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  • Do they help?

    12 posts, 10 voices, 541 views, started May 30, 2010

    Posted on Sunday, May 30, 2010 by Karyn Olson

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      Some of us may be taking medication to help us along with our depression...if you do...do they help?



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          Karyn Olson wrote May 30, 2010
        • I do take medication...150mg of Effexor daily and most times they help...but I do still have my days...those are the days that I usually like to be left alone and usually after a couple of days I am back to normal...whatever that is...LOL



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          Mztracy wrote May 30, 2010
        • Me too Karyn. Same med same strength.
          I think what they do is keep the edge off. Not so much stop your emotions.



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          (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote May 30, 2010
        • I am taking Lexapro 40 mg (I think) and awhile back, my shrink put me on Mirtazapine as an enhancer.  Yes it is the right med, it helps ... at least, I was not at the pit bottom.



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          Lisa Brown wrote May 30, 2010
        • I am doing 15mg of the lexapro.  It does help but still, when I get too many stressors I still go spiraling downhill.  I just had another bout with it and my Dr said it was caused by another medication for something else that listed depression as one of the side affects.  It sucks being depressed...specially when your on meds...LOL



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          Tracy Lynn Brown wrote May 30, 2010
        • Im not on meds at the moment. I was on them for like 7 long yrs. heres the list, klonopin, paxil, serzone, seraquel. and the worst one of all, Prozac. i have also been given, ativan, and zanax at times durning my er trips.
          Im not sure if they ever helped. they did with my sleep patterns. When i met my husband, He took an instant dislike to them because on a whole, they covered up my personality. I was a zombie.
          I know there has to be a happy medium for me. I just have to find it, and i have to learn to take care of me. I so want to be happy again, sometime soon
          hugs and loveheart



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          Frannie1964 wrote May 30, 2010
        • I joined this group, I am not sure If I am depressed, but I do know I am sad alot of the times, I don’t take meds, so I hope It was ok to join the group and talk about things when I am sad? If not, let me know.



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          Karyn Olson wrote May 31, 2010
        • Frannie...you are always welcome here no matter what...being sad is a symptom of whatever is making you feel like that...so feel free to join in...I hope by being in the group you are able to get a bit of lift when you are feeling sad...heart



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          Veggie wrote May 31, 2010
        • I’ve been off & on meds for many years (maybe since my mid 20’s?).  Right now I’m off.

          There have been times that when I was really down they did help bring me up to a point to even be able to deal.  Like many of you nothing works the same for everyone, so sometimes it’s frustrating till you find ‘the one‘.

          One counselor once told me that when on meds you not only need to go for regular check ups but should always be used in conjunction with therapy .

          For myself , and being off of them now for 1 to 1 1/2 years (and still in therapy), the bottom line is my stinking thinking.

          I’ve been really blessed to have a therapist that challenges me and keeps the focus on me.

          If I complain, she ALWAYS brings me back to ME.  We then can start working on what I am not doing for me whether it’s standing up for myself, being assertive (not aggressive), blaming someone elses words or actions when in fact it’s my perception/expectations/judgments.

          It’s a lot of honest, soul searching work but I do know today there is no pill out there that will solve something that I myself need to change my attitude about how I look at things.



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          Tracy Lynn Brown wrote May 31, 2010
        • I think it does that some other things besides meds. therepy ect. And no one things works for each of us, i beleive i was borned the way i am, diagonosed adhd as a child, and had problems all my life, im lucky, cause i had ppl love me no matter what.



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          Anne E wrote May 31, 2010
        • I am pretty depressed right now.  I had to stop taking Abilify due to liver damage and my body is needing time to get used to being without it.  I take three other meds which keep me from being suicidal, but I still go through some pretty low times with crying, no energy, etc.



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          Cuddlz wrote May 31, 2010
        • My depression causes Panic attacks. Most of mine is stress and internalizing it..Wow -  I have to work on that really, really hard! I take one .50 xanax at night and have for years. Personally I think it’s now more of a security blanket, and helps to me to sleep.



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