I Quit Taking Antidepressants

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    Was

    I've been on prozac twice.  The first time I had no negative side effects.  The second time I ate like a horse and lost all interest in anything related to sex.  I've been on zoloft once, and experienced dissociative symptoms while i was on it, but the...
    eromreven eromreven
    26-30
    3 Responses Dec 27, 2007

    Many Of Them

    I started out with Zoloft after being put in the hospital for cutting and suicide attempts. While in the hospital I tried killing myself again for the simple of I felt I was being labeled. It was absolutely horrible. Everything I did I was on camera for suicide watch and it took...
    macoles macoles
    18-21
    Nov 14, 2012

    Drug Free

    I started taking Paxil when I was 16 because I was really struggling with anxiety to the point where I had terrible self-esteem and had pretty much given up. I guess I was depressed but it was because of the anxiety. I started feeling better after a few weeks on it, and after a...
    kayteg kayteg
    26-30, F
    Nov 5, 2013

    Wellbutrin

    my family doc prescribed me WELLBURTRIN for cocaine/crack addiction..and miraculously it worked! Wellbutrin is commonly used as a stop-smoking aid, but for 20% it works for crack cocaine cravings..i am also on 100mgs of Methadone daily.. well i used to sweat profusely, much to my...
    MarleyChloesMum MarleyChloesMum
    41-45, F
    5 Responses Oct 22, 2008

    Been Off Meds For 5 Days...

    After 15 years off and on I've decided To completely stop all antidepressants. These withdrawals are awful though. Just physical ones. Otherwise I'm happy no anxiety little stress. I do get more Emotional now. I'm hoping to be back to my normal self soon, whatever that is.
    JuJu1980 JuJu1980
    36-40, F
    Nov 12, 2013

    What Anti-depressants?

    I took anti-depressants for 10 months. Prozac, and for a future reference, don't take them. It's like I couldn't stop being happy for the couple of months, but after that everything went down hill. I mean, I tried to be sad but it hurt. I don't know why. After that it seemed...
    L0vetheway L0vetheway
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Aug 28, 2008

    My parents stopped getting my antidepressants

    and made me quit cold turkey last month. It's extremely hard and I almost have 2 or 3 anxiety attacks a day
    WVMBO WVMBO
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Aug 3, 2014

    Anti-dep.

    A few years ago, I did quit cold turkey.  If I ever want to go back, I know someone who can give it for a good price too.  I don't know if I will but, who know's.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr
    36-40, F
    1 Response Oct 10, 2011

    Antidepressant Medication Vs The Weight Gain

    Aarrrrgghhhh so I battled depression since my teens. I had been medicated for 7 years since having my second son. I have found the side effects really hard hitting from night sweats to brain zaps to lethargy and drowsiness. Recently ive decided to stop as my weight has also...
    QuirkyGirly QuirkyGirly
    31-35, F
    Jul 10, 2013

    Cold Turkeys!

    I quit cold turkey...its now day ...2 or 3...cant remember...Im feeling a wee bit nuts...but Ive been warned it could take a few days till I really feel it...I dont think anything is going to change, I'll probably be fine
    FastLaneC3 FastLaneC3
    18-21, F
    Jul 4, 2009

    They can be very helpful, but OOOH the side effects

    I have been taking medication off and on for about 10 years now.  I have generalized anxiety and cycling depression. Fear of failure? I dunno. I'm the one that you've heard bless her heart she is really putting herself out there trying, keeping on trying and trying.  It...
    infowoman infowoman
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Aug 10, 2009

    Bad Thing

    I used to take antidepressants until I found out that they only "mask" the problem, not treat it. Depression is a symptom of an underlying health problem, not a disease in it's own right. I found out that I have hypothyriod, which was the cause of my depression and...
    crystaldoll crystaldoll
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Aug 27, 2008

    Coming Back To Life!!

    I quit taking my 20mg a day of lexapro (had been taking for 2 years), just to see what kind of **** I can stir up!! Lol I was taking that pill religiously every day for 2 years and it didn't do much as far as my depression, but it kept me calm and gave me the ability to keep my...
    XtremeBordelineChic XtremeBordelineChic
    31-35, F
    1 Response May 20, 2013
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