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I Take "Happy Pills"

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    Happy? Seriously

    I have no idea why they r called "happy pills" they in no way make me happy. The best I get is making me to sleepy and not feel my depression full force and I eat more and not have such horrible meltdowns but um ...happy? what is that? Oh an i had my, "I dotn want to take pills...
    defectivemoonbunny defectivemoonbunny 22-25, F 9 Responses Nov 15, 2010

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    I Do...

    To my family there is a form of stigma in admitting that I have depression.  It is something along with my other health past, should not be discussed lest people think it is a reflection on them.  I have grown so tired of this ignorance over the years.  Without...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jul 31, 2008

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    Med Life

    Im 15 after my second attempt of suicide in less then 3 weeks i was given prozac 20 mg. I felt great with it until december where the suicidal thoughts came back and i was hospitalize for the third time. My stay at the childrens mental hospital was about 12 days and my prozac was...
    toriaann98 toriaann98 16-17, F Apr 30, 2013

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    Pristiq

     Took Lexapro for 3 months-ish, gained weight, felt horrible.  Have been on Pristiq for 4 or 5 months, stayed at my high weight, but feel depression-wise so much better.  I tried seeing what would happen not taking them about a week ago.  I could only...
    blueglass blueglass 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 13, 2009

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    How "happy" Can You Get?

    Personally, I don't see why they call them happy pills. They should call them "make you suffer so much you'll be convinced things weren't so bad in the first place" pills. I seem to be prone to side effects no matter what the pill no matter what the dose. For over a year I've...
    NeverTooSure NeverTooSure 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 8, 2011

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    25mg Paxil... Yup Yup...

    Been on them for about 6 months... maybe a little less... I don't know if they make me "happy" but I'm not crying all the time anymore... and I don't want to hurt myself anymore... so that's always good...  I don't necessarily like being on them but I guess I need...
    phidget phidget 31-35, F 3 Responses May 29, 2008

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    Cymbalta /wellburtin Combo

    My happiness combo is as follows 30mg of Cymbalta and 150mg of Wellburtin. I love this combo I still feel emotions I am not dead to the world but I am also not as sensitive/angry like I was before. It allows me to think through my thoughts. I love Eli Lilly you guys are the best...
    MiseducatedChik MiseducatedChik 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 2, 2008

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    Kratom

    Has anyone here heard of something called Kratom? If you've heard of it, ever taken it, or want to know more about it, message me!!! I'm not selling it or anything, oh and it's legal, I just wanna kinda spread the word..... It's kinda changed my life.....
    juliebee81 juliebee81 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 21, 2013

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    Happy Pills

    i have been on zoloft, prozac and effexor.  now i am on cymbalta.  it seems to work alright.  skipping a dose is hell, though, because my head spins and i get all weird.  the max dose is supposed to be 60mg and for some reason i was put on 90mg while in...
    seatangle seatangle 18-21 Jul 30, 2008

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    Medication For Fun, And For Needed Usage.

    This is my first story!.......I was diagnosed recently with adult add as well as post traumatic stress disorder, and of course what we all have - high anxiety. I take prozac, abilify, klonopin, and adderall. A slew of meds..... They help, honestly every one of them.... but I have...
    juliebee81 juliebee81 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 17, 2013

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    I to Take Antidepresents

      I take happy pills. I have been taking happy pills for alot of years. somethimes in combination. Some worked some didn't. Now I am taking cymbalta for depression and trazadone for sleep. I really am feeling good now. Good luck to all who suffer depression it is an awful...
    knittingpretty knittingpretty 61-65, F 2 Responses Jul 14, 2009

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    My Happy Pill History

    I was not on anti-depressants until the last half of my senior year in college, but have been on then pretty much ever since. My pre happy pill years were basically me being goth and suicidal, with the dissatisfaction getting worse and worse until it finally culminated in a near...
    AnxietyReactor AnxietyReactor 36-40, M Mar 17, 2013

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    Change and Pills

    My boyfriend and I, when we first moved in, got into huge fights. At first they were just huge emotional blow-ups, but as time went on they became physical fights. After one such fight the police had to be called and we were transported to a emergency room and I was put on...
    vanillaicecream vanillaicecream 18-21, F Jun 26, 2009

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    My therapist told me to take these pills

    that make me happy and I really don't like it I really hate it I just want to be happy on my own an with out pills
    katie4399 katie4399 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 26, 2014

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    Zoloft

    I admit I have been taking antidepressants for the last 10 yrs. They help me. Every time I've tried to get off of them I quickly realize why I was taking them in the first place. Some don't like taking them...I don't mind. If it keeps me from getting severely depressed I see no...
    hadyourchance hadyourchance 36-40, F 7 Responses Apr 30, 2013

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    I Quit One Recently

    Yes i too am on meds for bipolar. Recently I quit taking Abilify myself because of two reasons. I felt it was making me gain weight for one. Two, I felt it was supressing my emotions too much. My appetite has gone down and I can feel more and think I am a little more like myself...
    cinfullynn cinfullynn 46-50, F 7 Responses Jul 26, 2008

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    I Really Do Hate It...

    that just shows how much confidence my parents have in me....it really hurts....that they think i can just pop alittle pill in my mouth and everything will be ok...but it wont...it just eclipses my broken heart by a fake smile....and it hurts even more to think without a pill i...
    LelouchZero LelouchZero 18-21, T 2 Responses Mar 1, 2010

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    Guess You Can Call Them That

    I am bipolar, so I have had to take my share of several different happy pills, thankfully for the past 4 years or so I've been on the same meds & am doing well on them. Still battle depression but thats just part of the illness.
    TangledVines TangledVines 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 19, 2010

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    My Happy Pills

    I have to take "happy pills" due to not being able to handle the amount of stress, frustration, anger, sadness and everything else in my life. I've had three nervous breakdowns just this month. My grandma suggested I started taking pills to be able to go on with my life since I...
    Idealizer Idealizer 16-17, F Jul 31, 2013

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    Public Service Announcement:

    IF you are on the correct pills to treat YOUR specific chemical imbalance... The medication ONLY establishes the chemical preconditions for happiness to chemically occur in your brain. ...It is still TOTALLY up to you to do what you need to do to be happy. ...Thank you.
    hylierandom hylierandom 41-45 4 Responses Aug 31, 2013

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    I believe it is one of the best feelings in the world that you know someone is happy because you made him happy.
    Julia1600 Julia1600 16-17, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    this is what i want to share to other people, the moment when we talk some conversation even he/she a serious type, but they are so thankful to know me to make them happy for...
    lantis0523 lantis0523 22-25, M 8 hrs ago

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    Am happy that's what matters
    sofiannedeer sofiannedeer 18-21, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    happy Easter everybody. I hope you have a fun and safe holiday.
    peppit peppit 36-40, M 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Happy early Easter everyone
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    Happy easter everyone! I'm stuck in the hospital for few days :-(
    Gwapamama8 Gwapamama8 26-30, F 1 Response 37 mins ago

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    Your legs open wide for me, Your eyes beg me to take you - NOW. In one motion I move to you And thrust myself completely inside. I feel your legs wrap around me, Pulling me closer...
    hardbargain hardbargain 51-55, M 2 hrs ago

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    Happiness is something that everybody strives for. Some people naturally have the ability to be happy, others struggle. Obviously every person goes through some tough times. I am...
    ckjackson43 ckjackson43 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 2

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    The best one for me is to snort my ADHD pills. Crush them and snort.
    iSceneGirl iSceneGirl 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    I use pills to get me high for like the past two weeks on the weekends and I feel terrible about doing that. I don't want to get my boyfriend mad at me and ugh I need to stop. I...
    BooBear99 BooBear99 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    I'm taking diet pills twice a day to help me lose weight so I can try and keep my eye sight and I also hate the way I look.
    QueenB14 QueenB14 22-25, F Mar 19

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    Sleeping pills can be a bless
    JalenFrankie616 JalenFrankie616 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Nothing of water, just a monster or red bull to wake up, one meal at day, Maybe two. Caught by the rain, not once, 3 times this week. I Get burned with acid the other day, it was...
    Mysorrow Mysorrow 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Your Happy Word is "Laughter" You are happy because you are able to laugh at life. You believe that everything has a lighter side. You try to take a broad perspective and keep...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 2

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    camy I love love love love love love love love you soon I will take you between my arms ah iam soooooo happy I can't believe that there is something makes me happy you the only one...
    Lilyalexandergia Lilyalexandergia 18-21, F Mar 3

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    I have lived a very sober life with no much loaded tensions in my life. I am married for last 2 years & my life has changed. I am married to a huge family which comes with lot of...
    MYLIFEMYVIEW180 MYLIFEMYVIEW180 26-30, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I've finally been able to convince my husband that I really do want to be in a relationship like this, although I refrain from referring to my desired relationship as DD or TIH...
    taliahood taliahood 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 19

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    I am submissive woman who wants a man who will take care of her, handle all responsibility and discipline when needed, im tired of always being the one to.do.it all. call me old...
    Kmek3232 Kmek3232 31-35, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    Where am I going? Not sure, what I like to be- happy. How do I get there? One step at a time. Things happen, for a reason, dots don't connect looking forward, they connect looking...
    Mangostrawberrybanana Mangostrawberrybanana 31-35, F Mar 11

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    I know being in a loving relationship has it's obvious advantages, as well as apparently to do with our emotional well being and giving us a longer life span - (unless it's unhappy...
    ladyPlum ladyPlum 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 14

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    Take time to do what makes your soul happy.......
    SweetEmotions SweetEmotions 36-40, F Mar 16

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    So, at my work our vending machines take $5 bills. I bought a kit Kat for a dollar but got one free I'm a happy boy right now
    TheAmazingSpiderJoe1 TheAmazingSpiderJoe1 18-21, M Mar 16

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    I became involved with someone who is in a 10 year relationship with the mother of his child. I know a lot of people frown upon "the other woman" and I take full responsibility for...
    plusisamust plusisamust 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 3

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