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I Take "Happy Pills"

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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...
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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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    It's not that I can't, it's that I don't want too. I've almost chocked on so many pills, that I just don't bother taking them whole anymore. The only ones I can take whole are...
    MeowOnMe MeowOnMe 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I always sacrifice my own happiness to make others happy. I'm addicted, I just don't know when to stop...
    SympatheticMe SympatheticMe 18-21, F 19 hrs ago

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    10 pills a day, and when I want to get a good sleep...that number goes up to 12. It doesn't seem to be helping though...maybe I have to wait a little longer. I hate it.
    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 28

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    I think I've hit the addiction mark. I take two every night to sleep. If I don't I'll be up 24/7. Unfortunately, I ran out and I really need them tonight. I've tried to stop but...
    SheIsHealing SheIsHealing 18-21, F Dec 1

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    I am not happy today. I feel like I want some (real) friends to go out and this Is bad cause I hate people... ~Not Happy :/
    lizablack lizablack 18-21, F 7 hrs ago

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    Alexander714e5dr0 Alexander714e5dr0 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 7

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    1. traveling 2. my cat 3. my best friend 4. cooking / good food 5. making other people happy :)
    likesugarandcyanide likesugarandcyanide 18-21, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    its so true, i dont deserve it. im too much of a **** up to be happy.
    Pigmaginny Pigmaginny 22-25, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I can't remember the last time I was really happy, how sad is that
    anneloves anneloves 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    If only happiness was a choice.. I would be like happy all the time. Aha..
    ForeverKittenn ForeverKittenn 13-15, F 4 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I don't want to be sad and heart broken anymore. I want to be free and happy!..
    Togepi07 Togepi07 18-21, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I can't sleep without my sleep aid pills.
    SheIsHealing SheIsHealing 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 1

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    Aiden3693znb4 Aiden3693znb4 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 7

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    I have nothing prescribed to me. Just a bunch of over-the-counter meds. I take benadryl for my sinuses and to help me sleep. Sometimes I cave and take benadryl when I absolutely...
    Rocksparkles Rocksparkles 22-25, F 4 hrs ago

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    I don't know how much longer I can go on. My throat is bleeding again, and I am unable to eat. I don't want to go on if I never get to talk with him again. I didn't even need to be...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 10

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    It took 8 years but I can proudly say that I am finally happy with who I am and I can finally say that I love myself. I am constantly staying positive and constantly reminding...
    Fifimeow Fifimeow 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 7

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    i would rather be happy within myself as a person, treat ppl good, and stable in life, then rich in money living the good life and feel miserable within myself and terrible to...
    Deztiney Deztiney 36-40, F Nov 30

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    I really don't. Wake up every day, so tired and defeated that have to live another day, and that‘s even if I do sleep, which is extremely rare anymore. Have to force myself to...
    GhostOfGrey GhostOfGrey 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 30