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I Have Stopped Taking My Anti-depressants

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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 Feb 1, 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 18-21, F Oct 1, 2014

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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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    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 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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    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 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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    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 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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    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 have been on anti-depressants since I was 15, and it has the effect of delaying my cimax. As a result I always get the girl I'm with (I've been w/both girls and guys) off first
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    I started 20mg of Prozac 3 weeks ago, been experiencing extreme head rushes, vision getting splotchy, ears ringing, tremor like shakiness, if I dont sit down I'd definitely pass...
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    This is horrible. I am falling back down the abyss. There is no one to turn to. I'm sitting in my doctor's parking lot. It's grey, misty, and wet. He's prescribed anti-depressants...
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    Spuddie2308 Spuddie2308 51-55, F Mar 20

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    Hello everyone, I just want to start off by saying i'm not looking for pitty or anything, its just that a lot of things you guys are going through with your mothers i am going...
    Doctorwhodat Doctorwhodat 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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    Ok friends, I need to call on my friends here for words of encouragement and inspiration. I have been very depressed since my MM of almost 3.5 years went back to his wife . I know...
    Widow68 Widow68 46-50, F 16 Responses a week ago

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    I feel like **** right now... I've been doing pretty well lately. Anti-depressants have been making my days fly by in a pleasant blur... But sometimes...like right now...the real...
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