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Anyone Experiencing Side Effects Of Long Term Use Of Psych Medication, Such As Confusion, Forgetfulness, Etc.

Anyone Experiencing Side Effects Of Long Term Use Of Psych Medication, Such As Confusion, Forgetfulness, Etc.

Just wondering if that's the cause...psych meds. I've been on them (many different ones) for nearly 20 years for major depressive disorder and anxiety. I am 40 years old and the last couple years have seemed cloudy for me. I am definitely not as sharp as I used to be! Currently on Viibryd, Abilify and Provigil. Thank you in advance!

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Yes! I have been on 10mg for Lexapro for a while now. I am 53 and diagnosed with the whole Anxiety/depression at the age of 30. I have tried many other SSRIs. Unfortunately, these(SSRIs) are terrible to stop taking. So, I am not 100% sure if the memory issues are caused by medication or the side effect from anxiety and or depression. It is really hard to say.

posted over 3 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Effexor is one of those drugs you can’t just stop, side effects are awful, after my mental breakdown (took bottle of Xanax and half bottle of Benadryl) the md took away the Effexor I cried at every commercial on tv, was off Med for one week, they finally gave it back at half the dose and I felt even again. My break was over my husband had an affair with a hooker that got pregnant yup he was the daddy! Don’t remember much about being in ICU...after therapy I’m better but still have flashbacks btw hooker lost custody of child grandmother is fostering child, believe it or not this sweet child is my heart! I guess things happen for a reason, I should have died that day, guess God has other plans for me!

posted over 3 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Yes, ever since I was diagnosed with BP and put all all kinds of meds. It was crazy, and it’s takes so long to find the right one and it yet there are still some kind of side effect. It’s either I just deal with the least amount of side effects or go nuts being BP. Yes, I get a lack of concentration and forgetfulness on my meds. But, I’d rather be like that then not on any meds for my BP. My Dad is 85 yrs old and was having a real hard time, cause he got diagnosed with short term dementia. My mom put him on CBD oil and for 1 month he started getting his memory back. His doing well and he can keep a conversation going. I am thinking of adding CBD oil in the near future. Might be better then all these meds I’m on now.

posted almost 4 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I suffer from short term memory loss. I'm being tested to see if it is all the medication that they gave me for my unipolarity. My psychiatrist think it more that themedication damaged my neurone and synapses in my brain.

posted almost 4 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Yup EFFEXOR D xr worst drug I was ever prescribed have been on it over 10 yrs now cannot get off it. At all withdrawl symptoms are so severe a person should be in a read centre until this crap is completely out of the system! Drug company needs to be friggin sued.

posted almost 4 years ago
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