Anyone been on em?
Prozac, Zoloft etc.
Care to describe how you changed (if it all) and if it were beneficial or not?
How do you feel/change gradually?
I was put on something else and then prozac. I was also on seroquel at one point which was the worst couple of months of my life, couldn't really distinguish waking from sleeping + all I wanted to do was sleep.
Prozac basically numbed my emotions so highs werent as high and lows werent as low. Didn't work for me and now that I'm off it I definitely feel better a lot of the time but perhaps that was due to an LSD trip.
The experience differs from person to person though, they might work for you.
>Prozac basically numbed my emotions so highs werent as high and lows werent as low. Didn't work for me and now that I'm off it I definitely feel better a lot of the time but perhaps that was due to an LSD trip.
That's what I wish to become, totally numb and emotionless.
You might think so now but that's a pretty naive outlook on life. You don't really want to feel that way, you just don't want to feel sad anymore. Each to his own I guess but I used to think like you and after being on prozac I'd much prefer to have ups and downs than have nothing at all.
Yeah senpai, it was fucking awful. Must be super useful on actual psychotics though as it puts you asleep for days.
It didn't help me really at all
All it did for me is make my dick not work properly. It took me forever to cum
I've been on lexapro for over 2 years. I try to wean off it every few months but the withdrawal symptoms are terrible. I basically almost stopped having my bouts of crying fits and shit it definitely didn't make studying worse, may have helped a little?
im just getting of celexa as im switching to SNRIs, the difference in does amaze me a bit going from 40mg to 150mg on venlafaxin, along with the full page of "if this shit fucks with your blood call 911 asap"
Been taking lexapro for 4 years. Started taking Catapres a month ago which is an off-label anxiolytic (anti-anxiety med), best med so far, ive been feeling more optimistic, sleeping better and sleeping earlier and have been noticeably more productive
to me they did absolutely nothing, which is why my therapist is switching me to venlafaxin.
the most notable was the first week where i felt the nausea and drowsiness they caused, along with when i got upped to 40mg in week 3 my pupils didnt have the same size, and here we are 12 weeks later, nothing has happened to my thoughts, though my therapist said i did have one or two times where i was smiling a bit at the sessions.
ill be happy to try and answer any questions you may have
i think theres a rare chance of it, cant remember, theres a fuck ton of potential side effects
It's a pretty common misconception that it 'alters your thoughts' and all that. It's basically a chemical getting rid of physiological mood inhibitors. As a result of this you'll stop feeling shit, but not necessarily feel like Chad. As a result of feeling shit less often, you may be prompted to have less shitty thoughts, but then again you could continue to want to kill yourself but not feel weighed down all the time. It definitely does not make you happier.
SSRI's, SNRI's and tricyclic antidepressants are notorious for their common and terrible side-effects.
I recommend you try a NaSSA like mirtazapine. They're more likely to treat your depression without side-effects.
Just got bumped up to 100mgs of Zoloft four days ago after being on 50mgs for about three months.
It's not going to miraculously improve or fix your life, but if you're genuinely clinically depressed it will be the first step to getting your shit together.
You'll start noticing the effects after 2-3 weeks.
Just go full hermit mode (if you're depressed/anxious you're probably not going to be leaving the house much anyway) as the initial side effects for be pretty shitty.
If you have a co-morbid condition (SAD, GAD, PTSD, OCD) it might help with that a little bit as well.
Your best chance of recovering is a combination of antidepressants, therapy, and utilizing ANY support network you might have (be careful who you tell if you have been diagnosed, still a lot of stigma around).
I've been taking lexapro for a while now. Basically I just don't get as depressed as I used to. It kinda raised the depression bar a bit, not bad. I also take anti anxiety meds, which are pretty good. They make me care less about things.
you clearly have a different system in your country, here you cant be comorbid because they can only diagnose the rest when the depression is cured, i know that theres something more to me that just that
yea, ive been depressed for 16 years,before i sought proper help, me last therapist laughed at me.. so that was fun
i just hope it isnt too late for me to get turned around
Same NZ Fag here, people will probably roll their eyes but I'll try save you all a bit of time.
If you get a session with a psychologist/psychiatric nurse/therapist/counselor, in the first few sessions I guarantee that they will try to get you to practice "Mindfulness meditation".
If you've already looked it up and tried it on your own, might save you a sessions worth of time.
It may sound like hippy bullshit, but it does work if you do it at least relatively consistently.
Also, for anyone else interested, try MoodGym.au (just google it, should be the first thing that comes up). It's a bunch of free Cognitive Behavioral Therapy modules.
I've been on 6 different types of antidepressants and been depressed for years, if anyone has any questions.
>me last therapist laughed at me..
I'm sorry. That sounds really horrible. All I will say is question if the laughter was genuinely malevolent at all (think back, was it your negative interpretation of the event?).
Not sure about Denmark, but we can request to see another health professional over here for any reason. Maybe you could broach the subject with your general practitioner if you don't have a rapport said therapist?
its been years, but it was definitely malevolent. thats why it took me the last 10 years before i sought help when i knew i couldnt just suck it up anymore, my current therapist is alright, not god but acceptable. i stand to a potential referral to the psychiatric hospital next month
NZ Fag here, was on Venlafaxine before I was on put on Zoloft.
Personally, I have some VERY strong side effects. My pupils became massive, felt very nauseated the first day, ran around doing random crap like I was on speed for random 1-2 hour interludes when I wasn't trying to sleep as much as humanly possible.
It was... uncomfortable. Only really positive side effects I noticed was a dampening of negative emotions (not as much as zoloft) and I could fuck like a pornstar (dick was numbed a bit but could still get fully hard).
Ultimately got off it due to finding it even harder to get to sleep, and having stronger suicidal thoughts (although that may have been due to something else).
Just my 2 cents.
Depression and anxiety are only caused by people not living life right. You don't need medication, you need to suck it up and change for the better.
Most people do this in their teens, the rash of depressed 20somethings and such is likely because society started coddling kids more and more since the 60s, stunting their ability to mature.
Ssris are terrible poison shilled by the pharma illuminati
Have fun getting random bruises and doing nothing but sleeping except when you are awake with chills like when you have a fever
Also worrying about how you might start bleeding from all your orifices since it turns you into a hemophiliac
it doesn't change what's genna happen tomorrow, or the day after that, or the day after that. it doesn't change how the world is.
depression is a logical conclusion, you can choose to ignore it, but it doesn't make anything "better."
I stopped but that shit is evil
Why oh why is my doc a faggot who when asked about if I can get proper anxiety meds aka benzos says "those meds work so people take more of it so therefore I don't wanna prescribe it"
Instead I have to torture myself ssris
As if ssri/snri/tricyclic meds arent addictive as fuck too ffs
>go to doctors
>hope to score sweet klonopin script
>get celexa instead
It's been a week and it hasn't really done much. I feel slightly calmer and less anxious though, so I guess that's a good thing.
You need to taper down from them. Be prepared for brain zaps - they are harmless and go away after a while.
Otherwise if you're in pain without the pills I don't think there's anything to be done.