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Hey first time joining a support forum. Was never depressed until I began taking prozac about 5 years ago for severe anxiety and panic attacks. It was working decent for about two years or so. Had way too many side effects and began feeling increasingly depressed and I believe manic the longer I took it. Would have outbursts where I'd destroy stuff, go on drinking binges and make sudden trips hours away to a casino. Engage in all kinds of reckless behavior. I'd be eupthoric at times while laughing and crying sometimes at the same time.

I became a cold distant person unable to feel emotions like a robot going through the motions. Completely apathetic. So I decided to get off. Thats when the depression really kicked in been over six months. Just want to feel human again. :grr:
 
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Hey first time joining a support forum. Was never depressed until I began taking prozac about 5 years ago for severe anxiety and panic attacks. It was working decent for about two years or so. Had way too many side effects and began feeling increasingly depressed and I believe manic the longer I took it. Would have outbursts where I'd destroy stuff, go on drinking binges and make sudden trips hours away to a casino. Engage in all kinds of reckless behavior. I'd be eupthoric at times while laughing and crying sometimes at the same time.

I became a cold distant person unable to feel emotions like a robot going through the motions. Completely apathetic. So I decided to get off. Thats when the depression really kicked in been over six months. Just want to feel human again. :grr:
Welcome to the forum.. :hug: You can always talk to someone from here if you feel depressed or suicidal.. It's full of friendly and supportive people here.. You can talk about your depression here.. Just don't ask for/talk about suicide methods.. Thank you.. Hope to hear from you soon.. Take care and all the best to you..! see you soon..:smile:
 

total eclipse

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#3
Hi hun i think you should call your doctor okay get on some meds for depression on something to level out the chemicals in your brain. It helps No meds should take our feelings away The dose must of been to high Call okay so you can start getting yourself feeling better. hugs to you
 
#5
welcome.

did they consider bipolar? what you describe is very typical of people with bipolar (esp. the risk taking). i know, i'm bipolar myself.

anyhow. keep posting. glad you are here.
 
#6
Hey, just wanted to say welcome to the Forum, you have come to the right place to get support please do reach out to us :hug: Please think about going to your GP about this as well, will you do that?
 
#7
Hi there I was on lexapro for about 6 months for panic attacks and it made it worst. My darkest was when I swore to my dad gremlins were trying to sell me coke, I killed one of his cats cuz I believed it was following me, and my dad found me outside punching a tree cuz I was fighting a gremlin. It made me lose my mind. I went to group therpy which seemed to make things worst so I started talking to a therapist one on one and I thought I was making progress til I let her talk me into trying zoloft. I started spiraling out of control leaving for days at a time witrh my infant daughter, sleeping around with strangers, drinking and getting high while I had to drive home all while my daughter was with me. My only saving grace was that she was to young to know or rememeber. Its been about a year since I cleaned up my act. Im married now and expecting a son. I refuse to take my meds even tho they say I have split personality's. I always thought why is it that I can't just be normal even if I have to take a magic pill the rest of my life im glad to hear im not the only one the magic meds didn't work for. Im a lil more stable now I still cut and there's times I wnat to leave and drink but I have more control.
 

doityourself

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Welcome to SF,

I have heard of reactions to these types of medicines before. I would say talk to your doctor be completely honest on how the meds affect you.

I hope that you continue to work on yourself to make sure that your past is not repeated.
 
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