antidepressants

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    Trialing new antidepressants for Panic disorder

    I have panic disorder. I have not seen a psychiatrist for several months now. I have an appointment for February. I was just wondering, if anyone had any luck feeling better from trying different antidepressants, or perhaps other classes of drugs. I have tried zoloft, lexapro, effexor, seroquel...
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    Trialing new antidepressants for PD

    I have panic disorder. I have not seen a psychiatrist for several months now. I have an appointment for February. I was just wondering, if anyone had any luck feeling better from trying different antidepressants, or perhaps other classes of drugs. I have tried zoloft, lexapro, effexor, seroquel...
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    Let's address antidepressants and self-stigma

    There are a number of reasons why someone diagnosed with mental illness refuses psychiatric medications and I'd like to understand why some stigmatize it. Can mental illness be treated, tolerated without meds - yes of course, I know this from personal experience but let's discuss why patients...
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    Anti-depressants (sertraline) and pregnancy.

    Hi everyone. I suffer with anxiety and have currently been on sertraline anti-depressants for about 6 months, I haven’t felt this good for a while and they are really helping with my anxiety. My question is, me and my husband are wanting to start a family at the beginning of next year and I was...
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    What happens when you get help?

    I've had really bad depression for years. It's so bad that I have suicidal thoughts every day. I really want to get help so that I can live a normal life but telling a therapist about my suicidal thoughts is a fear of mine. It's uncomfortable for me to talk to my doctor about this because I know...
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    Why does Sertraline zombify me?

    My brief period (6 months) on Sertraline has been that it sapped my creativity and basically made me not want to do anything, not feel anything. I just sit at the computer and watch videos and occasionally walk around, or eat, or go to the bathroom. I just don't have any drive to really do very...
  7. M

    Antidepressants

    Hi, I'm new to this and have never posted anything on a forum before. I have resently started online therapy and my councelor wants me to go to the doctor and get antidepressants as she thinks I'm suffering from depression. I have never been able to talk about my feelings and stuff (hence...
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    Coming off antidepressants

    Has anyone successfully come off antidepressants long term? I have been on and off antidepressants for 22 years. I have just very gradually come off them after a 5 year spell of 40mg a day.
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    Looking for support and understanding

    I’ve been on and off antidepressants for 22 years. After being on a daily dose of 40mg of Fluoxetine for 5 years, I decided I wanted to stop. Since January this year I have very gradually reduced the dose and now I am almost off. It’s generally gone well. I have certainly noticed ‘feeling’ a lot...
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    Antidepressants won't work.

    Hiya, I've tried three I think different meds for my depression and anxiety over the last year and none worked. First it was low dose citalopram, no effect. Increased dose twice over about six to eight weeks, no effect. Switched to venlafaxine, no effect even with increased doses. Came off them...
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    Starting antidepressants?

    I saw my gp a few weeks ago and explained how my anxiety has recently got worse and spiralled into depression. I’ve had depression and been on antidepressants before, I’m not entirely convinced they made me better because I think lifestyle changes also helped. However my parents seem sure that...
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    Every antidepressant I have tried causes extreme mania but without them I get very depressed

    Every antidepressant I have tried causes extreme mania but without them I get very depressed I am diagnosed as Bipolar, PTSD, OCD and anxiety disorders. Less than a year ago I learned the hard way what serotonin syndrome is. By this I have had it to many times to count looking back and each...
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    Important question about anti-depressants.

    If you've been taking the same anti-depressant medication for 5 years, can they suddenly stop working for you and bring back depression? Or cause new side effects? I'm just trying to figure out if that's why my depression is back or if it's just me and the way I think. Someone told me...
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    Exhausted. Do I deserve this?

    I started struggling with depression 15 years ago. I've had better and worse years but this is like having a sword hanging over my neck... My mind is leaking all my energies, and now I don't feel as strong as when I was in my twenties. What have I learnt during all these years? I'm afraid I...
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    Medication question

    I have severe depression and have tried several antidepressants. I can't abide the side effects. I have a stomach ulcer so cannot tolerate serotonin reuptake inhibitors. I have heart arrhythmias (PVCs) so cannot take medicines that work on norepinephrine. I have enlarged prostate so TCAs are not...
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    New here

    Hello I just joined today. I'm a 36 yo unemployed gal from London. I have suffered with depression and anxiety in various stages throughout my life (earliest I can recall was around 9 years of age). This week, I embark on my first ever round of anti-depressants. Scary. While this unfolds I...
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    Sertraline is making me "numb" and indifferent.

    Hi guys, I am suffering from Dystymia and SAD and have been taking Sertraline 50 - 75mg for over a year now. It helps with psychosomatic ailments and moderately attenuates the anxiety & fear. My problem with Sertraline is: It makes me an apathetic zombie, indifferent to life and very...
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    Feeling really low and anxious since starting Mirtazapine

    Hello, I've just recently come off Citalopram (because it was making me wake up several times throughout the night), and have gone on to Mirtazapine with the guidance of my doctor. I started off taking 15mg but the effects were too sedating so last week my doctor put it up to 30mg. Since then...
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    Hi forum people

    Hello everybody, Pouncerfur saying hello So last weekend I did something a bit stupid and mixed a lot of alcohol with tablets, which is the second time in two weeks, thankfully I'm fine but I've freaked myself out enough to realise I'm not taking care of myself so here I am. I've a few diffrent...
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    Are antidepressants addictive?

    Do you know if antidepressants are addictive? I have heard that this applies to anxiolytics and hypnotics. Does it also apply to antidepressants? Thank you very much.