I was lucky enough to get off of SSRIs within 10 days of going on them. And I was only at the full dosage for 5 of those days, in the middle. As soon as I hit day 7 I realized I needed to get the fuck off those meds, so I did a quick taper and haven't taken any for a year and a half now.
My dick was completely numb to pleasure. It literally felt the same as a finger as far as tactile sensation. I had absolutely no sex drive for almost a year after being on those meds because I couldn't feel my fucking dick. It took 6 months for the sensation to recover to the point where I could even jerk off and cum, and another 4 before that actually felt good enough to want to.
>>25719547 When I was in the psych hospital they tried to get me to take every kind of med they could get me on. I denied all of them.
I'm glad I did. I've always had a pretty strong stance against mood stabilizer type pharmaceuticals. I don't have a very good reason for it beyond the fact that they just seem creepy and tend to make people into caricatures of faux happiness. They either become emotionless zombies or clearly-faking-it over-the-top optimistic happy weirdos. I've seen it happen to a lot of people and it always just seems so fake and creepy. I'd rather be a bit depressed and deal with it myself and occasionally binge on weed and booze and then clean my act up and get back into the normal routine of life than have a drug that just puts me on an emotionless auto-pilot.
I'm sure they've been beneficial for some people, but those things are way over-prescribed. Plus, I kind of like being sad. I'm pretty much at least little sad most of the time. Feels like motivation for doing better in life. Also I find it infinitely fun to just give into being sad and getting horribly drunk with friends or a pet and feeling all sorry for myself and the world and everyone in it. I feel like that's when I have some of my best introspective moments and also when I have a sort of empathy reset and consider how other people feel too.
>>25719740 This. I'm on 40mg Citalopram (not sure what it's called in the states) which is the highest my GP can give me without sending me for specialist help. It doesn't stop me from feeling like shit, it doesn't make me into a mindless lolz zombie, but if it'll stop me agonising over what shoes are the 'right' ones to wear for the day then I'm cool with it.
>>25719740 I know plenty of people on selective serotonin uptake inhibitors, and I'm sure that's what your doctor has told you, but I'm just reporting what I have seen in numerous circumstances.
They, like all drugs, have different effects on different people. Just because they work for you doesn't mean they'll have the same effect you're experiencing for everyone else. I prefaced this same argument in the beginning of the third paragraph of my post >I'm sure they've been beneficial for some people
Also, I'm going to assume you aren't a pharmacologist so truth be told you don't understand how they work either, anon. So that's a bunk argument.
>>25719774 Pills are easy, anon. Fixing a natural lack of talent, having a shit drive to do anything, or becoming self sufficient is hard. To the shills in this thread, reminder that not even doctors know how SSRIs work.
>>25719790 Citalopram made me feel really chilled out and sedated which was nice but it made my hair fall out, shitty side effects. Venlafaxine is more my thing, no real side effects except it does remove my feelings so it makes me feel kind of edgy, stops my stomach from churning with fear every waking moment
>>25719814 Sucks that you had such shitty side effects. I have a friend who is on an SNRI for bpd, I'm not sure I qualify for that kind of drug though.
I like the chilled out feeling that Citalopram gives me (I also have lorazepam for panic attacks but I only get a few pills at a time) but sometimes I wonder if I need something stronger since the suicidal thoughts are still there, but I'm definitely a million times better than I was before I was on SSRIs
>>25720263 i'll just make sure i don't think about whether they're working or not. life insurance makes it like 5 dollars for a bottle of them, so it's worth a shot i don't see the psych for another month so i'll probably forget they're active placebos by then. thanks anon
>>25719853 I'm like the female version of you. Unemployed, social anxiety. I only leave the house at night so other people can't see me. I'm not a terrible looking girl, not ugly, not really pretty. I'm a 24 year old virgin because everyone scares me and that's another source of my depression. It's life on hard mode I think. I was diagnosed Bipolar but I really don't agree with that diagnosis but it got me drugs so whatever I guess. I spend all day watching Netflix documentaries, playing Mass Effect, and crying. I'd go to another therapist if I could find the will to go out anymore. I'm a sad sack.
>>25720267 The thing is you cant give ssris to someone who thinks too much itll open their mind to the truth it happened to me and I realized what goes on and they tried to give me more drugs and 5150 me but now im out and I flush my drugs im not going to shoot anyone but im going to do something big and I think not just people who shot up schools but anyone who did something big something opened their mind maybe ssris
Lol @ SSRIs causing shooting rampages. Maybe the type of person who becomes a shooter is also likely to seek psychiatric help beforehand. Depression is also the most commonly diagnosed mental illness and ssri's are almost always prescribed for treatment. It's all statistics in the end. Correlate whatever suits your agenda.
I went to a psych last month because I'm tired of always feeling shitty and what not. She said I had depression. Booked me an appointment with a doctor next week. I think I might get prescribed SSRIs. Should I take them? I feel dead all the time but I don't want to become an emotionless zombie even more than I already am. I don't want to get hooked for life. But I want to get better and go back to enjoying the things I used to enjoy.
>>25719650 >>25719699 wow you are really a retarded piece of shit. they start only working if you take them at least 4 weeks. they change you brain metabolism and that needs time. but muh dick was numb. you were absolute hypochondriac. and why do were in the psych hospital? i hope not because of depression, you are one of these that only have meme depression
>Start SSRIs three months ago >Make me care less, so hated myself less, penis is kill, don't spend hours lying down wanting to die >Better than normal for a while >Now >Starting to feel badly again although not as bad as at first
>>25720776 if you had depression you would murder to end this nightmare. you should not take the ssri you should instead go to the psych again and say that you dont have depressin and only are a gay little faggon. ssri are the weakest mildes antidepressants by the way.
>>25720850 I didn't diagnose myself, the psych did. You seem like an awfully angry person. If you're an expert in depression, shouldn't you know it's not an ON OFF thing, and more of a sliding scale? And SSRIs still seem shitty, even as the 'weakest' medication which is why I'm wary of taking them.
Hey robots, need some help getting a benzo script. My last psychiatrist put me on SSRIs and they were shit so I stopped going over a year ago. Lately though, my rosacea which flares up sporadically has been causing me to get panic attacks. They're episodes of spontaneous inflammation that looks like extreme blushing.
I'm going to a new doc and hopefully try to get something like Ativan. I don't fit the profile for a druggie. What can I do to maximize my chances of getting a benzo? As a side note I used to do this with etizolam and never became addicted and used them very carefully. It's literally the only treatment for my rosacea.
I said in my post I was on benzos off the books for about 4 months. Twice a week 1mg at most, only when absolutely needed. I had at least 200+ at my disposal at any given time and never once did them for recreation.
>>25721106 tell him you need it for the panic attacks and that you dont take it all the time, only if you have strong attack and tell him the ssri dont worked for you very well. or else he will say same shit i wrote in my previous post.
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