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I Take "Happy Pills"

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 36-40, F 7 Responses Apr 30, 2013

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    I don't like when they don't feel happy or they have a negative mood especially friends I dont want them to not be happy. I would try my hardest to and make them happy and if I can...
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    I've struggled my whole life with achieving happiness. Even now, I know that I want to be happy, I just don't know what it would take to being me to that point. I'm trying to deal...
    SunshineMoonshineSoulshine SunshineMoonshineSoulshine 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    I can't stand seeing everyone so happy when I'm in so much pain 😔 Gosh!!! Why does this always seem to happen to me, everyone that I love is leaving me and I'm feeling more...
    sunshineh13 sunshineh13 22-25, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Right now in this moment I am really happy. I already know it won't last too long, but I will cherish the time that I have spent feeling the way I do right now. I've always felt...
    redbetblue2 redbetblue2 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    Not online, but I want a boy or a girl who I can just cuddle with and hug and take stupid selfies, and just talk about anything with. 💕❤️
    ssaammii ssaammii 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Mother who gave birth to me, when I was a kid the birthday of my mother had no money to buy gifts for my mother, I loved my mother, mother suffered life to nurturing the talent I...
    haryanh haryanh 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    I really want to be happy, optimistic, and outgoing but I just can't seem to get past this deep feeling or overall gloom and sadness. I struggle through every day putting on a...
    pjay2015 pjay2015 46-50, F 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    I am a happy girl this morning. Usually happy and positive everyday, but this morning I'm feeling really happy. Life is good. Good morning EP. Have a great day! 😊
    Starsatnight1 Starsatnight1 26-30, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    I want to be happy... I deserve to be happy. So why is it that I'm so restless and not happy?
    xoxMorganxox xoxMorganxox 18-21, F 12 Responses 4 days ago

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    you can't always make others be happy, they may not understand how or know they can choose to be happy
    thatoneguymax thatoneguymax 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    Sometimes, all it takes for one person to make another person happier is a simple hug or smile of attention. A simple hold of their hand, or any kind of embrace, big or small, no...
    luna500 luna500 16-17, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    ATTENTION ALL POKEMON LOVERS! I'm sure all fans know about the rare Arceus event! I know how to do it again THIS YEAR even though it ended a long time ago. ( keep in mind that it...
    AsherAndTheSkateMunkz AsherAndTheSkateMunkz 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I don't know i seems can't madly in love no more. I've loved once, first love that wasn't sweet at all. He didn't love me back even he hated me just because he knew i had a feeling...
    fragilegile fragilegile 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    Unfortunately I can't always be naked, even around my house. One thing I've found that helps a bit are the terry cloth wraps that you can buy on Amazon. Basically a towel with...
    l3rett l3rett 46-50, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Have a wonderful day and don't take **** from nobody.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I've been working on a video. And now that i fixed my computer I just speeded it up cause when I did the real editing it don't take 8 minutes. Than I filmed myself when I practiced...
    AsherAndTheSkateMunkz AsherAndTheSkateMunkz 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    No matter how hard I try to get rid of you. Deep down. I'll always want you. I try to sleep but I can't even though I want to I can't because when I am about to close my eyes. I...
    Ownership Ownership 22-25, F Aug 27

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    I miss my pills. nothing better than crushing and snorting.
    frustration79 frustration79 36-40, M Aug 27

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    I would pack my dearest belongings in minutes, take my dog and be on my way did I have any place to go. In years I've been ready to leave in a heartbeat – I've got bags and...
    Fable Fable 22-25, F Aug 26

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    because of how I thought happiness was obtained. I thought people or a person was suppose to make you happy. Clearly, I am wrong. I think the goal now is to figure out what it is...
    ptsdlady ptsdlady 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 23

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