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I Got Off Anti-depressants Successfully

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 49 People

    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 5 Responses Jun 4, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    "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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    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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    Started a new anti depressant medication hoping it'd have a much better effect, I read this medication helps ppl sleep.. I was already able to sleep only now I sleep and feel...
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    After 10yrs on a variety of them,I decided enough!....i needed to see how the perceived "real"me was doing......For three whole weeks,i suffered a "whooshing" noise,or a sound like...
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    I quit cold turkey and have been sleeping 18 hours plus a day. Meds don't work on me so I'm going to have to figure it out on my own.
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    I suffered from depression and severe anxiety from the time I was eight years old. A lot of it had to do with my dad, I was also bullied, antisocial, had a lack of friends, and...
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    From the time that I was 7 years old, I have been medicated. I have been on 30+ drugs my entire life. First was Ritalin, that made me a walking zombie. From then on anti...
    sicknfaith83 sicknfaith83 31-35, F Dec 2

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    I turned 21 a couple of months ago, and I still have never tasted alcohol. I don't understand why some people feel they need it to have fun. It just makes you forget everything you...
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    I agree too ... I understand why people commit suicide. Major depression is not cure-able its manageable with anti depressants but it takes too long to find the right one for you...
    tac3004 tac3004 46-50, F 2 Responses Nov 23

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    How can you get rid of depression without anyone knowing you had it and without going back into it because the issues in life thats making me depressed are still there and have...
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    I know I become the bane of my parent's existence when I do it but I love the pain. It's all I have left now. Nothing else could love the real me. Everything I ever cared for once...
    Darkenedwounds Darkenedwounds 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 26

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    The first person I reached out to about my depression shoved a bunch of anti-depressants into my hand. After that, I can't trust anyone to treat me the same. I can't expect them...
    Donchueven Donchueven 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 1

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    Smoking weed isn't so great to calm down and relax with when there are better solutions that are cheaper and safer. I find my anti depressants (Setraline) way better. Only a 2...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M Dec 6

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    This weekend my anti-depressants ran out and the pharmacy was closed. I live in a small town so the opening hours sucks. My mood has been at the bottom the whole weekend... Turns...
    MsMaple MsMaple 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 7

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    I feel like this is hard to talk about. I have a lot of self-problems. I am high anxiety which has caused me to become sensitive to caffeine. I am highly paranoid and also...
    groundcraze groundcraze 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 9

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    So the Dr upped my anti-depressants from 50mg to 100mg because my depression is getting worse and the suicidal thoughts and urges are happening more frequently. It's becoming...
    NotSuchAnInnocentGirl NotSuchAnInnocentGirl 26-30, F a week ago

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    guys you think this is a good idea? anti depressants + Sleeping pills + Liquor + Bleeding myself in a tub. do you think this will do the job? will probably be around 14 hours...
    iSuicidal iSuicidal 26-30, M 1 Response a week ago

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    10 Minutes From Death... In the early 80's I had been drinking all night. I remember taking a handful of anti depressants... I don't remember passing out, but I do remember...
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