Poll: What type of anti-depressant are you on?
the right one can save your life.
the wrong one can be hell, but fortunately i've never had to deal with the wrong one. *knocks on head*
iPauley · 18 years, 5 months ago
I'm not taking anti-depressants. this is either a sign of wellness or denial. Take your pick. :-P *LOL*
what about just a "none" answer? I don't really like saying "There is nothing wrong with me...." because it implies there is something wrong and crazy about people who are, and that's just not true.
but it seems that that attitude is so prevalent these days that it's no wonder people who do have trouble with depression are so often ashamed of it and afraid to get the treatment they need.
That choice is not there because the idea that if you are on a drug there is something wrong with you is funny in this context, and that would ruin my joke. Since I'm on one, I get to call us people on them crazy. :P
Zach · 18 years, 5 months ago
I used to be on Effexor and Seroquel. I didn't like them. I'm doing fine without them, now.
ambien, trazadone, saroquel, risperdal... *sigh*
"I'm so self-righteous that I refuse any medication"
danced with Lazlo · 18 years, 5 months ago
I'm with you on that one.
Except replace "decided against" with "refused and cursed out the doctor and my mom for suggesting it" and you'll be closer.
Well, that's not entirely accurate... I didn't curse out the doctor. Not to her face anyway. But I never saw her again. The last doctor I actually opened up to until he changed his mind and decided that I was right, I didn't need medication. The one in the middle... well, she was just evil and her opinion doesn't matter.
we're even much more close on this one than you might have thought...
"decided against" was rather the "glossed over with understatement" version. I actually refused quite stubbornly and was eventually referred to another doctor. And she was way better - and didn't share the opinion that I needed medication...
Andrea Krause · 18 years, 5 months ago
Paxil, currently. This may change in the near future though, as my needs get reassessed. Paxil isn't cutting it.
Been on Wellbutrin and Desipramine (sp?) in the past.
Mamalissa! · 18 years, 5 months ago
I voted SSRI, since I'm on the Lexapro, but I'm also an other, since I take the Wellbutrin as well.
I was on the Zoloft for a very long time, and have also tried the Effexor, and the Remeron. And the rock-and-roll music.
I've only ever been on rock and roll music and it works wonders. I'd never switch to another drug. :D
iPauley · 18 years, 5 months ago
o/` I want a new drug
Annika · 18 years, 5 months ago
Paxil did weird things to me. I had about a week of feeling totally content staring at the ceiling. Completely unmotivated.
soul groove feline · 18 years, 5 months ago
i've been on some form of SSRI pretty much nonstop since i was about 6... first prozac (stopped working eventually), then paxil, then celexa, then back to prozac again for awhile, then lexapro (it barely worked at all and had nasty side effects)... and currently zoloft.
alas, they weren't just for depression, rather for a whole happy little potpourri of neuroses, i didn't have a real problem with depression until about 4 years ago.
meep. What an oddysey-like trip - medication-wise. And even at the tender age of 6. You've really been through a lot...
Nick Collins · 18 years, 5 months ago
No anti-depressants here, although I am taking a combination of Straterra and Concerta for ADHD and Adderol for violent mood swings, happiness!
Jason Reiser · 18 years, 5 months ago
1,3,7-trimethylxanthine - at least a few times a day or I'm basically useless.
Bender · 18 years, 5 months ago
My doctor is weaning me off of my extraneous meds. I will be done with my Zoloft on the 11th. For my bipolar, I'm on Lithium and Lamictal, which also treats depression. Two pills!!! TWO!!!!!!!!!!!! I haven't been on just two since I was thirteen.
But for many years:
o/~ I have faith in medication / I believe in the Prozac Nation / You play doctor, but I've lost patience... o/~
Gordondon son of Ethelred · 18 years, 5 months ago
I'm down to two pills a day for the first time since before you were born too. Mine aren't for depression but I found it depressing when I was taking 12 pills a day and sometimes more.
It's a girl! · 18 years, 5 months ago
Yeesh! And I thought it sucked when I had to take 4 pills a day!
Right now I'm down to one 20mg tablet of Lexapro a day. Seems to do the trick.
In the past I've tried lithium, lamictal, wellbutrin, paxil, buspar, klonopin, ritalin, prozac, celexa,and risperdal. Either separately or in various combinations.
It wasn't good.
why is it that i think Prozac Nation is a well-read book among Fruheads?Â Â Â
when i was still up north, i was on prozac & was switched to paxil due to insurance issues. i hated them both, so when the insurance & job ran out i went off cold turkey. suffice to say, not an experience i'd ever recommend.Â
on an unrelated note, am i the only person who has issues w/ theÂ u-umlaut showing all wonky?Â
no one · 18 years, 5 months ago
Not sure which umlaut you are trying to display, but, if you hold down Alt while typing particular sequences on the number pad, you shouldn't have any problems.
Alt and 132 gives you ä
Alt and 148 gives you ö
and so on.
Works for accents in french as well. E.g.,
Alt and 147 gives you ô, just in case you insist on spelling "role" properly.
Look up the ASCII table for heaps more symbols not directly available on your keyboard.
if i try to type the umlaut in the alt-129 manner on fhdc (using IE) i jump back to my previous page. and lose whatever i'm working on. so it's completely not worth it, and i've just retrained myself to spell sans umlaut.
i've been de-germanized!
well, you can always spell it with an e.
ue= umlauted u.
oe= unlauted o
ae= umlauted a.
it's what I do when I'm being lazy.
yeah, I think I'd rather just go with Fruvous and know I'm diacritically wrong but aesthetically correct. :D
Haha...that looks funny. :)
Are we Fruheads or Früheads? The Fruhead.com URL doesn't have an umlaut...
not sure. but the fruvousdotcom URL doesn't have one either.
and really we pronounce it more like a plain u that an ü
There was no possiblility at that time of registering "umlaut-domains" anyway. It is possible now (IIRC this started only a few weeks ago ).
ah yah. see I knew it wasn't possible before, however, I didn't know that it is now possible. cool that.
and what would you say Reinhard?
Früvous, does it really sound umlauted or not?
i'm not reinhard, but i will say it doesn't sound at all umlauted to me the way we pronounce it. nor does the band say it with an umlaut. (although i imagine Fordy easily could if he wanted to.)
the only other band i know with u-umlauts is Husker Du, and I don't think they really pronounce it either.
so what's plaguing you, renita? ;)
Also Mötley Crüe I believe. I think it is making fun of them that is the point of the umlaut in früvous
really? i can see that ... there's certainly a similarity in sound.
or is this just one more of Grandpa Früvous' stories? ;)
and d00d. you don't even want to know how those Crümlauts translated in a post-by-email.
(now see, I have the Netscape browser open at the moment, and the ascii code works just fine with it. weeeeird.)
hey, that's an interesting fact(?). And what about Motörhead?
As Lori said we don't pronounce Fruvous with an umlaut. OTOH the differences in pronounciation between these 2 would be minute. And if MIchael Stipe pronounced Früvous and Fruvous you wouldn't be be able to hear a difference at all ;-D
I appreciate the lesson in how to make diacritical marks.Â actually, what i'm talking about is how the ASCII codes are displaying on my particular browser.Â for example:
Alt and 132 gives you Ã¤?Â¼br>Alt and 148 gives you ?r>and so on.
...and it's alt+0252 for the u-umlaut.
don't use the alt codes, as they are character set specific. use html entities:
ü is a lowercase u with an umlaut, ä is a lowercase a with an umlaut, Ë is an uppercase E with an umlaut, etc. it's just &[letter]uml; and it will always work on everyone's computer.
but how do you get it to appear inside a word. for instance I tried to type cül but obviously it doesn't work.
you have to put a semicolon after it. the html entity codes all begin with an ampersand and end with a semicolon. every browser understands them, as far as I know.
Nik Chaikin · 18 years, 5 months ago
prozac, ridilin(sp?), remeron, stratera, adderal...i think that's it.
Paxil for a while.
It's one of the reasons I managed to graduate from high school.
I've been on Prozac forever. I mean, like, 12 years.
I tried going off it in 1994, but after a few months I was a complete mess, so that was that.
My last major depression was post-Frucon '99, and ended when I added St. John's Wort to the mix after about 3 months of woe. The doc also increased my Prozac dose by 10 mg/day and told me I could take more of the SJW. But with 1 SJW cap a day (uh ... 400 mg?) and 30 mg of Prozac, I've been pretty good the past few years. Which is to say, functional most days, and positively effective on some. So I'm not messing with what's working.
Lisa Kay · 18 years, 5 months ago
wow. I feel so normal on this board! I've been on Remeron, Depakote, Prozac, Paxil, Neurontin...I was threatened with Lithium but am now back on Prozac. it's cheap and that's necessary for me (I don't have any health insurance)
I usually feel so strange saying that but here...wow. I love fruheads!
Bender · 18 years, 5 months ago
Don't get me started on Neurontin. I mean, don't even. Well, I'm started. Want a complacent, harmless zombie? Give someone Neurontin. Kills you on the inside in a way that makes Depakote look like a creativity supplement. *shudder*
I know, what I really would have liked was check-off boxes for each individual drug, but there are only a certain number of answers available and they are mutually exclusive. Sigh, we do what we can. In anycase I think it sparked a cool thread. :)
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