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    I take Wellbutrin now for depression and ADHD and I'm a completely different person, for the better. It had been YEARS since I was able to be myself, apparently. I just didn't realize how bad it had gotten.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Deadpan View Post
    I take Wellbutrin now for depression and ADHD and I'm a completely different person, for the better. It had been YEARS since I was able to be myself, apparently. I just didn't realize how bad it had gotten.
    I took that for about 14 months once when I had an episode of depression (which only happened to me the one time but it was awful). It was absolutely not a cure but worked pretty well and helped me get through it.

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    I need to change my answer as I am now on a low dose of remeron and it actually works or maybe it's because it's summer i actually want to get out and do stuff. plus my sleep has improved except the last 2 nights where i couldn't sleep if this continues i'll bring it up.
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    Zoloft I think, it made me more extraverted and energetic and social, but with a side effect being that I always felt easy to anger. Maybe because I have Asperger's as well, I'm not sure where the aggression comes from.

    Social anxiety and Asperger's was the issue mostly, depression I don't think was present. But it definitely worked 100%
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terralynn View Post
    Zoloft I think, it made me more extraverted and energetic and social, but with a side effect being that I always felt easy to anger. Maybe because I have Asperger's as well, I'm not sure where the aggression comes from.

    Social anxiety and Asperger's was the issue mostly, depression I don't think was present. But it definitely worked 100%
    yeah anti-depressants are sometimes used for other things other than depression. but i wonder if you weren't cuz i know when i'm depressed i'm introverted, low energy, and anti-social. But when I'm not I'm like what you describe social, energetic, and extraverted. but i'm more likely to be angry when depressed.
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    I use ritalin and St. John's wort (and Abilify in the past).

    Especially the ritalin still makes me feel like a 'druggie' from time to time. As if I am not supposed to use it.
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    I'd suffered from severe depression and anxiety for years, to which I thought there was no end in sight. I'd done extensive research over several years, looking at both natural and pharmaceutical remedies to at least alleviate the night terrors (in my worst experience I awoke in the middle of the night, screaming and sweating profusely, and punched myself in the face in a state of supreme confusion).

    I'd recently discovered an ancient Mayan herbal blend of crushed caterpillars, bull semen extract, all brewed together 3 liters of room temperature Flint, Michigan tap water. Other than the occasional seizure and the sudden onset of narcolepsy, this new blend seems to be working pretty well and gives me hope I be functional enough to resume pursuing my life's dream of following in my father's footsteps and a world champion Tetris player.
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    A counterargument to medication for 'invisible disabilities' (mental illness) is that people get 'dependent' on them, but it is just as necessary as the diabetic whose body does not produce insulin properly. Dependent, yes, but for good reason- in order to achieve a hormonal balance that people without the illnesses do possess. Everyone is just as 'dependent' on the 'drugs' their brain processes, some just need help with the manufacturing because they may be impaired from doing so at all- it is an illness, after all. Medication is just helping achieve what is supposed to be (or what is preferable to be) there (be it insulin, or serotonin).

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    I started Zoloft like 2 weeks ago. Its largely took away my irritability and anger. Made it harder to feel emotion in general, and stopped my hypervigilence. But now I just feel dead inside, and my therapist is practically telling me to learn how to feel again in this state. I can't focus on things in my free time at all, and seem to be in a perpetual state of apathy and anhedonia.
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    ^ A fellow Zoloft user!! I stopped taking it last year; made me feel worse in the long run. I had severe Social Anxiety (still do) and symptoms of depressions. Yeah, it made me less "on edge" but at the same time strengthened my depression symptoms. It sucked the life out of me. Currently trying to deal with things without pills with some success in regard to my anxiety issues, but I still generally feel apathetic.
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