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I Take "Happy Pills"

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 5 Responses Aug 31, 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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    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 31-35, F 7 Responses Apr 30, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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 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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Long Time Ago!!!! I was 16 when all this started..... me and my friends started taking 'relaxin' pills. these pills would relax all the muscels in the body and bring us in a new...
    Pseudo69isback Pseudo69isback 31-35, M Nov 11

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    Just this current year I got myself addicted to all sorts of different pills, and I have a lot of medical problems so I am prescribed some pills that some people would pay to have...
    ayoolexie20 ayoolexie20 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    I have been addicted to pain pills for years. I take them due to legit back issues but I take to many and always run out. No one knows I abuse them or even take them. I want to...
    lostwindowz lostwindowz 31-35, M Nov 19

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    I don't want to take medication for my depression/anxiety. My mom and dad keep telling me I need to take medication for it so I can be like everyone else but I hate the idea of...
    ForgetThisAlready ForgetThisAlready 18-21, F Nov 4

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    I have a rare condition that made me go on pain meds for the past several years. 2 years ago I was put on topamax (not sure how it's spelt) and it helped me lose weight and my skin...
    Kristat Kristat 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 6

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    I've tried a range ( mdma, drone, Valium, shrooms, ketamine, weed, pills) but mdma is my favourite. I think most people have the complete wrong outlook on drugs; alcohol could be...
    minmins07 minmins07 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 13

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    Story Time: One day Buddha was walking through a village. A very angry and rude young man came up and began insulting him. "You have no right teaching others," he shouted. "You...
    DaSoloLobo DaSoloLobo 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 15

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    I say happy Halloween for us Satanists it is a special day for us Satanists it is the day we take our worship to lord Satan up to the extreme have a great Halloween Satanists. Hail...
    KingofHell666 KingofHell666 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 31

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    At some point I just realized that your emotions can get the best of you if your expecting certain things in life. If you just let go and let life "Be what it is" then you can be...
    fairsprite fairsprite 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 2

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    Everybody see me as the happy girl. I make people laugh at school, I keep smiling all day until I arrive in my room where I cry without Anyone knowing. I've got a nice student job...
    everybodywantshappiness everybodywantshappiness 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 4

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    I'm really happy a lot of underage girls are posting on here so operation stinger workers (online agency working with the CIA in underage nudity and p0rn on the Internet being sent...
    TheAnonymousTroll TheAnonymousTroll 13-15, M Nov 5

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    Appreciating what you have, and everything that lead to you having it. If you can manage to take a few seconds every day to remind yourself of all the fortunate things about your...
    pleasantlyanonymous pleasantlyanonymous 22-25 1 day ago

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    Hello fellow EP folks! I want to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving! Today brings us the opportunity to take a step back and look at what we have; expressing the utmost...
    AquariusLife AquariusLife 26-30, F 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    "So Happy Together" - The Turtles Imagine me and you, I do I think about you day and night, it's only right To think about the girl you love and hold her tight So happy...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 2 Responses Nov 6

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    Who wants fame and fortune? Not me. I want happiness. You could throw a million dollars at my face and guess what?! I'll throw it right back at yours. I don't need money to be...
    KortneeAnne KortneeAnne 26-30, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    When you are happy other people will admire your attitude and want to be happy. So always show your happiness and it will spread all over the planet. Another way to make other...
    wabbey wabbey 13-15 Nov 2

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    I like to be the photographer but I'm not fond of being the subject in the pics . Unless I'm in a really great mood and am super happy , then it's game on !
    ArtsyFaerie32 ArtsyFaerie32 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 29

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    today was good. I haven't written in a while, because, I was happy. I've been happy. Hoping I am really letting go. I need to, I haven't thought about it, and since I haven't been...
    blueeyesx0 blueeyesx0 18-21, F Oct 30

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    I feel my husband is too passive. Often times in our relationship, I feel insecure, nervous, and the huge weight of responsibility on my shoulders. I can be head strong...
    Emojinoid Emojinoid 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 1

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    I wish I could be the wind the will blow all your troubles away and turn into the the breeze that will help you breath I wish I could be the rain that will wash away all your sins...
    catxfreak catxfreak 18-21, F Nov 2

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    When I see someone cry it makes me feel bad, and I just want to fix it so they could be as happy as me. Because truly happiness is so important to a good life style.
    wabbey wabbey 13-15 1 Response Nov 2

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    I love my baby sister so much!!! I'm happy she is finally here after 9months in my mom 😂
    BrokenCx BrokenCx 13-15, F 5 Responses Nov 5

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    i wonder how depth is my story...I dont know how many times I have been let down, ignored, rejected and yes offcourse happy, sucessfull and proud. But I have kept most of the  ...
    daphee daphee 22-25, F Nov 5

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    I always act happy and for the most part I always am. I don't see the point with being unhappy. Happiness is usually infectious lol If you are happy others usually are. And life...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M Nov 6

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    Im happy happy so happy hahaha hahaha hahahahahahahahahahha.... FU*KKKkKkKK
    Chinrussian Chinrussian 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 7

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    I dooooo but it has become rare for it to last very long. I wish I could be happy all the time but then I wouldn't know I'm happy. You can't feel happiness without feeling all the...
    DeathIsPartDinosaur DeathIsPartDinosaur 18-21, F Nov 7

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    These are the five baby Woodchucks I mentioned in anearlier post.  Not the best pic but I was happy to catchthem all here.
    Love2014nb Love2014nb 51-55, F 2 Responses Nov 8

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