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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    have you ever tired to took Belsomra?? My Dr recommend this new pill 'cos i said i struggle to sleep every night on last time. but it seems..almost of people in my country hate...
    Juri0902 Juri0902 31-35, F Apr 8

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    yes i was taking 3 immavane and my sleep is horrible. now im getting off of them and trying trazadone. im so sick of being so tired all the time.
    Ang012685 Ang012685 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    yes i do. im on more then one and i tell my doc that i am numb not depressed and i would love to get off of them. in total i take 19 pills a day. (not all of them are...
    Ang012685 Ang012685 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    My little sweetheart of a monthly gift is due any day and it's back to hell again with pills. Every month I go through the vomiting drama. Trying to swallow he stupid things in...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 2 days ago

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    So I'm having my exams in May and am therefore really stressed and cannot sleep at night. I got a box of Xanax and some sleeping pills (apo-Zolpin) but I really cannot take Xanax...
    EverMine EverMine 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 14

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    I have a beautiful American staffy and I love him like a brother, he is always happy to c me and I'm always happy to c him
    Nicholas221 Nicholas221 13-15, M 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    Micheal when I'm in a bad mood you always make me laugh and try to cheer me up I was pissed about what the principal did today and you made me happy with your jokes I wanna thank...
    MusicLover4Eternity MusicLover4Eternity 13-15, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I have a tea cup Maltese and miniature yorkie. They are the best doggies in the world!! They make me happy and I know I make them happy as well. :-) I love buying them toys...
    choxie22 choxie22 22-25, F 2 hrs ago

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    Taking pills really does help with depression and I found the pic on safari
    butterflybaby123 butterflybaby123 13-15 Apr 2

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    My son came to my room, kissed and hugged me good morning before leaving home for his summer classes. Little affections from our children make mothers so happy.
    lemongrass09 lemongrass09 46-50, F 5 hrs ago

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    tea-cups are so cute when happy
    2b5h 2b5h 16-17, M 4 hrs ago

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    Happy one year anniversary mama. We been through so much together. You are my everything I can't wait for the future. Our future. I love you more. <3
    Mamasbabycub Mamasbabycub 18-21, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Control...Letting the Curves Take You...The answer to control is practicing surrender.Trying to maintain control in this life is a bit like trying to maintain control on a roller...
    anghel77 anghel77 36-40, F 17 hrs ago

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    Happy. Thats what she was, finally the cuts where disappearing, the visits to the doctor where getting shorter and the times she spent crying where becoming none exsistant. She...
    jordan199728 jordan199728 18-21, M Apr 3

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    I chew pills instead. I don't swallow them at all. I used to but I like the taste of the pill.
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F Apr 12

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    Magnificent view of Carnival ship from the balcony of the Royal Caribbean, Liberty! Taken with an iPhone.
    TheRightFitforLife TheRightFitforLife 46-50, F 8 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    I really do want to be happy, but I don't know if that is even really possible. I can't seem to find fulfillment in anything in my life. I have a whole lot of complaints about what...
    BrokeBandit BrokeBandit 36-40, F 6 Responses Apr 16

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    I know they're not. It's just a fa├žade. Sooo many people pretend to have perfect lives. Why do they settle for pretend? Don't rush into a relationship because you feel you're...
    hmmhmmhmm hmmhmmhmm 26-30 Apr 6

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    For the first time in a long time I can actually say I'm happy. 7 months ago I tried to take my own life and yeah the last relationship I was in ruined me and it still hurts me...
    0815Jade 0815Jade 22-25, F Apr 6

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    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

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    life isn't fair! it's full of unpleasant things, situations, and people. I can choose to dwell on all the crap all around me. or I can take control of the one thing that is mine...
    2batinman 2batinman 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 2

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    Today is Friday...yay! I hope each and every one of you has a wonderful weekend. Do something,at least one thing that brings you peace and relaxation this weekend. If you feel you...
    Lavender007 Lavender007 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 17

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    it all started with Marc, I fell madly for him, his beautiful eyes .. I don't I just found him adorable. It took years before I actually met him. He never actually left but we didn...
    1a2l3j 1a2l3j 46-50, F 3 days ago

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