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Yukon4E2

Thank you @Jellopanda. I appreciate your thoughtful reply. You make some good points, and if I do approach him regarding his depression, your post will come in handy. 

Im also sorry for your loss of your father to suicide. Being a child of a suicide is being part of a sad small club. Glad we are both alive today. My father was Bipolar and an addict, but was able to keep many of his demons hidden away. This made his death a total shock. 

So much loss. But, we made it. Many times I thought I wouldn't and didn't really want to. But times are better now.

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DippityDoo

Oh my gosh, Panda, you too?   I am so very sorry for the loss of your dad. 

My blood fairly boils when I read flippant cliché reactions to a suicide like "Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem!"   Thoughts of suicide are a symptom of problems far more complex than any cliché or pep-talk could ever address; it's a symptom of profound suffering that's been going on, in many cases, for years.

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Jellopanda
10 minutes ago, DippityDoo said:

Oh my gosh, Panda, you too?   I am so very sorry for the loss of your dad. 

My blood fairly boils when I read flippant cliché reactions to a suicide like "Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem!"   Thoughts of suicide are a symptom of problems far more complex than any cliché or pep-talk could ever address; it's a symptom of profound suffering that's been going on, in many cases, for years.

Another thing that pisses me off is: Suicide is a cry for attention. In all the cases i've come across people have killed themselves not because of a need for attention, but, in addtion to other things, that they didn't seek it out when they needed it the most. Suicide is a result of people having gone through hell for such a long time that the pain of going on is so incredibly hard and they just need it all to end.

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Yukon4E2

~ Suicide takes away your pain, but then gives it to the ones you love the most. ~

Doesnt make me mad. Just sad.

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Conceited
3 minutes ago, ajmorgan99 said:

~ Suicide takes away your pain, but then gives it to the ones you love the most. ~

Doesnt make me mad. Just sad.

That's what I think it would be hard on family and friends . I think it would be different if you had no one. You got it spot on with that quote. 

Condolences to the member who lost someone. 

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ElectroNymph

Venlafaxine has been the most effective for me. It doesn't have any sedative or addictive effects either.

I still think that anti-psychotics would help also. Given my propensity to paranoia, flashbacks and similar illnesses.

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Jellopanda
18 hours ago, ElectroNymph said:

Venlafaxine has been the most effective for me. It doesn't have any sedative or addictive effects either.

I still think that anti-psychotics would help also. Given my propensity to paranoia, flashbacks and similar illnesses.

Cit@l0pram is the one i'm on, that is an SSRI. Though i've recently been given one more, m1@nserinhydr0kl0rid, which is a TeCA and NaSSA, that i'm not sure i need. There are so many antidepressants out there now tho (it's a jungle) that if @ajmorgan99 would be able to convince her friend to take one, that friend should seek out his doctor (my impression tho is that GPs don't know a whole lot more about antidepressants than people with a history of mental illness who have taught themselves about it, but this may be just my experience). So a psychiatrist would be even better as they're the specialists concerning this, to determine what antidepressant best suits him.

@ElectroNymph Venlaf@xine is a SNRI which means, in short, that it works with norepinephrine and seratonin both, the same way an SSRI works with seratonin. My SSRI doesn't have addictive or sedative effects either, but withdrawal can be very tough. But if you have problems with paranoia and flashbacks it could indicate you should get an an anti-psychotic. I would advice you to seek out your doctor, just make sure it isn't contra-indicated with all the other stuff you take as many of them don't work well with other drugs.

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ElectroNymph
1 minute ago, Jellopanda said:

Cit@l0pram is the one i'm on, that is an SSRI. Though i've recently been given one more, m1@nserinhydr0kl0rid, which is a TeCA and NaSSA, that i'm not sure i need. There are so many antidepressants out there now tho (it's a jungle) that if @ajmorgan99 would be able to convince her friend to take one, that friend should seek out his doctor (my impression tho is that GPs don't know a whole lot more about antidepressants than people with a history of mental illness who have taught themselves about it, but this may be just my experience). So psychiatrist a would be even better as they're the specialists concerning this, to determine what antidepressant best suits him.

@ElectroNymph Venlaf@xine is a SNRI which means, in short, that it works with norepinephrine and seratonin both, the same way an SSRI works with seratonin. My SSRI doesn't have addictive or sedative effects either, but withdrawal can be very tough. But if you have problems with paranoia and flashbacks it could indicate you should get an an anti-psychotic. I would advice you to seek out your doctor, just make sure it isn't contra-indicated with all the other stuff you take as many of them don't work well with other drugs.

Thanks, Panda. I am just waiting for some expert help with my meds.

Citalopram was the drug I was on previously. It helped slighty, but was not very effective. Still, some meds are better for certain conditions than others.

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rxpro

i'm having trouble getting enough Remeron (Mirtazapine) I've look & looked but can't find any one offering it. Any help greatly appreciated ty Rxpro999000-

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mandraxx
On 11/7/2016 at 9:58 PM, rxpro said:

i'm having trouble getting enough Remeron (Mirtazapine) I've look & looked but can't find any one offering it. Any help greatly appreciated ty Rxpro999000-

Anti-depressants can be a bit tricky to maneuver but if you check the IOP boards, some of them may carry some SSRIs.  Can't guarantee Remeron though.  Best deal is to find a psychiatrist who will prescribe you the medicine you need.  Right now I'm in a tough position, I know I got ADD, and I need something to control it, but with my past drug history it's tough finding a doctor to prescribe.  That's why I came here :)  Good luck to everyone.

Also, as a side note, suicide is something to take seriously.  If you are having suicidal thoughts and you are thinking of carrying them out, I suggest reaching out before you attempt.  Consider this: at 4am in the morning, if you have a ton of sleeping pills and just want to end it, it may be easier to reach for those than reaching out to someone.  So find someone to reach out to.  A counselor or social worker is almost always safe.  Hotlines are safe.  If you have a close friend - sometimes you gotta pop that cell phone out and make the call.  Peace and god bless.

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rxpro

@mandraxx You brought up a very good point. Pain either physical, mental or both can bring You too a breaking point. I think it's good of You to care enough, to suggest that any one in that dire of a situation, to reach out & not do any thing not thought through or just to stop the hurting..I too have issues getting enough Remeron. So I'm on here. Rxpro-

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Yoko

Hey guys ! Does someone is on wellbutrin for deperession ? My doctor gave me this 6 months ago but i'm afraid to take them. ( i'm always sad, in pain, drop univerty , work, and husband lol ). Can You tell me what its do for lever , You expériment please ?

 

Thank, Yoko.

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spurnky
7 hours ago, Yoko said:

Hey guys ! Does someone is on wellbutrin for deperession ? My doctor gave me this 6 months ago but i'm afraid to take them. ( i'm always sad, in pain, drop univerty , work, and husband lol ). Can You tell me what its do for lever , You expériment please ?

Thank, Yoko.

@Yoko -- Hi there! I actually took Wellbutrin several years back. I had good success with it. One of the things that I liked about it was it didn't have the side effects that some antidepressant meds can have. Here in the USA it's been on the market for years which is good because that means that it's been used by many people and if there were any bad side effects they would have come out by now. I'm always leery of Brand New drugs that are put on the market that haven't had long-term testing by people. 

In the USA Wellbutrin is also prescribed to help people quit smoking. It helps reduce the craving for tobacco. My father was prescribed Wellbutrin to help him quit smoking and it worked well for him.

Since your doctor prescribed it for you I think you would have good success with it. If you have any other questions about it please don't hesitate to ask. I'll be glad to help in any way I can. Have a GREAT Day! :)

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