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  1. TRIGGER WARNING: MENTION OF SUICIDE ATTEMPT, EATING DISORDER So I've been dealing with a lot of challenging information this week with regard to my mental health. In 2000, when I was 15, I attempted suicide. I'd had an aggressive eating disorder for about 2 years at this point - that continued until I was 24 or 25. My parents got me a little bit of counseling after the attempt, but they mostly swept it all under the rug. Then, in 2002, I had what they classified as another "depressive episode," which caused them to send me to a psychiatrist who prescribed antidepressants (Wellbutrin).
  2. I was diagnosed with Seasonal Affective Disorder in 2002. Since then, I've been essentially maxed-out on my Wellbutrin dose (450 mg/day) and have had some supplemental SSRI treatment with Prozac, Zoloft and other psychotropic meds like Lamictal, Ambien, and Provigil (guess who was working a night shift!) I decided to cut off the Zoloft (which was supposed to help with severe PMS) after a pretty acute manic episode in December that scared the hell out of me. I realized that I'd just had medication thrown at me for 15 years, since I was a sophomore in college. I'd always trusted the "adults"
  3. Hello everyone! I just joined here and am hopeful to get some information and support. I have been on fluoxetine for about 8 years and zoloft about 4 years prior to that. I still get anxious here and there and sometimes feel really sad for no reason. I should actually be happy and thankful for everything going on in my life right now! So why the sadness? Why the anxiety? Why the nervousness? It's so frustrating to me that when I am at a good place in my life I should be feeling GOOD and HAPPY I really want to start coming off the meds but am really scared. I don't want to r
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