Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

I Have Stopped Taking My Anti-depressants

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 37 People

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    ⌂ Home Debbie Avatar Debbie ⚙ Forgive my spelling errors (was very hard to write) Also forgive how long winded this is, but fellow FM sufferers can relate to how...
    debbie913 debbie913 31-35, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I was diagnosed with BDD and depression in 2010. I had been seeing a therapist weekly throughout 2009 without any improvement. I tried several different anti-depressants and...
    Chinook11 Chinook11 36-40, F Apr 15

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am being "forced" to take anti depressants and anti psychotic medications, but so far I have just been hiding them under my tongue and then flushing then down the toilet when I'm...
    DespicableMind DespicableMind 18-21, F Apr 17

    Your Response

    Cancel
    When I was 8 I started taking Remeron. I took that daily for about 5 years. When I was 13 I started taking Lexapro, and I took that daily for 1 year. Now I'm 14 (I'll be 15 in...
    SparkleSwirl SparkleSwirl 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 5

    Your Response

    Cancel
    In the last five years. I stopped smoking altogether from sixty a day I produced over fifty drawings I went totally vegan after fifteen years of vegetarianism I joined tumblr and...
    dispossessed dispossessed 46-50, F 3 Responses Apr 7

    Your Response

    Cancel
    LONG POST! substances that subdue or weaken my syn: focalin and adderal (for adhd); zoloft, lamictal, lexapro (antidepressants); benadryl; caffeine. substances that enhance, alter...
    kinkystapler kinkystapler 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 15

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Inquiring... I know a lot of women in here had/have been on anti depressants because of the struggle of current affair or post affair or freak in marriage itself. How did you know...
    ventingagain ventingagain 31-35, F 10 Responses Apr 15

    Your Response

    Cancel
    People always say it will pass but for me it's not the case my body isn't able to produce the hormone that makes you happy and tho I've been on many different anti depressants they...
    bieverything bieverything 16-17, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I do believe I am a walking medical miracle. I was born with crossed eyes and feet and legs that were turned in. I started wearing glasses at two years old. I slept in leg and feet...
    runner70 runner70 41-45, F 3 Responses Apr 18

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I don't know what to do anymore. I have a boyfriend who is younger and who just doesn't get how he's suppose to be in a relationship. Sometimes are great but when it comes to the...
    megz327 megz327 26-30, F 8 Responses 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm 17 and a junior in high school. I'm going through a lot of stress and built up frustrations right now. When I was in middle school I went through depression-- I would hurt...
    thatgirldro thatgirldro 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 5

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My medication works for the most part, but if I even miss a day or two my world has been turning upside down. I ran out of anti depressants and I haven't had them for two days...
    avey10 avey10 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 5

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Hi ladies... haven't been here in awhile.... I'm looking for some guidance or advice if you will.... Most of you know the story of my ex MM now "MM" and best friend. We have...
    AvaLennon AvaLennon 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 8

    Your Response

    Cancel
    For months I have been getting more and more anxious and depressed. I mostly feel fine through out the day...but when night hits, I always have so many negative thoughts about...
    CoreyG97 CoreyG97 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 13

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I HAVE battled...now I am ready to give up the fight.. I am tired of trying.. I have enough.. My EP friends have helped me, but now I think they are getting tired of me feeling...
    Sorrentina Sorrentina 41-45, F 8 Responses Apr 14

    Your Response

    Cancel
More Stories