Depression symptoms while on antidepressants

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I've been on an antidepressanst for a little over a year. In the past few months I've been thinking about going off of it. It wasn't prescribed for depression, but more for coping with a tough time I was going through. I've been feeling really good and trying to cut back on the medication 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 continue to forget to pick them up.
My advice is to ask him or her about interactions with your HIV meds (if you are on meds), and not to rely on medical advice that you might receive on an online forum.
So either they are not bipolar, i.e. their depression is not bipolar depression rather unipolar depression or that they take them until a little relieved then they start again on their mood stabilizers. Most probably they are unaware of the consequences. They tried it once and it worked for a while. The problem with this disease is that the brain system is not stable. Even if it's stable we call it in engineering metastable position.
Antidepressants don't usually make people gain weight, and definitely not the ones that people will prescribe you as your first few antidepressants. (Some people don't respond to some antidepressants, and have to try several). Weight gain is on the list of possible symptoms of pretty much every psychiatric medication 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 antidepressants. The things I read about antidepressants sound as bad as depression itself. I have been given both celexa and zoloft (the doctor said I could try either one). Zoloft seems to be less shocking to my system, but I've very afraid of gaining weight. I don't understand how antidepressants work.
I think that the answer to the question perhaps isn't as important as focusing on your symptoms and looking at ways to increase your health and well-being. I would talk to your doctor and discuss your concerns. Which illness are you talking about? Rest is also important. I was looking at the womentowomen.com website ages ago. They have some info on adrenal function, etc. Being a guy you may prefer to do a general search. ?? There may be other reasons why you don't feel 100%.
Firstly though worrying is indeed the very core of depression. When you have depression you worry about everything but mostly it turns in on you and focuses on you all the time. So you worry about how depressed you are which increases your anxiety which increases your depression which.... And so it goes. It just keeps building so having faith when you know a med is not working is not the way to go at all. As soon as you know it's not helping go back to the doc and say that.
That is quite a load of anti-anxiety and depression 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 medication for depression, exercise always beat out the effects of medication.
I thought I was starting menopause but the depression and anxiety feelings stopped after restarting the med. I also read that antidepressants should not be taken while on dostinex because of risk of serotonin 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 depression 2 years ago & responded well to medications primarily Zoloft. A year into treatment all her medications were tapered & discontinued. She then had a relapse after 4 weeks, since then she has been started on different medications each time & her symptoms continue to persist. Currently she is on Zoloft 100 mg BID, Elavil 75 mg BID & Bupropion 150mg QD.
I have been reading the archives about depression and while some of the symptoms of depression 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 don'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 on some kind of antidepressants 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 on antidepressants and things during pregnancy. What did you all take? Did it help? Did it have any effects on 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 depression. Depression 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 commonly indicated treatments for depression are psychotherapy, medication (antidepressants), and electroconvulsive therapy. Talk to your family members and consult a psychiatrist because it is the beginning and psychotherapy may suffice.
To deal with your depression, you need to find the reason for it. Treating depression with antidepressants help when 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 when the primary cause - the main reason for your symptoms in the first place is found, you have nailed your depression too.
All of your symptoms are all good signs of depression/anxiety disorders. I have been struggling with this most of my life, off and on since I was 14 (now 23). Don't let if fool you, it may come and go for a while and doctors may say that you have "bi-polar disorder". I don't believe in prescription antidepressants or anti-anxiety medication, as I have tried a multitude of them in my teen years and none of them helped.
The more we have a depressive bout, the more likely depression returns. Perhaps, like me, you need to stay on the medication for the rest of your life. Again, like diabetes, you have to keep taking the tablets, or insulin. Just accept that if you can.
I am 47 and she believes that when I stopped taking the Lexapro all of the other perimenopausal symptoms surfaced. We'll see. I have been on many different antidepressants over the past 15 years. Lexapro made me feel great, but I gained about 20 pounds and it affects orgasms. In one month 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 on positive things instead of dwelling on the depression, anxiety, etc. that are only temporary and will disappear as your endorphins return to normal. You were on the pills a long time. I wish I could say it get better sooner than later, but I promise it will get better.
I took trazadone to help me sleep, and it also has a mild anti-depressant. That was all I used for antidepressants while on interferon combo therapy. Good luck.
I have had some degree of depression for well over a year. My doctors don't want me on antidepressants. I have mixed feelings about that. Sometimes the depression is mild and I keep it pushed back. Sometimes it comes screaming to the front and I am in a black, negative place.
I have tried different ones with the help of a physician and am on two that effect different neuro transmitters. Unfortunately, depression is inherited and my son 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 considered dead.
I don't have much knowledge or advice on antidepressants 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 long as they aren't any side effects between the methadone and antidepressant I don't see it hurting at all to try. I'm sure someone with some knowledge on the matter will be along shortly. I hope you have a wonderful week Kim!
) On the other hand, ADs do really seem to help a lot of folks who need them.
Can anyone tell me what antidepressants are safe to take while on opiate therapy?? or your experience with them???
I have been on 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 on after a week of suffering. They've never seemed to be as effective as the first 2 years I was on them. In fact, I've been experiencing nausea and anxiety over the last few months now. How can i tell if these symptoms are side-effects of the meds or depression creeping back?
I reasoned that, as long as I felt I could function without the meds (which I did), then there was no reason for me to stay on 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 one profiled). Especially when the meds were taken during the second trimester, when most of the organs are being completely formed.
I'm really, really scared of my depression getting even worse. I have no idea if my physical symptoms - swollen glands and lump - were purely coincidental or what. Has anyone else used antidepressants while tapering? And/or has anyone 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.
i am on levothyroxine and cytomel.................i have been on this for a few months and have extreme brain fog and disconnection and depression...............should i continue the ad and hope it will work again?..........will the thyroid meds help me soon............
Sorry - should have posted this from my last question I know that some of you take other medication to help with all of the thyroid related issues so here is a question to all of you out there - have you noticed any weight gain while on the antidepressants?
said it wasn't a drug that caused weight change either way. Many of the meds that I've been on pluse health and depression and inability to exercise enough caused me to gain 80 lbs in over 8 years. Now I am VERY depressed about being obese. I relate to your worry. Educate yourself before taking anything-Drs. are people too and make mistakes sometimes. Pharmacysts know more about medicine than anyone. See yours for info.
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