Anti-Depressants

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  1. Pied Piper

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    btw prepare for your dick to stop getting hard if you use them. at first I thought they were awesome because I could last for a long time, then I realized I couldn't cum. after more time passed I couldn't even get hard. it took months after quitting before I came back 100%


    one of the reasons that I don't trust doctors. the internet is a great place because we can communicate on message boards with others who have the same ailments as us and learn from eachothers findings
     
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    I'm not on TRT but I was kinda roiding for a little bit. Not just for teh gainz but just trying to counteract the fatigue I was getting with anti-depressants. But I guess roids and meds don't go together too well because I was roid raging over the dumbest shit all the time
     
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    I feel that a lot of feelings, emotions, or perspectives are directly tied to physical conditions.

    So rather than try and alter the chemical levels of a patient's brain, I think it's a safer bet to first try and get their habits and lifestyle correct.

    Like me, for instance, I have trouble sleeping at night and if I don't get 8 hours of sound sleep, I hate the next day no matter what. So rather take a sleep aid, I just go to bed early and don't fuck with screens two hours before I lay in bed.
     
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    for me when I self medicated with TRT and an AI to keep my estrogen in check, I felt incredible. the first time I felt anxiety free and happy/ my normal T levels are even low. in the middle of the range. I brought my total T up to 800 ng/L and I felt that I could focus better, I was happier, stress free, energized more confidence, better cognition, speak better, no brain fog (overall just became a better thinker).

    when the Estrogen gets too high or low, thats when most experience moodiness or lethargy
     
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    are there any natural ways to up testosterone and will my dick get bigger?

    ps are you a programmer?
     
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    I think this might be my issue as well, I got my doctor to check my test levels and they were just barely above the minimum and im only 27, work out 3 times a week and eat pretty healthy.

    The problem here in Norway is that healthcare system is so overly cautious that you cant even get enough medicines to get well because they dont want to be blamed for anyone getting too much of anything. So getting any form of testosterone boost would pretty much be impossible.
     
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    I used to have very bad panic and anxiety attacks multi times a day that just came out of nowhere and ended up losing 50 pounds bc of them which was back in 2006. They were so bad that I wouldn't want to go further than 10-15 miles away from home so I went to the doctor and he put me on Effexor and it slowly helped me ge back to almost normal. It's hard for someone to understand unless they have dealt them before but the Effexor helped my attitude as well as my panic and anxiety attacks. Also helped me not dwell on things as much, the only negative I noticed was it sliced my emotions in half.
     
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    im a UX/UI designer

    as for making your dick bigger, I don't believe that there is any method aside from surgery.

    you can get your testosterone up by lifting weights habitually. squats and deadlifts are essential.

    also eat right, don't do any of those hard low cal/low carb/ low fat diets. get efficient amounts of macronutrients, get sleep. don't drink too much alcohol or smoke.
    also Ive read that posture can contribute to testosterone production, which is very poor in today's society
     
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    wow thats incredibly low for 27. im assuming you were in the 100 or 200s? look for a specialist in your area. like an endocrinologist or anti-aging clinic. here in California a lot of chiropractors are starting to prescribe Testosterone for replacement therapy
     
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    I just got put on a lose dose (10mg?) of generic Lexapro. I haven't taken them yet but am about to start. Reading this maybe it isn't worth it! I'm gonna try it for a little while though.
     
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    Good replies.

    They scare the crap out of me. Should probably be on some, but the stories I’ve heard are just too much for me.
     
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    This might not make your feelings about the situation any better but many people experience that their anxiety/depression becomes worse for the first 1-4 weeks when starting on anti-depressants.

    I dont know your situation but for people who are on the edge/suicidal it can actually be very dangerous to start to take them if you arent around people all the time that can keep an eye on you and that you can talk to.
     
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    This is going to sound stupid but I hadn't actually thought about going around my normal physician. Found a private clinic that I'm going to contact tomorrow to see how much it'll cost and go get checked out if it doesnt cost an arm and a leg :)
     
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    Yeah Thats what I figured. Read up on a bunch of them, and I guess I don’t have it bad enough. The risk isn’t worth it. Responsibilities are too much to take the chance on it getting worse.
     
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    Lexapro saved me life. I was having panic attacks left and right. Always checking my pulse and heart rate was out of control with irregular heart beat. I would check my blood pressure with those little machines like 50 times a day.

    Lots of behavior therapy type stuff. Im pretty much fucking crazy with or without them though now.
     
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    I take something, I forget what lol.

    Having the same brain chemistry decade after decade.... well I felt like I could use a shakeup. Good news is I don't have anxiety attacks anymore. No bad news really. Doc said it would lower my sex drive... it didn't.
     
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    good luck man
     
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    Tried them for a few months. I didn't like how I felt on them - just "loopy" and disconnected, like I had taken 4 sudafed. And when I first started taking them (Paxil) and my body was trying to get used to it, I felt sick. Got switched to another one after a month (Effexor) and eventually just said screw it and didn't take any anymore.

    My mom has been on them for quite a while and when one makes her feel bad they throw her from one to another. I think she's been on 7 or 8 different ones in the last few years. And nothing's really made her feel better. But she's been to the point where my dad had to leave the house for a few hours and would call me to stay there and keep an eye on her, she was that bad. So I'm sure being on anything is better for her than being on nothing.

    If you're really in a bad place I'm sure they're great - feeling a little off is better than feeling suicidal, I'm sure. But sometimes I think people use them as a substitute for changing their life situation, and as long as that's not right nothing is gonna make you feel 100% better.
     
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    I can't say for sure if no one needs the medication.. I'm sure there are some people with severe depression, bi-polar, anxiety, etc that probably benefit from them.

    However, I would probably say that way too many people are prescribed that shit way too liberally though. That would probably have something to do with big pharma and doctor payoffs too. But younger kids are put on all sorts of garbage because adults don't want to deal with kids that don't act the way they like them to. Sometimes, better human interaction along with therapy can make a much bigger difference in a person's life.
     
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    Any one I know who has opened up to me about their medications seem more miserable than I do and they also have tons of side effects. So while I feel like I've suffered from depression through out my life... I will stick with exercise, sleep, healthy eating, music and if I really feel the need to medicate beer and weed. I would love for there to be a magic pill, but I would just like to know at least one person who has a success story before I sign up for all those side effects.
     
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