By Druggie - 07/02/2017 09:00 - United States - Culver City

Today, after a week of being tired and depressed, I realized my bottles for anti-depressants and muscle relaxants had gotten switched around. FML
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How come you didn't check what you were taking after the first time you took a pill and didn't feel better. Also you be more responsible and check what pills you are taking your action after might hurt you. Ex muscle relaxer and alcohol don't mix well

That's why I check the labels on my medication bottles

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Well at least your relaxed right!

That's why I check the labels on my medication bottles

How come you didn't check what you were taking after the first time you took a pill and didn't feel better. Also you be more responsible and check what pills you are taking your action after might hurt you. Ex muscle relaxer and alcohol don't mix well

Because anti depressants take a while to both gain and lose effect. A minimum of four weeks is suggested to get the medicine in your body, and it usually takes 3-7 days for symptoms that the medication isn't working anymore.

The same thing happened to me after I stupidly put some small pink allergy pills into a pepto bismal bottle after the lid of the allergy bottle broke. A couple of months later my stomach was bothering me so I took a pepto pill. It was small and pink and tasted like pepto bismal. 20 minutes later my stomach was still upset and I was getting tired so I took another. Then I was exhausted and nauseous. Started worrying I had the flu before I realized what I'd done.

Did you not have any other symptoms to tip you off to the withdrawal? I know coming off of my Effexor was just awful.

I start feeling withdrawal if I forget to take my Effexor even once, it's awful.

That's called addiction.

I hate that pill Effexor - works well for me but I'll never take em again.

I've been on Effexor and getting off of it was hell.

Thats depressing

Talk about feeling shitty

Maybe it's a sign to cut the pills and seek the help to make you feel okay by yourself?

Please never make another attempt at giving advice about people's health. Ever. Clearly you don't understand mental illness.

I do know that antidepressants are never a solution, especially if people are this careless about taking them. I've seen my brother on haloperidol for fifteen years so don't judge me. I've also seen that it didn't do him any good and that therapy eventually made the difference. At a cost of feeling like a concrete wall for fifteen years and a messed up immune system as a result of long term use - for nothing. Don't lecture me on what I know. There's a giant industry that likes to make everyone believe that any effort to feel well from within is in vain. Unpopular opinion apparently, sad to see that so many people find addiction to pharmaceutical drugs a solution to mental issues rather than a symptom stopper, which is the foremost revelation of OP's story. They don't help, best case they smother - if you're serious about taking them.

I do know that antidepressants are never a solution, especially if people are this careless about taking them. I've seen my brother on haloperidol for fifteen years so don't judge me. I've also seen that it didn't do him any good and that therapy eventually made the difference. At a cost of feeling like a concrete wall for fifteen years and a messed up immune system as a result of long term use - for nothing. Don't lecture me on what I know. There's a giant industry that likes to make everyone believe that any effort to feel well from within is in vain. Unpopular opinion apparently, sad to see that so many people find addiction to pharmaceutical drugs a solution to mental issues rather than a symptom stopper, which is the foremost revelation of OP's story. They don't help, best case they smother - if you're serious enough about taking them.

I do know that antidepressants are never a solution, especially if people are this careless about taking them. I've seen my brother on haloperidol for fifteen years so don't judge me. I've also seen that it didn't do him any good and that therapy eventually made the difference. At a cost of feeling like a concrete wall for fifteen years and a messed up immune system as a result of long term use - for nothing. Don't lecture me on what I know. There's a giant industry that likes to make everyone believe that any effort to feel well from within is in vain. Unpopular opinion apparently, sad to see that so many people find addiction to pharmaceutical drugs a solution to mental issues rather than a symptom stopper, which is the foremost revelation of OP's story. They don't help, best case they smother - if you're serious about taking them.

Antidepressants have effects lasting weeks to months after you stop taking them. Try again.

Uh, no. The withdrawal from anti-depressants can sometimes come on immediately after missing even just one dose, and can cause a wide range of symptoms, including what can feel like depression. YOU try again.

YDI. Surely the pills look different? And if, by some chance, they are identical, you couldn't bother to read the labels?