Anti anxiety medicine for teenagers

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203342 tn?1328740807 Hello. How do I know if I should try anti-depressants for my teenage daughter? I do worry a little because I've heard that since a teenager isn't done growing that it can affect them differently. I've heard it can actually make them more suicidal! I'm asking because my teenage daughter has been struggling for awhile with depression. She had a particularly bad year last year and a lot of it had to do with her peers.
Avatar f tn Hello and welcome to the forum, I don't have any experience with this medicine but some on here do so if you don't get a response soon keep checking back. The also have anxiety and ADD/ADHD forums that you can post this in.
Avatar f tn I know you said you were against medication, but I actually was an introvert myself in junior high until I started taking anti drepressents and anti anxiety medication, and it is like it opened up new doors for me, literally and figuartively speaking. It allowed me to cope with things and be the person I am really supposed to be. Good luck.
Avatar f tn Herbs and natural remedies are generally used in combination, or formulas, not singly. For anxiety, for example, you would take herbs like ashwaghanda and eleuthero to strengthen your adrenals, 5htp for serotonin, GABA for relaxation, magnesium and hawthorn to keep the heart relaxed. This is just an example. For regular use, the relaxant herbs would be passionflower and hops or valerian.
Avatar n tn I must say I have nothing bad to say about anyone who takes pain medicine for a legitimate pain. But when one takes pain medicine to achieve euphoria - that is improper and dangerous way to deal with problems associated with work. If you all are so smart do some research on "euphoric recall". I have been trained in substance abuse. I see the damage this way of thinking does on a daily basis. This type of behaviour may be controllable now to a degree.
Avatar n tn But they are worth a try. Also, cut the sugar out of your diet. Just for 2 weeks. Some people only get anxiety when they eat sugar. No sugar at all. Not even fruit or fruit juice. And no artifical sweeteners either. Just drink water. While your at the health food store buy a sweetener called, Stevia. I like "NOW' brand. Stevia is the only natural sweetener there is. Stevia is an herb. You can sweeten your Kava tea with it. Sweeten plain yogurt. Whatever you want.
190559 tn?1280615967 place to go (school psychologist's overwhelming him and he is getting extra time to make up his assignments and one-on-one help after school. A major medical diagnosis is tough for adults but for teenagers it can be devastating. There *IS* help out there that will make her stronger for the future. It's tough for us moms to have to turn to someone else to help our kids but that's what teamwork is all about! Hang in there and (((HUGS))) from one teenager's mother to another.
Avatar f tn t prescribe a as needed pill because you can become dependent on them which i agree but then he says maybe she could use a antidepressant i said i have heard that they can cause Suicidal thoughts in teenagers he said for me not to look on the internet and get that kinda info i'm confused i feel like they are trying to push drugs on her i said no to them now would see how she is feeling an a month or two , however this therapist hasnt really even should my daughter and techniques yet any help wou
Avatar f tn t prescribe a as needed pill because you can become dependent on them which i agree but then he says maybe she could use a antidepressant i said i have heard that they can cause Suicidal thoughts in teenagers he said for me not to look on the internet and get that kinda info i'm confused i feel like they are trying to push drugs on her i said no to them now would see how she is feeling an a month or two , however this therapist hasnt really even should my daughter and techniques yet any help wou
Avatar f tn Omg really i did not know that tingling was so common with anxiety I have been almost anxiety free for 6 monthes but I still have head tingles all the time they scared me so much I have posted in the nerology section! I have had them for 1 year know. I had all the test done and they say it is nothing at all. So if you have it and i have it and we have anxiety it might be common! Take care!
748543 tn?1463449675 For the past few weeks I have been throwing around ideas as to the best way to respond to this matter. You see a recent article ( Feb.3 , 2009 NY times) titled "Best treatment for TMJ May be Nothing" nearly made me clench my jaw to pieces. While well written, I found that the author, Ms. Brody, relied heavily on out dated and narrow perspective supplied to her by a small group of dentists.
Avatar f tn thanks for your feedback! My first appointment for anxiety is in a few days. What can I expect from this type of appointment???? I'm still dealing with the anxiety issues. I have had these symptoms daily everyday for almost 3wks now. It seems to be getting worse to me. I can't sleep now, because I can't seem to turn my mind off. When I do sleep I wake up to racing thoughts and I just lay there all tensed up or tensed up in the fetal position, sometimes I rock back and forth as to calm myself.
Avatar f tn If he tells me 'anxiety' I will tell him that he is incorrect ... he knows I am already taking Paxil for anxiety. If I do not get the results I need/want today, I am never going to this dude again. None of the meds he prescribed so far have even came close to making me feel 'wired'. I have had it with this guy...I need to get my ADD/life in order.
203342 tn?1328740807 I know it was on the ballot for several different areas and even in my area on legalizing it for medical purposes or banning it. I looked briefly into it and was impressed by not only how much it may help people (medically) but how carefully it is regulated when it is used medically. It is strictly done in a doctor's office and carefully monitored. It's not like they are going into a back alley somewhere and buying this from drug dealers. They also appear to monitor the amount and usage.
484698 tn?1208823583 My 7 year old son, has suffered from anxiety, night terrors, and phobias for about 2 years. Recently, it has ramped up to the point where he is barely sleeping at night and wakes up screaming and begging for help not to be afraid of stuff. Having anxiety myself I can't stand to see him like this anymore. I took him to a therapist, he's been going for several months. She suggested a psychiatrist. I took him to the pediatrician who concurred that he should be put on Zoloft. I've agreed......
1684282 tn?1505701570 I am becoming somewhat frustrated with the way a lot of my colleagues practice medicine. Disenchanted, angry would be the other words that could be used. We all get ostensibly that same training and all of us are supposedly in it to help our patients. So, how come have I been getting so many letters lately on my addiction forum from desperate people unable to quit taking the tramadol pills that their own kind doctors have so freely prescribed for them?
Avatar f tn He has tried practically every medication for migraines and nausea, none really help. So he was prescribed anti anxiety medicine and told to see a psychologist. The psychologist has been great. She told us this is not anxiety and thinks it may be heart related. She contacted his doctors and told them what she thought they should be looking for. None of his other doctors were helping him anymore. So now he has an appt with the cardiologist.
Avatar m tn The risk of getting HIV from the exposure you describe was too low to worry about, since you used a condom that remained intact and acquisition by fellatio (blow job) is extremely rare. In my view, you didn't need HIV testing at all. The 16 day test was too soon, but the 4 week test was highly if not perfectly reliable; and your negative test at 6.5 weeks nails it down with certainty: You do not have HIV. Your symptoms don't sound like HIV either.
Avatar n tn When you took anti-depressants, did you try Remeron? It is a very sedating AD with has some anti-anxiety properties as well. Something to talk to your doctor about are two older drugs. I have had success in prescribing them for anxiety in patients and with great success. The drugs are Prolixin and Stelazine. They are strong drugs of the anti-psychotic class. I have found that at a very low dose they can be very effective for treating traumatic anxiety.
Avatar n tn I suggest you ask your doctor for a prescription for anti-anxiety medicine so you can cope with your kids. (Like Xanax or Ativan). I have 2 teenagers. My mom has ovarian cancer and I'm currently undergoing multiple tests for a 5 cm mass that may or may not be on my ovary, depending which test you believe! I'm taking Ativan to keep me calm, because I don't want my kids to freak out over nothing.
1571878 tn?1354953383 More importantly, I am 4 days clean of dextromethorphan aka DXM aka Robitussin aka a self-imposed prison. Like Emily has done for thousands lost in the fight against Tramadol, I would like to provide a space for those who are losing their lives to DXM. There's still time to fight, and we need to support one another. This is NOT A SPACE to debate the 'merits' of DXM use.
544292 tn?1268886268 there's room for all!
748543 tn?1463449675 Then he put me in a flat plane splint that he would periodically adjust a little bit and in a few months I was pain free. I went to yoga class for a few years and wore my splint at night off and on for several years, but eventually I stopped each. He did mention that I would have a risk of developing osteoarthritis later in life in my right jaw. Forward on to 2016 and I started to notice my neck and shoulders tightening.
Avatar m tn It became my main medication due to the fact that the creatinine levels in my blood, tested every 3 months for the previous six years and periodically and irregularly every year for 21 years before that, had been too high for too long—for about a year. These creatinine levels were indicators that readers of this document can read about in the BPD literature to see just how the kidney function can be affected by lithium treatment.
864885 tn?1240014394 it's opioid treatment for anxiety. I have heard of people who have tried every medicine created for depression, which doesn't work for them, who are finally prescribed opioids (off label of course) for their depression. I only suffered with anxiety symptoms for a couple weeks before I turned to the oxys and found relief. I'm hopeful that, by the time I'm steeped in a recovery program and have finished with replacements, I will not have the anxiety.
354667 tn?1299141072 But you know I prefer you see the Psychiatrist (mom thing) ask to see if they will put you on a medicine called Welbuterine (I think) I'll look it up. It is an anti-depressent, anti-anxiety medication that could be used for migraine suppression that is ALSO used to help people stop smoking. Just think about it if the headache hangs on and your "quit smoking" plan doesn't work. Just info for later.
Avatar f tn If the tranqualizers/anti deopressant were increased I could not function, wanted to sleep all day, but my anxiety was still there, not as severe, but the BP still shut up over 170. I took this anti anxiety/anti depressent medicine route for 2 yrs, to no avail. I seeked professional help. This is what I came across and got from professionals as in doctors/nurses: "What exactly are you afraid of?? that the cuff wont deflate??
211563 tn?1189998110 I'm not on anything for the anxiety. I'm still breastfeeding my daughter so even though I got a script for zoloft and diazapam, I have not taken them. I sometimes think if I'd taken them prior to my TT maybe I would have not had the surgery and would not be in the state I am today. Shoulda, woulda, coulda... I gotta get over this "looking back" and move on with life! Today is especially hard and I don't know why. I don't like it.
544292 tn?1268886268 4 years I would say. Tramadol it's bad bad bad bad bad medicine. I feel terrible for anyone who gets on this thinking it is gonna be easy to get off. Thinking it is "safe" cause their doctor told them it was. It isn't. Today my stomach (Intestines actually, which have thousands of opiate receptors ... BTW ... and they aren't happy about the no more drugs policy, not at all!) feels like someone strong punched me solidly and HARD. But just once. Not ten times like on day 17 and day 18.