Have you ever taken medication for depression?

Creepellah Creepellah
Have you ever taken medication for depression?
06/15/2013
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LoveX LoveX
Yes, if I remember right, it was Celexa. I had postpartum depression after my last pregnancy.
06/15/2013
Taylor Taylor
Yes I have taken a few, but they gave me pretty bad side effects. I found exercising everyday was better for my depression than anything else
06/15/2013
Noelle Noelle
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Originally posted by Creepellah
Have you ever taken medication for depression?
yes I have taken different things at different times, but I found a low dosage of Zoloft and a mood stabilizer Lamictrol help me manage my bi polar.
06/15/2013
bratcat bratcat
I'm currently on two SSRI medications, and have been taking antidepressants for close to 10 years now.
06/16/2013
js250 js250
Yes--I had to take Prozac for a few years but was able to wean off it--not sure if it was a good permanent idea or not. Most of the time I feel okay, but after the wreck, not sure.
06/16/2013
Dolphin Lady Dolphin Lady
I am on lexapro for depression.
06/16/2013
kendra30752 kendra30752
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Originally posted by Creepellah
Have you ever taken medication for depression?
I haven't. But I've taken anxiety meds, which I no longer take or need. Yay! I'm glad my spells of depression haven't led me to the point of needing medication. I couldn't imagine how tough it is for those who do require it. I thought I'd never break out of two different episodes of depression, so I can imagine the feeling of hopelessness must be intense when it's a long-term thing.
06/16/2013
eri86 eri86
I've had bouts of depression, but I've never taken meds for them.
06/16/2013
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
Yes. I have taken Lexapro, Prozac, Zoloft, and Cymbalta over the course of the past 10 years.
06/16/2013
Nezzie13 Nezzie13
Yes, and hated one, the other did nothing, and she tried to give me one that had blood sugar side effects-despite my family history of diabetes. Screw that.
06/16/2013
bayosgirl bayosgirl
Yes, and none of them worked...Celexa worked for my anxiety when I wasn't pregnant, but now that I'm 7 months pregnant it does nothing.
06/16/2013
Pierced Blaqk Skies Pierced Blaqk Skies
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Originally posted by Creepellah
Have you ever taken medication for depression?
I have and it was a horrible experience. It made me feel like a zombie, or robotic. I had no emotion at all. It also made me gain a substantial amount of weight which in turn, made my depression much worse.

My doctor told me I should just eat less and that would help but while on the meds I was constantly hungry and no matter how much or little I ate, it was never enough.

Finally when I got off of them, I dropped like 20 pounds on a month and felt much better.

Needless to say I'm never going to do that again. I will manage without.
06/16/2013
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
I am on Lexapro and Trazodone. To which I only take when I really need it because I hate the way Lexapro makes me feel and then the Trazodone still makes me a little drowsy in the morning and makes it hard to deal with getting up with my 2 year old.
06/16/2013
Castielskitten Castielskitten
I was on Wellbutrin(sp?) when I was a teenager. My parents literally said I might as well be a zombie because the medicine made me seem like nothing was happening around me. They even set a loud noise off near me and I was like, "Oh. Hi. Loud noise." I didn't even jump.
Now that I've been off for five years, I'm much better and been dealing with my depression on my own.
06/16/2013
Sera26 Sera26
Yes and I've had so many bad side effects. I am on something now but it's a low dose.
06/16/2013
evanescentowl evanescentowl
I've been on lexapro and wellbutrin on and off for the last 4-ish years. I had a time period where I got weaned off it for a year and I recently got weaned off it again. I do believe they can help, alongside therapy and a desire to get better. They had side effects but for the most part I believe they're worth it.
06/16/2013
joolie joolie
I have been on two for about fifteen years. I have stopped several times, thinking I can handle this on my own, but the truth is that I can't even fake stability and behave normally if not on meds. Without my meds I would not be able to work, and my marruage would have ended the first year. There are side effects to the meds of course, but the benefits of the meds outweigh the nuisance of side efftects.
06/16/2013
marmouse marmouse
I had to take antidepressants for other things, anxiety and stuff. I had really bad side effects.
06/16/2013
karenm karenm
Yes, for a long time. I stopped taking it a few years ago.
06/17/2013
ViVix ViVix
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Originally posted by Creepellah
Have you ever taken medication for depression?
No...surprisingly, I had two different individuals who tried to put me on medication. I saw what it did to other people, and I wasn't impressed and so refused.
06/17/2013
SourAppleMartini SourAppleMartini
Yes I have, back when I was a teenager. I personally think that antidepressants are dangerous and should only be prescribed in very serious cases of depression, for example when a person is suicidal. I am now taking a combination of supplements (GABA, 5-HTP, L-Tyrosine and DMAE) that work very well without the bad side effects of prescription medication.
06/17/2013
Hentialover Hentialover
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Originally posted by Creepellah
Have you ever taken medication for depression?
No, I've never taken anything for depression, but I think I would give it a try, if I was convinced it would help me.
06/17/2013
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