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Yes, and NEVER again. I was put on them at a very young age, along with anti-anxiety medication. I never felt depressed or anxious, and tried to tell my doctors this, but they insisted that they knew my own feelings better than I did and that I was incapable of recognizing my own feelings because they also tried to diagnose me with Asperger's on top of all of this (it was discovered years later that I did not, in fact, have Asperger's, depression, or anxiety, but even if I did, how incredibly insulting to insinuate that I was not intelligent enough to recognize my own feelings; it pisses me off incredibly that these idiots were so full of themselves that they thought they knew what was going on inside my head better than I did!), so I was ignored. What was really my issue is that I was going through puberty and struggling with it like every preteen/young teen going through it does. Anyway, I was on this crap for a few years (way too long). It started with me acting out and becoming temperamental, but that was thought to just be me becoming a teenager. It just sucked away all of my energy, which in turn made me feel depressed, hopeless about my life, and like everything required an excruciating amount of effort. I also gained weight on them. Towards the end of my time on those medications, I constantly felt like I was in a dream state, but not in a good way. Things barely felt real and I felt like I was floating in a cloud or bubble through life with no control and no energy. I could barely stay awake and would nearly fall asleep while driving, required an hours-long nap after a full night of sleep, became extremely irritable and moody, and eventually began developing suicidal thoughts. It was scary because I wasn't fully aware of the downward spiral I was going down (everything just felt incredibly weird and all I knew was that I wanted out, but I felt very numb a lot of the time), and my parents were the ones noticing that something was really wrong. When I made my doctors aware of the suicidal thoughts, they again ignored me, so my parents helped me wean off of that crap and I've never felt better. This isn't to say that some people don't benefit from them or need them, but this was my awful experience. I think the important thing about antidepressants is that they are NOT for everyone and NOT harmless as many people see them. They are mind-altering drugs that can either work in your favor or against it, depending on your brain chemistry. So, I think they should be prescribed and taken with caution. They can help many people, but they can also make others worse, and even drive them to suicide. It seems that they're being practically handed out like candy these days and that everyone and their brother is being diagnosed with depression, which is scary. Another thing is that the general public seems to think they're harmless, magic pills that will solve all of your problems when they can actually be deadly and detrimental to your health, and no medication will solve all of your problems. In fact, antidepressants only created more problems for me and took away much of my ability to solve them because I was in a scary mental state on them. Many problems need to be faced, not medicated (not saying some don't, but many personal problems are not something medication can fix or help fix).
I was never depressed *until* I was prescribed antidepressants. All I could think of towards the end when I was on my highest dosage was how badly I wanted to die. It was a very scary time, and looking back, it's even scarier since I wasn't even fully aware of what was happening to me at the time. I was a ticking time bomb ready to snap.
No. I used to suffer from severe depression and panic attacks. But because of the stigma surrounding mental health illnesses , even amongst mental health professionals, I turned to self-help. I didn't want to rely on medication. I wanted to find my own way of alleviating my symptoms without becoming dependant on drugs. It was a long road to recovery, but I no longer suffer from depression and I can control my panic attacks now. I rarely have a panic attack now. In the past, I suffered from them all day and would wake up having a panic attack
They are pretty useful for a lot of people because not everyone's depression is the same. I have used them but I tend to gain weight when on them. It is really a trade off. Be happy and fat or depressed and skinny.
I was anxiety and depression meds from around age 9 or 10 until 17 when i refused to keep taking them. They tended to just make matters worse. I haven’t suffered from anxiety or depression ever since I made some dietary changes a couple years ago. I’m convinced that the cause of my issues was something akin to food allergies.
I've been on more than a few, as well as tons of anti-bipolar drugs. Unfortunately, my bipolar doesn't respond well to drugs, so I've had to have shock therapy.The Truth About Shock Therapy ↗
I was on one for anxiety for about 4 months, 2 years ago. They are starting to use antidepressants for anxiety now. Some antidepressants are known for dampening the sex drive, but this one made me insanely horny! LOL... I've heard similar reports regarding the same one, which is bupropion.
No I've never been on any antidepressants as they have very harmful side affects. Watch the commercials and read the incerts that come with antidepressants and physotic medicine may cause suicidal thoughts ! And people wonder why we are having mass shootings. Each and every mass shooter has been highly medicated with antidepressants and physotic medicine going all the way back to colombine high school in Colorado. Why would anyone want to put something in their body that changes their chemical make up , changes how brain cells communicate with other cells and affects your emotions and behavior in a negative way? Yes some people benefit from it others don't ! Why risk it? Neither you or your doctor , phycologist know how it will affect you... Not worth the risk
The mass shootings being caused by psych meds is bullshit. www.politifact.com/.../"Why risk it?" Maybe because living life is so miserable if you don't take them?
I was depress some point in my life, I didn't any bullshit pills. I did a lot of sports and I had friends open up to, they help to become stronger then ever
They made me worse off.. Suicidal thoughts an depression hit peak levels an damn it some even made me piss the bed... F pills and all the side effects a healthy diet an positive lifestyle has made sevear impact on such problems as depression anxiety and even self confidence
Yes and I would probably still be on one but the company who made my antidepressant discontinued it. I took it for decades and did just fine. Now I can't fine one that works so sort of white knuckling it through life.
Yes , i was on antidepressants but while on them i started to have moods going low and going high , so that is whenthe doctors discovered i was Bipolar , Schizo-effective disorder , Generalize Anxiety Disorder.
Yes, it made me physically worse. Till I switched to a different alternative that it changed my life.
Yep, and hated it. Didn't feel like I was me, but then again at the time I thought I needed the pain to create, boy was I wrong! Years later I realized I was using my depression as a crutch, allowing me to blame something when I wasn't happy with my art. Now, my art is either good or bad on it's own merits only. Sure I still get depressed, but I know I will always come out of it stronger.
Exactly 7 years ago I was depressed but o wasn't sure why. I was on them for a year, and didn't get off them when I was supposed to because they helped me sleep. And I liked sleeping my problems away. But 6 months down the line I stopped them.
I've been on them for years and if the grim reaper themself asked if I wanted to be dead.I'd say yes without a second thought
Yes. I had to get off of it because it made my depression worse.
Anxiety meds. Not antidepressants per se, but they’re sometimes prescribed off-label for depression.
But I have been on acutane which made me very depressed, especially when it was taken the same time i was at school
Yes, I'm on Lexapro now and I've been on it for months after my acne medication caused very bad side effects and people noticed that my morale was low
They trick you and make you think you're feeling better but the reality is that all they do is make you numb and emotionless.You lose the good a long with the bad.
I am in love with Trazodone. It works for as long as I am taking it.
Yeah I've recently come off them on a trial period.
When I was younger and going through middle and high school. Was on Paxil and Lexepro. Not on them anymore, thank god.
I always wanted to try those for a month and write down how I feel or record. That's seem like that would be fun. How long do they take to kick in tho
Never have been. Probably should have been a time or 2 though.
It's not even legal to get them here without doctor's prescription. I would by the way.
I am on them now not because i am depressed of all things i have burning nerve pain and this takes the burn out
I'm currently on meds for my anxiety and depression, but I hope that I'll eventually reach a point where I don't need them anymore.
Yes and it worked great for awhile, but then after sometime it felt like it stopped improving and more like muted or dulled feelings or emotions. Plus one or two other side effects.
Yes but I wasn't on them for long as they weren't working for me
Yes, my consultant insists I reduce the dose gradually. My impulse is to stop because I'm perfectly well.
All they do is make u gain weight and make me dizzy too...
I tried one for a couple of days once and I couldn't deal with the side effects so I quit it and never looked back
I've never been on them or have had the need to be on them.
Yes, have been for about 2 years now, they've done wonders for me, side effects went away after a few weeks, and as of two months ago, my doctor halved my dose, and said if I keep improving the way I have been, I'll be off them next year!
The woman's realm. I hear the stats are some 40% of women over forty are on some kind of them. Dear god.
I've long lost track of how many and what kinds of anti-depressants I've been on.
I don't like this antidepressant stuff... why can't they do happy pills?
I was for a few months, had to stop because instead of depressed i became depressed and very short tempered.
Not from any pharmaceutical product.Use food vitamins minerals and amino acids, works much better without funny side effects for me 😉
When I was taking ADHD medicine it felt like I was on depressants... god I hated it.
Not really, I almost got some but they actually make you more sick than before
I hated taking pills, I couldn't function normally, I was either to tired or I could not get to sleep very will at all.
Thankfully, I never had/have any need for it.
No I haven’t personally
Yes and I am still on one called cannabis, the miracle drug that treats all my other medical problems too! Oh, praise God for modern medicine.
Nope. I am good thanks😂👍🏼
Well I'm supposed to be haha
I don't take any forms of man made drugs
No, but I probably should be.
You're on meds? That explains a lot.
What, comonnnn that's a joke. Must be the side effects.
Yea I’m getting back on them next week 😕
Yes and it helps tremendously
I take my pills and I'm happy all the time.
A few but none as good as green!
No but the drs say I need to be
Yeah but I keep forgetting to take them
Yea I'm currently on them.
No, sounds depressing.
I haven’t had a need to be on any.
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