Anti anxiety drugs vs antidepressants

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Avatar n tn Hi, I also have BP disorder and when i went on lexapro it did change my moods, and actually made me worse for a short time, most anti depressant anxiety drugs seem to until the body adjusts to the difference in chemicals in your brain. I was on a very low dose compared to yours though! i am on 5mg and went up to 7mg and will go to 10mg and stop soon..
3867523 tn?1348953285 10 g/dL (3% vs 15%), dose modification of PEGASYS (30% vs 36%) and COPEGUS (19% vs 38%) and of withdrawal from treatment (5% vs 15%) compared to patients treated for 48 weeks with PEGASYS and 1000 mg or 1200 mg COPEGUS. On the other hand the overall incidence of adverse events appeared to be similar in the two treatment groups. The most common serious adverse event (3%) was bacterial infection (eg, sepsis, osteomyelitis, endocarditis, pyelonephritis, pneumonia).
Avatar n tn Is there anyone else out there who is dealing with steroid use and antidepressants at the same time? I am feeling myself slipping into a worse depression because of the weight issue and being constantly in pain and wonder would I be better off without them all together and lump it? I have battled eating disorders in the past and see myself heading down that path if I can't find some sort of relief. Any thoughts or feedback would be greatly appreciated.
Avatar f tn I read SO much about paws that now I have a phobia of that too which leads to more anxiety! I've been put on an anti depressant. I tried therapy, a holistic approach with supplements and the symptoms are so severe I relented to medication. It's been 5 days. I'm seeing improvement in the anxiety and depression but this stuff has some nasty initial side effects. I'm defeated feeling that I stopped one mind altering drug ony to require another. But it's bad...
Avatar f tn Maybe speak with your hepatologist or GI and see about a psych consult for an anti-anxiety med and/or an anti-depressant. Some anti-depressants also have anti-anxiety properties. I take an antidepressant. I have had no problems with depression, anxiety or Riba Rage since being on the triple treatment.
Avatar n tn The pair has joined a group of doctors who are pushing for US authorities to slap tougher warnings of their possible sideeffects on prescription medicines such as the anti-depressants and drugs used to treat attention deficit disorder. Both Alley and Preston, who is married to John Travolta, are members of the Church of Scientology that strongly opposes the use of psychiatric drugs.
Avatar m tn I agree with what you say, I have been damaged by the psych drugs like you but still have the depression and anxiety with many more diagnosis's to boot, now personality disorders too. Mental Health has no accountability or expectation of results for payment, plus you get a lot of bad treatment in many mental health facilities. It's up to you to fix you is what I hear and everything else is not provable one way or the other, whether it's the meds or the illness.
403399 tn?1201836695 Dependence and abuse, including drug-seeking behavior and taking illicit actions to obtain the drug, are not limited to those patients with prior history of opioid dependence You should not take tramadol if you have ever been addicted to drugs or alcohol. Seizures (convulsions) have occurred in some people taking tramadol.
Avatar m tn Many people have difficulty starting anti-depressant meds. They can work for both anxiety and panic attacks when they reach full efficacy. Everyone is different and there are many anti anxiety meds (ie: buspar). Talk it over with your doc. I'm sure he will have some options for you.
Avatar f tn He said that there were many other drugs and combination of drugs that can work better with less side effects, such as feeling disjointed, overly tired and low motivation. You are already on a pretty strong benzo as well. If you don't have a psychiatrist, do get one. you can't get a proper diagnosis without a good consult. Anxiety and Depression go hand in hand with many. Without treating the depression the anxiety can be persistent.
Avatar f tn My alcoholism was there from the beginning of my was my Bi Polar...the Bi Polar acted up FIRST...I drank...learned that I could medicate with alcohol (not a consciously learned thing) and then my alcoholism was triggered. SO - I would medicate during mania but because I have the disease of alcoholism as well, I couldn't STOP drinking. I do not have an addictive personality. I did not become addicted to pot, X, acid, etc nor did I become addicted to gambling, sex, etc.
883151 tn?1245518109 My doctor put me on antidepressants but I read on the internet they're not good to take while pregnant because they can cause the baby to be slow and lazy, mentally. So I haven't been taking them. I had to see a neurologist today because of horrible migraines and he said the anti-depressant (it's celexa by the way) could help with my horrible migraines and I reallly should be taking them for my depression any way.
Avatar m tn Here's a theory to sleep on. I've been on a generic anti-anxiety drug, Xanax, made by Greenstone (generic arm of Pfizer) since 2000. It was, by far, the best generic Xanax available (up until 2 years ago.) What happened? This generic (called alprazolam) was probably actually the identical name brand Xanax manufactured by Pfizer. Pfizer simply sends the true Xanax formula to Greenstone; Greenstone just puts a generic number on it, so you are really buying and taking the name brand Xanax.
Avatar n tn Drs like to think Antidepressants are the key to anxiety, but thats just not true all the time.
Avatar n tn Has any woman here switched from Zoloft to another anti-anxiety medication that has improved their sex life? My wife and I are both 60 and in good health otherwise, but this is really getting to me. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you in advance.
Avatar n tn but then nothings working for me right now cept valium and even then i need large doses (like 40mgs at least) but my anxiety is from withdrawing from opiates and alcohol so i might not be the best person to answer this one. I do know that xanax is one of the strongest benzos...
Avatar f tn but I don't want to have the concern lurking in the back of my head that someday I will be refused this medication and have to go through the process that I have already gone through in the past to try and find some antidepressant to take the place of an anti-anxiety medication when I don't have depression but have GAD. Does anyone of you have any information for me that may clear up this discrepancy in information that I have receive.
419309 tn?1326506891 No one around me seems to be telling me that I'm not coping well (the opposite in fact), so I'm inclined to brush off my doctor's quick offer to 'anti-depress' me. Does depression always need chemical help? Isn't it okay that I feel depressed as long as I recognize it and am coping?
390338 tn?1206466248 When I found out this was also an anti depressant, I dropprd it because I thought my doctor was tricking me into tacking it, so I take a drifferent sleeping pil. However I am now back tryin ami itryptyline because it can be useful in helping with tinnitus. I found your link here while searchin the affects combining these two drugs. my experience with topomax, especially 3 times a day is tons of weight loss.
605458 tn?1539232408 She said that some people have reported an anti-anxiety effect that carries through into the daytime when the Seroquel XR is taken at bedtime. Just wondering if anyone has any experience with Seroquel XR, and specifically, how it worked compared to regular release Seroquel.
9648031 tn?1405042648 I don't doubt what you're feeling, I just question your reasons for it, and the reasons have everything to do with whether antidepressants and the like would be appropriate for you vs. some other treatment. The anxiety and depression caused by candida is far greater than anything caused by cutting out sugar and white flour.
242516 tn?1368227505 A fascinating research study was published today by Irving Kirsch of the University of Hull, questioning whether or not 4 popular antidepressants are any better than placebo, and found that they weren't any better. Here's the study:
3060903 tn?1398568723 Although buspirone will take the edge off, it will not entirely eliminate anxiety. Benzodiazepines – These anti-anxiety drugs act very quickly (usually within 30 minutes to an hour). The rapid relief the benzodiazepines provide is a major benefit, but there are serious drawbacks as well. Physical and psychological dependence are common after more than a few weeks of use. They are generally recommended only for severe, paralyzing episodes of anxiety.
Avatar f tn Also, if you read about the different SSRIs and SNRIs Effexor and Paxil both are actually recommended for multiple anxiety disorders such as Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety, and Panic Disorder.
Avatar n tn No amount of pacifying from EP doctors or my family physican will make me stop worrying. I would like to know if you can recommend any anti-anxiety meds that a person could go which would not affect the heart in any way. Is it normal to have such severe anxiety that I actually avoid any situation that I have to be around people now (because my my fear of my heart skipping).
Avatar n tn Yes, ribavirin can make you mean (the antidepressants seem to help with that, or anti-anxiety meds. The interferon I think can affect the thyroid, not many but some do, and need to take thyroid meds. I dont like that your doctor wont do a biopsy because of "it will reverse the damage" b.s, if you have cirrhosis it doesnt reverse that, it cant reverse all damage. They say it can reverse some fibrosis but not always.
1298907 tn?1272890088 Whether it was prescribed for depression/anxiety issues or for nerve pain I'm really interested in knowing how well people are experiencing actual results from it as far as pain relief is concerned & also how well it works for depression as compared to some of the other common anti-depressants such as zoloft, prozac, lexapro. I've tried all 3 of these, liked Lexapro the best.
Avatar m tn Not to be obvious here but antidepressants and benzos are far more dangerous drugs than marijuana -- the fact one is illegal and the others legal doesn't change the fact they're all drugs. Marijuana is notorious for bringing things out of us that have been safely suppressed inside, and in your case it was anxiety.
Avatar n tn I am currently on a modest dose of Norytrptyline (50mg). I would like to get off anti-depressants entirely, but under current circumstances (no psychiatrist, no friends in the area, and a sudden onset 18 months ago of Hashimoto's combined with chronic fatigue) I must rely on chemicals in the short term. Before the onset of Hashimoto's and chronic fatigue, I found that anti-depressants generally removed any desire for women, with rare occasions where it fully returned.
Avatar n tn where use after anywhere from a year to 5 years starts to minimalize the anti-depressant and anti-anxiety effect. I should note I have read literature that says that suboxone is being explored as a depression treatment and I believe (but am not sure) that in certain parts of Europe it is already accepted as a depression/panic disorder treatment. So my bottom line is a mixed message.