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I Take "Happy Pills"

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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 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 2, 2008

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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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    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 16-17, F Jun 26, 2009

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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? 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 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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    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 41-45, 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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    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 26-30, F 3 Responses May 29, 2008

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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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    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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    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 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 19, 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 16-17 Jul 30, 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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    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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    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 22-25 4 Responses Jul 31, 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 36-40, F 7 Responses Apr 30, 2013

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    ashi28 ashi28 16-17, F 4 Responses Feb 21

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    I take 3 pills for Crohns disease, 2 different antidepressants/antianxieties, 1 for blood pressure, vitamin d, vitamin b complex, probiotics, omega 3, vitamin c, iron, glucosamine...
    R177 R177 18-21, M Feb 21

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    I won't take them. I used to work in "in-home health care" and the woman I cared for took 80 pills, 60 of which treated the side effects from the 20 pills she "actually needed...
    MommysGotTats420 MommysGotTats420 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 19

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    Good MorningYour arm wraps around me, and you pull me close to you. I smile, pretending to still be asleep. I feel your kisses on the back of my neck, and I can’t help the...
    livelaughlovedream3 livelaughlovedream3 41-45, F 11 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Today is a happy day! Why, you ask? I have access to a legitimate music studio. Not only this, but my friend is an audio engineer who converted a shed into a professional place of...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 3 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting.Hi mom. Happy birthday. haha. :)It's funny because on my mom's birth certificate she's born on March 6 but Grandma says mom was born on the...
    trAnSyLvanIanconcuBinE trAnSyLvanIanconcuBinE 26-30, F 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I took a pic of the pills I take. Usually one a month. This is the tablet sleeve (whatever you call it?) and a tablet on top. I cut that into 4's and 4's and 4's again and even...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 a week ago

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    Today I am really happy. I finally got my boyfriend H back today.. I love him a lot.. We've been through so many troubles.. But finally he's back to me now.. We are back as one...
    TheLivingDead TheLivingDead 18-21, F 11 hrs ago

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    Last night...oh boy. I threw up something fierce. I truly believed I was going to die. I must never forget it. I took the pills to avoid feeling pain yet last night was...
    LastofmyPeople LastofmyPeople 31-35, F 1 Response a week ago

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    About two years ago, I was asked to describe myself and I realized that I didn't really know who I am. So, instead of finding qualities, I wrote a list of things that makes me...
    Jeanne506 Jeanne506 16-17, F Feb 17

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    Pinky: Gee, Brain, what do you want to do tonight? Brain: The same thing we do every night, Pinky - try to take over the world! Brain: We must prepare for tomorrow night. Pinky...
    obtuseabuse obtuseabuse 41-45, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I have period pain and the only relief is a pill. The problem is, I can't swallow pills. Even the tiny ones I nearly choke on and it's awful. I have a such a fear of it. I've tried...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 a week ago

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    Happiness is something that everybody strives for. Some people naturally have the ability to be happy, others struggle. Obviously every person goes through some tough times. I am...
    ckjackson43 ckjackson43 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    1) I've come to realize that my boobs: ...Are amazing! 2) I've come to realize that my job: ...is not the most exciting, but necessary 3) I've come to realize that when I'm...
    PunkinEverySense PunkinEverySense 18-21, F 9 hrs ago

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    1 Listening to my children laugh 2 Talking to my son about his views of the world 3 Watching my daughter dance 4 When either of my kids wants a hug and cuddle as most of the time...
    00FlyingHome 00FlyingHome 41-45, F 5 Responses Feb 10

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    I think I'm just a naturally sad person. Even when I have a fantastic day I'm sad. I could wake up from the best of sleep, be in the best of mood, and have the best of day but by...
    XxLittleBrotherxX XxLittleBrotherxX 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 16

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    Your Happy Word is "Laughter" You are happy because you are able to laugh at life. You believe that everything has a lighter side. You try to take a broad perspective and keep...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    camy I love love love love love love love love you soon I will take you between my arms ah iam soooooo happy I can't believe that there is something makes me happy you the only one...
    Lilyalexandergia Lilyalexandergia 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    Just once could I be happy? Not beat down and told everything that he doesn't feel is right. I'm here at his mercy. I do all he needs at the house, if he asks for something I make...
    Txwoman123 Txwoman123 41-45, F Feb 22

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    I wish I could stop but I love the feeling of not being in control to have no grip on my surroundings I love getting lost its a sensation I love how happy I feel but it takes more...
    elizachloe06 elizachloe06 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 13

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    I really am. Life is pretty damn good. Sure I still have stuff to sort out. It's going to take a while. Today I face the awful paperwork. Yesterday I got caught by a piece of...
    grommit3 grommit3 36-40, F 5 Responses Feb 21

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    Happy Valentines Day everyone! This holiday will probably be a breath of fresh air for me. Not really sure why it receives so much hate... But I'm going to focus on the good and be...
    Allforaview Allforaview 18-21, F Feb 14

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    I was counting down the days.. A few years ago. My only wish was to not be alone on Valentines Day. Unfortunately I was declined that wish after I blew the candles out on my 22nd...
    XnOXnO XnOXnO 22-25, M Feb 12

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    Happy Valentine's Day to all SINGLES - not taken!
    19Mariya77 19Mariya77 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 13