Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    "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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    If I had to draw a picture of myself based off what I see in my mind … I would be a skinny, pale, introverted, "loser". Funny thing is is I work with the public and I...
    Separate16 Separate16 36-40, M 4 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    It feels like Prozac is only making me worse day by day. I'm starting to taper my meds and I hope I don't have any scary side effects. I'm afraid I'll feel even more anxious when I...
    nlhunt876 nlhunt876 16-17, F 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    i really want to commit suicide. i have 200 000$ gambling debt and the only person i care about just broke my heart and left me. I wonder if anyone has good experience with anti...
    annonymousssss annonymousssss 70+, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    i really want to commit suicide. i have 200 000$ gambling debt and the only person i care about just broke my heart and left me. I wonder if anyone has good experience with anti...
    annonymousssss annonymousssss 70+, M 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    i really want to commit suicide. i have 200 000$ gambling debt and the only person i care about just broke my heart and left me. I wonder if anyone has good experience with anti...
    annonymousssss annonymousssss 70+, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Michael Marshall, a fifty year-old homeless man in Denver, Colorado, who was arrested for trespassing, died while officers restrained him. Marshall died in jail on November 11...
    ThomasSpencer ThomasSpencer 22-25, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    after a year of headaches finally saw a doctor to see what was going on no definite results came back. he thinks i might just have tension headaches. he advised me to start using...
    lonelymom1982 lonelymom1982 31-35, F 1 Response 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My mind is racing today. A close friend of mine told me today that she wants to join the army. It was completely out of the blue and I don't know how to wrap my brain around it...
    misspaperwait misspaperwait 22-25, F 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Thick blood (also known as hypercoagulability, Antiphospholipids, and Hughes Syndrome) is a condition where the blood is more viscous (thicker and stickier) than normal. The...
    topcap2017 topcap2017 41-45, M 1 Response 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    It came to my attention today that a contributor to the group offered some information about many people that ar posing as Christians. Information was readily available to inform...
    churinga churinga 70+, M a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I haven't been this depressed in a long time - probably a year. It's so bad and I have no idea what to do. I'm in a new town, I have no friends here, and now my boyfriend is going...
    unpredictableprediction unpredictableprediction 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    'I have gotten better with each day. And am still getting better with each passing day. It is true, people who love you will stick to you. There are others who are just fair...
    Katvondim Katvondim 31-35, F 1 Response a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Slavery is legally banned. But millions of India's children live and work in slave labour conditions -- bonded labour, sex trafficking, child labour, domestic 'help' servitude and...
    valha11a valha11a 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 3

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am mid in to my pmdd. This month is not so bad but again I get rapid thoughts,uncontrollable outbursts. Hate myself,cannot sleep,major cramps. Everything aches. My mental state...
    4getmenot79 4getmenot79 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 31

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have very few friends so the ones I do have are very close to me. I love them, I really do but sometimes I feel like all I ever do is help them deal with a never ending list of...
    misspaperwait misspaperwait 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 29

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Been on anti depressants for a few months now and things have finally gone back to normal somehow. But every once in a while I will wake up with chest tightness.. I guess no...
    Shadesofautumn Shadesofautumn 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 28

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I get really worried that i post in this group too much but i don't know where else to go most of the time Anyway i just posted about this topic in the Anxiety group but this is...
    SophieSophLJ SophieSophLJ 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 27

    Your Response

    Cancel
    And here I thought I was finally over my depression but noooo winter just had to come. I've been diagnosed with S.A.D (seasonal affective disorder) but I used to have major...
    jess965 jess965 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 25

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Hi, I have bi-polar disorder. I have not took any anti-depressants in a couple years. I have taken Xanax for sleep and Ritalin in mornings as I am ADD. Recently I have no energy...
    Cenaye77 Cenaye77 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 25

    Your Response

    Cancel
    So - I don't exactly feel very GOOD at life. I have a pretty good brain inside my head, but for some reason it didn't lead me to choose the correct decisions. I even KNEW the...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 25

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My Sin Debt Has Been Paid In Full!Never forget one very important thing. When Jesus died on the cross for your sins, His blood covered your sins not for just that moment, but for...
    Grace2U Grace2U 66-70, F 1 Response Jan 23

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I've come to the conclusion, I hate my sister. I'm 30 years old, married, with my own home, vehicle, car, everything! and she's still trying to control my life and know my every...
    faa002 faa002 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 22

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I just want people to hear my story. The present and the past. I want people to know the pain I endure on a daily bases. The pain a 20 year old dude shouldn't have to go through...
    stillalivesomehow stillalivesomehow 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 22

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I need someone to talk to or something. Hoping this helps. I am 25, and grew up in an (admittedly) privileged house (that I am thankful for everyday). Unfortunately, I have known...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 19

    Your Response

    Cancel
    We my bipolar story has some curves. I think my symptoms started in 1999 when I was with a crazy drug *****. I wasn't on drugs but she put me through hell. That's when family...
    bmf62275 bmf62275 36-40, M Jan 19

    Your Response

    Cancel
    When I was 6yrs old my family lived in a semi-rual area. Our house was nestled in a heavily wooded area, the nearest neighbor was a 10min walk through the woods. The trees were...
    WebbsWife WebbsWife 31-35, F Jan 17

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I used to feel like there wasn't much of a point to getting up in the morning. The only way to stop from being devastated by sadness and anger all the time was to just stop caring...
    childoftheonetrueking12 childoftheonetrueking12 22-25, M Jan 16

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Vacation. Wake up. Go back to sleep. Wake up. Go back to sleep. Wake up. Go back to sleep. It usually takes me three tries to wake up each day. Each time I fall back asleep...
    Hush92 Hush92 18-21, F Jan 15

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Suicide is forever. Whatever the current challenges that are in your life, there can always be a new chapter that can be written. We've all been depressed or down, but that's where...
    TheRedTie TheRedTie 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 13

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have times where I laugh out of joy, but mostly I am thoughtful and serious and people think I'm frowning when I really just have a neutral expression. I am also very quiet while...
    Balletomane Balletomane 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 12

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Yesterday one of my EP friends sent me a PM suggesting I was “poking the bear”. That expression is so vivid, I took a pause and realized he was right… I was poking the bear...
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 8 Responses Jan 12

    Your Response

    Cancel
    When I was a kid I used to think that pork chops and karate chops were the same thing I thought they were both pork chops and because my grandmother thought it was cute and because...
    underwaterunicorn underwaterunicorn 13-15, F Jan 12

    Your Response

    Cancel