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What antidepressant has helped you the most?
Escitalopram (Lexapro)320.00%
Citalopram (Celexa)426.67%
Fluoxetine (Prozac)16.67%
Sertraline (Zoloft)213.33%
Paroxetine (Paxil)16.67%
Fluvoxamine (Luvox)00.00%
Venlaxafine (Effexor)16.67%
Duloxetine (Cymbalta)16.67%
Amitriptyline (Elavil)00.00%
Clomipramine (Anafril)16.67%
Desipramine (Norpramin)00.00%
Imipramine (Tofranil)00.00%
MAOIs00.00%
Mirtazapine (Remeron)16.67%
Bupropion (Wellbutrin)00.00%
Trazodone00.00%
Vortioxetine00.00%
 

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For all round mood enhancement and anxiety relief definitely Citalopram...But like an idiot I stopped taking it and when I tried to start it again it didnt do the same thing second time around.......Its common for this to happen with Antidepressants....Be careful....If you find one that works stick with it is my advice...

Having said this the real drug that keeps me in check is Low Dose Sulpiride....Antidepressants only ever act as complimentary drugs to lift my mood and ease my anxiety a bit....On their own they are useless to me....

Sulpiride is the drug that gave me my life back.....And still does the same job many years later....
 

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Not me it didnt......
it made me fatter even though I didnt even eat more than usual

seroquel made me fat too . I even lost weight automatically after stopping seroquel even though I ate the same .....ridiculous . I wish I would have never had taken any medication from the start .
 

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I took paxil when I was 19 ( I am 33 now) and it DRAMATICALLY helped against my anxiety and depression . without it I dont think I would have been able to finish technical secondary school (but I shouldnt have been there to begin with but thats another story) . but it made me not only gain weight but made me basically a zombie without a personality ....I slept a lot and I didnt give a fuck about anything anymore . I only had fun in my mind lol . I was just going to nightclubs or eating .

the funny thing is that a friend of mine who I just talked about in another thread has been in the mental hospital for 3 months 1 year ago or so and nothing helped him much until I told him to ask his docs for paxil and after he took it for a while he left the hospital again and after going up to 30mg now he feels good . it is a very effective antidepressant imo but of course you have to be careful with it as it also has side effects and I am not a fan of antidepressants and wish I would have never taken any . I only told my friend to take it because he was VERY depressive and suicidal .

otherwise Effexor helped me too . it helped me 2 times out of a bad episode where I had withdrawal from other antidepressants

but dont forget that each med works different for each person
 

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I took paxil when I was 19 ( I am 33 now) and it DRAMATICALLY helped against my anxiety and depression . without it I dont think I would have been able to finish technical secondary school (but I shouldnt have been there to begin with but thats another story) . but it made me not only gain weight but made me basically a zombie without a personality ....I slept a lot and I didnt give a fuck about anything anymore . I only had fun in my mind lol . I was just going to nightclubs or eating .

the funny thing is that a friend of mine who I just talked about in another thread has been in the mental hospital for 3 months 1 year ago or so and nothing helped him much until I told him to ask his docs for paxil and after he took it for a while he left the hospital again and after going up to 30mg now he feels good . it is a very effective antidepressant imo but of course you have to be careful with it as it also has side effects and I am not a fan of antidepressants and wish I would have never taken any . I only told my friend to take it because he was VERY depressive and suicidal .

otherwise Effexor helped me too . it helped me 2 times out of a bad episode where I had withdrawal from other antidepressants

but dont forget that each med works different for each person
I find these types of stories interesting. So you took the paxil because you were depressed and anxious. You say it helped dramatically but turned you into a zombie. Did you view the zombie state as an improvement over the depressed/anxious state?

I totally understand the need or desire to get through school or work. ADDerall did help me get through school by allowing me to basically hyperfocus on my work, to the detriment of everything else in my life at the time. It sucked, but it was necessary at the time (at least, I couldn't find any other way to get my brain to work and to hold back that constant panic attacks I was having. But it wasn't a long-term solution, and I had to lose many friendships in the process.

To each their own, though.
 

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I find these types of stories interesting. So you took the paxil because you were depressed and anxious. You say it helped dramatically but turned you into a zombie. Did you view the zombie state as an improvement over the depressed/anxious state?

I totally understand the need or desire to get through school or work. ADDerall did help me get through school by allowing me to basically hyperfocus on my work, to the detriment of everything else in my life at the time. It sucked, but it was necessary at the time (at least, I couldn't find any other way to get my brain to work and to hold back that constant panic attacks I was having. But it wasn't a long-term solution, and I had to lose many friendships in the process.

To each their own, though.
I didnt view the zombie state as good but not really as that bad either because I didnt care .....and this not caring came also from the meds

but it is not a good thing and I dont like that zombie state

the school I was in at that time was a huge problem for me psychologially . I was in a very insecure state at that time and had a lot of problems with myself which were caused by my father and traumas I have been through in my childhood but other than that also the "friends" , classmates and even teachers from the previous school being poison for me . and in this school my teacher and also some classmates including a "friend" were also putting me down and I felt very uncomfortable in the school . I endured all this shit just to get my graduation . fuck that

it is very weird ....I am not in any way the stereotypical "victim" or whatever . quite the contrary actually and a lot of people from that time would not even dare to talk to me in a bad way today . but I was very insecure at that time and when you have issues some people can sense it and will come after you . I wish I had the mindest of today back then and some people can really fuck your confidense up when you are in puberty

the right way would have been to either leave the school and go get some kind of education/training somewhere else (like literally showing the middle finger) or to stand up against those people including the teacher . I was just not ready at that time mentally
 

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Lexapro (Cipralex in Europe) works best for me. At a low dose (2.5mg - 5mg) or it feels too 'apathetic' for me. Of course in addition to high dose Lamictal, or it's useless.

Zoloft, I stress FOR ME, was vile.

Cymbalta was pretty good, but after a while it made me sweat so much and so boiling hot I had to stop.
 

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Lexapro (Cipralex in Europe) works best for me. At a low dose (2.5mg - 5mg) or it feels too 'apathetic' for me. Of course in addition to high dose Lamictal, or it's useless.

Zoloft, I stress FOR ME, was vile.

Cymbalta was pretty good, but after a while it made me sweat so much and so boiling hot I had to stop.
did you gain weight from zoloft and cymbalta ?

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for me, it has been celexa... it worked for family members of mine, and I think that is a connection which explains why it has worked well for me! maybe ask your family if they have taken medication, and if so, what kind?
 

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for me, it has been celexa... it worked for family members of mine, and I think that is a connection which explains why it has worked well for me! maybe ask your family if they have taken medication, and if so, what kind?
I'm starting celexa (citalopram) 10mg again to take the edge off the anxiety. It worked in the past at this low dose. Hoping it does again. It seems to be the most popular antidepressant for people with DP.
 
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