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Anyone here able to succesfully get off of anti-depressants?

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      Susan Dahringer wrote Jun 1, 2009
    • I was on them 10 years ago.because my ex bf made me seriously depressed..What I did was flushed them down the toilet because I wasn’t going to let him or them control my life any longer.I know it’s a lot easier said than doing it.Talk to your doctor about this..


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      Cindylouwho1966 wrote Jun 1, 2009
    • It all depends on the way you do it. You‘re not supposed to cold turkey any of them, though some people do. You really should talk to your doctor before going off your meds.

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      Queenbee wrote Jun 1, 2009
    • Never ever EVER go off of anti-depressents or any other “mood medication” without medical supervision.  This stuff changes the chemistry of the brain and is not something to be taken lightly.
      At one point in my life I was on Mood Stablizers (several), plus Anti-Depressents (several), plus benzos....I was a mess. The medications became more of a problem than the illness. I was able to stop all of them - cold turkey - but was monitored and assisted by medical professionals.
      Go down this road cautiously!!

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      Tina Sickinger wrote Jun 2, 2009
    • From my experience, I believe that it depends on the person... whether you are depressed due to a certain situation going on in you life at the time or whether you are what they call ‘clinically depressed‘.

      You need you discuss this with your doctor. You got excellent advice from Quennbee...never just go off of them cold turkey as you can do more harm to yourself.

      Clinical depression runs in my family and, unfortunately,it was passed to me also. This is something you never get over and nedd meds for life to control.

      Sure hope you‘re not one of us, honey. It’s a long hard road. Finding meds that work, changing meds periodically when they lose their effectiveness, etc.

      Just discuss it with your doc...they will have the answers you need. If you just need to talk, look me up! estatic

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      Mztracy wrote Jun 2, 2009
    • it also depends on how long you have taken them, and which medication it is.
      You must wean off them slowly AND under a doctors supervision.

      I tried, on my own once, cold turkey... almost left this earth by my own hand!

      So, please consult your doctor first!!

      As twink said there are other kinds, different doses, etc.
      Again... consult your doctor!

      Good luck!

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