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Posted 12/4/15 , edited 12/4/15
just down everything you have(and hope).
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just down everything you have(and hope).


I uh
Came on here today for the first time in a very long time, idk if that's fate or just me logging in at a weird time.
Dude, c'mon, are you alright? Message me if you need owt.

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Only people that really need them should be taking them. 99% of the time they're supposed to be fucking temporary but then some people make depression, anxiety etc. part of their identity and I want to hit them with a shovel because that's why it gets a shit rep.

I've been prescribed anti-depressants and referred to a therapist. Fuck that shit. Didn't use it.

I like how doctors also lower their voices when they tell you you have depression and shit. They'll put a hand on your shoulder too. It makes them sound like they're tellin' yah that you're crazy orrrrrr about to die.

Depression has physical side effects and that's usually when doctors try and prescribe it. I know my depression makes me lose my appetite and then I accidentally starve myself until I'm blacking out and really fuckin' tired all the time. Eh, I looked ill. My skin color was changing colors too and I had memory lapses and other crazy bullshit.

I figured out how to get better on my own though and usually people should be attempting to fix it for themselves, off or on medication.

Which means I'm totally fine now so I ain't need no pity party. I think everyone has dealt with shit in their lives, lmao.



Yeah, the first part was me when I was first diagnosed.
Now I'm just like "Fuck this, it's not gonna get me down, nothing's gonna stop me!"
I gained 90 lbs between January and May of this year, and lost 70 lbs between August and now, and I continue going to the gym nearly every day, it's helped a fuck tonne, and it's been way better than any drug.

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I couldn't agree more. You described the entire process exactly how I lived it. People who haven't lived through double depression or either MDD or dysthymia don't know what a black hole it is. It is a vicious cycle that is hard to overcome even with drugs, because drugs don't address the real problem, especially in the former.

People say, oh just cheer up and fix your problems, then it will go away. But depression is a vicious cycle where the condition itself makes it impossible to overcome it. Let me explain; the only solution to depression is to have solid social support. Friends, partner, and family (especially the first two), are critical to overcome it. But when you are depressed you push people away. People dislike "sad" people, so they start avoiding you and you become isolated. Your partner may leave you because they don't tolerate you. This drives you deeper down.

Then you pop medications, but the only thing they do is make you numb. You still don't feel happy at anything, things you used to enjoy still mean nothing to you. When you are rock bottom, how do you make new friends after the ones you had already forgot you? How do you pull yourself together? It's unique for everybody, of course, so it's hard to say.

A solid support network is perhaps the only thing that will prevent you from falling in the hole. Having people who won't give up on you despite your condition. Of course, you absolutely have to put effort on your part, but effort alone is not enough. Being alone is the worst feeling you can have as a human. Being social animals is a blessing and a curse.

I don't ever wish it on anybody, but depression is really humbling. It makes you realize how frail humans are. And honestly, there isn't one solution because many things can cause it, that's what makes it so hard to treat, or cure if you are lucky.


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There's no one "antidepressant" or "ssri." One pill will work great for one person, but cause only side effects in another. Unfortunately there's a trial and error stage you have to go through when starting. One pill (or combination) doesn't work? Move to the next.

My family seems to respond well to fluoxetine. I didn't care for bupropion or paroxetine, my brother didn't like sertraline ... probably others.

I hope you see this message. What didn't you like about bupropion if I may ask?
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Posted 12/5/15 , edited 12/5/15

PrinceJudar wrote:

Only people that really need them should be taking them. 99% of the time they're supposed to be fucking temporary but then some people make depression, anxiety etc. part of their identity and I want to hit them with a shovel because that's why it gets a shit rep.

I've been prescribed anti-depressants and referred to a therapist. Fuck that shit. Didn't use it.

I like how doctors also lower their voices when they tell you you have depression and shit. They'll put a hand on your shoulder too. It makes them sound like they're tellin' yah that you're crazy orrrrrr about to die.

Depression has physical side effects and that's usually when doctors try and prescribe it. I know my depression makes me lose my appetite and then I accidentally starve myself until I'm blacking out and really fuckin' tired all the time. Eh, I looked ill. My skin color was changing colors too and I had memory lapses and other crazy bullshit.

I figured out how to get better on my own though and usually people should be attempting to fix it for themselves, off or on medication.

Which means I'm totally fine now so I ain't need no pity party. I think everyone has dealt with shit in their lives, lmao.




Sometimes though people need them or they go into depression again.

Like for me i'm not depressed anymore....however if i stop taking my anti-depression medication i go back to being suicidal and depressed.

So....i will take the lesser of two evils the pill

Same thing with the mood pills i take...

That being said i want to get off them ASAP
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I like antidepressants.

I take them even though I'm not depressed when the mood strikes me. I guess this is a recreational use.
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I like antidepressants.

I take them even though I'm not depressed when the mood strikes me. I guess this is a recreational use.


Pretty much. I can't criticize a usage like that because I drink when 'the mood strikes me'. I know you weigh your pros and cons well.

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Pretty much. I can't criticize a usage like that because I drink when 'the mood strikes me'. I know you weigh your pros and cons well.



Not always. I can be surprisingly stupid when in max party mode.

Just don't give me prescription painkillers. Those make me very irritable.
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Not always. I can be surprisingly stupid when in max party mode.

Just don't give me prescription painkillers. Those make me very irritable.




Oh. In that case you better be careful then. Probably not a good habit.


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Posted 12/5/15

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Oh. In that case you better be careful then. Probably not a good habit.


I know. But mind altering substances are fun. I've merely just greatly cut back on the frequency of use.
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Morbidhanson wrote:

I know. But mind altering substances are fun. I've merely just greatly cut back on the frequency of use.


Touche. Well sounds like it's better than before then. That's good to hear.


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I hope you see this message. What didn't you like about bupropion if I may ask?


This was years ago, but it made me feel warmer all the time, like on the verge of sweating. Just like a hot summer day, if you're just warm it's tough to get up and do things and I felt sleepy -- to try and stay awake I ate more snacks (gives something to do) and caffeine, so then weight gain.

Was better on extended release bupropion, but I was really getting the sense it wasn't worth continuing with that pill and worked to get off it. Increasing fluoxetine and reducing bupropion was more productive.

Pills may not solve problems, but when the problem is too big to dig yourself out of, having some help can get you up and on your way out of the hole.

If you're in pain, popping an ibuprofen doesn't solve the source, but alleviates the problem until it can go away on its own. Worst case, you take it a long time. Pills are a tool, and people use tools.
Posted 12/5/15
i don't know anyone who's on that stuff tbh. we meditate 0:D
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Posted 12/5/15 , edited 12/5/15
I've never used them so my knowledge on the topic is limited. If you need it take it but you shouldn't diagnose yourself or others. If a doctor diagnosed you, trust his knowledge and experience as a doctor and that it could help. A person should care about their mental health... take advice and take the help where and when they can. If you have something against the idea of pills look into social workers. I think they're legally bound to confidentiality.

If you get stuck in a ditch, wouldn't it be odd if you refused help to get out?
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