#209 Find A Happy Place

18th July 2014 in Cruel Summer
#209 Find A Happy Place
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FreyFox 18th Jul 2014, 12:00 AM edit delete
Yes I know anti-depressant medication doesn't actually make you manic =P. Thank goodness it doesn't ^_^


David31 18th Jul 2014, 12:02 AM edit delete reply
Apparently Californian sun isn't enough to combat British S.A.D. :D
Harry S. (WarnerRepublic) 18th Jul 2014, 12:16 AM edit delete reply
Some people do free time activities to be happy, other people uses "special medication" to avoid depression.

50% of the other people just buy the ones with the cute mascot. ;) Ah, American Capitalism, we're messed up. :D
FreyFox 18th Jul 2014, 8:47 PM edit delete reply
@Harry We just have to rely on the NHS to give us free/cheap prescriptions!
Harry S. (WarnerRepublic) 19th Jul 2014, 12:02 AM edit delete reply
Totally. ;)
Harry S. (WarnerRepublic) 19th Jul 2014, 5:27 AM edit delete reply
Oh okay, is it good?
Ajay Parihar 18th Jul 2014, 12:19 AM edit delete reply
Good thing I live in Southern California with Irvine's furcon every year. I also can get to the highway near Long Beach. I also can visit Hollywood there. You could also afford Toyotas mostly there. I can eat all the hamburgers I want.
Kangaar Foxfire 18th Jul 2014, 12:20 AM edit delete reply
Kangaar Foxfire
Zoloft? It gave me insomnia, though I have to admit it did help me get through a prolonged spate of depression.
FreyFox 18th Jul 2014, 8:46 PM edit delete reply
@Kangaar My anti-depressant medication gave me insomnia too when I took higher doses. Not fun at all :P I think the key with anti-depressants is balance.
Kangaar Foxfire 19th Jul 2014, 1:53 AM edit delete reply
Kangaar Foxfire
From memory the doc prescribed 50mg tablets for my depression. To ease the insomnia problem I ended up breaking them in half and they still worked - I could feel a barrier preventing me from sinking into that dismal black hole of depression.
WolfGang-Jake 18th Jul 2014, 12:44 AM edit delete reply
Hey I take anti-Depressants too.
Russ I'm one of you
Zarpaulus 18th Jul 2014, 1:46 AM edit delete reply
Not to mention the other "happy drug" that gets prescribed in that state.
Dan 18th Jul 2014, 3:58 AM edit delete reply
And they also chalk it up to a rise in recreational drug use as well.
Harry S. (WarnerRepublic) 18th Jul 2014, 3:25 PM edit delete reply
Well this is California, the Hippie State. There's happy drugs, EVERYWHERE!!!!
Ajay Parihar 19th Jul 2014, 4:24 AM edit delete reply
Good thing I live in Anaheim,California where you always find your needs.
FeigeRoman 2nd Aug 2014, 9:41 PM edit delete reply
Why do I find myself getting vibes of 'Summertime City' while reading this?
GoodKaptainKook 9th Dec 2015, 8:11 PM edit delete reply
Yep...this is me! I've been taking anti-depressants for years now. I've been on Prozac for about a year now...I was having serious anxiety attacks late at night around this time last year, and that's what I ended up being prescribed. Helped out a lot :)

Of course it's all a matter of finding pills that actually work. That's the downside of medicine...you have no idea WHAT might happen once you start taking it. I took some hyperactivity pills when I was younger that made me think I had bugs crawling around under my skin and I was rubbing myself all over the FLOOR trying to get them out. Obviously couldn't keep taking that one :D

And for the record, I've never started taking pills because I liked their mascots :D
FreyFox 10th Dec 2015, 4:06 PM edit delete reply
I was advised to take Prozac and was on it for three years, but stopped taking it because it wasn't really working for me. I didn't like how it messed with my sleep.