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Old 04-24-2004, 11:13 AM   #1
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depression medication (help with)

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.

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Old 04-24-2004, 12:55 PM   #2
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Re: depression medication (help with)

there are many antidepressant meds, they arent addictive but should be taken for about 12 months at least

eventually stopping isnt all that difficult, some fear weight gain from the med but this seldom happens

Old 04-25-2004, 01:53 AM   #3
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Re: depression medication (help with)

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.

Old 04-25-2004, 05:21 AM   #4
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Re: depression medication (help with)

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

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