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I Take Medication For Depression

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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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    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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    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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    :/

    "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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    ..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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    Haha

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    So I have chronic major depression, general anxiety disorder, binge eating disorder, insomnia, and under active thyroid, borderline personality disorder, and migraines. So I'm on a...
    Thatonegreyeyedgirl Thatonegreyeyedgirl 18-21, F Feb 26

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    I spend four years of my life with the mental health services in the uk and I could have even given more years but I decided to engage myself from the services after they...
    Soullesss Soullesss 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    So I have chronic major depression disorder, general anxiety disorder, binge eating disorder, borderline personality disorder, insomnia, my thyroid is under active, and I suffer...
    Thatonegreyeyedgirl Thatonegreyeyedgirl 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 26

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    Im facing my demons and finally accepted that I have a problem. It's taken me years to admit to myself that I'm not well. Ive been struggling a lot this year and i finally broke...
    kinkyboy6969 kinkyboy6969 41-45, M 5 Responses Mar 10

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    I'm really struggling. I'm 3 days away from being self harm free for 6 months. I'm not sure if I'm going to make it, though. The depression, anxiety, anger, and body image issues...
    lizzie0714 lizzie0714 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 26

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    Today, I got put on new medicine, once again. I feel I am not fixable ): I was on Zoloft, didnt work so i went on prozac, and now they have me on Prozac & Abilify & as need...
    imswaggyurfaggy imswaggyurfaggy 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    been on a new medication for over a week and I feel great :)
    rainyday10 rainyday10 22-25, M 3 Responses Mar 16

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    been on a new medication for over a week and I feel great :)
    rainyday10 rainyday10 22-25, M Mar 16

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    been on a new medication for over a week and I feel great :)
    rainyday10 rainyday10 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 16

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    been on a new medication for over a week and I feel great :)
    rainyday10 rainyday10 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 16

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    MARIJUANA and DELAYED SLEEP PHASE SYNDROME (DSPS) and FIBROMYALGIA (FMS) I’d like to discuss with all of you that have DSPS the use of Medical Marijuana, aka weed or pot, for...
    CrowWoman CrowWoman 51-55, F Mar 7

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    MARIJUANA and DELAYED SLEEP PHASE SYNDROME (DSPS) and FIBROMYALGIA (FMS) I’d like to discuss with all of you that have DSPS the use of Medical Marijuana, aka weed or pot, for...
    CrowWoman CrowWoman 51-55, F 1 Response Mar 7

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    All the apps I find on my phone to test for depression I always get the same answer that I have severe depression. Should I be concerned?
    rainyday10 rainyday10 22-25, M 5 Responses Feb 28

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    Questions shouldn't be asked because they're not important?! So recently I was looking through the comments sections of one of my favourite youtubers and I came across an amazing...
    sancarn sancarn 18-21, M Mar 10

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    "I'd rather get to know you than small talk". And as I experience - which I very rarely do -a current of fierce pressure rising up to my head and making me gasp for air, I think...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F Mar 14

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    I don't dream often. but when I do----------------------I really do not dream much anymore- OK-that is that I rememebr anyway. I am too old to believe in fairy tale endings, prince...
    Elandra77 Elandra77 56-60 4 Responses Mar 17

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    I am an inquisitive young man in university. I have been following UpWorthy on and off for the next few months and have been somewhat ashamed of what some men have done and said...
    mar3sword mar3sword 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 27

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    I took responsibility for any hurt I caused him - but he's not even aware of hurting me at all, and probably never will be. Especially take take responsibility for it. He's always...
    sbj120 sbj120 18-21, F Mar 1

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    wow this is the story of my life I get told a lot about how handsome or cute I am hell I even had a couple gay guys tell me I was cute but I still cant seem to get a gf yea ill get...
    decentlife decentlife 26-30, M 4 Responses Feb 26

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    I think I matured a lot after my grandmothers passing. Even before her passing, and just after her stroke I feel I became a more responsible person. I had a lot more...
    krazykaylove krazykaylove 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 28

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