who /diagnosed with depression/ here? do you guys take meds or just therapy? doctor told me to take meds but i'm kinda worried about getting adicted or some shit
I was diagnosed with depression, but I don't feel that bad. I felt pretty shitty back when I had to go to school or work, but I've been NEET for a couple months now and everything just feels comfy as fuck not having to do anything. I hardly leave the house at all and I get to sleep a lot.
I've tried a lot of different meds, the only thing that worked was Wellbutrin, for the first month I took it. Was extremely happy, productive and a different person for that short period of time.. All others have given me horrendous side effects.
Therapists always make me feel worse, not just from their useless advice but also because they're taking my money to listen to me. It's the same horrible feeling as going to a prostitute.
I have a perfect diet and exercise for an hour and a half every day. think about killing myself even more when I get back from the gym because of the adrenaline. I'm like "fuck yeah I'm gonna do it"
I took the meds (for way too long) and it didn't work
I tried the therapy and it didn't work.
I think there is no next step until I fail a suicide attempt like an attention whore or something more drastic.
Fun fact: Therapists wont get paid unless you have a diagnosis.
You need to quit labeling yourself as such.
Understand diagnosis must meet criteria based on presence and length of symptoms.
Focus on your symptoms and what you think might be causing them. And how you think you can fix them.
Antidepressants arent addictive but you should definitly consult your doctor if you are off or getting off of them.
Make it clear to your doctor or therapist that you have concerns about your health when taking these pills and dont want to be dependant on them for mood.
Had been taking meds. Combined with therapy helped me a lot. First meds took 6 months to work.
Everybody always talks about anti-depressants like they're harmless, but they're not. Aside from the side-effects, that stuff will fuck up your system. Huge strain on your liver.
That being said, depression is a life threatening situation, and meds can sometimes cure it. All the side-effects aside, imagine getting better, and being happy. It could happen.
Yup. Only attempt at college I actually did well in.. Instead of caving from depression and anxiety, got near 100s in every course that semester, while working and beginning to learn Japanese, finding kanji really easy.
Anyone else here been unhappy for so long that you don't know what it is to be happy?
I take all kinds of meds, and have taken do many different kinds but none seem to work.
I'm not going to make it, lads.
I don't do drugs or drink alcohol, but that shit didn't work for me. Now that you mention it though, weed was the only thing to make me feel normal.
I'm from Texas, don't even know if you can get a card for weed prescribed here.
Yeah, weed just gives me the satisfaction of not feeling super shitty about life. I use to smoke it just cuz 420blazeit but now i smoke it because it makes me feel better. I appreciate the response anon
"We've tried nothin' and we're all out of ideas!"
The only drug I'd be remotely interested in trialling as an anti-depressant would be Ketamine, which has yielded some promising results of late..
They do come with withdrawls but it not like you'll be fiending for another prozac if you run out.
People taking antidepressants go off their meds all the time. Becuase consistency isnt usually their priority and the pills arent a quick fix, but will fuck your thoughts up if you quit cold turkey after taking them for awhile.
I was taking 2 different medications. One of them had some withdrawal symptoms. After taking those for three years I was done and stopped taking them cold turkey against my doctors order. Been better since.
It's not too bad if you titrate it gently. Just don't fuck with benzos as a general rule, they are the devils pill. I've heard heroin addicts say that benzo withdrawal was the worst thing they've ever been through. It can take years to end.
fucking americucks, there is literally no need to put a 13 year old on antidepressants. I feel sorry for you, you probably could have made a decent pass if you hadn't fucked up your serotonin levels.
The only thing worse than benzos is their RC-counterparts.
Keep well away.
They aren't prescribed as anti-depressants for a perfectly valid reason.
(The valium buzz is rather nice, though.)
The only things that can kill you withdrawing from are benzos and alcohol.
Benzos are for people who have severe anxiety. Like vomiting every time they have to talk to someone. Or is an agoraphobe. Or they have extreme paranioa that isnt linked to a psychotic disorder.
Yeah it's great, I've taken it a few times and absolutely loved it. If I didn't know the risks I'd be a full blown addict, no doubt. It's probably the only drug I've taken that's given me a pure sense of contentment.
I started on the meds. Did nothing but make it impossible to cum, but my libido still existed, so I could go like three hours fapping hardcore without finishing. It's torture.
Started flushing the meds. Went through the hardcore withdrawal, absolute hell on earth. Started drinking ungodly amounts of caffeine, which somewhat helped.
My oneitis finally admitted that she liked me, and the whole thing broke apart. We started dating about a month ago, and two or so days ago, I woke up and realized that I felt something really fucking weird. I felt actually fucking happy.
It can go away anon, but the chances are pretty fucking slim. Just a heads up.
They're incredibly deceptive, mind/memory erasing little pills though. Even when used in therapeutic doses, surprisingly. Take it from me. Valium isn't even the worst of them. Clonazolam (RC) was the worst drug I ever ingested.
Parents can be quite retarded when it comes to things like depression, every time that I used to mention that maybe I should be getting help they always say that all people have depression/social anxiety. I don't think they realize that there is a spectrum when it come to it and that maybe your are on the low end of it.
i dont smoke that much anymore
maybe once or twce a month tbqh
but i havent noticed any negative effects with provac and weed being mixed
a bit worse with alcohol
makes me trip hard if i get wasted
Except starving to death is ust one long belly ache and chapped lips to darkness.
Dying from alcohol is a very ugly seizure.
Some hard core alcoholics needs to be hospitalized before getting sober.
I'm always diagnosed with something new. Psychotic depression, bipolar 1, schizophrenia, etc., etc. Been hospitalized twice. I don't know if there's anything really "wrong" with me to be honest, I think I'm just a bit weirder than other people. No reason to try and cure that. So I stopped taking the meds and seeing my doctor, and I'm feeling a lot better. I still feel some cognitive deficiencies, but the meds don't help with those anyways.
Not saying I'm any better than other robots who are on meds. If it works for you, keep taking it. I just think my weird behavior can be fixed or coped with, sans drugs. Your mileage may vary.
I stopped taking them a few years ago. Everyone thinks im taking them and doing fine. Truth is ive been trying very hard to restrain myself from going down to the train tracks, which is only fives minutes from my house. I really dont care how much it would hurt anymore, every day is exactly the same, health is getting worse too. I think being off meds for such an extended amount of time has deterioratedImy brain. I just dont about anything anymore
Diagnosed about a year ago. 150mg of Sertraline hydrochloride every morning. It tastes pretty disgusting
I suppose the one thing I'm getting from this is the satisfaction of the idea that my thoughts don't necessarily have to have reason behind them anymore.
Take SSRI's, eat well, excercise, meditate, sleep, see a therapist, get a hobby, volunteer.
Worked for me.
Also you will gain a physical addiction to SSRI's, complete with withdrawal when you come off. But it is worth to be alive.