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by Gary555

Just want to say something about antidepressants. I’ve been taking them for about 3 weeks now and for the first time in a long time I feel pretty damn good. I know this doesn’t apply to people who have a fucked up external environment. And I know some of you have tried meds and they didn’t work. It’s for people who show up here and say my life is great and I still want to kill myself. That’s a chemical imbalance and you can go to a doctor and get help for that.


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Cause of Death: Suicide 4/13/2019 - 9:09 am

Haha I’m the my life is terrible and I want to kill myself. Anti depressants made it worse but happy you’re feeling better!! Hopefully that will keep it up. Maybe it is artificial happiness to take anti-depressants but I don’t know either.

AXYZ 4/13/2019 - 3:48 pm

It’s great that they’re working for you, and I hope you keep your spirits up. I just want to give a friendly warning: there will be a backlash so be prepared.

I’m one of those “my life is great and I still want to kill myself” people. I took antidepressants for 6 months. The first few months were interesting. I felt better. But I also slept a lot, gained a lot of weight, lost focus. Basically became content but slightly numb. 6 months into it I was more suicidal than ever, psychotically so. In my opinion, antidepressants and all meds serve no long-term benefit. But if they can help you through a temporary rough patch, that’s good enough.

Gary555 4/15/2019 - 2:46 am

Thanks for your responses. I know I’m late in getting back to you but hey you know what I’m about or I wouldn’t be on this board. Thanks for the heads up about antidepressants. I absolutely appreciate your first hand knowledge. I’m taking Wellbutrin and Abilify. She gave me Wellbutrin because I said I don’t want weight gain or sexual side effects, and I don’t think Wellbutrin or abilify causes that. I can tell you it doesn’t because I’ve been on them for 3 weeks.

A few years ago they put me on Lexapro. My God I felt amazingly high on that stuff but,, sexual side effects. I don’t know why I’m worried about that because I can’t find a woman anyway but if I do find a woman, You get what I’m saying?

I can just tell you that I feel better than I’ve felt in a very long time. I have a chemical imbalance in my brain so it makes sense that I should take medication that balances that out. I notice that even when I take a multivitamin the B vitamins balance me out but it wasn’t enough.

So I’ll see how it goes in the next few months. If I show up again you’ll know it didn’t work. I might show up anyway even if it does work to tell people how these drugs worked for me. Like you said, we need to be careful with medication but right now they’re working for me and I feel pretty damn good.

I really appreciate your input COD and AXYZ. LOL nothing but letters here. See they’re not real. They’re bots with letters for their names. Just Kidding. I do appreciate your input and I’ll stop back in a month to give everyone on this board an update. Hopefully I can help someone. I love you all and I appreciate your support.


AXYZ 4/15/2019 - 7:24 am

That sounds great about no side effects, maybe you found the right one. I should’ve mentioned my experience was with remeron (mirtazapine), klonopin and something else I can’t remember because they had me so doped up.

I think the key is finding something that allows you to think clearly, because even if it’s temporary it might give you the motivation to get your life together, and that’s what’ll give you a long term will to live. Your writing is really sharp so from that I would guess you’re thinking clearly and you might be onto a lasting solution. Maybe use this time to dive into everything you’ve always wanted, new opportunities or even really trying to meet new people (without sexual side effects too lol). So even if there’s a backlash from the medication, you’ll have some major accomplishments to keep you going.

Definitely keep us updated. If just 1 person can break the suicide depression trap, that’ll give us all hope.

rocketman 4/15/2019 - 7:09 am

Yes they can help i think everyone could use them now and then but they are not the solution, dealing with the underlining cause for your depression is, use them to get over a rough time and deal with the root cause. in other words there is no magic pill, always work on coming to terms with your depression.

muspelhem 4/16/2019 - 3:27 pm

a) Psychiatric drugs CAUSE chemical imbalances which the brain overcompensates for over time
b) Three weeks is in no way enough time for you to make proclamations about the effectiveness of these drugs. Come back in a few years and we can talk
c) Ability is an antipsychotic – not an antidepressant

Gary555 4/19/2019 - 12:31 am

a) Psychiatric drugs also TREAT chemical imbalances. Ask anyone whose life has been saved by them.
b) I just did a clinical trial testing an antidepressant and in 5 days I had NO depression nor for the 3 weeks I took the drug home and did it. If you think it takes years you don’t know what you’re talking about.
c) Abilify Is an antipsychotic. Correct. But it also helps with depression.
d) I’ve seen your posts before hating on antidepressants so anything you say on this subject has to be taken with a grain of salt and doesn’t carry much weight.

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