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ANTI-DEPRESSANTS / SSRI'S!

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Fugazi, Jun 29, 2004.

  1. Fugazi

    Fugazi Senior Member

    Joined: Dec 17, 2001 Messages: 1,298 Likes Received: 1
    I'm going to be taking a anti-depressant soon in an attempt to deal with anxiety issues that I have. I was wondering if anyone had any SSRI's (I don't want to take a MAOI or a tri-cyclic) that they would recommend. I don't want major side effects, and I want something that is effective. No crazy withdrawls either. Suggestions?
     
  2. Kr430n5_666

    Kr430n5_666 Banned

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    Girl: so what are you doing back?
    M-V: Well, I set back and thought about the things we used to do; it really meant a lot to me. You mean a lot to me.
    Girl: I really mean that much to you?
    M-V: Girl, you know it's true.
     
  3. Brewster Baker

    Brewster Baker 12oz Loyalist

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    im considering take anti-depressants aswell
     
  4. Fugazi

    Fugazi Senior Member

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    I believe it should be "I sat back". I would have rather had a picture though :(
     
  5. EyeforAnEYE

    EyeforAnEYE Elite Member

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    I used to take celexa, horrible withdralws. I heard Paxil is no walk in the park getting off either.
     
  6. Kr430n5_666

    Kr430n5_666 Banned

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    A friend of mine is getting off paxil. She says its like heroin withdrawls. She has never used heroin, but still...I'm sure its not a fun time.
     
  7. EyeforAnEYE

    EyeforAnEYE Elite Member

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    Yeah i knew this girl who was on it, and then she got off of it, and she would get horrible dizzy spells and black out. I took myself off my medication. I didn;t really need to be on it. The doctor told me that graffiti was OCD and put me on medication, bullsquirt
     
  8. Kr430n5_666

    Kr430n5_666 Banned

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    Well, there are a lot of symptoms of OCD in graffiti artists who are really into it. However, I feel that OCD in itself is an issue that isnt so black and white. Sometimes it can be hard to tell whether or not a person is simply enjoying something and feels the need to do things all the time that relate to it or if they have a problem within the mind that would make them go crazy if they didnt get to fufill their desire to do something.

    Example: I create systems for everything I do to . Everything. However, If i do something against my own system, I don't lose my fucking mind. I just indulge in it.

    It would really be a problem if a graffiti-demon walked by a mailbox and was like "oh i didnt see who was up on that...i'll let it go..." and then they flip out and have to go back to analyze the mailbox and scan for names.

    There was a girl in my highschool who used to have to touch the top of all the doorframes she walked by. I saw he skip it once and she turned around immidietly and corrected herself. Its crazy to watch.
     
  9. EyeforAnEYE

    EyeforAnEYE Elite Member

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    I knew this kid who had such an impulse with graffiti, like the example you gave with the mailbox. He couldn't pass something by without standing there for like 5 minutes. Examining it, every aspect of it.

    I haven't really seen anyone with ocd tendencies, but I've read articles about it, it's really intense to think about, how someone needs to do something repeatedly to feel maybe some sort of security
     
  10. seeking

    seeking Dirty Dozen Crew

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    tease, you got deleted because your dumb shit is not wanted here.

    fugazi,
    if you're just trying to combat anxiety, and possibly the secondary depression that comes with it, look into welbutrin and keppra. keppra is an anti-seizure med, but its not a benzo like a lot of the others. it's often cross-prescribed for anxiety stuff. no dependency, no withdrawls, and for the most part, no side effects. shit is the jump off, trust me on this one.
     
  11. EyeforAnEYE

    EyeforAnEYE Elite Member

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    I took wellburtin for a a month, and, maybe it was jsut me, but I jsut didn't feel right on it. I had no feeling what so ever. It completely numbed me to the world.
     
  12. T=E=A=S=E

    T=E=A=S=E Elite Member

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    sorry man, didnt mean to be overly dumb, just trying to look at a depressing subject in a more lgihter manner. no pun intended.

    i dont believe in meds of this kind, i think anyone can be strong enough mentally to overcome on their own.

    thats how i see it anyways.

    /sorry.
     
  13. Fugazi

    Fugazi Senior Member

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    Overcoming chemical imbalances is possible, but really not plausible. Behavioral and cognitive therapy are always my recommendations to people, but in some instances medication is simply unavoidable.
     
  14. Fugazi

    Fugazi Senior Member

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    I'll ask my prescribing MD about it. I'm staying away from the benzodiazipines. Just SSRI's. What's Welbutrin's sister pill? The one that is chemically the same but used as an anti-smoking pill? Zanax? I'll see what's cheaper :lol:
     
  15. fermentor666

    fermentor666 Veteran Member

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    I was on Depakote for 6 months. It's a mood stabalizer similar to Lithium but not nearly as powerful. I stopped taking it and never even got a follow-up about it from my doctor. I remember it made me feel nothing when I was on it, which actually made me more depressed. I can't really say how hard it was to go off it because I don't remember too well. I know I smoked a lot of pot afterwards, related or unrelated to being off meds.

    Took Zoloft before that which was a big mistake.

    Graffiti can make me ADD/OCD/Not pay attention to other things. I don't see this as a bad thing. Art is a focus of attention. Graffiti is constant art when you live in the city. So my attention is constantly being broken by something that is in essence, what I am focusing on.
     
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