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I Take Medication For Depression

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    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

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    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

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    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 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    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

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    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 2 Responses Apr 8

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    Meds

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

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    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 13-15, F Jul 7, 2014

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    Haha

    My happy pills aren't working too well though.  :(
    permafrost21 permafrost21 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 13, 2011

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    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

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    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

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    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...
    rainyday10 rainyday10 22-25, M Apr 9

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    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 2 Responses Jan 20, 2013

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    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
    rainyday10 rainyday10 22-25, M Jan 5

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    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

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    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 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 1, 2014

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    :/

    "You were from a perfect world...a world that threw me away, today...to run away. "A pill to make you numb.  A pill to make you dumb.  A pill to make you...anybody else. "But all the drugs in this world won't save her from herself."Goodbye and Good Riddance, world.
    permafrost21 permafrost21 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 26, 2012

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    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

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    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

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    ..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 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 7, 2013

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    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
    rainyday10 rainyday10 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 8

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    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 Jan 3

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    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

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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 antidepressants) i don't believe that is necessary.
    Ang012685 Ang012685 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    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...
    Jenezebel Jenezebel 26-30, F Dec 13, 2014

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