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I Have Stopped Taking My Anti-depressants

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    Cold Turkey

    Yep, I quit Zoloft cold turkey. They all said that this was impossible. "You'll have seizures, you'll have withdrawls..." Nope, didn't happen. I've been antidepressant free since the end of June 2010. I've been suicidal and had terribly agonizing fits. Screaming, crying, cutting...
    LovelessDeluxe LovelessDeluxe 22-25 13 Responses Jan 28, 2011

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    Clean

    ok here goes, this is all new to me :) I was a heroin addict for ten years and i have been drug free for almost 8 years now which iam very proud of but also so ashaimed at the same time! I carry so much guilt for what i put my famiy and daughter through as she resents me so much...
    tuthut tuthut 31-35 Jun 4, 2012

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    Getting Better

    I am learning to come to terms with my feelings much more efectively these past few weeks. I feel like I have a better balance as before I had mostly negative emotions, even sometimes about positive or neutral things or people. One small step at a time..
    cuphalffull cuphalffull 46-50, M 2 Responses Feb 13, 2008

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    I Wanted to Feel Again

    i decided a few months ago, that after being on anti-depressents for some two and a half years, that i wanted to feel again. while the meds were definately lifting my mood and ironing out the swings, they left me feeling lfat.i was starting to feel like a zombie, and...
    cuphalffull cuphalffull 46-50, M 5 Responses Jan 25, 2008

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    I Need Help

    I just recently moved away from my mother not two days ago.I left my medicine there.I usually take 1 and a cut off peice of pill every day.I havent since I left.I really need them..Last time I withdrawled from taking my anti depressants I felt out of touch,and so horrible and...
    NovemberHasCome NovemberHasCome 16-17, F Mar 14, 2013

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    I stopped taking them

    because I feel like there not helping and like its just a waste of time,but my mom says she can see a change in my mood when I take them. I don't no if I should start taking them again or what, I'm so confused
    LesleeNieves LesleeNieves 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 17

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    Personal Choice

    I have stopped taking Prozac, Effexor, and Welbutrin. I wasn't taking them all at once, of course. The Effexor was the worst coming off of. Do some research, you will see why. Luckily my withdrawal stage was not as bad as some, regarding Effexor. Effexor actually helped me quite...
    DustToAshes DustToAshes 22-25, F 6 Responses Oct 24, 2011

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    I started taking zoloft

    for depression in december, a half a day for a week then a whole pill there on 50 mg. about six days ago i stopped taking them. i still have half a bottle of the refill for 30. my question is can i still be having withdrawals after such a short time on a small dose? I have been...
    jessicawhite9613 jessicawhite9613 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 5

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    About A Year Ago

    I stopped taking my anti-depressants not because I felt I didn't need them, but because I was sick of taking them and thought they weren't helping. My mom didn't like that I was on them either, so I just stopped taking them. At first my mom thought it wasn't a very good idea...
    FallingStarr FallingStarr 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 1, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    I'm very glad I stopped taking anti-depressants last year. They made me nauseas to no end and I've learned to live with pain. There are beautiful things in this world and I'm not...
    findasilverlining33 findasilverlining33 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    Either I am suffering from SAD, or I'm near a full blown depression again.. I have some reason to believe it's the first. About 8 years ago I went through a heavy depression. Even...
    Jemoeder Jemoeder 26-30 6 days ago

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    I've had depression and anxiety pretty much my whole life, leading to two hospital stays in my late teens. At that stage it was suspected to be some sort of psychosis, or...
    BJH72 BJH72 41-45, M 21 hrs ago

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    I was raped when I was 8 I have an eating disorder I can't sleep at night without waking up screaming I'm on anti depressants I'm really done with trying to keep going I'm in...
    sexybear35 sexybear35 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 2

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    I have debilitating social anxiety. I am 29 and have had this problem ever since i could remember. It got worse during high school. I would not be able to eat during lunch over the...
    rangelb85 rangelb85 26-30, M 9 Responses Jul 17

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    Do you smoke cigarettes for anxiety? Ive been thinking about smoking the electronic cigarettes to calm me down. Would this be a good way of trying to get rid of anxiety? Because I...
    DifferentOutsider DifferentOutsider 22-25, M 7 Responses Jul 18

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    I honestly hate myself. I'm so ugly and stupid and awkward. It's awful. I have depression and social anxiety. Whenever I walk past a mirror I can just start sobbing. I wish I could...
    depresed depresed 13-15, F Jul 12

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    I'm 25 years old, and have had 13 different jobs in the past 10 years. I kept one Deli/ Grocery job for 3 1/2 years but momentarily quit for 6 weeks, and was re-hired. While...
    sasquatch88 sasquatch88 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 21

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    The End I watched, frozen from the doorway, as my mother stepped over the edge of the chair. Time seemed to slow. Everything seemed to take hours, when in reality it took...
    EmoSakurachan EmoSakurachan 16-17 2 days ago

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    I'm 22 yo and in march of this year I dropped out of university because of depression and alcohol problems. A few weeks after that, I started to see a new psychiatrist and...
    nolee7 nolee7 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 11

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    Hi, I'm having a nervous breakdown at the moment. It all started about 4 months ago when I left my ex partner who was controlling, I had to leave and give up my job and moved...
    stephanie29 stephanie29 26-30, F Jul 1

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    Hey EP! This story is a big thing for me as I've never had the guts to tell it other than to my girlfriend and family. It all started about 16 years ago when I met this girl at...
    Barmybrummy84 Barmybrummy84 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 20

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    I don't agree with pharmaceutical drugs either! Pharmaceutical drugs doesn't cure the problem just masked/ hide the pain for a little while which is all well and good but we get...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    " You tell me it's right.. Then why am I losing every ******* fight" Paxil, prescription anti depressants still don't make me happy, ya , I don't get it, but it makes me smile...
    Howlingsoulofthewolf Howlingsoulofthewolf 18-21, F Jun 30

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    The anti depressants aren't doing anything but making me feel worse. My mom just found out I'm bulimic and she cried and hugged me but I felt nothing. I'm either incredibly sad or...
    punicorn1 punicorn1 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 6

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    I think death is the only hope for some of us. How many therapy sessions, anti depressants, in patient psych stays, out patient psych services, and lifestyle changes can you go...
    oldandinpain oldandinpain 70+, F 3 Responses Jul 7

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    My doctor threatened to send me to hospital because of my depression, so I played it down. Now I'm not getting the anti-depressants or psychiatric treatment I need, until I come...
    anon1995 anon1995 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    Hate how my anti depressants are making me eat way too much and im putting on weight, lots of weight and i dont like it, its upsetting me
    amyslatts amyslatts 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    I previously posted about the sexual side effects of anti-depressants on my husband. Well, this past Monday, he was supposed to go to the Dr. for a follow-up and he was to discuss...
    Musicalangel13 Musicalangel13 31-35, F 8 Responses 4 days ago

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    I was diagnosed with depression 6 months before I turned 21. I overdoes on February 2013 on sleeping pills and a little bit before I did that I slit my arm multiple times. My ex...
    ToAfraidToSayAnything ToAfraidToSayAnything 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 4

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    I'm 28, but since I was young, I've always had some sort of anxiety - mostly social - as well as depression. Being a kid, I thought I was just sad all the time. I always felt weird...
    BrittanyErin BrittanyErin 26-30, F 17 Responses Jul 6

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    Probably the best thing I have ever done, I have so much confidence, no fear, no stress, I am all that is man, and I am on anti-depressants. I am no longer that scared, nervous...
    Kaptinkrunch Kaptinkrunch 18-21, M Jul 14

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    I've been cutting since the 7th grade. I am now to be a junior in high school. I have been cutting on and off. The longest I have probably went on without cutting is 6-8 months. I...
    dianeemariee dianeemariee 13-15, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I have been battling depression since around in February. It's hard sometimes. Especially when you don't have anyone to help you the way there. I take anti-depressants. But...
    Emilygrace238 Emilygrace238 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Today is really hard and it just started. Three days without cutting, doesn't sound like a long time but it sure feels like it. I'm trying to stop again. I purposely took to many...
    Nirvana4Life Nirvana4Life 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I'm tired of people telling me in young and things will get better in time. I'm 31 and I have nothing going for me: No husband, no prospect husband, no career, crappy job, all my...
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 26-30, F 11 Responses 1 day ago

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