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I Take Medication For Depression

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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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    :/

    "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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    Not Anymore

    Those pills are poison! I hate taking pills. They do me more harm than good.
    otad12 otad12 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 13, 2013

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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

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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 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 1 Response Nov 1, 2012

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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 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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    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 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 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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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

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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

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    Stop playing the victim and take responsibility.
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    I don't know what's wrong with me at all. Maybe I love too much. Maybe not much at all. I'm sick of people treating me well for a shirt period of time and then taking me for...
    loveisblind18 loveisblind18 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 2

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    ifearsnowmen ifearsnowmen 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 19

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    Since my diagnosis my whole life makes way more sense! It's shown who really cares about me and who doesn't. Really, it's done me a few favours! I'm on meds... And I think somewhat...
    Ladybuddha1 Ladybuddha1 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    I'm willing. I need the money.
    schumy schumy 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 10

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    miekemrs miekemrs 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    Four months ago I decided I wanted to deal with this on my own. And I quit taking all of the medication i was prescribed. I have extreme anxiety and panic attacks. One minute im...
    remember22 remember22 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 30

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    I used to take Prozac and Zoloft in 2008 and felt more suicidal so I just stopped. I just take medication for my anxiety and other things.
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F a week ago

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    To Medicate - or Not. I hope my story & experience can help someone else that is struggling with Anxiety and Depression and is worried about taking medication. I think I have...
    ALynn007 ALynn007 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 18

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    I have seen a lot of people on EP and in real life throwing this word around like a hot potato. The two most inappropriately used words in this generation, in my personal opinion...
    AlexandriaDark AlexandriaDark 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    My experience began while I was pregnant. Like many of the stories ive read, I was happy. I was actually happier than I should have been at 17. I wanted a boy, and on my 18th...
    remember22 remember22 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 31

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    I used to take Prozac and Zoloft for depression in 2008. That was my first time visiting the psychiatry. Those medications never worked for me because I felt more suicidal so I...
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F Aug 19

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    I have suffered with depression an anxiety for the better part of my life. I grew up with a mentally ill mother. I know what it's like to be suicidal, to have a plan to end it all...
    married1987 married1987 41-45, F 5 days ago

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    It's hard to believe that a former Varsity cheerleader in high school has gone from prom queen court to the bottom of the barrel. I am on multiple medications and it's sad to know...
    ek2465 ek2465 18-21 2 Responses Aug 12

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    I've suffered mild to moderate depression my whole life. Sometimes i can get a hold on it and just when i'm feeling pretty good i come crashing down. And what gets me the most is...
    bcali bcali 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 14

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    Well, it's been 13 months since my depression took over my life, moving my life from barely getting by to being unable to go outside...unable to have a job...unable to look other...
    airisfleeting airisfleeting 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 19

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    Idk how to even start this this is my first post on here and I'm basically writing because I have nobody to talk to. All these ppl who claim they love me always want me to be there...
    Mjkittycass1985 Mjkittycass1985 26-30, F 6 Responses Aug 4

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    Body Dysmorphic Disorder - July 30, 2014- I recently heard of this on a television show. I never truly understood this friend's feelings until I learned more of this disorder. To...
    JustaMann JustaMann 41-45, M Jul 30

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    This may not help everyone but this is what I do to help when it comes to my depression. I've been struggling with depression since my teens so this has been with me for half my...
    Lov3intheasylum Lov3intheasylum 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    Depression and anxiety runs in my family. My dad had it and committed suicide last year. Of course, he had some other issues to deal with so it wasn't just the depression for him...
    shyslh shyslh 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    At what point is it okay to self-admit to the hospital for depression? In the past few months all I thought about was killing myself, all day every day. It's the first thing to...
    terrencehogan terrencehogan 22-25, M 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door...
    Vickypearl Vickypearl 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 4

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    When I was 5, I was suffocating with a pillow over my head. I was screaming until I stopped. I thought it was going to be the last of me. But then the pillow was lifted. That was...
    Artz4Life Artz4Life 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 16

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    an MP3 participant), which permits your child to continue moving all around though listening. It includes a lanyard that enables the player to be used palms totally free, devoid of...
    Meljbr26d Meljbr26d 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 21

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    Even as a former depression sufferer, I never knew what anyone could DO to help. THIS is the answer. After he eloquently and accurately describes the reality of depression, he...
    icDavey icDavey 56-60, M 2 Responses Aug 14

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    I have depression and anxiety but my family doesn't believe that taking medicine is right (they are Christians and believes that medicine is bad) I also believe in God, and I do...
    shigari shigari 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 20

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    My boyfriend used to be wonderful to me. He honestly was like a prince coming to help me up during my dark time. Over the course of two years, he stopped trying so hard. He is...
    tofufingers tofufingers 18-21, F 8 Responses Aug 20

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    I have always been depressed sence I could remember I always act ok and never let on how I truly feel I don't take meds for it though I probably should but I just find the fact...
    Toyx Toyx 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I have a fear of being ignored and being forgotten. I need people to know im still here. Tbh i need to be known. I cant live my life knowing no one cares for me. I actually thought...
    SexyBeazt96 SexyBeazt96 13-15, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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