hi..does anyone know if there is a depression medication that does not require withdraws when stopping using it? thanks for any help. I would like to try an antidepressant but do not want to get addicted or dependant on it.
The tricyclics usually do not have withdrawals & you don't have to be weaned off of them. Talk to your doctor about them. I was on amitriptyline, but there are many others, it's just the one that worked well for me with few side effects.
almost 50 years old here - have been on and off meds for about the last 25 - never had a problem with withdrawel from any anti depressant - anti psychotic or benzo - the key thing is eating healthy and maybe a vitimin supplement when you quit - never had the patience to wean down - or taper off - usually going off meds was when things were going good and my mind was involved in other things besides waiting for something bad to happen because I was going off meds.. To be fair I most also mention that when younger I did a lot of other drugs that were mind altering so perhaps I burned out a lot of receptors and my neurons don't shake my dendrite trees like they are suppose to - lol. No problems ever going off anything - the problems are always at the other end of it - the taking of something new - adverse reactions to zoloft and its cousin paxil - can't take prozac either - read about tardive dyskinesia and amitriptyline (just so your aware of possible long term effects) - good luck my friend