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SagebrushSage

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« on: April 26, 2016, 03:05:55 AM »
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Re: (Ordinary) Stimulants... My old nemesis. Ugh.
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2016, 01:55:18 AM »
I was placed on an Antidepressant and ADHD meds at the same time so I hear what you're saying about the stimulants thing, that was a whacky couple of months. Meds are one of those things that work really well for some people and are horrible for others, I fell into the latter category so I ended up getting off the meds. One thing the docs never told me was Antidepressants come with horrible withdrawals once you quit, there was a good month when I was actually crazy due to my brain chemistry being all fucked up.

It's good to talk about this kind of stuff, even if it is in an internet forum. Feel free to message me if you ever need to vent, Dude. I've been down the depression, anxiety, and PTSD road so even if I don't have the best advice I can still relate to ya.

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Re: (Ordinary) Stimulants... My old nemesis. Ugh.
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2016, 01:04:19 AM »
Seems to be quite a tough road to travel, we all deserve the right to go back to basics. And inquisitive or even caring people in your life can sort of disrupt progress. Love attracts love and even the craziest minds can be cherished by others, there is plenty of Dudes out there that will give you the space and the time. At this point in my life I am starting to realize that most people's main concern is truth, once someone can see for themselves that you are coming from the heart they can be a surprisingly fresh outlook for you. And even become a mirror for you. We program ourselves through interaction and people usually want the best for others because that is a natural 'godly' state of being. If you feel like you would do these things for others then you deserve to let others be this for you. If there is the barrier of questioning your own validity or the concern for others safety, remember that they can learn from you too, they might learn that they have a good heart for helping you. Now that's cool! You definitely came to the right place if its peace of mind you are looking for. I'm sure there is all sorts of veterans on here, I would suggest mingling on the forum :) And when you get out on the other side, turn around and help the rest of US get to the temple of DUUUDE <3

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Re: (Ordinary) Stimulants... My old nemesis. Ugh.
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2016, 08:42:48 AM »
Well put mang ^^.

I have had some dealings with SSRI's etc in the past and have been off them for a while now. I felt they weren't doing me any good even though I'd been on them for months, I feel better not being so reliant on medication to keep me happy.

I do adhere to an occasional drug regimen and the odd oat soda to keep my mind limber but find that tying my home/car/ life together helps to keep my feet on the ground, my mind from wallowing in itself, and being focused, my attention is not on my aches n pains (until I stop for a while).

At times, as you say sage dude, fatigue gets the better of us and makes us unmotivated and depression sets in. The trick is to be mindful of these feelings and not give in which is easy to say, but not always easy to do.

It's always good to see what condition your condition is in.

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Re: (Ordinary) Stimulants... My old nemesis. Ugh.
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2016, 09:34:39 PM »
I suppose these meds, SSRIs in particular, have a clinical use but for me they were Satan's anus. They prevented me from finding and fixing the underlying problem, making it easier to just treat the symptoms. But then you need a higher dosage once your tolerance increases or the underlying stressors worsen. I'm not sure where that carousel stops.

I went cold-turkey. I would have gone to my doctor but he sold his practice and started a concierge (i.e., cash only) service to avoid Obamacare (thanks, Barry...you fucker). I was too lazy to find another doctor, so I just stopped taking that one. The only concerning thing was the intermittent brain-zaps I got for a while. It was like someone put a 9v battery to the ole cerebellum for a split second. They're gone now, I'm happier (yeah, imagine how fucking curmudgeonly I was before), I think more clearly (insert joke here), and I'm off something that has some bad side effects. But I can't recommend doing it this way.

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Re: (Ordinary) Stimulants... My old nemesis. Ugh.
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2016, 10:48:28 PM »
^^ I did something similar. I get really depressed off and on. I was prescribed prozac, and I was supposed to be on it for about a year. But I did something incredibly stupid and I regret it to this day. After a couple of months of taking it, the effects began to become evident, and I felt great, I felt like I had my emotions in check and that I was finally in control. However, this feeling of control fed into me thinking "hey I feel great now, I don't need these anymore" and I stopped taking the prozac. Almost a week later my depression symptoms kicked in, and they kicked into overdrive. My mood swings became more erradict and wildly variant than they were before.

Biggest. Mistake. Ever. After that, I started to see a counselor regularly, and I was able to pull it together (for the most part), now I'm kinda back where I started, no progress after all of that work. Never quit SSRIs cold-turkey, Ever. Often times, doing that causes more damage than what was there before the beginning.

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Re: (Ordinary) Stimulants... My old nemesis. Ugh.
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2016, 11:48:14 PM »
Yeah quitting cold turkey was a big mistake on my end but now that it's all said and done I feel way better than I did before. SSRIs just turned me into a walking zombie so even though I wasn't depressed I also didn't feel anything else, that's no way to live. Plus they killed my libido and I'm not ready to give up zesty coitus quite yet.

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Re: (Ordinary) Stimulants... My old nemesis. Ugh.
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2016, 02:49:51 PM »
Used to eat white crosses on a pretty regular basis. Swing shift. We all did.
They used to be legal and you could order 1000 at a time.
They make you feel great and get you through your shift. But later they make you a bastard. The mood swings are a bitch. And they just aren't good for you.
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