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After 10 years, I'm finally off of antidepressants!


I'm really excited to share this news. It's been about 10 years in the making. Here's how it happened:

I hope that my journey can show people that it is possible to overcome depression and that you don't have to be on antidepressants forever. Please have a read and let me know what you think.

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Great news well done that picture has made me want some blue valium

I see something blue in there.

10 mg Roche ones 👋😁


Haha I just spotted you on another post fancy seeing you here by the meds 😊 hope things are well and good

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Dolphin14 in reply to Hidden


Lmao you kill me 💕💕

It’s funny seeing everyone coming to look at the meds 😂.....the poor poster oops

We are happy for the poster:) good for her that couldn't have been easy.

Looks like we may have issues..... hahaha

lol the unintended consequences...

In all seriousness well done and best wishes going forward,enjoyed reading your story I’ve overcome addiction so I know what it means

I'm glad you liked it, thank you!

You’re welcome thanks for posting and hopefully some others will see that it is possible to rebuild a future for yourself

That looks a little like my Med collection haha

This excellent article is well worth reading, the story of one young woman's journey from meds back to feeling normal without them.

Sunnidayz1 in reply to Jeff1943

It happens everyday. It's inspiring but it's more than possible for this to occur

Thanks for the comment! It definitely is possible, which is why I wanted to share.

I know.. we live in a world that believes mental illness is a death sentence & it is not. With time, work and the right resources there is hope.

Exactly. All around us, we see people coming out with their stories of mental illness, which is great, but we don't hear enough about those that have overcome it.

I think it's both. There is still a stigma. People dont talk about either.

People are being more open about revealing they have depression, in my opinion, but there is definitely still a stigma. People revealing their struggle are celebrities and less often, people in the community. But you're right, there is still a lot of hiding. I'm also American, so other countries/areas might be very different.

I am not minimizing your work on your own self improvement. Kudos to you. I am just saying it is work, yes, to do but it's not impossible. Any person can do it if they have the strength and resources to do it. There is help out there!!! Kat, we are both trying to convey the same message!

My message does not take away from the work that you've done on yourself!

No worries - I didn't think that! Just expanding on the conversation.

Thank you! I'm really glad you enjoyed it.

I just read the article. Well done. I hope someday that will be me.

My thoughts are that the coping skills I'm learning will be enough to get me through life. I just have to stabilize a few more issues.

I'm happy for you. Thank you for sharing your journey.

I wish you a long and happy life

Thank you! The coping skills are invaluable. It's all about making little steps in the right direction until it just becomes a normal part of your life. Good luck!



Good for you! I am looking forward to trying the same thing. This year has been full of unplanned surgeries, so when I feel I am fully recovered physically, I am going to give it a go, hoping spring/ summer 2020. Im glad you shared your story.

KatarinaWajda in reply to Hidden

Awesome! Good luck.

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Wow!! This is awesome 👏🏼 👏🏼👏🏼 I am so happy for you!! I love when people share positive stuff 😀 You rock!!! All the best!!

Thank you!

Congratulations. I hope it works for you.

That is so awesome, so happy for you. I've been telling anyone who will listen that Dr's prescribe this stuff like it's candy. Go to a website called the Withdrawal Project and learn.

KatarinaWajda in reply to RCCOLA

Thank you! Yes, I think there are a lot of problems with how mental health is diagnosed and treated in our health care system. Hopefully that will change as we start to learn more.

KatarinaWajda in reply to RCCOLA

Just checked out the website and registered by the way.

RCCOLA in reply to KatarinaWajda

I'm happy for you as well as impressed as that's quite the accomplishment. You're strong and I bet others could learn from your experiences. That other site is indeed good and helpful. There is so much information that people don't know. I think the most alarming part of all of this is how little Psychiatrists, Psychologists and the like understand. I'm a member on that site and while it's good, people don't seem to be as forthright and share like this site.

Read the blog was written well but I don’t see any coping strategies that you used specifically for anxiety? I suffer with daily and tried meds which had adverse effects. Looking for a natural route?

Thanks! I would say the most applicable tips I have for anxiety are in this post about managing stress: . The difference between them is that stress is a response to a threat in a situation. Anxiety is a reaction to the stress (according to the ADAA). So they are essentially in the same cause/effect chain. Things like breathing techniques and "tricking" your body will help calm your body and your mind. I talk about both of those in the post. Same with the planning and controlling your inner monologue. I'd love to hear if these techniques help you!

What are the skills you utilize to help you post medication?

Thanks for your comment! I write about a lot of the skills I use on my blog ( and I continue to use these techniques every day and as I need them. I hope to continue writing about new coping skills as I find them helpful.

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