Depression :: Clinical Depression (bipolar Disorders) Requires Lifetime Medication?

Dec 18, 2015

Is clinical depression such as in bipolar disorder ever get better on its own or does it require lifelong medications?

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21 Year Old College Student - Diagnosed With Clinical Depression And Anxiety

I am a 21 year old college student who has recently just been diagnosed with clinical depression and anxiety. This summer I was away in another state for an internship and the 2 1/2 months later I came back home. Shortly 2 days after I was starting to feel terrible. I wasn't eating or sleeping for 4 days straight. I was in tunnel vision, morbid thoughts, chills, shaking, had a panic attack, racing thoughts and had a panic attack. Depression and anxiety does run in my family, but I can't believe I have it. I'm so distraught and don't want to be on earth. It's not that I want to kill myself but I already feel dead inside-no emotion. I was put on Zoloft and Klonopin then after 2 weeks I asked to be taken off and to try a different medicine. So now I'm on WellButrin SR and a lot of the side affects have gone away, but I'm still nauseous, feeling "out of it" and having some thoughts about "why am I even here?". Old people scare me now because I think "I'm GOING To be there one day and ache and ache then die". What scares me the most is dying-when, where, how? Will I get cancer then die? has anyone else experienced anything like this?

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Depression :: Bipolar Paranoid

I am a guy 34 years old and I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. I am very unpredicted with my behavior. One time, I am really in the mood for everything, and at next one, I want to bash the whole house. I am paranoid, at those times. It really annoys me, and that fact alone makes me worse. What to do?

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Depression :: Is Bipolar Genetic Disorder?

I just wanted to know if Bipolar is genetic. My was recently told that my grandad is bipolar and wondered if I was to as I believe I have some sort of mental problem. I don't really know much about bipolar and be good to learn about it also, not just from reading books and websites but from people who actually experience it themselves or with other people.

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Difference Between Depression And Major Depression?

I'm so confused. I was diagnosed with depression but they diagnosed me again with major depression. What's the difference?

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Respiratory Disorders :: Medication To Remove Lung Scar

Is there a medication to remove the scar on my right lung?

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Bipolar Disorder :: Too Much Weed? Or Bipolar Or SAD?

I have had bipolar disorder for quite a while now. It usually gets really bad in the winter. Last year I tried to kill myself. Since then I have started smoking weed every day. I've found it helps tremendously. I haven't cut myself for a year now. However This winter I noticed that I am so tired and groggy all the time that I can barely even function. I end up sleeping through my classes, I can barely work, and when I get home all I can do is get to my room light up and play video games. I feel like I need to sleep all the time. Does this sound like it's due to the weed or is it just my bipolar acting up for the winter time. I'm an 18 year old boy who is overall healthy in the most part.

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How To Get Rid Of Depression / Stress

The best and most foolproof way to remove stress is through laughter. Find something you enjoy, spend some time with a loved one, or walk around the block with a neighbor. People, love, and laughter always do the trick!

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Depression Since I Was 14 And Now Schizophrenia

I'm now 26 and I've suffered with depression since I was 14. The depression started after I started have some other reality type issues. The confusions around reality, and many thee things, is what I believe lead to my depression.

I've been on meds since last summer trying to find the right one that works.

So the reality confusions I've been experiencing...

For quite a few years now I've felt like I'm someone else, it varies as to who the someone else may be. Sometimes a famous person, sometimes a friend or family member.

I'll be sat in a room, or driving in my car, and I feel like there is a whole bunch of people who are there with me.. Sat in the room or the car.

I have full blown conversations with them, sometimes in my mind and sometimes out loud. Sometimes the conversations last for a few minutes, or sometimes it will be over an hour.

The conversations will vary, it could be about what's on TV in that moment, or a random thought that's appeared in my mind.

This is constant..

Three months ago my depression took a dive and I had a full breakdown. I'm now in a place where my psychiatrist thinks I can go back to work on 1st June, which I'm glad about.

Should I mention about my confusions around what's real/who's real.. And what/who isn't? I'm scared to do this, but wondering if I may have Schizophrenia..

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Depression :: Is Anyone Scared To Die?

today I had a thought that I'm not scared if I die. I've not had thoughts of taking my life - only for a second. but I'm not worried. It's strange it came from no where. people would not miss me, I'm not scared!!! It feels calming.

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Depression :: Sometimes I Want To Kill Myself

I am in highschool now and I am about to go to college. I do not have any friends and I don't feel like I belong. I don't know why I feel this way but I have felt this way ever since I was in elementary school. I think I might have some anxiety disorder or something. I get so depressed at some times almost to the point where I want to kill myself but luckily I haven't yet. Is there anything that I could do about this feeling I don't want to kill myself but in the moments I sometimes want to.

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Depression :: Once On An Antidepressant, Always On It?

I seem to remember reading this somewhere -that once you are on an antidepressant , you're going to always be on one, but I don't want to believe it!

Have many of you tried going off, only to go back on? I think I read something about them changing your brain chemistry permanently.

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Depression :: Feeling So Low

My bf has been horrible 2 me recently! Last night we were out and we had been out all day in the sun and he'd had 6 pints! We had r kids with us (he has 3 I have 1) and he got a message off his friend asking to meet up. I said no because he had promised his 6 year old daughter he'd would take him to school next day, and also when he goes out with his friend he has a habit not coming home until after 2! We had a fight I came to my mums with my little boy!! He's been texting me abuse all day saying I'm a selfish bitch & he wants to end it!! I can't stop crying my anxiety is through the roof! I just feel useless 😢

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Depression :: Antidepressants Or Not?

I was on anti depressants for over 20 years with mixed reaction.  Last year my doctor said to try doing without.  It took me 10 months to withdraw from Effexor so I did not get any withdrawal symptoms.  And that worked.  Just over a year on I am beginning to feel depressed again.  After all that effort to withdraw I am loathe to go back on medication.

Over the years I have tried stopping, but the depression always comes back.  I would like people's views on whether they manage without anti depressants, or think that we do need them?  

I am a retired lady and am also on the anxiety forum.  I get stressed about every silly little thing, although they do not seem small or silly to me.  

Medication or not?  I know this is really a personal choice.  Do people here feel better with or without antidepressants?

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Depression And OCD With Panic Attacks?

I have had extreme trouble breathing lately, i can't take deep breathes and it feels like i have to yawn in order to get my breath. I also have depression and ocd could these just be some form of panic attacks?

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Vitamin D Deficiency Can Cause Depression

I know vitamin d deficiency can cause depression but can it affect anxiety. my doctor put me on vitamin d and i've noticed a drop in my anxiety. i am taking it once a week and forgot to take it yesterday. today i noticed my anxiety had increased. could it be related?

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Depression :: Can Gingko Really Cause Seizures?

I have been taking Wellbutrin for years with no problem and its the only drug that managed to pull me out of a severe depression. Recently, For several weeks I had noticed I was starting to have some alarming cognitive issues at work (I'm 27). Then one day I had a horrible headache one morning and a seizure that afternoon. Neurologists looked at my file for 10 seconds and said you have to discontinue wellbutrin it's what caused the seizure. I told them about the issues that started before and they shrugged and said "stress maybe, it's got nothing to do with the seizure because wellbutrin caused the seizure."

So I'm tapering Wellbutrin down slowly but my cognitive issues are rapidly worsening.

I want to try taking some supplements as a desperate attempt to see if maybe I can get to a point where I can at least do my job. Gingko comes up a lot in my search but it has a seizure warning on some sites!

I'm aware of wellbutrin's impact on seizure threshold and it is supported with plenty of anecdotal evidence online but I can't find a single story saying this herb gave them a seizure. Has anyone heard of this?

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Depression :: Go In And Out Of For Days At A Time.

Is it possible to go in and out of depression for days at a time. I have never self harmed but I have thought about it, I just don't take those thoughts seriously and I keep going. I can't handle real life like everyone else. I get really sad and cry for days and then I come out of it.

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Depression :: Lack Of Energy

I don't know if it's anything to do with my depression, but I have absolutely no energy.  I move so slowly that I look like a 70 year old.  I feel wooly headed and don't fall asleep till at least 4 am every morning.  I'm wasting my life sleeping all day.  My doctor seems really disinterested in things and puts it down to my getting older.  It feels hopeless that I'm doomed to feel like this for the rest of my life.  Has anyone else had this feeling of living in slow motion?

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LITHIUM Effects On Depression?

My Psychiatrist wants to prescribe for me as most of the ADs have stopped working.  I would like to know if there is anyone on the Forum who has taken Lithium and what they felt about and how long they were on it.

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Lofepramine For Postnatal Depression?

I have just had my second child 6 months ago and can feel postnatal depression starting again. I was on fluoxetine last time and this worked but this time after only taking them twice and after having a few drinks i broke out in a rash so doctor has prescribed lofepramine. But reading all these experiences i am unsure if i should take these as they seem quite extreme.

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