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I Have Stopped Taking My Anti-depressants

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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...
    DustToAshes DustToAshes 22-25, F 6 Responses Oct 24, 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...
    tuthut tuthut 31-35 Jun 4, 2012

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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...
    NovemberHasCome NovemberHasCome 16-17, 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...
    LovelessDeluxe LovelessDeluxe 22-25 14 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...
    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...
    jessicawhite9613 jessicawhite9613 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 5

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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...
    cuphalffull cuphalffull 46-50, M 5 Responses Jan 25, 2008

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    It's only natural to see all the side effects at the beginning. But they are not endurable. Stomachaches, migraines, anxiety etc.. When will this stop i'm tired...
    AliBashir AliBashir 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 22

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    They did... But I feel I need more.
    conflicted2014 conflicted2014 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    I came to a realisation today that I have given up on myself. I have been putting on a brave front for the most part, but inside been struggling with inner turmoil. I was driving...
    NewDay NewDay 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 2

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    I am seeking some advice please if anyone has had similar experiences or is knowledgable in regards to anti-depressants it would Be really appreciated... I'm considering going on...
    J2014 J2014 22-25, M Apr 8

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    I first took Zoloft in 2009 when I had knee surgery bc I started feeling anxious and depressed that I wouldn't be able to walk again or workout. I went through intense physical...
    Nursem8 Nursem8 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I am 32 years old, diagnosed three years ago. I have had 5 surgeries on my leg and 3 on my shoulder. I am on anti-depressants, nerve painkillers, anti-inflammatories and...
    gimpy55 gimpy55 31-35, F Mar 26

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    I'm sixteen and my neurologist thinks I have conversion disorder. I just spent the last hour completely sobbing and screaming because I just feel like I've gone crazy. A couple...
    dotk97 dotk97 16-17, F 5 Responses Mar 21

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    I have really bad sports anxiety. I had in the past struggled horribly with social and school related anxiety but I beat it. A big reason is probably the anti depressants but...
    seanmike seanmike 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 1

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    I dont have many scars, but the point is that I do in fact have them. All of them are self inflicted. I am currently nearly done with sophmore year, thank god! Its not that I dont...
    Livefree12 Livefree12 16-17, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Verbal abuse, emotional abuse, financial abuse. He has never hit me but has raised his fist to me and then thought better of it. We have been together for almost 20 years and have...
    EllisRose EllisRose 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 24

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    I'm going through depression and taking anti depressants/anxiety pills. Childhood traumas include sexual/emotional/physical abuse. Bullying and abandonment. At least I know what's...
    AliBashir AliBashir 18-21, M 4 Responses Mar 30

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    I'm 15 and I drink way too much. I spend a lot of money on it every week. I also have depression and anxiety, and am taking anti-depressants. I always have the worst anxiety the...
    shesthebosss shesthebosss 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    My half-brother committed suicide the week of March 19, 2014. This is the third half-sibling of mine that has killed themselves - the other two were sisters, and their deaths were...
    TxParalegal TxParalegal 46-50, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    When someone tells me, "just cheer up!" or, "think positive!" or, "be happy." I just want to look at them and say, "Well gee! I'm cured! Thank you! I have been suffering with this...
    Jeradactyl Jeradactyl 22-25, F 6 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I have been married for 5 years, together almost 10. I am 29 and met my husband the second day of college. I broke up with him several times before we got married but always went...
    zkjk1112 zkjk1112 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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    Hello and Greetings to you. Here are the facts of my experience: Medical Facts From 1998-2005 I was on a daily dose of anti-depressants. I had 4 stays in a psychiatric unit for...
    mcmzenith mcmzenith 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 24

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    Hello, My name is Megan and I'm 30 years old. For the past 8 years, I've been struggling with anorexia/bulimia. I was officially diagnosed two years ago and up until then I had no...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 31

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    I wish these voices would stop. I wish my higher dosage of anti depressants would actually help. The anti depressants make me more depressed. Everyone says I need to get use to...
    zbubbly603 zbubbly603 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 27

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    so i don't know what to say or who i can turn to. everything seems ok to people that pass me by but it isn't. my grandma passed away four months ago and it has triggered something...
    mrblobby49 mrblobby49 22-25, M 3 Responses Mar 26

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    I just told my mom everything… how I despise her how after all these years of her letting me down and leaving me alone I can no longer trust her… I told her even if you gave...
    lost1234567 lost1234567 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    I've battled depression for a few years now. I can only say it had taken over my life. No matter how hard I tried to push it away it would hit even harder. I hate how people...
    HyperAngel HyperAngel 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 25

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    I hate days like this when I plan on doing stuff and get nothing At all done other then sleep.. My doctor is suppose to be sending me some anti depressants
    smilly0707 smilly0707 31-35, M 3 Responses Mar 27

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    I wrote this as a response to a 17 year old male who'd just lost a girl and was suicidally depressed. I realized by the end that I was actually writing a letter to a younger me...
    Woody6 Woody6 41-45, M 3 Responses Mar 28

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    I hate being me. My husband died of ALS, Lou Gherigs disease, and has been rotting in the ground for almost 3 years. He abused me and didn't help me in my hour of need. I now have...
    justmealaone justmealaone 56-60, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    After my husband cheated on me with prostitutes (see the experience before this), I've found I want sex all the time now. I had a fairly high sex drive before, and he certainly...
    MrsElizabeth MrsElizabeth 31-35, F 6 Responses Mar 23

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    I was on Dexamethasone last year for about 6 months because I had a growth in my head, and it was fantastic in some ways. The energy I had and the ability to concentrate was...
    SamoWry SamoWry 41-45, M Apr 2

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    I'm at a crossroads in my life. I don't know which way to go. I'm constantly under scrutiny from everyone around me. It's my sophomore year and a GPA of 2.5 isn't acceptable and it...
    cmitchellichs cmitchellichs 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 26

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    I have suffered depression since the age of 16 and I was always ashamed to admit it. People generally didn't understand my emotions and to be honest i didn't understand it myself...
    Robuk1991 Robuk1991 22-25, M 6 Responses Mar 27

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    I haven't been around much recently and I know there are many wondering why and what's been going on so I thought I'd share. Of course, I've been busy with college which was...
    FadedSilhouette FadedSilhouette 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I haven't for 2 months but today I couldn't help it. I have family troubles which is a huge factor in my depression. I can't talk to my parents about it. They do not support me and...
    canadiangrl canadiangrl 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 24

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