I Take Medication For Depression

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 212 People

    It's supposed to make me happy

    but it makes me feel sad... It makes me neutral, emotionless, then when I make the realization I don't get happy I feel... Sad. After years of wishing I could just feel nothing I come to realize that well... I need to feel something... I am only human and well I need feelings I...
    RacadaTheQueen RacadaTheQueen
    16-17, F
    Jul 7, 2014

    Not Diagnosed

    They haven't ever successfully diagnosed me, but I've heard theories, and in the end they put me on Prozac and a couple of mood stabilizers. These work wonders. I was so much unhappier before the most recent combination of meds. I'm pretty sure there's some depression mixed in...
    dawnalice dawnalice
    18-21, F
    Mar 28, 2013

    I stopped, which is just about the worst thing

    possible to do, but i did. Now, it's affecting me and I can't deal with it. I can't help but feeling like Craig Gilner in It's Kind of a Funny Story.
    unknxnc unknxnc
    16-17, F
    Oct 11, 2014

    Since moving in with people

    who actually seem to care about my existence, I have been getting help. The final verdict is that I'm Type 2 Bipolar, anxious, and clinically depressed so I've been getting medication and it is like this horrible fog has been lifted. I still feel down a lot and occasionally get...
    JustLazyLittleMe JustLazyLittleMe
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jan 3, 2015

    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 antidepressants) i don't believe that is necessary.
    Ang012685 Ang012685
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 9, 2015

    I Take Lots Of Meds

    i have been diognosed with borderline personality disorder,dissositive identy disorder(multiplae personalitys) and ptsd....they have me on so much medicine but it never makes me feel better i am still aggitated all the time as well as depressed.nothing makes me feel better i just...
    deannalovesgaige deannalovesgaige
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 20, 2013

    Medication abuses who you are

    as a person, especially depression meds. Sometimes, I wonder what I would be like if I hadnt started to take them in the first place, would I be different? Would I have more friends? Would I be happier? I really wish I could see who I really am on the inside cause now, I feel...
    MajorasAngel97 MajorasAngel97
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 1, 2014

    I've been on Paxil for 4 months now

    and all I want to do is sleep and not do anything it's been making me feel so confused lately and I've been having more thoughts about suicide I don't know what to do anymore
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jan 8, 2015

    ..And Social Anxiety..And OCD...

    Yes..one pill is supposed to do it all.. ..so I hope. I just started about a week ago. 75mg of Effexor XR. I have to take it before bed or I am too sleepy during the day. I've tried several times in my life to address my depression. First time, I was on Paxil. Did nothing...
    Misfitbrokentoy Misfitbrokentoy
    51-55, F
    1 Response Jul 7, 2013

    I've had a depressive episode

    for some months now and my psychiatrist hoped the summer would help lift me out of it - but sadly, no😩. So she prescribed something new to augment my current medication. I reluctantly accepted to try it out given I'd like to cut down on rather than increase my medication. But...
    Lusite Lusite
    36-40, F
    Aug 11, 2015

    I Just Started Taking Meds For Depression

    So I'm 31. Through my teenage years, I knew I was different but didn't have the wisdom to seek professional help.  I sought self medication through alcohol and weed.  In college I did not self medicate.  I just felt like **** all the time.  Sorry for the cussing, but that is...
    tennisball60 tennisball60
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Nov 1, 2012

    I have a question for anyone

    who has taken depression medication; Has it affected your memory or made it difficult to concentrate while on it? I've been having some problems lately and I think that my medication may be the problem. I'd appreciate the help. :)
    WendyDarlingg WendyDarlingg
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 4, 2014

    Will It Ever End

    ive taken several anti depressants zoloft, lexapro, prozac, ect.  the one im on now is celexa. i dont think its working.  my mom insist that i take it and my grandma insist that i dont need to. its all very stressful.
    AddyLuv AddyLuv
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 6, 2009

    I've Tried 'em All (almost)

    Prozac, Lexapro, Zoloft, Lamictal, Buspar, Effexor, Paxil, and now I'm on Celexa!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    8 Responses Jul 1, 2009

    I've been on Paxil 20 mgs

    for 3 months now and I actually feel worse then before I started I've had more thought about suicide even thoughts of just cutting myself and I've never been the type to cut myself so can anyone recommend another antidepressant I could take
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 5, 2015

    Pills And More Pills

    I was taking meds for my depression but i cant living on only 3 hours sleepa night , i hate deperssion the meds side effects are so badso i try to deal with it .
    lunnas lunnas
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Oct 16, 2011

    So the Dr upped my anti-depressants from 50mg

    to 100mg because my depression is getting worse and the suicidal thoughts and urges are happening more frequently. It's becoming harder for me to talk myself out of the suicidal urges and I knew I needed to get help for it because as much as I hate my existence, I couldn't hurt...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Dec 13, 2014

    When I first went to my Dr

    and was put on paxil my Dr only told me that I have episodic mood disorder he never told me what kinda depression I have then last month when I switched to venlafxine Bec paxil made me feel worse I still was never told what kind of depression I have but ven days it's for major...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 9, 2015

    I just start a week a go in Zoloft 50 mg

    and I been feeling very anxious I think is anxiety , and bad headache in the last days and I can't sleep is this normal? I hate feeling like this I'm a mother of 3 kids and I can't feel like this for the sake of them !!! I never been in this kinda medicine I never suffer...
    Marialz Marialz
    26-30, F
    Mar 29, 2015

    Zoloft, that is my medication

    for depression, what is yours?
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Aug 13, 2015

    Not Anymore

    Those pills are poison! I hate taking pills. They do me more harm than good.
    otad12 otad12
    31-35, F
    1 Response Sep 13, 2013

    I Did

    I probably should again.I resist it though, because most of my sadness is situational. Whenever I am feeling depressed and I am crying, I can point to a cause.I can say *This is why I am sad* *This is what is happening in my life that I am crying about.*I took antidepressants for...
    Serenitree Serenitree
    70+, F
    Oct 22, 2012

    Meds

    I currently take wellbutrin and trazadone for my clinical depression.
    mailmanshadow mailmanshadow
    51-55, M
    5 Responses Sep 7, 2011

    Haha

    My happy pills aren't working too well though.  :(
    permafrost21 permafrost21
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 13, 2011

    I was taken off a medicine

    and had severe withdraws, it's been over a year and body still jerks. It's annoying and embarrassing. The name of the medicine has slipped my mind, but the affects are forever with me
    Dorkfish711 Dorkfish711
    26-30
    Nov 24, 2015

    Zoloft 200mg isn't helping.

    Even paired with klonopin... I'm told that I have no excuses for how badly I still feel, since I'm on such powerful medications. There must not be hope for me.
    Littlegirlblue22 Littlegirlblue22
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 8, 2015

    I Need to Be Medicated Because......

    My mother is dying of hepatitis c. It has destroyed her spine and liver and gave her diabetes. Her spine, in the neck area has collapsed on her spinal chord and is causing her extreme pain. Oxycodone doesn't work for her anymore but she still takes it. She can't have surgery...
    hellsbelles hellsbelles
    56-60, F
    1 Response Feb 24, 2009

    I Take Lots Of Meds...

    i have been diognosed with borderline personality disorder,dissositive identy disorder(multiplae personalitys) and ptsd....they have me on so much medicine but it never makes me feel better i am still aggitated all the time as well as depressed.nothing makes me feel better i...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Oct 13, 2012

    50 Mg Zoloft. Big Whoop! Wanna Fight About It?

    I tried taking cipralex at first, but I don't know. It just made me kind of "jittery" I guess. I got depressed again some time afterwards and honestly thought about ending it, but part of me just said to give it another go. So, I switched to zoloft. One thing I can say is that...
    SirMugatu SirMugatu
    22-25, M
    May 14, 2013

    Well aftering talking to a friend about "how

    lack of sex can cause depression in men", I did some heavy & deep thinking. I have came to the conclusion that I have been taking medication for depression not because I was depress, but because I am not happy in my marriage. Could this be true, or is this what I want my mind...
    nevets68 nevets68
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Jan 21
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