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I Take "Happy Pills"

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    We're all searching for different things, but I think when it comes down to it we all just want to be happy. We are all in search for that "feeling" whatever it may be. I've made...
    xXxsilvermistxXx xXxsilvermistxXx 26-30, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    Anthony1604hzs1 Anthony1604hzs1 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 7

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    Aiden3693znb4 Aiden3693znb4 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 6

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    WTF? What's wrong with me? I don't know if I just procrastinate or I'm just lazy. I'm a diabetic, insulin dependent. On a pump. Insulin is 5 times stronger than normal insulin...
    Jcoe Jcoe 51-55, M 1 day ago

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    when I come home Jd always does his happy dance. today he got so worked up he started coughing. I told him don't worry, you've fulfilled your obligation then he stopped, looked at...
    marisa210 marisa210 26-30, F 1 hr ago

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    You should have any prescriptions that you may need after the breast enhancement surgery crammed beforehand.The end result of using creams or natural pills for guys delivers the...
    Anthony8147jwj6 Anthony8147jwj6 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 6

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    Jamys726n0sm9 Jamys726n0sm9 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 6

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    I wish their were pills that made you fatter 1 pill added 1 stone
    fatsuiter fatsuiter 22-25, M Jan 21

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    Breast Actives is really a mix of two products in a single pack: the breast enhancement cream and that of your breast enhancement capsule. They both of those purpose at boosting...
    Anthony8147jwj6 Anthony8147jwj6 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 5

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    The success of breast augmentation is essentially dependent upon the affected person's ability to Stick to the surgeon's Recommendations for Restoration.Each and every breast...
    Ethan5814bpc4 Ethan5814bpc4 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 6

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    Sometimes the scar could possibly be limited to the round incision round the areola. The incisions outline the realm from which pores and skin is going to be eliminated and define...
    Noah5284psu4 Noah5284psu4 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 6

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    I am happy because the guy I like wants to hang out again! A little short notice He said he really misses me and wants to see me thursday or Friday today was Thursday and sadly I...
    Justbeingmeok Justbeingmeok 18-21, F Jan 15

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    Back in 2009-2010, I used to take internet trolls seriously but over time I realized that nothing on the internet is to be taken seriously. Including trolls. Most of what my...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M 6 hrs ago

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    HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE!!! 2015!!!! Lol time zones are so weird sometimes, I've still got another 2 hours before its 2015!!!! If your kid wants to time travel, take them to a...
    RedCatHunting RedCatHunting 16-17, F Jan 1

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    Most of my stories on here have been super sad. I was in a dark place for a long time. It's finally 2015, the year I graduate high school. I'm not sure why exactly it took me so...
    troublelover08 troublelover08 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 6

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    I can only imagine what being happy...being secure...being worthy...or just...being feels like.I see so many people, hear their ungrateful complaints and I just cringe. It angers...
    irreelevance irreelevance 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 15

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    This life we all share is crazy. Their are people who believe in a god, people who believe we can from evolution, people who don't give a damn about where we came from. All I know...
    1Freeyourself1 1Freeyourself1 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 14

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    In spite of my childhood, I've decided to be happy. I didn't know how to do this at first. Life seemed overwhelming at times and I felt like I was drowning. I felt like I didn't...
    Accomplishedlady Accomplishedlady 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    Me and my boyfriend have been together for almost 10 months and he is literally the love of my life. I am extremely happy but when we fight its bad. We've both given each other...
    laxlife laxlife 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    Well I love anything to do with music, so something like this makes me very happy! I know it will take me longer than 30 days but from time to time I want to post a song that...
    kallea78 kallea78 36-40, F a week ago

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    Idk.. I usually thought I was ugly and fat but 5 months ago, he walked through my wall and made me feel beautiful, thin, sexy, confident, everything I didn't felt before.. A month...
    Fofitupida Fofitupida 13-15, F 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Help me please I am wanting to take my life
    lifesabeach4me2 lifesabeach4me2 36-40, M 3 hrs ago

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    A journey in 2014 , good or bad, we should take its as experience. For 2015 is all a giant blank page. We can choose to write only the beautiful things because we have choice.Happy...
    whitemagnolias whitemagnolias 46-50, F Dec 31, 2014

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    Happy New Year to each and every one of u! Here's to the close to one hell of a yr. Its had its ups, downs, loop to loops, sideways moments! I've learned so much about myself. I've...
    WickedlilAngel WickedlilAngel 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    I wish a Happy New Year to my friends.This is the first time ,I think ,I am away from my husband as he has to go for some work.I am trying to manage.I had a nice time with my...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 9 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    Wishing everyone on EP a happy New Year. I hope that in 2015 you life will be wonderful, enjoyable and prosperous. Take care of yourselves. Remember that even if things are not...
    Julesyro Julesyro 61-65, M 2 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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