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I Have Stopped Taking My Anti-depressants

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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 6 days ago

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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...
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    I just got done reading some stories people had written about there osteochondritis dissecans experiences so I thought I should share mine I find my story unique, just as I'm sure...
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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...
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    I started to show symptoms in October 2012. My feet then legs started swelling. After it happened a couple of times I went to the doctor. They did loads of tests and they thought...
    MrsJenksy MrsJenksy 36-40, F Aug 31

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    Hi everybody. I've been reading a lot of your stories and they hit home with me. I see a lot of my views and experiences in your posts. I've suffered on and off with mental...
    Pheebs1990 Pheebs1990 22-25, F 6 Responses Aug 31

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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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    I have this ex, he has ruined my life but i still love him slightly, i left him nearly a year ago and went into depression, and now taking anti depressants, he just messaged me...
    korsakris korsakris 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 29

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    Today was my last day taking anti depressants... I'm freaking out.
    AlyseJay AlyseJay 16-17, F 8 Responses 5 days ago

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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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    I was born 3 months and 2 days early at 1 lb. 3 oz. I had to be in an incubator for I think a month, left lung collapsed twice, had an inguinal hernia and left testicle was...
    pavonharten pavonharten 26-30, M Aug 30

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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 1 day 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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    My husband and I have been married for 20 years. He didn't start drinking heavily until one of his childhood friends tragically died around 10 years ago. He doesn't still drink...
    Michol84 Michol84 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 26

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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 a week ago

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    For as long as I can remember all I wanted in life was to be a wife and mother. Growing up in a broken home, this was a really big deal for me. That being said I got married at a...
    MahinaGlow MahinaGlow 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 24

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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 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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    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 4 days ago

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    Back on my anti depressants.. I couldn't do it...
    AlyseJay AlyseJay 16-17, F 9 Responses 4 days ago

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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 13-15, M 2 days ago

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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 1 day ago

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    One day soon I will have everything i want, everything you couldn't give me but promised me for the last 4 years. The simple things like understanding, attention, love. In the...
    hotinaz13 hotinaz13 31-35, F Aug 24

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    Especially anti depressants... Mostly because not only does it give you physical symptoms like nausea, fatigue, decreased appetite, headache, cold sweats, and tremors but it also...
    veeshybi veeshybi 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 25

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    And I hate adjusting to new medications...Especially anti depressants... Mostly because not only does it give you physical symptoms like nausea, fatigue, decreased appetite...
    veeshybi veeshybi 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 25

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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'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 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 a week ago

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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 a week ago

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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 4 days ago

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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...
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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...
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