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I Have Stopped Taking My Anti-depressants

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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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    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 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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    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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    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
    munchkin07 munchkin07 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 17, 2014

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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 18-21, F Oct 1, 2014

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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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    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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    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 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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    I'm 37 years old and roughly 5 years ago I started to notice mild cramping in my toes at night. Slowly this cramping turned into pins and needles and it startred to creep from my...
    Fenuch Fenuch 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 13

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    I'm 37 years old and roughly 5 years ago I started to notice mild cramping in my toes at night. Slowly this cramping turned into pins and needles and it startred to creep from my...
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    I'm 37 years old and roughly 5 years ago I started to notice mild cramping in my toes at night. Slowly this cramping turned into pins and needles and it startred to creep from my...
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    I'm 37 years old and roughly 5 years ago I started to notice mild cramping in my toes at night. Slowly this cramping turned into pins and needles and it startred to creep from my...
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    I'm 37 years old and roughly 5 years ago I started to notice mild cramping in my toes at night. Slowly this cramping turned into pins and needles and it startred to creep from my...
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    I'm 37 years old and roughly 5 years ago I started to notice mild cramping in my toes at night. Slowly this cramping turned into pins and needles and it startred to creep from my...
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    I'm not going to try and write down how I feel because It's hard to explain what's going on in your head to someone when you don't even know your self. I was diagnosed with...
    whatevestbh whatevestbh 16-17, F Jan 20

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