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+Patty Krabbies it was five years ago this happend the doctors refused to admit the sexual effects were due to the drug instead one psychiatrist fed me the anxiety bullcrap the sexual effects are purley medication induced little is known about this condition let alone to cure it but a dopamine agonist and viagra would surley make a big impact i am going trying supplements first there was a case of a guy with PSSD who cured himself with inositol. I am off all medications five years but these effects never resolved just goes to show how bad these medications are and i was never warned about sexual side effects
Conor 98 Consult your psychiatrist about it and they can prescribe you meds that can counter act the side effects
If you don’t want to talk about the sexual dysfunction say you have trouble sleeping/sleep too much because meds like bupropion helps with both that and sexual dysfunction
It’s my first day taking Zoloft today. I popped one a few hours ago and I feel awful. My body feels numb like I don’t feel physical pain, I have a dry mouth, feel really shaky, can’t think straight and I want to kill my self. I just woke up at 4:24 am and can’t sleep anymore. I’ve taken antidepressants before, but they never made me feel like this. I hope this is a normal side effect and goes away real quick.
Hey bud, hope you're feeling better.. suicidal thoughts, ESPECIALLY on an antidepressant should be taken seriously. Please if you haven't already, notify your doctor or go to an emergency room. Best wishes ✌🏼
The same thing happened to me when I took for the first time, for a couple of days I was emotionally numb. It takes up to 2 weeks to get in your system. There will be good days and bad days but it works differently for people
I’m almost 14 and i always feel so bad about myself, i get extremely nervous, i feel like everyone either criticizes me or hates me, my eyes get very watery when I’m walking alone in the school hallway. Can this signify anxiety??Sometimes i even feel like crawling in a whole and dying and I don’t think these are normal things teenagers face.
Being a teenager, especially in today's society can be difficult. We didn't have social media in my days.. no criticizing or judgemental people everyday, all day on a computer talking about everyone and everything. But, there are times even as an adult I feel paranoid, lonely, anxious and a whole bunch of other stuff.
Sometimes, it can be a good thing 🙂 it keeps you aware of your surroundings.. if that makes sense 🤷🏻♂️ I suggest talking to a school counselor or a medical doctor..
Me personally, I pray 🙏🏼 it makes things better... I hope you're able to feel better! And know that, those people you feel are judging you are not you! Most likely you'll never have to deal with those people in the future 💡❤️
+Natalia Martinez You just go to a doctor and talk to them about it. I went to the doctor and she adviced me to not take anti-depressants, because it should only be used in severe cases. and i am actually happy she was honest. she also told me that walking or doing exercise minimum 30 mins a day is as beneficial as taking anti depressants in a mild or moderate case. For you go to your doctor and ask about their advice but i would recommend that you see a psychologist before taking any drugs for it. and also do exercise daily, i know it is hard but it really helps. also try meditation.
so its been 15 minutes since i took my antidepressant my psychiatrist suggested me and my anxiety is worse than ever, my stomach is rumbling and my heart is beating really fast. Anyways seeing a psychiatrist is like so expensive my christmas money is gone
I just came to a realization that I have depression... It's feels strange to finally admit it but there it is, it feels like I lost. I've been trying to push it away for so long but I can finally admit it now ...
Anyways what should I do? See a doctor? Call a therapist? I'm not sure where to start
A good first step is to see a doctor and be diagnosed. It’s better to be evaluated by a professional to know if it’s clinical depression or not. After that if you feel the need then consider counseling, it has been very effective in my experience. And don’t be afraid to share this information with friends and family, I’m sure they will be supportive :)
Short term solution, for a long term problem. Despression doesn't "vanish" when you take a couple of pills.
And go and do your research about how hard these antidepressants are to quit, it's worse than quitting nicotine.
If you aren't actively looking to off yourself or manic, then antidepressants aren't going to help you much, work on yourself. Go on a diet, hit the gym and you'll feel much better than any antidepressant will ever make you. We're in a society where no one wants to better themselves, they just want an overnight cure in the form of a tablet everyday for however long they decide until enough is enough, then endure all the horrible withdrawals, such as brain zaps. You couldn't pay me to take any antidepressants, it's easier & cheaper to give you a prescription of antidepressants, and send you out the door and never see you again, than it is to actually give you the help you need. You need to sit down and address your issues. Sitting up all night and sleeping all day, won't do anything for your depression. It'll exacerbate it.
P.S You eventually hit a brick wall with the antidepressants, and have to keep upping the doseage for them to be effective. Go three days without taking a antidepressants, and you'll be having panic attacks, brain zaps and feeling light headed. Furthermore if you're on antidepressants, see your doctor once a year! It's vital you get regular blood pressure checks and blood test whilst on antidepressants, they mess with your thyroid and push your blood pressure up. Even more so if you're overweight.
I assume you’ve never had depression if you assume everything you wrote is true? You act as if antidepressants are something as powerful and addictive as amphetamines like Ritalin and adderall XR. Antidepressants take a long while to work and you do not build up a tolerance to them like you would with ADHD medications or other more powerful drugs. They don’t work, but they don’t cause the extensive damage you claim they do, they simply have little to no effect. MDD is not just cured with a talk and a trip to the gym. MDD isn’t situational PERIODT
Most people who take an antidepressant are very much aware that it won't cure them. It's a widely known fact that we don't yet know what causes depression. You can give your opinion on what causes it, that is well within your right. But it is just that; an opinion. Antidepressants are meant to provide individuals struggling with mental illness the energy and hope they need to take part in activities that will help them long-term, such as talk therapy, exercise, social interaction, and so on. So please, refrain from ignorance and the shaming of others on account that you don't "agree" with medicating. That's your opinion. It's not gospel, and it doesn't give you any semblance of a right to make others feel less-than.
I was diagnosed with major depression and PTSD. It was so severe that I was not able to concentrate in therapy. Once I was on medication (Zoloft and Wellbutrin), I was a lot more stabilized and began to focus in therapy
Hairtips Byhusna I have anxiety and im taking lexapro..5 mg...it's being 4 days since i have being taking this...the initial 3 days were hell....side effects kicking in..insomnia and many more...but the fourth day got better...the thing is..yes my anxiety is reducing...of course once the effect of the dosage wears off the anxiety comes back..i take the pills at night and the effect stays all day long next day..but by evening it starts to wear off...but when the effect is there..im able to do things i usually wouldn't...yes it has helped me with my anxiety.
I just recently got diagnosed with severe depressive disorder. It's been two days since I started the medication and honestly I hate it. I feel like therapy does a lot more, and it doesn't make me feel like I'm gonna fall over or vomit. I'm hoping they will take me off because I have a job and people counting on me, I can't be off in lalaland. My psychiatrist says the feeling will go away once my body gets used to it. Thing is, when.
This is two months late, but for those who are feeling the same thing, yeah, it gets worse before it gets better for the first 2 weeks or more. Do talk psychiatrist about it though in case you have to raise your dosage
Medication made my depression a lot worse. When I made major diet and lifestyle changes, I felt a whole world of better. To this day, I am very against medication for depression and anxiety. In most cases it doesn’t help or the side effects make you feel worse.
+Shan Eshan I ended up having to stop the medication as it was worsening my panic attacks and anxiety. It was escitalopram and bupropion. If you have a low metabolism I wouldn't recommend taking medications for depression/anxiety in high doses. As it makes the symptoms of those issues worse. My doctor told me that.
How can you say that? The effects wear off. Then you up the dose. But you can't do that forever. Maybe after a year or two, you're right back where you started. It's impossible for any drug to have an infintely lasting effect.
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Ive been depressed before but it started to become a time where i was either really excited or extremely sad. I spent alot of my teacher salary on a therapist/psychologist, but talking it out wasn't helping, so I eventually went to a Psyciatrist. I decided to take antidepressants, to regulate chemicals in my body; i.e. deal with the depressing times. Basically what it did was allow me to have thinking time before, I sunk into a deep depressing place. I even started my youtube channel right as I started on my pills.
And advice, you dont have to stay on them all the time and they have very low dosages. Im thinking about actually making a video on it. Im ready to open up about it. My beginning videos were when I was on my 'meds'.
Perfectly Imperfect Life hey dear how are you this is shadab from India i am also suffering from extreme anxiety and feel myself worthless I would like to have some words with you regarding your medications please please please please dear I really need some reviews from people's like me who have been through the same which is am at now
I am also 13 and dealing with crippling anxiety and depression. I see a therapist. If anyone has any help or encouragement please comment it. These feelings are horrible, and I just need other people to help. I am not asking for anything more then advice.
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Guys I’m thinking about depression pills but I’m afraid. I know that my feelings can be irrational but I’m afraid of taking pills because I’ve heard they can make you numb. I know that it sounds crazy but I’m scared of being numb and detached. Although it’s hard I think that part of our human experience is experiencing our feelings and overcoming them. What do you guys think I should do?
2 months late, but if anything the antidepressants should be getting rid of the symptoms of depression, so hypothetically speaking, if you were to be more numb than you were before maybe it’s an equilibrium between the depression and feeling emotions? Idk man. It does make me think though cause I am still tired but I am less irritable
Guys my therapist says I'm better off "sober", she's pretty anti-meds. But I feel so so bad, I can't function anymore :/ I can't go to sleep, I can't get up...I skip classes all the time...and therapy is working but is doing it very slowly :( and I need to keep up with my life. what should I do? :/ my therapist is really nice but i don't understand why she wont let me take meds...what should I do? Should I drop her and find a new therapist? :( PLEASE HELP Im desperate
Erika if you are depressed a lot, you should try n ssri I know someone that takes Paxil at 5mg and if doing gr8, and get another therapist, I cant believe a therapist would not recommend medication. It is hard to find a caring response, ethical psychiatrist and or psychologist. Just trust in God and you’ll be fine.
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I’ve just started my antidepressants yesterday, I have extreme GAD as well as major depressive disorder and so far the anxiety has reduced, im confused and tired but I want to start this journey and get rid of my negative thoughts... I see myself in him and hope I can manage to come as far... good luck for everyone else in the comments doing the same
hey ,if anyone else wants to discover can depression be cured naturally try Nadazma Destroy Depression Helper (just google it ) ? Ive heard some great things about it and my friend got excellent results with it.
OH YES DUDE. If you're taking multiple things that cause it to be harder to get it up (like alcohol) it takes like 1 hour+ to er... 'end the session'. 30 minutes with anti-depressants alone. I suppose that can be a good thing too.
I also got more aware of the world around me. It was like I had woken up from a coma or something. But I do have less thoughts, and although i still manage to be creative, it is not as deep and edgy as it used to be. Im a bit more friendly in my head.
Yup. Mental illness is a weird thing. Im sorry we all have to go through this weird journey.
You can say the same for a psychiatrist, they are the most dangerous “doctors” trust me if they can stand to make $500k a year they will. Therapists can be horrible also I agree, but psychiatrists, most are demonic monsters.
+mel saint ang ignorante mo pre. Andaming pilipinong may sakit sa utak. Yan kase pagsabing maysakit sa utak baliw na agad?! Problema dn kase sa mga pinoy hindi edukado yung iba kung anong pinaniniwalaan nla yun susundin nla. Buti nga napapalawak na ang prevention ng mental sickness sa atin. Kase dati walang nagagawa yung mga pinoy since walang pambili man lang ng pagkain kaya mas pipiliin nalang nlang mamatay. Imulat mo mata mo. tumingin ka sa kapitbahay mo. may isa sa kanila nililibang sarili sa ibang bagay para d lang maramdaman yung sakit.
English is an "intellectualized language". It is more of a logical language. And that's what's causing majority of the depression in the US. Americans love to talk about "-ism's" like liberalism, feminism. There are no ism's in the Tagalog language. How many percent are depressed in the US vs Philippines? Not to say that depression doesn't exist in the Philippines, but depression is prevalent in the US because of their English language.
He hasn't had a hard day in his life the minute I heard him say fiance I was like you feel worthless everyday but you must mean alot to her and wouldn't the relationship be proof of how worthless your not . I'll never get ppl being depressed for no reason never. alot of the ppl in my family have depression and worse mental disorders but my family have had it hard none of my siblings including myself has got married or had a proper relationship. The youngest out of my siblings is 21 the oldest being 36 years, I'm the only sibling working for minimum wage. None of us have a social life or any real friends. We been poor most of our lives and have been raised by our schizophrenic mother who is still ill to this day talking to her voices writing on the walls. I have been on depressants twice in my life and not for long. I can mop around feeling sorry for myself or I can just get on with it. I get on with it those pills don't help so much. My advice is exercise eat well don't take drugs or drink excessively. Count your blessings always count your blessings cause the day something happens or you lose someone you will know you took it all forgranted take nothing forgranted.
Mental health doesn't discriminate. Just because he might not of grown up in a dumpster or been abused doesn't mean his emotions are less valid or real. Look at Avicci, Robin Williams, people who seemingly had it all, taken by depression.
It isn't a choice, and can't be stopped by merely having a good diet and exercising.
I watched this video when it came out and when he was talking about feeling self worthlessness I was like same man...I was diagnosed with depression just 6 days ago and now this video has a new meaning to me..
I've been feeling like I need to go talk to a doctor for a long time.i keep putting it off but I need to just go. I need help mental issues, depression , its the worst. I heard anti depressants could make you worst thats why I've been hesitant to take them but idk
New-Warleans_shotta there are some that have more problems than others. I've been taking buproprion and the only side effect that I know of is anxiety (which is temporary) and it doesn't cause weight gain. It takes 2 weeks or so to work. I've only taken that one pill so when you go to your doctor talk with him/her about a pill that will work best for you. Good luck!! :)
force yourself to eat breakfast, workout and take cold showers
Doesn’t matter if you don’t like it just force yourself to do it
Coming from someone who contemplates killing themselves this is my sincerest practical advice
💊 SSRI, Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors the most popular Anti-Depressants are terrible for you. They never actually lift you all the way out of your depression and back to your normal self. Just enough to get you through the day. When you use them for long periods of time your body becomes dependent on them to where eventually you need them just to barely get through the day. You're NOT 👈 supposed to use them for extended periods of time like more than 3 or 6 months.
👉They're for a very short term usage as you transition out of the depression you're in and get your life moving on. I took one (Zoloft)🤮 for almost a year, and eventually realized they were doing more harm than good. It killed my libido, made it very hard too sleep (insomnia), made me kind of dud not wanting to much all the time and also hurt my concentration and focus on things. Also, the withdraw effects of long time use are dangerous such as temporarily worse depression and anxiety when you use them for too long.
👨⚕️ Don't let your doctor fool you into thinking you need to keep taking them after 6 months. Whatever happened in your life, a friend or family members' death, broken relationship, job loss or other issues......you must move on! It's the only way to get around anti-depressants and doctors pill-pushing you into taking them forever (💵 for them).
👉 I read a book called 👀, "The Anti-Depressant Fact Book: Why your doctor won't tell you about Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, Celexa, and Luvox". It told me a whole lot about why you should steer clear of Anti-Depressants unless you have a giant mental break-down. Take a look at the sample version on Amazon or just search the web on why SSRI drugs should be avoided.
+Frank Lopez I took various SSRI meds for several years due to life events (job loss and medical diagnosis). Zoloft for a little over a year and Celexa prior to that for about about 4 months. After about 6 months of using them I began to develop a tolerance and dependence on the them and asking my doctor for more and more meaning higher doses. The more I used the worse my side effects got. As I did I realized a decrease in my libido (severe) and an increase in sleep insomnia. I'd wake up more and more frequently. The worst part of it was the rebound effects. When I tried to wean off of the Zoloft, within a few days my depression started to return. It's very difficult the longer you take them. I asked my general practitioner if this was normal. He said yes because I'd been using them for so long and I was at a fairly high dosage.
That's when I began doing my own research on SSRI meds and read that book mentioned in my original comment.
* It all depends on your personal medical situation. Some people have it due to a life changing event others have a diagnosis of chronic-depression. If you have chronic or manic-depression you may need them indefinitely. Again, it varies person by person.
* If you're fairly certain and have discussed it with your doctor as to what has caused your depression that it was due to something "situational" then it's best do use the anti-depressant aka SSRI prescribed by your doctor as needed but try and withdraw from it as soon as possible. Just so long as you feel confident that whatever triggered it you are now beyond. It's a matter of confidence and diagnosis. Most cases are "situational depression" and SSRI meds are only needed temporarily. However, there are exceptions.
If you read I said "unless you have a giant mental breakdown" meaning that your suffer from uncontrolled "manic depression" and not situational depression caused by an event in life. What makes you think my post relays that people just arbitrarily choose to and desire these antidepressant meds? I simply pointed out that "if" you're taking them due to a life event (situational) you should try to find find other ways to help yourself and transition back to your normal state and wean off of these meds in a timely matter. Think before you speak you idiot.
Anyone with severe depression should look into gene sight testing. It is able to determine based on genetics which medications will work best for you. This removes the “trial and error” aspect of antidepressants, which many times is the worst part. I was originally prescribed lexapro, and it worsened my condition ten-fold. Then there was prozac. Then Zoloft. Then Wellbutrin. Finally I got the testing done, only to find out that all of the medications I had tried were on the list of ones that don’t work for me. They are all SSRIs, and it turns out I needed an SNRI. I just wish I would’ve gotten the testing done sooner, as the previous medications led me to attempt suicide, become a drug addict, and all in all screwed up my life pretty bad. It’s amazing what modern science can do.
interesting, thank you, I'd never heard of this and have been down that same road you were with trying tons of different meds. I'd actually given up, I haven't tried a new one in a few years now after several years of trial and error wrecked me so much more. Glad you finally found one that fit!
Not certain about the points made but ,if anyone else wants to uncover how to control depression try Elumpa Cure Depression Alchemist (do a search on google ) ? Ive heard some great things about it and my neighbor got amazing results with it.
If you have been diagnosed, then i suggest listening. it think it better to listen to an actual psychologist - as she did go through years of school. And i dont think "coping" is good, you may think you can and are but you may not be (a symptom of depression is denial).
if there are anyone hesitating to get help from medication or theraphy or both, i recommend you to go get help. just trust me, maybe it does not cure you dramatically at once but it helps you a lot. way better than coping only on your own.
Thank you so much for sharing your experience. I know the effects of these medications can vary for a lot of people, so not everyone is going to feel this way, but thank you for sharing such an honest, personal account of how antidepressants have helped you. I also avoided going on medication for a while because of the stigma around it and not wanting to say that I had depression ('cause, I mean, that's some heavy ish), but now that I have, I'm really glad I did and wish I had done it sooner. You're right; it's not a cure-all, but it can manage the physical side enough to be able to deal with the mental side on your own. Thanks again for this video. I think it'll sharing this with the wide audience buzzfeed has will help decrease stigma around mental health and encourage people to get help :)
yeah this is true, i have never experienced depression so i dont think i will understand it, but i think it would be better talking to a person who has not got depression as ot can put you in the correct mindset
They gave me mirtazapine and vortioxetine because of insomnia, anxiety developed by the insomnia, and lack of euphoric and happy emotions. But I didnt use to feel sad or depressed. But now I do feel sad, desperate, with blunted emotions, and kind of suicidal. In 29 years I never was sad, hopeless or suicidal. I blame these drugs. Yes, I do sleep now but emotionally I feel worst than before. And the worst thing is that it is said that mirtazapine is a HELL to quit.
just about any anti-depressant can cause suicidal thoughts, its a bit of a catch 22, not to say that there aren't drugs that can help you. you should speak to your medical provider and they will change them, there are also a million and one ways to fight withdrawal symptoms.
I hope that these pills help you. Good luck. For me personally and after trying different kinds for several years, I decided that these were not curing the problem but just numbing me and causing loads of side effect. I recommend professional therapy. I have found it to be far more helpful.
Also right now i Can see that my body hair is beginning to light out.. WTF is happening i had it in the body for one month and then Theres gone more than a month...some weird things are happening. I just dont get it man.
Hey i’ve been on anti depressants,it has lighten my hair And beard and weakened the hair . It was a injection i got like one month supply in the arm,do i have to wait 5/6 months for the hair to get back to normal?
I also had injection for depression one month supply it was depot medication. My hair became very weak and lighter. I just dont know how long it Will take for the hair to get back to normal i cant wait and i dont feel good at all i wanna hide all the time.
had major depression/anxiety for about 3 years, lost friends, lost family, my mental state was in shambles, developed schizophrenia, dropped out of university, spent most of my years in my room literally doing NOTHING and hating myself... now I've gotten alot better. ive learned acceptance and to let go of control. I understand that you may not have all the answers but trust me there is light at the end of your tunnel.
Wow...im just starting to go through this now and it sucks. I feel like my head is gonna explode and I’m also experiencing extreme fatigue. I really enjoyed reading your comment man. It’s always good to hear real life experiences and understand that there is always a way out.
What sucks is losing people that you love but because of your behavior they just can't deal with it...and one can't expect them to.. so one ends up in a worse situation than before because support networks are crucial
James Parker I killed cats and then chopped of there heads and returned it to the owners doorstep a few days later and it helps so with depression. Glad I'm not the only one who kills things to make me feel better
Antidepressants are medications that can help relieve symptoms of depression, social anxiety disorder, anxiety disorders, seasonal affective disorder, and dysthymia, or mild chronic depression, as well as other conditions.
They aim to correct chemical imbalances of neurotransmitters in the brain that are believed to be responsible for changes in mood and behavior.
Depression Medications (Antidepressants)
These are the most commonly prescribed type of antidepressant.
Serotonin and noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) are used to treat major depression, mood disorders, and possibly but less commonly attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety disorders, menopausal symptoms, fibromyalgia, and chronic neuropathic pain.
SNRIs raise levels of serotonin and norepinephrine, two neurotransmitters in the brain that play a key role in stabilizing mood.
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are the most commonly prescribed antidepressants. They are effective in treating depression, and they have fewer side effects than the other antidepressants.
SSRIs block the reuptake, or absorption, of serotonin in the brain. This makes it easier for the brain cells to receive and send messages, resulting in better and more stable moods.
They are called "selective" because they mainly seem to affect serotonin, and not the other neurotransmitters.