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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    ..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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    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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    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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    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 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 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 11

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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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    So two weeks ago I quit my depression meds. I feel way better. Not so damn whimpy. lol I've been off and on depression meds since I was 11 yrs old. I always put myself off and on...
    SadisticPsychoBitch SadisticPsychoBitch 31-35, F Oct 8

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    20mg of Paroxatine every morming: am addicted, since 09. Cant get off them
    LDR8 LDR8 26-30, F Oct 6

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    I was put on lamictal-25mgs-a small dose in 2012. Have bipolar one. Changed my life-for the better. Was having..800 mood swings a day..slowly upped through out the years to 100mgs...
    cherryjar cherryjar 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 4

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    I know I do.. I'm very needy and I know my posts are very-attention seeking when I'm depressed. I'm sorry. It's a way for me to atleast put my feelings out of my own mind. I know i...
    SubmissiveSecrets SubmissiveSecrets 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 23

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    Ive decided to step down studying medicine... The only reason i started was because of my husband but now in my current state i see no reason to continue... Im relieved & happy...
    me992 me992 22-25, F Sep 22

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    I honestly don't know to feel right now. I've battled with depression nearly all my life. Even as a young child I excluded myself from others and kept very quiet. I was always so...
    alicefloe alicefloe 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 2

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    I went to the psychiatrist today and told them that I was showing symptoms of depression. Looks like I will start taking prozac. I have never taken medication, so I am curious as...
    onafaerieswings onafaerieswings 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I've been a carer for my mum since last year November (2013). She was diagnosed with post traumatic disorder and chronic depression. My mum had a child marriage and suffered...
    lon12 lon12 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 28

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    Two pills for depression, one for anxiety, four for chronic migraine, two for nerve damage from seizures, need to get back on my seizure meds.. meh. I want to take meds for my body...
    Jbranch14 Jbranch14 18-21, F Oct 4

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    Moved up to 20mg of Viibryd. @_o Bring on the increased RLS and nausea! x___o Might have to talk to the psychiatrist about the RLS, and getting some sort of medication for that...
    PerspectiveDetective PerspectiveDetective 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 27

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    Tonight is going to be yet another night when I can't even think about sleeping until a stupid time because as long as I don't sleep then it's not tomorrow (does that make sense...
    MarniBear MarniBear 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 22

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    I almost killed myself today. The sad thing is that it wasn’t because some major traumatic event happened it was because I feel like I can’t escape from the sadness and I feel...
    SomebodyAnybodyEverybody SomebodyAnybodyEverybody 16-17, F 15 Responses Sep 26

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    I take pills for anxiety. The name is Zoloft I think.
    imJboy2001 imJboy2001 13-15, M Sep 20

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    Due to a mental disorder, I experience extreme mood swings, not unlike bipolar disorder. When these happen, I tend to lash out and hurt people, not physically but through words. I...
    angels16 angels16 16-17, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    One of my Tools: Creative visualization. Da pimpin bipolar poet has returned. Thats right he's back, he fell down In a hole and slipped into a role. He once had to shoot down...
    SShawnO SShawnO 41-45, M Oct 1

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    One of my Tools: Creative visualization. Da pimpin bipolar poet has returned. Thats right he's back, he fell down In a hole and slipped into a role. He once had to shoot down...
    SShawnO SShawnO 41-45, M 1 Response Oct 1

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    Well this is my 1st time to post anything like this.... I have a 19 year old son that has deleted me out of his life. I have been the parent that he always came to when he needed...
    doodles76 doodles76 36-40, F Oct 4

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    I hate to admit this but the old psychologist cliché about your childhood trauma can apply to me. To be fair, nothing extraordinary happened but a lot of little things that piled...
    BogdanBolinski BogdanBolinski 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 28

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    Yeah, I seriously am. It's probably why I don't have any freakin' friends anymore. I don't even know what a friend means. How messed up is that? I used to be the type where I would...
    NeelraDorianGray NeelraDorianGray 31-35, F Oct 3

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    Let's make an cyber-robot: how should I be that U would take me for Yr firend? What would U dislike on me, that wooul dmake U not to want me among yr closest friends? Does it...
    DogBlog1 DogBlog1 41-45, F Oct 4

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    I lost my best friend and love of my life. I didn't cheat on her or take her for granted. I just had a ****** up house and life and I guess she didn't want to be apart of it...
    bdawkins302 bdawkins302 31-35, M 4 Responses Sep 26

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    I am implementing this more and putting my ego to the side. Everyone makes mistakes but if you don't take responsibility for it, you're not being honest with yourself or anyone...
    TheMeBMini25 TheMeBMini25 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 28

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    This happened in 2011 so about 3 years ago. My dad, my sister and I lived together in an apartment. We had two GORGEOUS dogs (one white, one black) and a cat. The black one was...
    Marries Marries 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 2

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    The phrase is you cast around too much for outside help particularly from women, and it is from The Trial by Franz Kafka. I think the idea behind it is about not being responsible...
    dontcareforlabels dontcareforlabels 41-45, M Oct 5

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    Banthalis Accountants are over just accountants, we specialise in working with little to medium measurement enterprises aiding them to higher fully grasp and make use of their...
    Laurenazrj90 Laurenazrj90 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 6

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    Truvia sweetener a powerful pesticide; scientists shocked as fruit flies die in fewer than a week from consuming GMO-derived erythritolIron/vitamin c is definitely an iron and...
    Matthew9360qft1 Matthew9360qft1 31-35, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Please check out the YouTube channel douglas bloch please just take a moment it will help with depression and give you hope
    jon5400 jon5400 18-21, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    This summer was the worst summer of my life. I compromised my values and suffered an excruciating backlash for it. I was rejected by the woman I love and I can do nothing but...
    AlexCorvace AlexCorvace 26-30, M 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    This might be a bit long, so forgive me, but I just need a place to vent, where I think the words might be "heard". I am 42, and I am dying inside little by little. My life is a...
    TXDeva TXDeva 41-45, F 4 Responses Oct 4

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    I am a low key person. I have always been more quiet and withdrawn and curious about the world. I step back and listen rather than lead. I hesitate and hide. But it got really...
    Levi1 Levi1 13-15, M 1 Response Oct 5

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