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kay3

395d

hey guys. So I keep going back and forth on antidepressants. I know they work for so many but I'm still just so iffy. can I please hear good and even the bad stories (I know everyone is different) I just like hearing the good and bad. thanks guys

    • j_Bug

      379d

      I love Lexapro, it's fixed so many things for me. just taken the edge off of my anxiety and depression enough that all my other coping mechanisms actually help now.

      • kay3

        377d

        @j_Bug so glad to hear. I only took it one day but side effects were so bad for only one night so I stopped

    • lonelypotato13

      394d

      I had to go through nearly every available ssri and antidepressant before i found one that actually works for me. Going on and off of them is ROUGH.

      • kay3

        393d

        @lonelypotato13 omg how awful. Im so glad you finally found one. I want to do the gene test but are so expensive

        • kay3

          391d

          @kay3 And yes they have gene tests to tell you what antidepressants have less side effects. Its expensive though

        • lonelypotato13

          393d

          @kay3 what a gene test?

    • anotherlostsoul

      395d

      I had to try different ones and go through side effects as bad as suic. I finally found the one that works best for me which is actually lexapro. I’m off my meds rn and have been for about two weeks (not by choice) but yeah withdrawls are very bad and taking it one day but not the next will not be good.

      • kay3

        395d

        @anotherlostsoul thank you for that. Wow you are strong. Are you just staying off of them now? Did you taper? I've heard if you don't withdraws are so bad. So the neds made you suicidal? These meds can be so crazy. Good job for not giving up.

        • anotherlostsoul

          392d

          @kay3 omg thank you sorry for the late response but yeah i ran out and so ive been forced off them completely for a couple weeks now. I had no opportunities to get more in the weeks that have gone by. Withdrawal are the worst and nobody around me understands that. I do need to get back on them. Honestly it what was helping save my life

    • Vix26

      395d

      It takes a while to get used but definitely worth it

      • kay3

        395d

        @Vix26 really can I ask what you take, how long any side effects? I took lexapro for one night and it was the worst night

        • Vix26

          363d

          @kay3 I take sertraline and that took a bit of time but definitely feel better now

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