxiesurvivor moxiesurvivor 66-70, F 3 Responses Sep 29, 2007

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    After 12 Years I'm Finally Free

    Who knows why any of us need meds…we can hypothesize several different reasons such as heredity (depression and a couple of suicides in the family)…chemical imbalance, childhood molestation, verbal/emotional abuse from childhood bullies, drug addicted parents...but regardless...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Jun 4, 2011

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    No Zoloft For Me!

    I was treated for major depression almost 10 years ago.  I had the whole deal: hospitalization, heavy meds, aftercare, therapy, etc.  I was on: wellbutrin, doxepin, xanax, and a couple of others.  I took the wellbutrin and doxepin for a year and a half, and went to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 9, 2007

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    Off Of Welbutrin - Again?

    I have been on welbutrin for almost 10 years. I have tried several times to get off of it, but usually have some sort of a meltdown and then start it up again. I was feeling like I was going to be on it forever. Then, this last summer I started having some scary thoughts, like...
    gardengirl97223 gardengirl97223 56-60 Feb 20, 2013

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