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I Got Off Anti-depressants Successfully

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    "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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    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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    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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    The Muddy Coastline I recently took a trip to the Oregon pacific coast. I found a particular stretch of beach that was entirely mud. I went down there in my chest waders, and...
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    You know about my chest wader rescue this morning. I decided to only wash them internally. I went to another area of a nearby bog and saw a huge expanse of mud in front of me...
    Funinchestwaders Funinchestwaders 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 2

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    A wooden paddle actually. My mom HANDMADE it at work. It said "mom's behinder reminder." When I finally successfully hid it, she used a plastic Kool-Aid spoon that left Kool-Aid...
    GoddessAirmid GoddessAirmid 22-25, F 9 Responses Sep 21

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    It is that feeling that won't go away and makes you do things that make you even more depressed. It is those thoughts in my brain that just keep telling me that it will never be...
    SolitarySol SolitarySol 31-35, F Sep 21

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    My name is Karly and I am 25 years old. My family of 6 has a history of Depression, Anxiety, ADD/ADHD and sleeping disorders. My father, sister and I suffer from all the above...
    kcmac311 kcmac311 22-25, F Sep 16

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    It's been a little over a month since I posted my last story. In this last month, the two large things that occurred were that we had our 5 year wedding anniversary and this past...
    dangerouslyheartbroken dangerouslyheartbroken 31-35, F 8 Responses Sep 16

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    The biggest injustice is that when a relationship starts to fail, the blame is always piled onto the person who takes anti depressants or anti anxiety or the one who was abused at...
    BlackEyedBean BlackEyedBean 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    In the year of 2005, I was at the 2nd best point in my life. Last year of college, emerging lead guitarist, incredibly fit with a good job offer at hand. Of course, I used to sing...
    pommyk83 pommyk83 31-35, M Sep 18

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    I have cut myself multiple times. I used to insert safety pins into my wrists whenever I was suffering. I tried to overdose myself with glucophage and adol, that I've lost count.I...
    BridaPaulo BridaPaulo 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 3

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    I finally told her, that life isn't as good as I make it seem, that the progress we had been making in recovery from anxiety has been knocked back to square one. That the...
    arandomleprechaun arandomleprechaun 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 11

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    As of currently, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that around the FAQ website page. Many thanks for 10 wonderful yrs of intention-environment and...
    Keniaga838 Keniaga838 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 17

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    I really don't know what to say about this except I want to and nobody on here knows every thing that's happened to me so I know people are going to get mad or upset and express...
    LittleBlackSubmarine LittleBlackSubmarine 16-17, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I've noticed signs that my depression is getting worse again. I did counseling last year then stopped because I thought I got better. Now I tried anti-depressants and I still have...
    Marie240 Marie240 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 1

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    We rob ourselves of our own time with our self inflicted stress and worries. We steal our own time with God. The hardest discipline to learn as a christian, is the discipline of...
    calista456 calista456 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 9

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    So lately I've been prescribed anti-depressants, I have to go to CBT, counselling and a specialist team every week because I'm 'of danger to myself'. I know I don't have it worse...
    TheGeeee TheGeeee 18-21, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm having a breakdown. I am on anti-depressants which make me numb. I've been on them 1.5 months or so, and they make me numb. The only true emotion I feel and notice is sadness...
    arandomleprechaun arandomleprechaun 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 2

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    I've wrote quite a few posts about this but i have battled depression from when i was a very young kid (not sure what exact age but i was under 10), my mums trying to make my life...
    ymasxatl ymasxatl 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 6

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    My son Matthew killed himself about 2 months ago. I cant stop thinking about him. I miss him so much. I feel horrible because I knew he was sick but I never looked much into it. I...
    17keith 17keith 31-35, M Sep 7

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    I've been married for almost 12 years and the sex has been pretty dismal. Sometimes I've gone more than 6 months without any kind of sexual encounter. I found out 3 years ago that...
    beachfossil beachfossil 41-45, M 22 Responses Sep 10

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    Need some help here... How does one deal with this issue. I love my boyfriend, we are perfect for each other but since he's been taking anti-depressants (3 1/2 years now), we...
    nnnnnna nnnnnna 41-45, F Sep 14

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    I've recently been prescribed to Anti-Depressants. My moods are EVERYWHERE and I want to kill myself! Anyone have advice for me??
    Kar197 Kar197 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 15

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    I'm depressed. I'm a senior in high school, and i had a testicular torsion on the second week of school and i missed a whole week of class. I've been catching up by doing work...
    mondicus mondicus 18-21, M Sep 16

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    Today was my last day taking anti depressants... I'm freaking out.
    AlyseJay AlyseJay 16-17, F 8 Responses Sep 17

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    Today my parents found out... iv been put on anti-depressants and have to be referred to a childs mental health clinic because im only 14...
    TheGirlFullOfSecrets TheGirlFullOfSecrets 13-15, F Sep 18

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    Today my parents found out... iv been put on anti-depressants and have to be referred to a childs mental health clinic because im only 14...
    TheGirlFullOfSecrets TheGirlFullOfSecrets 13-15, F Sep 18

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    Today my parents found out... iv been put on anti-depressants and have to be referred to a childs mental health clinic because im only 14...
    TheGirlFullOfSecrets TheGirlFullOfSecrets 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 18

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    I've been prescribed to anti-depressants after suffering of 2 years of sever depression and instead of getting better so far I'm getting worse.
    Kar197 Kar197 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 18

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    Back on my anti depressants.. I couldn't do it...
    AlyseJay AlyseJay 16-17, F 9 Responses Sep 18

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    Before I started smoking it I didn't believe it was addictive and I didn't believe when someone would tell me it makes you more depressed. But I've been smoking it quite often for...
    LittleBlackSubmarine LittleBlackSubmarine 16-17, M 2 Responses Sep 20

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    It was at it's peak around middle school. I would often be too depressed to do much of anything. I wouldn't eat or sleep, or get out of bed unless I absolutely had to. After I...
    Rez20 Rez20 18-21, M Sep 21

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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...
    darkarts101 darkarts101 31-35, M Sep 23

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    You ever get the feeling like you are on borrowed time? I do, I have been depressed all my life with the exception of the last two years. These last two years have been amazing...
    Shellback1992 Shellback1992 41-45, M 6 days ago

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    Growing up in a household that encouraged secrets to be kept about identity, religion and discipline has been the most likely source of my strong sense of privacy now. My mother...
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