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View Poll Results: Do you take antidepressants/anxiety medication? (anonymous poll)

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    I'm still on 150mg bupropion (Wellbutrin), but it's such a low dose and I've come so far with my coping skills that I'm not sure how much it's helping. I also take 25mg CBD oil twice daily and supplement with vitamin D drops.

    I can't say I'm "cured" or that there is even a cure for the pain and trauma that life inflicts upon us (that is after all the nature of scars, which we all bear to some extent), but the surface has healed enough so that I don't have to walk around hiding behind bandages worrying that the wound will seep through the edges.
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  2. #72

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    Also, I'd like to add that I think that some antidepressants work by numbing the ability to feel, which may be initially beneficial in a crisis, but after some time, if you are noticing a distinct inability to feel, I would consider a change in some direction as far as treatment goes.

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    I love my zoloft.
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    The main reason I am giving antidepressants a go to begin with, is because I have tried everything else. I got tired of putting up with it alone.

    Now if only my therapy wasn't so awkward. I keep spacing what I want to say lol.
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    My answer should change from "no, but used to" to "yes" but there's no way for me to change it.
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    When I was 15 they put me on antidepressants. My father convinced me I didn't need them and it was just a matter of circumstance and willpower, so I came off of them. A few years later I got fired from my job for depression issues. Some years after that I learned I was bipolar all this time. I had tried to fight it all on my own for years, but nothing I did ever worked. Eventually I accepted the fact that my father was wrong and I needed help.
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    I started taking Lexapro yesterday(10 mg). I thought I was having a placebo effect at first because it started kicking in like 17 minutes after I took it, but naw. I definitely feel more placid, and it feels like my legs are being restrained? My anxiety makes me really hyper, but now I'm not feeling that same urge to run around for the most part. It's a weird feeling for sure, but it's not a bad one. We'll see how things play out in the long run.
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    Therapists in the past have tried to get me to take it, but I've refused. I'm a bit afraid of any type of medicine and avoid taking it as much as possible. Also, I don't think anything can help me feel better at this point and I should probably stop trying.

    I don't think there's anything wrong about taking it, I just don't think it's for me.

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    I've been off of medication for quite some time now. I prefer it this way because having only numbed access to my emotional states can be frustrating and counterproductive to healing trauma. I also think I was basically on a near placebo level dose anyway. I'm stubborn, and I never wanted to rely on medication, so I just stayed at 150 (I believe a standard dose of bupropion is 300 mg).

    I just use full-spectrum CBD now and make sure I'm getting enough sun exposure or vitamin D supplement. Limiting alcohol helps, buuuut I'm not necessarily very successful in that department, consistently. I go in spurts.

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    I've been on hypnotics for years, since I was a teen, stopped taking them in december.
    Been on and off anxiolytics for the past 6 months, since I'm trying the mainly psychotherapeutic approach. I think I may be asking to switch to a more consistent pharmaceutic approach soon, though.
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