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I Have Stopped Taking My Anti-depressants

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    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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    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 18-21, F Mar 14, 2013

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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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    Ive been taking lexapro

    for almost 4 months; stopped taking them a couple of days ago and now i feel woozy, light headed and angry some of the time. I get these feelings of muscle spasms and loss of balance. I have epilepsy and wonder if im at risk..whether these side effects can cause a seizure...
    xsmall xsmall 22-25, F Oct 1, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    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 was recently diagnosed with dependent personality disorder, major depression, and anxiety disorder in the middle of a separation that is now in the process of divorce. My wife...
    iddependent iddependent 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 19

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    Today I went to therapy as per usual and my therapist wants me to start taking anti depressants to calm my moods and things. Opinions please. Do they help? Do they make u put...
    Ridingtonewyork Ridingtonewyork 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    Einalem22 Einalem22 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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    I have always suffered from depression since my early twenties not a great upbringing problems with relationships Lo and behold I was 32 and I started having seizures I have had...
    defoekeane defoekeane 36-40, M Jul 12

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    right now it is Zoloft, I've tried to ween myself off, omg, the mood swings n the headaches are worse than withdrawal from narcotics! i need to get off of Zoloft. but, then I...
    psychoval psychoval 36-40 Jul 12

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    SRI'S - well I have had one experience in my life where I was given anti depressant by mistake a time. I had gone to the pharmacy that day and locally over here , sometimes we...
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    its been only two days today lol and i feel like a big bag of chemical **** up. cipronex 10mg and its supposed to make me happy, well i do feel something, i dont feel like myself...
    Unmasked Unmasked 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 3

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    Anti-depressants. "Happy pills" as I call them. My mom can't go a day without asking me, "did you take the medication?" I get she doesn't want me to miss a day but it gets annoying...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 3

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    Yep, got diagnosed with Chronic Depression. They gave me "happy pills" or anti-depressants. Now I just feel numb. They don't make me feel better. The only people who know I take...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 2

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    has anyone experienced dry mouth from anti depressants?
    js2231 js2231 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 1

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    I hate hiding it from my parents but I just can't stop. It is just lets all the anger out. How do I hide it from my parents if they found out they would kill me. I take my anti...
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