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Anyone here on Antidepressants?

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  1. BlackSeng

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    OK, I was on antidepressant (20mg prozac daily, then 10mg daily, and finally 5mg daily). Frankly speaking I'm still on it but I hardly take it this days.

    When I was on antidepressants, I seriously experienced weird stuffs...
    I would have real weird vivid dreams everday... as if I'm in another world.

    And my conscience seems to be destroyed. I used to pity and have sympathy for others... but ever since I started taking antidepressants, my conscience and the ability to sympathize for others are destroyed... i feel like a robot now.

    So if you are asked to take antidepressants or know anyone who has to take antidepressants, please tell them not to... it is really horrible.

    Anyone had such weird side-effects?

    Disclaimer: Just an advice. No content is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Consult your physician regarding the applicability of any opinions or recommendations with respect to your symptoms or medical condition.
     
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    I used to take them for a little while, but skipped probably 80% of the doses so I don't think I ever had high levels.

    However, I do think it does depend on the person and condition. Becareful with who you tell to not take them, as that could honestly help them. Wouldn't want them to go any further with depression...
     
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIjOZq_AUeE


    So there's a controversial topic.

    Still, better to be safe - I would recommend taking "natural antidepressants" instead.

    St John's Wort and [FONT=&quot]Ginkgo Biloba[/FONT][FONT=&quot] are great examples.[/FONT]

    If you have panic attacks or anxiety, here's some good herbs:
    Kava Kava Extract, and Valerian Root.


    I did a lot of research on such topics, so I'm an expertise on this ;)
     
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    I have panic disorder and very bad OCD, so I take anti-depressants (Cymbalta 60mg). It definitely affects me in weird ways -- like, I have double vision almost every day -- but I'd rather have the small side effects than having panic attacks and counting the cracks in the walls all day.
     
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    I used to take anti depressants back when I was in school.

    When I tried to stop taking it I would get sudden feelings of *W*T*F*? as if my body had been shocked by a tazer at random times every day for months. I think it was Zoloft.

    But they didn't do anything but make me sick to my stomach and not eat (yeah, that's makin a fat kid happy)

    I find a little bit of meditation every night beats the crap out of any medication you can be put on. It got rid of my anxiety almost completely and I can focus on work 5x more now.
     
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    i take ambien and ativan. i have insomnia, is that an anti depressant though? because i use to see illusions
     
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    You do know that people have killed people and them selves while on antidepressant medication right? So I'd say the side effects you're having is at the very least normal.

    I've had a friend on them and he explained a lot of what you're saying.
     
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    St. John's Wort doesn't work, that video you showed is completely laughable.

    On a different note: if you think anti-depressants kill your emotions/conscience, try anti-psychotics.
     
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    After the death of someone close to me I decided to try an antidepressant. I went thru about 5...some of the old types (prozac) and the newer ones (cymbalta,effexor). I had some slight improvement in my mood....but AS I FOUND OUT.... MOST ALL ANTIDEPRESSANTS FUCK WITH YOUR SEXUAL ROUITINE! YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SHOOT A LOAD IN A SATISFACTORY TIME FRAME THAT YOU ARE USED TOO! Before any antidepressants I was right where I wanted to be when it "came" to the duration of a normal slam fest with my GF. It was fine for her also as she came multiple times....frankly any longer she would would have a permanent limp! lol Now with antidepressants it may take 2 hours! I mean it was kinda fun at first but even when spanking alone to the best the internet has to offer takes that long you will driven mad! At times I would give up and throw in the towel! For the first time in my life I actually found myself faking orgasms just to make sure my GF would make it to work the next day! I tried dif meds all with the same outCUM! I discussed with my DR and he said well ya thats a known fact....He told me that he often prescribes the same meds to men that have a premature ejaculation propblem! Thanks Doc! LULZ! I quit all anti d's for good...and you will too! Hang on to a few and pop them if u wanna have an all nite marathon fest.....but if taken daily you will be a robotic zombie that has given up sex because it takes 3 hours to spank a load by yourself! I did my research and this is one of the most common side effects..u jus dont really find it on the opening pages of your inquiry...I think because most people are afraid to talk about it as "IN YOUR FACE" like I do....thats just the way I am!

    Good Luck,,oh and say Hi to the other MONKs at the work Kamp that have erased sex entirely!
     
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    IcedCube, no offence.. but I don't think you know the difference between antidepressants and anti-psychotics.

    The reason why antidepressants are prescribed because it's believed that mental conditions like panic attacks, depression and such are caused by an imbalanced level of certain brain chemicals (serotonin, .etc). So we can say it's meant for "long-term" treatment, but it doesn't work that way.

    Anti-psychotics are only meant for short-term relief. For example, if a person has panic attacks, he would take anti-psychotic like Lorazepam for instant relief.

    Also, anti-psychotics will make you become dependent. Have you heard of the tolerance effect?
    Let's say your doctor prescribes you 0.5 mg of lorazepam for your panic attacks. But you abuse it by taking it everyday. Sooner or later, your body will become immune to its effects and your doctor would need to increase the dosage level. This cycle can continue forever... that is why some people are on multiple anti-psychotics.
    The withdrawal effects of anti-psychotics are worst.

    Check this video out I found recently:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDbPnAQ-c1o



    And no, I'm not saying antidepressants a scam. Rather, it has become a real controversial issue around the world. It's said that sugar pills (placebo effect) works as effective as antidepressants. Scary, huh?

    And nono, I'm not trying to start a debate here. Rather, I'm informing the others to take precaution or think twice if they want to take antidepressants.
     
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    I think you need to learn your stuff as well. Lorazepam is an anxiolytic, a benzodiazepine drug. And antipsychotics may be used for long term treatments. It all depends if the person suffers from some sort of medical delirium or not. Please inform yourself.
    And about the video: That only happens if you are taking a lot, and I mean a lot of benzodiazepine (10+mg a day) for a long time and suddenly stop taking them.. which is why the withdrawal is progressive, to avoid that.
     
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    No offense, BlackSeng, but I've taken both anti-psychotics AND anti-depressants. BOTH were to restore chemical balances, although arguably, anti-psychotics were more to create an imbalance.

    Anti-psychotics are used to limit the amount of information the braincells can transmit, or the speed in which they do.

    Risperidone, anyone?
     
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    does whiskey count as an anti-depressent? :)

    I was on prozac myself for a good 2 years before I read it's side effects (read: impotency). I went bonkers and threw the meds out. I was like depression or no depression..I am not gonna go impotent :p. That was pretty much it.

    Also, from personal experience, there is one thing I have learnt. Depression is defined as a state of mind...so let it be that ways. Dont let it get to you and you'll have a good time. Good bank balance also helps in cases :))
     
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    Yikes, I got mixed up with benzo and antipsychotics. My mistake.
     
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    BlackSeng, I'm sure that the side effects you experienced were horrible etc - but I'd be really careful with advising some people not to take them...

    I speak from experience that they are sometimes the only option for people. My dad was extremely depressed and left home and basically disappeared from the face of the earth for a week. He's on antidepressants now and I've definitely seen an improvement in his mental well-being - I am no longer afraid of him hurting himself.

    So could you please put a little disclaimer in your original post, because for some people they are the only solution to prevent self-harm.

    Cheers :)
     
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