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By Anonymous / Monday 9 January 2012 05:01 / United States
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but seriously, i'm sorry OP. i hope you feel better cause i know things can get hard. just talk to your mom and let her know you want her support

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^ uh if her mother IS actually bipolar, then that is a terrible idea. Never take a bipolar person off their meds. My psych teacher had a bipolar neighbour who decided to go off his meds and he set her house on fire... Though I agree that OP's mother is a fucking bitch.

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I doubt the mother is bi-polar. People tend to diagnose that mental illness on a whim because someone had a single mood swing, that's not what being bi-polar is, not even close. I think the mother is just one of those people who can't stand it when someone else needs attention. THEY have to be the center of the world for everyone (hence the wailing that her son hasn't called her in a while.) Now that her daughter (the OP) needs attention and support, the mother is angry because that means th

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86 I agree. My mother has to be the center of attention 24/7. And has a different mood every day, And tells the same stories about work over and over until,you want to rip your ears off. Add alcohol and it's worse...

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OP is complaining, if you can even call it that, because she comforted her mother and she (the mother) has ignored that and decided to be hateful towards her child, which is amazingly immature of her.

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I can understand that it would be hard for a parent to cope with a child being depressed but rejecting them when times are tough is the worst thing you could do!

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It's really not that hard to try and comfort someone. Even if you don't know what to say, sitting down with them and rubbing their back or resting your arm over their shoulders helps a lot more than you would think. The feeling of not being alone and that you have someone to lean on is an incredible help to support someone when they are feeling depressed or just had a really bad night.

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It's harder than you think because I am sure a lot of parents don't understand depression or feel that they have failed. Because people with depression can have erratic moods a hug may make them more angry. But nevertheless, its terrible that the OP is alone during something that is extremely difficult.

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OMG 0.0 I think we live the same lives with the same kind of people!!! PS I also gained about 30 pounds within two month after I stopped taking my anti depressants without even changing my eating habits. Damn Prozac!!! Took it for 3 years.

Ugh, your mom sounds like a self-centered jerk! Everyone is selfish unless it pertains to her. :( Sorry OP, hope you get a refill soon.

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Maybe she hasn't had the chance to go get more pills for her condition that made her need to take antidepressants. So not taking the pill = anti depressant withdrawal, because her body is used to the medication and without it, she can't feel happy.

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Which is exactly what I said!? There are plenty of variables in this situation which is why I didn't vote YDI OR FYL, could go either way!

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I think he was more trying to say in the first part that if OP just takes them for recreational purposes YDI you can get them with out a doctors prescription even though that is a real stupid thing to do

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Thank you GoW_Chick, that's exactly what I was trying to say, just in as few words as possible. At least some people catch my drift. By the way: I love most of your comments! :D

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You're outrageously naive if you think high school kids don't take drugs recreationally. I believe some antidepressants contain acetaminophen which is similar to ADD/ADHD medication. Depending on what medication OP is taking and considering he/she didn't specify if they were prescribed, if OP doesn't have a condition these types of medications can have an adverse effect. I wasn't ruling anything out, like I said in previous posts, there are TONS of variables with this post.

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I've heard a lot of stories and seen teens destroy their lives by popping pills, as to why they do it I don't know, some may be taking them for fun at parties or with friends, others because that's the only way they think they can solve a problem, it's actually a big problem in high schools here in Florida.

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I'm from Wisconsin and currently live in Alabama and its a problem in both states, I'm pretty sure it's a nationwide situation..

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Oh Sarah...here we go again with your comments. Number one: OP doesn't mention her age, so just because she "sounds likes she's in high school" to you, doesn't make it so. Number two: high school kids get high ALL THE TIME. And this isn't exactly something new, it's been going on for decades. But obviously, you live in a hole.

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So you were essentially your roommate's drug dealer during exam times. And you pride yourself on being classy? Good job. High school kids who do drugs are just like any other drug addict. They will take whatever to get high. Weed, coke, antidepressants, it doesn't matter as long as it's a drug. Did you think they were special? They're not. So no, your question was not answered with pure stupidity.

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I've had an Adderall prescription before as well, I didn't say anything about stupidity. I made an attempt to explain why kids take/do drugs recreationally, which is to obviously, get high. SOME antidepressants do contain acetaminophen and some don't which can be prescribed in addition to ADD/ADHD medications. I was trying to better explain myself and reply to your question. I, still being a teen (19 almost 20) am in the loop with these things. I didn't want to create an argument, simply explain

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Except that not all drugs get a person high and antidepressants have no recreational benefits so it is pure stupidity to take antidepressants recreationally.

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And yet people do it anyway so ^ your argument is invalid. You can get addicted to things that don't get you high.

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A drug addict most probably won't care what they're taking. Anti-depressants obviously have an effect, even if it's not that immediate high you get from cocaine or something.

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Withdrawal from anti-depressants can include depression itself (and anxiety), however, it is worse if you had depression in the first place. Depression is more often than not a feeling of lethargy and just no motivation to do anything, that feeling will not go away over even weeks, months, years. So you feel "sad". If the OP is in hysterical tears because of the withdrawal, I'm going to assume that she had depression in the first place, because the anxiety plus the exaggerated depressi

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How do you know she isn't on drugs as well as knowing OP would be more specific if she was? ..you don't. So thanks for that useless post. We were discussing the variables with this particular FML and your post contributes nothing, thanks though.

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There's no evidence in this post that the antidepressants are taken recreationally. If your going to comment on the FML, actually comment on things that are mentioned. We might as well assume she's a Russian spy....

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^ and there's no evidence that the antidepressants were prescribed to her either. It's not "mentioned". They probably were, but nothing is definite.

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There's actually serious side effects to quitting SSRI's or any antidepressant med. I was on a dopamine drug and when I got off of it it made me sweat all the time and itch everywhere, in additon to anxiety and heightened levels of depression. And by the way, overdosing on SSRI's can result in Serotonin Syndrome, which is basically a bad acid trip with fever and possible seizures added in. So that may be a reason some (stupid) teenagers are taking them without a prescription.

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You cannot get high from taking anti depressants. lol. Ive been on them and they no where near make me feel high. After weeks of taking them all they do is make u want to get u and do things instead of sleep all day.

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omg dude u keep saying acetaminophen!!!! u sound completely clueless for someone who is "in the loop" lol if ur going to throw in big words get ur facts straight! ur probably trying to refrence amphetamines!!!! lol

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Pelreskovich, I agree with you, but I just want to clear up some confusion. You're thinking of amphetamine, not acetaminophen. The former is the stimulant, and the latter is essentially Tylenol. There are a number of drug types that are prescribed for depression, which include classic anti-depressants, anti anxiety medications such as benzodiazepines, and sometimes amphetamines. While classic anti depressants most likely won't produce any desirable effects in a healthy individual, the other two

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I'm going to side with the op on this one... I have ADHD and my medication for it is an antidepressant. I am a teenager who takes a dose ment for a second grader but I know when I was taking that dose as a kid, the pills fucked me over. for many, anti-depressants actualy make one depressed; they even mention it and an increase in suicidal thoughts as a side effect in tv commercials. because I go through both (along with headaches, mood swings, joint pains, and jitters) I personally don't believe

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