Does anyone here take antidepressants?

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  1. Saiyan Lusitano
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    How does it make you feel?

    I've never used it but am interested in experiencing it.
     


  2. McWhiters9511

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    I've heard they don't work
     
  3. BlueFox gui

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    i'm sorry, i don't want to be nosy in your life but... are you sure you really need them? :(
     
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    go see a doctor, don't just take by yourself :v

    I had to get some for a time but my main feeling was " With this month of this sheet I could buy a 3DS game!" " hahah :P also I get "carsick" easily now :/ but I think I even had that lol

    for improvements, I don't really think I feelt better, but people around me told me that I was ... so idk :/ I'm hard to understand and name my feelings x3x
     
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    I use gin. It works for me.

    Have you actually been diagnosed with depression by a mental health specialist?
     
  6. Saiyan Lusitano
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    Kinda.

    I've been trying to avoid doctors. In theory, antidepressants would make one's daily life a little less shitty and more colourful, or at least that's the idea.
     
  7. BlueFox gui

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    are you sure?
    i've heard about a lot of methods to end depression without medicines, like do some sport, belive on me sports really help even if you don't like them, or find some that you like
     
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    Nope, but I wrote about them in my IB Psychology paper today.
     
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    Don't do it. Terrible idea. Studies show some of *raise* the risk of suicide. All the people I know who took them regretted it.

    PM me if you want to chat about depression. Some of my family members have had it.
     
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    I am forced to take them. I hate that.
     
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    I used to, for serious stress problems, but then I stopped on my own (and the doctor refused that I stopped directly, I was supposed to reduce doses).

    It wasn't great. Too many side effects and no real changes. Do not take this shit.
     
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    You are playing with fire here. Different antidepressants make different effects to your brain. They aren't a "one pill and everyone's happy" kind of thing, otherwise there would be no reason for anybody not to take them.

    Also they have several side-effects. You need a doctor to prescribe them to you (IF you need them) and monitor you as they are basically a legalized drug. Your body could react negatively to some.
     
  14. Roxie Mika

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    That's not how it works. If you want something that's gonna make you feel happy and goofy, smoke weed or something.
    Antidepressants are meant to help people whose brains don't properly produce and use dopamine and/or serotonin. Not only will it not do much of anything for you if you don't have that issue, it could actively make you feel ill.
    For example, it could cause your brain to produce too much serotonin (serotonin syndrome). That's a really, really unpleasant feeling; you get shaky and anxious, your heartbeat becomes elevated and possibly irregular, you'll have mood swings, and your body temperature will skyrocket.
    It's a bad time and then some.

    Scare story aside, just...don't do it if you don't really need it. There really are other ways of making your life less boring and more fun, I promise.
     
  15. mech

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    Some work for people and some dont so you will need to try a few different ones. They can take a good 8 weeks to actually start working and notice any difference, talk with your doctor and start a course if that is what you want.
     
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    Suicidal ideation is definitely a side effect with such medications but that can come from inadequate administration or when you use such medications for a prolonged period of time.

    Effectively, taking a course of such medications would be around 6-9 months followed by a taper.

    Depression, however, IS a clinical diagnosis, medications can help but not just alone.

    A nice score you could quickly use to assess yourself or others (better have somebody to ask you rather than yourself) is the HAM-D score (google). If you score about 12 or more you might be depressed and should seek further help.

    In a nutshell, antidepressants will make you feel better - you won't get a high out of it you will just stop feeling depressed, but the effects won't be realized till about 4-6 weeks of therapy so not the best option in patients requiring immediate help and intervention
     
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    If by antidepressant, I was prescribed Zoloft by a Psychiatrist years ago when I was in school. But i stopped taking it once i graduated, not cause I didn't need it, but cause I didn't want it. I had been taking other medicines like Concerta for aspergers syndrome, and some others i don't remember, but i just didn't like the idea of medicine for mental problems. I wanted to solve those on my own.

    My teachers was required to filled out some kind of data chart my doctor would send them, whatever it was, I couldn't tell if they worked or not. One thing I do know, is hard for me to have fun, i find things hard to concentrate and find engaging for long, I'm also diagnosed with ADHD. TO be honest, is contradictory. ADHD, where someone isn't able to focus, and Aspergers, where someone has very improved focus. With that logic, is possible i have selective focus.

    Anyway, people say it helped, i didn't notice. Whatever it was, as long as i have fun, i don't feel depressed, and i can be happy. Depression might be something you personally focus on too much like bad experience from past, what you regret and other such deep thoughts. There is times when i look at life, think about how i want friends, how i try to make friends, how it always fails and just end upset, then start to think about being lonely, it leads to various other things like worst things, is best to just find something you can faithfully rely on to keep you through rough time to keep a better positive mentality. If i had to offer more advice, it probably be too long and no one would read it. :ninja:
     
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    I take them and they work for me
     
  19. Jao Chu

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    I was prescribed Citalopram (antidepressant of the SSRI class) and it permanently changed my personality for the worse.

    I urge anybody who is prescribed SSRI medicines to STOP taking them immediately.

    I used to be a very outgoing person who irradiated an aura of likeability and boundless confidence.

    Post SSRI treatment, it turned me into a dull, lifeless rock in comparison. My energy changed, i became more introverted and have since been left with crippling social anxiety.

    SSRIs ARE NOT WORTH IT. Take it from me.
     
  20. linuxares

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    It all depends. There are multiple versions and not all anti-depressans do the same.
    They do help me. I use Citalopram after testing 4 different types. I even got access to Benzo but I refuse to take them since I don't wanna get addicted. I got them thanks to a burnout. Stress is a killer!

    There are actually two reasons why I take them. First is to down my stress, have nothing to do me being depressed. The second reason is that they show positive effects against IBS. The tablets turn me in to a "I don't give a fuck" mode mostly since I'm so extremly stressed plus it lower the overactivity in my colon because of the stress hormons being produced less. One of them being adrenaline.

    So you wanna experience them? Would I recommend them just for funnsies? No. It takes up to a month or two before they show any sign on you.
    All the different SSRI, SRRI etc. have different effects on different people. So people recommending people NOT to take them cause more harm than help since they might actually save you. But for the love of god, let a doctor decide it. Not you. I was against them for as long as possible, and I'm still against them since I rather be healthy than taking some stupid pills.
     
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