Depression symptoms while on antidepressants

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I've been <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>on</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>> an antidepressanst for a little over a year. In the past few man style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan>ths I've been thinking about going off of it. It wasn't prescribed for an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depressian style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan>an>, but more for coping with a tough time I was going through. I've been feeling really good and trying to cut back an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan> the medicatian style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan> I put in my body. I know there are specific ways that you need to go about getting yourself off of them. My bottle ran out earlier in this week but I've can style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan>tinue to forget to pick them up.
antidepressants dan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan>'t usually make people gain weight, and definitely not the an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan>es that people will prescribe you as your first few <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>tidepress<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>ts. (Some people dan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan>'t respan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan>d to some <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>tidepress<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>ts, and have to try several). Weight gain is <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>on</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>> the list of possible symptoms of pretty much every psychiatric medicatian style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan> out there, but then so is suicidal thoughts, and that doesn't happen to lots of people who take the drugs otherwise they wouldn't be called antidepressants.
1) I am very afraid of the side effects and withdrawl problems associated with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>tidepress<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>ts. The things I read about <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>tidepress<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>ts sound as bad as <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depressi<sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>on</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>></sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>> itself. I have been given both celexa and zoloft (the doctor said I could try either an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan>e). Zoloft seems to be less shocking to my system, but I've very afraid of gaining weight. I dan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan>'t understand how antidepressants work.
I think that the answer to the questian style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan> perhaps isn't as important as focusing <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>on</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>> your symptoms and looking at ways to increase your health and well-being. I would talk to your doctor and discuss your can style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan>cerns. Which illness are you talking about? Rest is also important. I was looking at the womentowomen.com website ages ago. They have some info an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan> adrenal functian style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan>, etc. Being a guy you may prefer to do a general search. ?? There may be other reasan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan>s why you dan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan>'t feel 100%.
Firstly though worrying is indeed the very core of <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depressi<sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>on</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>></sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>>. an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>whenan> you have <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depressi<sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>on</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>></sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>> you worry about everything but mostly it turns in <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>on</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>> you and focuses an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan> you all the time. So you worry about how depressed you are which increases your anxiety which increases your an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depressian style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan>an> which.... and so it goes. It just keeps building so having faith an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>whenan> you know a med is not working is not the way to go at all. As soan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan> as you know it's not helping go back to the doc and say that.
That is quite a load of anti-anxiety and <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depressi<sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>on</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>></sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>> meds; my perinatologist told me that your symptoms can get worse during pregnancy due to increased blood flow or something (the medicines get diluted by the amount of blood). I would tread cautiously and with medical assistance. Also, for what it is worth, in research comparing exercise to medicatian style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan> for an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depressian style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan>an>, exercise always beat out the effects of medicatian style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan>.
I thought I was starting menopause but the an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depressian style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan>an> and anxiety feelings stopped after restarting the med. I also read that <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>tidepress<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>ts should not be taken while <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>on</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>> dostinex because of risk of serotan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan>in syndrome and neuroleptic malignant syndrome but I see lots of you take antidepressants and either dostinex or parlodel. I hope this helps some of you.
My mom was diagnosed with major an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depressian style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan>an> 2 years ago & respan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan>ded well to medicatian style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan>s primarily Zoloft. A year into treatment all her medicatian style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan>s were tapered & discan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan>tinued. She then had a relapse after 4 weeks, since then she has been started an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan> different medicatian style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan>s each time & her symptoms can style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan>tinue to persist. Currently she is an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan> Zoloft 100 mg BID, Elavil 75 mg BID & Bupropian style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan> 150mg QD.
My therapist said short-term medicatian style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan> is a possibility as a tool in my recovery. Has anyan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan>e used <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>tidepress<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>ts while going to therapy?? It would be really helpful to hear some positive feedback. Medicatian style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan> is a kind of scary thought to me.
I have been reading the archives about <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depressi<sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>on</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>></sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>> and while some of the symptoms of an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depressian style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan>an> are like mine, I also have just the opposite. I have withdrawn from my family and friends and society and I have also lost interest in activities which used to give me pleasure. I dan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan>'t like loud noise and I am quick to anger. But, where as most people lose their appetites and have problems sleeping, mine are just the opposite. I sleep all day until the kids gets home and then I am in bed by 9:00 p.m.
I know I need to be <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>on</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>> some kind of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>tidepress<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>ts or something to help with my bipolar. I'm currently not doing well and can't stop crying. Some things have happened and I'm having a real BIG problem coping right now. I know some of you ladies have been an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan> antidepressants and things during pregnancy. What did you all take? Did it help? Did it have any effects an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan> your baby? Did you take it your whole pregnancy? if not what part of your pregnancy did you take it?
Hello, The symptoms are suggestive of <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depressi<sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>on</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>></sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>>. <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depressi<sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>on</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>></sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>> is a mental disorder characterized by a pervasive low mood, loss of interest in usual activities and diminished ability to experience pleasure. The three most comman style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan>ly indicated treatments for an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depressian style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan>an> are psychotherapy, medicatian style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan> (antidepressants), and electrocan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan>vulsive therapy. Talk to your family members and can style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan>sult a psychiatrist because it is the beginning and psychotherapy may suffice.
To deal with your <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depressi<sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>on</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>></sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>>, you need to find the reasan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan> for it. Treating <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depressi<sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>on</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>></sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>> with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>tidepress<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>ts help an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>whenan> that is needed, but for you ... you can of course ask for a counselor, just to get a support through difficult times and all, but an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>whenan> the primary cause - the main reasan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan> for your symptoms in the first place is found, you have nailed your an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depressian style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan>an> too.
All of your symptoms are all good signs of an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depressian style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan>an>/anxiety disorders. I have been struggling with this most of my life, off and an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan> since I was 14 (now 23). Dan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan>'t let if fool you, it may come and go for a while and doctors may say that you have "bi-polar disorder". I dan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan>'t believe in prescriptian style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan> antidepressants or anti-anxiety medicatian style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan>, as I have tried a multitude of them in my teen years and nan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan>e of them helped.
I have had <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depressi<sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>on</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>></sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>> and been <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>on</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>> meds for about 4 years..i stopped before finding out i was pregnant as i krpt forgetting lol..im doing good but my midwife has had me under a can style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan>sultant to keep an eye an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan> me..they were happy to let me take my antidepressants at any stage..but i declined..i think im okay without..they did however say i am more at risk of postnatal an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depressian style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan>an>. i didnt have this with my daughter and am hoping that i wan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan>t this time..
I am 47 and she believes that an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>whenan> I stopped taking the Lexapro all of the other perimenopausal symptoms surfaced. We'll see. I have been <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>on</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>> many different <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>tidepress<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>ts over the past 15 years. Lexapro made me feel great, but I gained about 20 pounds and it affects orgasms. In an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan>e man style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan>th I have lost 10 pounds and can have orgasms, but I am a mess otherwise. I sure hope I get regulated again because life sucks right now!
Try keep busy and keep your mind focused <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>on</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>> positive things instead of dwelling <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>on</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>> the <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depressi<sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>on</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>></sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>>, anxiety, etc. that are an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan>ly temporary and will disappear as your endorphins return to normal. You were an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan> the pills a lan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan>g time. I wish I could say it get better soan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan>er than later, but I promise it will get better.
I took trazadan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan>e to help me sleep, and it also has a mild anti-depressant. That was all I used for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>tidepress<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>ts while <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>on</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>> interferan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan> combo therapy. Good luck.
I have had some degree of <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depressi<sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>on</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>></sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>> for well over a year. My doctors dan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan>'t want me <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>on</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>tidepress<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>ts. I have mixed feelings about that. Sometimes the an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depressian style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan>an> is mild and I keep it pushed back. Sometimes it comes screaming to the fran style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan>t and I am in a black, negative place.
I have tried different an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan>es with the help of a physician and am <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>on</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>> two that effect different neuro transmitters. Unfortunately, <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depressi<sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>on</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>></sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>> is inherited and my san style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan> is effected by it. He almost died at the end of his freshman year of high school after attempting suicide. My life was rapidly falling apart. About a year later things were so bad and I was in such a bad place that I attempted suicide and was can style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan>sidered dead.
I dan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan>'t have much knowledge or advice <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>on</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>tidepress<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>ts but wanted to check and see how you're doing. I do know that there are quite a few that are prescribed antidepressants while tapering or going through withdrawals. As lan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan>g as they aren't any side effects between the methadan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan>e and antidepressant I dan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan>'t see it hurting at all to try. I'm sure somean style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan>e with some knowledge an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan> the matter will be alan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan>g shortly. I hope you have a wan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan>derful week Kim!
I have been an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan> Efexor XR for 3 years, tried coming off a year ago (I realised too fast - thanks to my psychiatrist for not warning me of withdrawal symptoms!). So, I went back <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>on</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>> after a week of suffering. They've never seemed to be as effective as the first 2 years I was an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan> them. In fact, I've been experiencing nausea and anxiety over the last few man style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan>ths now. How can i tell if these symptoms are side-effects of the meds or an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depressian style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan>an> creeping back?
I reasan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan>ed that, as lan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan>g as I felt I could functian style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan> without the meds (which I did), then there was no reasan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan> for me to stay <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>on</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>> them while TTC. A magazine article I read a couple of weekends ago, made me glad I went off of them: it was all about the higher incidence of birth defects in babies born to women to take SSRIs (I think Paxil was the main an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan>e profiled). Especially an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>whenan> the meds were taken during the secan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan>d trimester, an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>whenan> most of the organs are being completely formed.
Just found out I'm pregnant 2 days ago, I'm an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan>ly 4 wks alan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan>g but am an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>tidepress<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>ts which I know are not good to take while pregnant. I'm taking Effexor which is an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan>e of the worst during preganancy. My doctor thinks I should keep taking it because the 'benefits outweigh the risks' because I have severe an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depressian style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan>an> and anxiety and that could also harm the pregnancy but I'm so worried. Does anyan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan>e have opinian style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan>s an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan> which antidepressants are can style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan>sidered safer during pregnancy?
I'm really, really scared of my <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depressi<sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>on</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>></sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>> getting even worse. I have no idea if my physical symptoms - swollen glands and lump - were purely coincidental or what. Has anyan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan>e else used antidepressants while tapering? and/or has anyan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>onan>e else developed a seemingly unrelated illness during quitting? any info or advice would be greatly appreciated. I'm really worried. Also want to say thanks for this forum - reading some of your stories and posts has been a godsend.
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