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Depression meds, your experience? SailorJerry 2 kids; California 17276 posts
12th Dec '12

I've been pretty depressed on and off the last couple of years. Ive been able to, I guess, "suck it up" so to speak, enough to continue my daily routines and be a productive member of society. Lately its just gotten worse, ive been staying home, neglecting my social life, and anything that requires me to get out of my comfy clothes is too much motivationfor me. I cry a lot, and and am consumed by depressing, dark hateful thoughts about my life. I have no motivation to leave the house, but surprisingly I havent neglected my household duties. There are so many miserable aspects of my life, just negative things going on, that have led me to be very hopeless and pessimistic. Im sure people have it worse but its gotten worse since ive held in all the bad feelings. I have no one to talk to really because people get annoyed of hearing my problems, which I dont blame. I dont have insurance for myself but I woukd pay out of pocket to see a doc about possibly getting on meds. How do they make you feel? I guess I just feel so hopeless that nothing could possibly uplift this dark cloud of depression. Would love to hear some experiences on the subject.

Elle With FOUR! 4 kids; Wichita, KS, United States 18964 posts
12th Dec '12

I've had struggle with mental illness, especially depression, my whole life. I was put on Viibryd a couple months ago and it's the first medicine I can honestly say is truly EFFECTIVE. I LOVE this medication.

OhSoFKN Fabulous Due December 19; 1 child; Land O' Lakes, Florida 2314 posts
12th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting SailorJerry:</b>" I've been pretty depressed on and off the last couple of years. Ive been able to, I guess, "suck it ... [snip!] ... hopeless that nothing could possibly uplift this dark cloud of depression. Would love to hear some experiences on the subject."</blockquote>




I'm sorry to hear that:( I was on Zoloft and it said that it would take a week or so to "kick in" and I honestly in like 4ish days started to feel a ton better. Before I felt lonely and horrible about my self. I would cry all the time and would just lay around. Only duties I fulfilled was taking care of my son. My doc. Said I had PPD. Once I took the meds I truly felt like a whole new person. If you ever need someone to talk to, just PM me:)

NopeNotGonnaDOIt 6 kids; Cuba 3000 posts
12th Dec '12

Medication will make you feel better temporarily but really only masks the root of problems. I would get into therapy. You have to re-train your brain, so to speak.

[JadeLee] 1 child; Minnesota 12190 posts
12th Dec '12

Meds always have made me feel like a zombie, but I guess I am a b***h when I am not on them. If you need them you do, it is always worth a try.

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 21595 posts
12th Dec '12

Medications will help. Therapy will do alot more. But I'm on medications and in therapy. I've tried Prozac, Paxil, Lexapro, Remeron (I think that's all). Prozac and Paxil made me feel more suicidal. I'm on Lexapro and Remeron right now. They're both anti depressants. I'm sorry to hear you are struggling.

SailorJerry 2 kids; California 17276 posts
12th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Elle With Three &1/2:</b>" I've had struggle with mental illness, especially depression, my whole life. I was put on Viibryd a couple ... [snip!] ... put on Viibryd a couple months ago and it's the first medicine I can honestly say is truly EFFECTIVE. I LOVE this medication."</blockquote>




How does it make you feel? Ive never been on them. If I could afford therapy, I would do it. I used to all the time as a kid, it really helped but even the low income programs ive looked into and tried werent good.

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 21595 posts
12th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting SailorJerry:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Elle With Three &1/2:</b>" I've had struggle with mental illness, ... [snip!] ... it. I used to all the time as a kid, it really helped but even the low income programs ive looked into and tried werent good."</blockquote>



I really wish therapy was more affordable :(

SailorJerry 2 kids; California 17276 posts
12th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting [JadeLee]:</b>" Meds always have made me feel like a zombie, but I guess I am a b***h when I am not on them. If you need them you do, it is always worth a try."</blockquote>




Yeah, thats what my husband said and why he is hesitant about them. (he also suffers from mood disorders) I thought it just meant you needed a different combo of meds, or maybe its normal idk.

SailorJerry 2 kids; California 17276 posts
12th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting HopingforaMiracle:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting SailorJerry:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Elle With ... [snip!] ... low income programs ive looked into and tried werent good."</blockquote> I really wish therapy was more affordable :("</blockquote>



I do too!!! It is so helpful. I miss being able to go. I never realized it would be considered such a luxury nowadays,.its very unfortunate. At this point I would try meds as a bandaid to my situation until im in a position to afford therapy.

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 21595 posts
12th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting SailorJerry:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting HopingforaMiracle:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting SailorJerry:</b>" ... [snip!] ... very unfortunate. At this point I would try meds as a bandaid to my situation until im in a position to afford therapy."</blockquote>



Yes I understand. It sounds meds would be the best in your situation

SailorJerry 2 kids; California 17276 posts
12th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting HopingforaMiracle:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting SailorJerry:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting HopingforaMiracle:</b>" ... [snip!] ... im in a position to afford therapy."</blockquote> Yes I understand. It sounds meds would be the best in your situation"</blockquote>



I ptd btw.

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 21595 posts
12th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting SailorJerry:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting HopingforaMiracle:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting SailorJerry:</b>" ... [snip!] ... Yes I understand. It sounds meds would be the best in your situation"</blockquote> I ptd btw."</blockquote>



I know I PTd you back. Thank you!

SailorJerry 2 kids; California 17276 posts
12th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting HopingforaMiracle:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting SailorJerry:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting HopingforaMiracle:</b>" ... [snip!] ... would be the best in your situation"</blockquote> I ptd btw."</blockquote> I know I PTd you back. Thank you!"</blockquote>




Lol welcome. :)

SailorJerry 2 kids; California 17276 posts
12th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting HopingforaMiracle:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting SailorJerry:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting HopingforaMiracle:</b>" ... [snip!] ... would be the best in your situation"</blockquote> I ptd btw."</blockquote> I know I PTd you back. Thank you!"</blockquote>




Lol welcome. :)