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I Got Off Anti-depressants Successfully

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 49 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    My marriage is a horror story. My husband is lucky to even call me his wife. I'm beautiful, intelligent, & loyal. We also have a gorgeous son. To start off with, I met my husband...
    dbdz dbdz 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 7

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    My marriage ended very abruptly just about a year ago. At the time, I was suicidal, and my daughter supported me - for about 3 weeks, until she got tired of having both me AND my...
    Spuddie2308 Spuddie2308 51-55, F a week ago

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    Hello everyone, I just want to start off by saying i'm not looking for pitty or anything, its just that a lot of things you guys are going through with your mothers i am going...
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    I wrote something out for this, but it was so long I didn't think anyone would read it. It's so hard to summarize a drug addiction story, but I'll try. I had done most drugs...
    chinawhite007 chinawhite007 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 16

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    Ok friends, I need to call on my friends here for words of encouragement and inspiration. I have been very depressed since my MM of almost 3.5 years went back to his wife . I know...
    Widow68 Widow68 46-50, F 16 Responses 4 days ago

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    Hey everyone. It's been a while. I was hoping I wouldn't need to be on here again, but here I am. Well, as you can see from the title, I told my parents today that I found out I...
    drumbumak drumbumak 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 14

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    When I finally made my choice to end my nearly two decade year old marriage, I was prepared for the possibility of being alone for the rest of my life. With three children and deep...
    PeachMoscato PeachMoscato 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    So i've been on anti- depressants for almost a whole year now, and they haven't helped one bit. At one point during that time i pretended i was getting better and people believed...
    serenapaul serenapaul 13-15, F Feb 28

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    This is horrible. I am falling back down the abyss. There is no one to turn to. I'm sitting in my doctor's parking lot. It's grey, misty, and wet. He's prescribed anti-depressants...
    Carissimi Carissimi 56-60, F 2 Responses Mar 3

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    I started 20mg of Prozac 3 weeks ago, been experiencing extreme head rushes, vision getting splotchy, ears ringing, tremor like shakiness, if I dont sit down I'd definitely pass...
    ppattriiciia ppattriiciia 18-21, F Mar 16

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    I love Valium/Diazepam. Not only does it stop my panic attacks and calm me down when I take on but it also calms me down when I don't because just knowing that I have some pills...
    tvdlover1865 tvdlover1865 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I feel like **** right now... I've been doing pretty well lately. Anti-depressants have been making my days fly by in a pleasant blur... But sometimes...like right now...the real...
    Earthboundmisfiti Earthboundmisfiti 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    My daughter turned 13 today. The very first promise I made her was that I would never treat her the way my BPD mom had treated me. And I've kept it. I've always intended to...
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