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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:

Wow @A MyDepressionTeam Member
I've a lway s blamed the chemo becaause its known to cause memory loss. Never considered it could be the Effexor or that… read more

posted over 1 year ago

Has Anyone Succeeded In Weaning Off Their Drugs And Treating Bipolar II In Another Way?

Has Anyone Succeeded In Weaning Off Their Drugs And Treating Bipolar II In Another Way?

I am tired of how these drugs have affected my memory and cognitive abilities. I feel stupid and without much motivation.

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I am bipolar and the meds have taken my memory and made me a mess. I sometimes feel I am getting alzheimers.

posted over 1 year ago

How Great A Part Has Exhaustion Played In Your Illness?

How Great A Part Has Exhaustion Played In Your Illness?

How big a part has exhaustion played in your illness. Since was 14 I have lacked energy, and doing things like mowing the lawn has been extremely hard to build-up to. At 65 I stopped mowing and shoveling, and my gardening is largely being done by my nephew....I have always felt that exhaustion has been one of the worst parts of my illness, and one of the hardest to manage....what have others found?

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I have psoriatric arthritis which is auto immune and fibromyalgia. Both together with MDD equal huge exhaustion. Very frustrating and debilitating. Hate… read more

posted 6 months ago

Does Any Of You Exprience Chronic Fatigue That Makes It Hard To Have Enough Energy To Function Properly An Do Things You Once Could?

Does Any Of You Exprience Chronic Fatigue That Makes It Hard To Have Enough Energy To Function Properly An Do Things You Once Could?

Hey, do you ever feel that way?
I feel really heavy often and I lack the energy to even converse with people.
When I play sports I run out of breath very quickly and I used to be a competitive athlete with amazing cardio.
I've done all the tests out there and keep going back to my GP and my doc what else can we test and do about it.
Of course all th tests came back negative. It's… read more

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Yes-yes-yes. Sometimes I have a hard time with my breathing.
And my body aches, tingles if I did a chore. Just lay down I say. And bad IBS.
I get it!!!… read more

posted about 2 months ago