do you take medication for OCD, depression, or anxiety?

if so what kind and what side effects does it have?

have you ever taken any that you HATED?

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Jun. 2, 2008 at 5:31 PM OH yes! I take it for anxiety and depression! If I didn't, I don't know where I'd be? It's been a real help to me!!!!!!!! I think I may even need more????? lol

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Jun. 2, 2008 at 5:54 PM

they put me on anxiety medication once, when in fact i  just had low blood pressure..  doctors are awesome.


they gave me Paxil..  worst drug ever....

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Jun. 3, 2008 at 7:19 PM I have taken Prozac, Paxil, Depakote, seroquel, amytriptaline, thorazine, lithium, geodon, Haldol, xanax, valium.............really every psychiatric drug that is out there.  I had horrible side effects with them all.  I gained 80 lbs in FIVE months.  I went from a size 0 to a 20.  I am only 5 ft tall.  I have been med free for nearly 5 yrs now.

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Jun. 3, 2008 at 8:13 PM Yes I have taken Prozac and Paxil did not like them. I was on Lexapro for a while it seemed to help a bit then I went off of it now I regret that I did it but I realized I needed something different. I am no on Cymbalta it is a new anti depression and anxiety medication and it seems to be working nicely.

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Jun. 3, 2008 at 8:15 PM i take wellbutrin that helps me i  have taken paxil, zolaft etc

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Jun. 5, 2008 at 8:28 AM i take cymbalta,abilifey,buspirone,and it helps some.

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Jun. 7, 2008 at 7:03 PM I take Celexa 20 mg 1 x in the am and it just makes me sleep half my day away. Also I take Klonopins 1 mg 3 times a day and it doesn't really seem like it is helping.

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Jun. 11, 2008 at 11:56 AM

 Paxil- couldn't urinate prperly, amitriptylene- fat pig, none of my clothes would fit, Zoloft- fat,

boobs got bigger, which was a plus but too fat. Luvox- couldn't urinate [FAT], Buspar- NO

GOOD. Wellbutrin- sex drive geat but I was a BITCH. Now Prozac and Klonopin- calmer,

more focused but huge appetite and weight gain. I think they all stink!


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Jun. 13, 2008 at 6:12 PM I have been on Paxil, Effexor, several others I can't remember and have been on Wellbutrin for 4-5 years now.  Effoexor caused the most weight gain, Paxil made all libido disappear, but the Wellbutrin has been a godsend.  I can remember symptoms of depression all the way back to 4th grade, but it took a severe post partum depression to finally realize that it wasn't normal to wake up in the morning wishing that you hadn't.  After hospitalization, therapy and medications, I am now 'normal' - meaning that I no longer wish to kill myself every single day and the black cloud that hung over my head for 30 years is gone.  I get angry when I hear people put down the idea of medications when it has quite literally saved my life.

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Jun. 13, 2008 at 6:18 PM

I take Wellbutrin after much trial with other meds by my doctor.  I got panic attacks when I started taking it the second time, but they just lowered my dose and slowly raised me back up.  I'm not exaggerating when I say it saved my life and my daughters as I had to be put back on it during my pregnancy. 

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