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Agnia
Agnia Community member Posts: 924 Connected
Please can someone share their experience about antidepressants 
im not able to take drugs from SSRI group because of side effects 
please can someone share their experience if find helpful using wellbutrin or mianseryna , or different 
thank you 
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  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 14,277 Disability Gamechanger
    edited April 7
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    I don't know if this is allowed to be answered because they don't like people giving med advice on here

    I won't insult you by telling you the best bet is to ask a doctor, because I know that getting in touch with a doctor is near-on impossible at the moment

    All I will say is everyone reacts differently even someone with the same condition taking the same medicine so people online really can't help and even if sharing their experiences it's likely yours would be different

    Good luck
  • Agnia
    Agnia Community member Posts: 924 Connected
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    there are people who tolerate it well drugs from ssri, others are crushed by even the lowest doses 
    i got sertraline again now 
    i tried in the past and it had a very bad effects on me 
    i took one tablet 50 mg in the morning and Phenergan at night which didn’t help to sleep at all 
    next day the veins in my feet hands came out and the pain was incredibly my feet swelled up even more were very heavy and it’s still painful , it wasn’t like that 3 days ago 
    in the past i couldn’t tolerate even 25 mg sertraline 
     


  • Agnia
    Agnia Community member Posts: 924 Connected
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    Thank you Mustang 
    i had sertraline prescribed in the past my body wasn’t tolerate it at all and i got sertraline again now from a doctor and before i took sertraline about 3 days ago my legs were in better condition than now and other bad side effects 
    now is too late because it already did affect me in bad way 
  • Ada
    Ada Scope Member Posts: 15,302 Disability Gamechanger
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    66Mustang said:
    I don't know if this is allowed to be answered because they don't like people giving med advice on here

    I won't insult you by telling you the best bet is to ask a doctor, because I know that getting in touch with a doctor is near-on impossible at the moment

    All I will say is everyone reacts differently even someone with the same condition taking the same medicine so people online really can't help and even if sharing their experiences it's likely yours would be different

    Good luck
    Totally agree with you @66Mustang I’ve been on prescription drugs almost my whole life. Had to try many varied antidepressants until finding a combination to suit me personally. I would never disclose or encourage what ones I have been on or am on. It’s a very dangerous question to answer. 
  • Agnia
    Agnia Community member Posts: 924 Connected
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    Thank you Ada for writing here 
    i tried to use antidepressants 3 years ago ssri they don’t work for me , i never used antidepressants before ,
    now i was prescribed sertraline again ( even when before sertraline  did cause really bad side effects and was telling it to my doctor that im responding very badly for it )
    and i stupidly took it now and did cause really bad reaction again 
    it’s about sharing experience 

  • Agnia
    Agnia Community member Posts: 924 Connected
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    i read from the internet about peoples experience how they respond to ssri that some people cannot tolerate even small doses to all ssri drugs and i wanted to kindly know and to have a normal conversation about it here and to share my experience and experience of people on this forum on this topic 
    my body reacted very badly to ssri before and i was prescribed the same medicine again which i reacted very badly to 
    and i took it 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 55,381 Disability Gamechanger
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    If you had a bad reaction to it in the past then why are you taking again now? 
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Agnia
    Agnia Community member Posts: 924 Connected
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    Because my doctor gp prescribed it to me again 
  • Agnia
    Agnia Community member Posts: 924 Connected
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    i didn’t take it today morning and my legs are better and im feeling better, i still feel some pain from my veins but im better than i was 
  • Agnia
    Agnia Community member Posts: 924 Connected
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    i found the man’s story who decided to share his experiences in order to help other people 
    this man met the professor in Krakow who made him aware that from 6 months to a year this is the maximum duration to take antidepressants every day 
    There is even a ward in Krakow that treats people who have permanent side effects from these drugs 
    And from my perspective was very important to read about peoples experiences and what side effects they had from antidepressants 
    my body is very sensitive to drugs 
    the pain in my veins was unbearable my legs were so heavy that i couldn’t walk to the bathroom 
    this happened to me after taking sertraline 
    i stopped taking it and it’s better 

  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 11,833 Disability Gamechanger
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    The main reason we don't discuss medication is because non of us are doctors, sorry if thats not much help but it's just how it is.
    2024 The year of the general election...the time for change is coming 💡

  • Agnia
    Agnia Community member Posts: 924 Connected
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    Hi woodbine, thank you for writing here 
  • Lou67
    Lou67 Community member Posts: 7,698 Disability Gamechanger
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    @Agnia
    Hi I m glad you’ve stopped taking the tablets that were giving you bad side effects, it’s great you’re feeling better now.

    ❤️
  • Agnia
    Agnia Community member Posts: 924 Connected
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    Hi woodbine, thank you for writing here again, i would like to write that the man i mentioned earlier was not a doctor , he took sertraline for three years, 
    Sertaline was also prescribed for me , it had a terrible effects on me 
    as well as other drugs from ssri group
    This man wrote down his experiences emphasizing that they were his experiences and maybe they will help other people and he also wanted to warn other people and also he wanted to share his knowledge 
    Reading his treatment stories helped me a lot and im grateful that he decided to share it and also what other forum users wrote 
    people who also took antidepressants or still take them and shared their experiences 
    i also read the girl’s’ statement ( she took antidepressants 3,5 years) she wrote if she had found the forum earlier and appropriate therapist and books then she wouldn’t have consciously taken antidepressants 



  • Agnia
    Agnia Community member Posts: 924 Connected
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    Hi Lou , thank you 
    i have a big problem because my body reacts very badly to them 
  • Ada
    Ada Scope Member Posts: 15,302 Disability Gamechanger
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    I wouldn’t be alive today if I wasn’t taking antidepressants And if anyone has been on any for a while it is Honestly Dangerous to just stop taking them. You must come off them slowly with your doctors guidance. Please don’t just stop 🛑 
  • Agnia
    Agnia Community member Posts: 924 Connected
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    Hi Ada , thank you for writing here and your thoughts
    yes people who have been taking them for a longer period should stop taking them slowly and reduce the dose and under the supervision of a doctor
    based on my previous experience and what negative effects they had on my body in the past which effects repeated themselves again and the pain was unbearable along with other bad side effects  after prescribing me medications from ssri group i have to be careful that the medicine that should heal me doesn’t kill me 
     

  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 4,836 Scope online community team
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    Hi @Agnia any medication should only be stopped with your GPs blessing, but especially antidepressants as the meds take weeks to get into and out of your system and can make side effects a lot worse if suddenly stopped.  Antidepressants in general take a few weeks to a month before you notice anything positive from them. So please speak to your GP about all of this. 
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  • Agnia
    Agnia Community member Posts: 924 Connected
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    Hi Albus , thank you for writing here , i would like to write here this yet and this is where i will end my comments regarding antidepressants 
    some people cannot take ssri medications and even small doses have very bad effects on them i experienced this 
    treating depression is not just about serotonin , 
    It’s also about dopamine as well and other chemical compounds 

    i feel an improvement in the conditions of my legs and not only legs when i don’t take sertraline and i didn’t need weeks to feel the difference 
    kind regards 
  • Ada
    Ada Scope Member Posts: 15,302 Disability Gamechanger
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    Folk are just showing you we all care about you. I wish you nothing but the very best x
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