What meds are you on /b/?
I'm on 30mg Diazepam a day and just started 20mg Prozac today
i remember feeling like i'd be stuck on 150mg sertraline for the rest of my life, after having gone from citalopram to venlafaxine and finally to that. alas, 7 years ago, i developed will power, and i'm off everything now. it definitely helped, but there comes a point when you need to draw the line
Nothing. I need something for anxiety, but I was accused of being a pill chaser (even though I haven't gotten high on a pill since 2004)
I don't want to get high. I just don't want to feel so anxious all day everyday.
I used to be on them (7 years)... and yep, I'm completely fucked. I can barely get out of bed in the morning without wanting to pop myself and I have terrible head and muscle aches.
Only cold turkey'd once, it was odd, but not insufferable. The main side effect was feeling odd 'zapping' sensations in my head when I moved my eyes.
As for just being off it, there's just a slide to uselessness and depression that happens so subtly that I don't notice it, and before I know it I can't do anything. Both myself, and the doctors have decided that since I feel 'functional' when I'm taking it, and like I want to die when I'm not, that it's best just to stay on it, at least for the time being.
> Look at me I'm so cool I take over 5 types of meds
Having to make it through the day, every day, all day, is rather weak than cool
30mg adderall xr (from another doctor)
2mg klonopin daily, plus ativan as needed (they only give me 15mg of that a month)
150mg of zoloft
25mg of quetiapine/seroquel for sleep
zopiclone for sleep as needed
Nobody in this thread has made any allusions to being cool on account of taking medication. Do you think they're cool? They don't think they're cool. They wish they didn't have to take it.
400 mg Neurontin (3x a day)
Lithium (450 mg in morning and 600 mg at night)
20 mg Latuda
Just recently stopped Abilify and Prozac. I cry every morning when I wake up and when I get home from work. I wish I was dead.
o yeah I'm also on like 300mg x2 3 times a day for shingle pain, got it a couple months ago it's not bad the rash is gone but still the pain is crazy
I have been very depressed for most of my life.
I will try meds soon but first I'm going to see of quitting cigarettes help. When I quit smoking I usual feel pretty good most of the time, I want to see if that helps.
Don't let 'em change you. No matter what, you'll never be cooler than you are on heroin.
I got prescribed Abilify for Tourette's Syndrome. But the side effects reported scare me like weight gain, increased risk for diabetes, and tardive dyskinesia (permanent uncontrollable muscle movements).
I'm not sure I feel like trading one debilitating disorder for more debilitating disorders.
vyvanse 40 mg for days that i have class
adderall ir 5 mg (i dont take it every day but when i do, my doctor says to take as much as i need)
i was prescribed paxil, zoloft, and remeron for anxiety in the past (remeron was for insomnia more than anxiety), but none of them really worked. now i just take saint johns wort and kratom for anxiety and valerian root for sleep.
broad-based review of studies focused on drugs that treat anxiety, a Saint Louis University doctor found no evidence supporting the use of so-called "natural" treatments in combating the effects of anxiety.
Separation anxiety disorder
General anxiety disorder
Health benefits of tea
St. John's wort, kava extract and valerian, herbal remedies touted on the Internet, have not been proven to be effective in treating anxiety wrote Kimberly Zoberi, M.D., associate professor of family and community medicine at Saint Louis University School of Medicine. Additionally, she raised concerns about the safety of valerian, particularly lacking any long-term studies of the herb.
That guy says you guys are full of shit.
holy shit just reading the word abilify makes me shiver, my doctor added it to my stuff to help with my depression and such and completely flipped out lol like crazy bath salt scare shit running around naked doing weird ass stuff seizures then waking up in a psych ward with a split open head ha
Quintupaline-Im coming off this, if uv never had it you can easily achieve lucid dreams on it
and finally my lovely
Adderall- if you seen the movie Limitless, yeh thats pre much what it does
>Clonodine 100mg day/night for Tourette's Syndrome.
>Olanzapine 20mg nightly for paranoid schizophrenia
>Buspirone 15mg daily for paranoid schizophrenia
>Venlafaxine 150mg daily for depression/PS
>Sertraline 200mg daily for depression/PS
Those are the main ones. I'm on some pills for urticaria and some other pills for acid reflux. Also vitamin pills.
my counselor wants me to go on some sort of anti depressant/anti anxiety meds. i have a pretty addictive personality, i'm just worried i'm going to be addicted to them forever. i usually just self medicate with alcohol.
I have some strange muscle movements like my mouth muscles are in constant strain. But the worst is random swearing of words like pussy, cunt, whorebitch, nigger, tits, etc. And just flipping the bird. It's possible to hold it back, but it's hard. No one knows I do it, I hide it really well. But it literally hurts emotionally.
>I've gotten off heroin after years of IV use plus benzos I think I can handle it. plus I'm on klonopin so that would take the edge off
Heroin is more about willpower after the first few days though, right? I've cold turkeyed synthetic opioid after prolonged use, the restless legs is the worst thing, imo.
With Venlafaxine you will be having nightmares, "brain zaps" and seven plagues of hell for weeks or months, well unless you're lucky ofc.
When I came off venlafaxine I would have "brain zaps" and sleep paralysis. During the paralysis one of two things would happen.
Either, I would open my eyes while paralysed and become aware of a presence in my room. Shadowy black demons standing over my bed, or;
I would start sinking into my bed and at the same time the ground beneath me would give way to open space with a view right to the fiery core. At this point two demons would seize me, one on each arm and with a sound of rushing air and a falling sensation, I would be dragged downwards, destination Hell. I managed to wake up before getting there, not sure what would've happened if I hadn't.
No I'm not religious.
Good luck though.
One question. When have you EVER went in to a doctors and been prescribed a natural remedy? it wont happen. why? because how else are multi-billion dollar pharmacutical companies going to make any cash when they acknowledge herbal remedies people start self medicating on natural herbs that cant be patented.
Why you think they still wont give weed to cancer patients ( i am in no way implying weed is THE CURE but theres no doubting its medicinal value)
Heres a doc.. take what you will - beleive what you want from it, I cant argue but it at least offers in interesting insight into how the pharmacutical industry works
no it's months and months, plus getting away from the lifestyle and the people who'd constantly be offering it to me was insane I'm just now getting to the point of having no cravings it's been May, the difference is heroin makes you feel fucking amazing and coming off sucks, venlafaxine doesn't make you feel amazing and coming off sucks
>not using psychedelics to alleviate anxiety/depression
and also natural remedies aren't standardized and doctors aren't going to prescribe something that could have who knows what in it, if it works they seperate the compounds that are responsible for the action patent it and so forth, if the natural cures worked they'd be taken by those some greedy companies you think are the problem
Yeah environmental cues are a big problem with any addiction.
I'm actually seeking an opiate habit at the moment but I'm not involved in those circles so have no entry point.
I could walk up to a dealer and buy some gear but I have a problem putting adulterated substances in my body.
The best I can do at the moment is pilfering dihydrocodeine from a relative (who rarely uses it and throws most of them away when they expire).
I have tried them and I beg to differ.
All patented. shit like cannabis for instance, if they recognised its medicinal value who would take Aspirin, Vitamins & Cod Liver Oil ?? no one, why waste your time when you can get it from your friendly neighbourhood drug dealer & Big pharmany makes no £££
Big pharma also collects traditional remedies from remote corners of the earth, isolates the active chemical, patents it and pretend it was discovered in a lab.
I'm sure this happened with Tramadol but I can't prove it.
The thing is no one really knows if they work or not.. people arent being given the chance to conduct proper research into these chemicals because whos going to fund them? 'Big Pharma' pays millions each year to leading medical universities and in turn ask that they can place representatives on their board of directors so they can decide where the money gets spent.
Doctors learn very little about herbal remedies and very much about synthetic ones
If you put it in your body, it is still a drug. Plenty of plants on their own pack enough punch to do some serious shit.
I don't understand why people think just because it is 'natural' means it is 'safe'
>All patented. shit like cannabis for instance, if they recognised its medicinal value who would take Aspirin, Vitamins & Cod Liver Oil ??
I'm pretty sure that cannabis does not act as a replacement for vitamins.
Give yourself scurvy and see if smoking a joint cures it if you want though.
By the way, treatments which use cannabinoids have already been patented.
>I don't understand why people think just because it is 'natural' means it is 'safe'
I don't understand why you'd imagine I said that.
>actually they showed that it was a result of the tree absorbing tramadol being excreted from livestock
Lol. Thanks for that. I have adjusted my belief accordingly.
...which left me in a deep depression and now I browse 4chan and contemplate killing myself.
So, might not end well...but it is possible.
A professor of Neuropharmacology.
His patent applications definitely include natural cannabinoids.
>actually they showed that it was a result of the tree absorbing tramadol being excreted from livestock
Actually after reading a full article on the matter, the jury is still out.
i have narcolepsy and unipolar depression.
wellbutrin and modafinil keep me awake
trazodone puts me to sleep
idk what celexa does
lamictal regulates my impulsiveness evidently
i don't really want to. i've just been burnt out from work so i quit. don't have a job currently, but i have a few prospects.
i've noticed taking about 14 grams of fish oil/ day has helped my mental state. i take soy lecithin capsules as well.
mainly my biggest thing has been having to deal with complete morons at work who i am supposed to have authority over, but they don't listen. it gave me serious anxiety and stressed me the fuck out because they were literally so dumb.
i should probably just go back to smoking weed, honestly. i've heard taking mushrooms can have a positive effect on one's outlook on life. anyone have any anecdotal evidence?
I'd rather be a miserable cunt than medicated. When you realize the only reason you can "be like everyone else" is because of the pills you take it ruins it for you. Some people aren't meant to be happy
“some people agreement to be happy” are you me? say that shit sadly all the time. the meds haven’t done anything for me yet so its the worst of both options regardless of decisions