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Avatar m tn I have major depression and was on anti-/deps when I started using loritabs and vicoden. has anyone else used pain pills while on anti/deps? something made my meds stop working and my depression got worse. I don't feel like I am living and am miserable at all times. I quit taking the pain pills 4 days ago today. but kept smoking weed. I don't have physical withdraw,as I was taking rather small dose. I changed from loritabs to tramodal about 6 mo ago. any advice ?
228936 tn?1249094248 Hey there, Your depression could have much to do with your smoking quit. Are you still quit? I wasn't successful with mine because of the depression. If you can just hang in there, Mr Lucky, I bet the depression will improve the more time passes. Plus, we're into Spring and your mood may start to improve simply due to that. I was on AD's for 24yrs, but quit them in 04 and like you, I really do feel better without them, overall.
Avatar m tn She has a more lethargic apathetic anhedonia sort of depression and I have a more anxious fearful insomnia depression. They prescribe wellbutrin to people trying to quit smoking or doing cocaine which are both stimulants so I don't know it is my personal belief that if your depression is of that really slowed down somnolent flavor wellbutrin can be great, but if you are anxious and fearful then it can worsen the problem.
Avatar f tn My doctor has said that I have major depression and that is what's causing my anxiety. But I honestly don't feel in anyway depressed. I've had anxiety since I was 8 or 9 (im 21) but im pretty content with my life right now. So I was on effexor was depression for over 3 months. I didn't feel any change in mood, and it did nothing for my insomnia. Now my doc prescribed wellburtin and said if this works we can ween you off the effexor.
Avatar f tn I am on Effexor and plan on quitting smoking again. I've quit numerous times - the most I've quit is for 2 year. I have used the patch with success - however the last 2 times, I've gotten to 12 weeks, stopped the patch and started smoking within 2 weeks. So, I want to try a new strategy. I am considering Chantix - but right now I am on Effexor and am concerned taking both meds will create a problem.
Avatar m tn I quit smoking 55 days ago. But at the same time I am cutting down on my antidepressants which I have been taking for a long time for EXTREME anxiety and moderate depression. For the last 4 days I feel very depressed. I feel worthless and lost interest in everything. I didn't feel like this in years.Yes it could be from antidepressant withdrawal alone but could be from smoking cessation combined with it. I don't know what to do.
Avatar f tn Just to be clear im not smoking while pregnant im taking anti depressants.
Avatar f tn Well my problem is that I can NOT take anti depressants because they make it 100 times worse for me....I learned that 16 years ago and 3 hospital stays later. My depression was getting worse day by day taking the Chantix but when I got off of it it seemed to lift and I felt a little better yesterday and today BUT it's still here....I quit the day before. I just wondered if Chantix stayed in your system for a while or not.
Avatar m tn You may need medication and/or therapy. If it is anxiety/depression, I would not say it is a permanent thing, but it's not something that goes away in a day or two either. Good luck and let us know.
1448936 tn?1363206346 I've decided to quit smoking this week to become healthier. I know in the long run that not smoking will most likely help my anxiety but I'm fearful of the first couple weeks since I know that quitting can cause anxiety and panic which I already deal with. Has anyone with anxiety quit smoking successfully? I'm calling my doc tomm to refill my xanax to help during the nicotine withdrawals but I'm really scared.
Avatar f tn I also felt like I was ready to manage my depression and anxiety on my own, rather than with medication. During those three years, I was in college and had access to a psychiatrist and counselor for free. I felt fine at first, and the withdrawal symptoms were manageable, and I even managed to drop the weight I had gained while taking the medication. Now though, I'm starting to feel my depression and anxiety sneaking back in.
Avatar m tn Why would this young lady want to take anti depressants? Has she been diagnosed with depression? Is she too scared to see a doctor about her health? Where is she obtaining these pills? I really feel this could be difficult for you to deal with alone. Like Paxiled above says, can you let us know what medication she is taking? She may need help withdrawing.
Avatar f tn I quit smoking cigarettes 12/13/07 by using Commit Lozenges. However, I am still using them, very much addicted to same. A week or two after starting the Commit Lozenges, I became depressed and still am. I do not want to take prescription antidepressants. Have tried many natural things but they haven't done anything for me. I have lived with this depression almost 2 yrs., am so sick of the Commit Lozenges but am afraid to give them up as I don't know what withdrawal will do.
Avatar m tn then she started smoking again in 2001, needless to say after not wanting any, being around her for a couple yrs smoking it reawoke my smoking disease. So, smoked on and off in 2003, quit for 2004. Then she died in 2005 not from smoking at 41. So I felt justified to bury my grief in cigs. since then i have struggled on and off. even stopped for 2.5 months after surgeries and started again each time. Now back to one or 5 a day or none for a few days, but it keeps coming back.
Avatar f tn I quit smoking last October. And I hear u. It's tough to not smoke even though it's a nasty habit it is a bad little monkey. What can help is to suck on blow pops, chew gum, chomp celery etc. you got to replace the bad habits with good ones. And it is very hard to do. I think a lot of smoking or drinking or over eating is an attempt to distract us frm all the things we run from or don't want to face. Take some time to feel. No cake. No cigarette.
1010685 tn?1295032636 I am trying to quit smoking anyway and took it for a while about ten years ago for depression with no bad side effects. I know SSRIs are probably better for anxiety, but I hate the sexual side effects. I also considered ativan, but since my mood swings are so intermittent and short-lived, I don't know if they would kick in in time to help.
Avatar f tn I've been off Chantix for over 3 years and I'm still dealing with depression. Sure you can quit with the drug as it worked for my husband but if totally RUINED my life. I had a severse adverse reaction and had to stop the program in my 2nd last week when I was down to one cig every 3 days. I was extremely impulsive, hostile, agressive and suicidal and I had almost no control over myself. I had the crazy dreams along with the other typical side affects.
4182046 tn?1355820039 I gor diagnosed with depression and anxiety and age 16, three years later here I am and pregnant! I stopped my medication as soon as I found out (20 mg citalopram) but my anxiety and depression are so bad, I really feel like I need my medication. Has anyone taken citalopram or another antidepressent while pregnant? pros and cons?
Avatar f tn I quit smoking on Aug. 6th, and for 3 days after that, I was manic. I must have walked 10 miles in those 3 days. I kept telling myself that I just wanted to get healthy, but now that I think about it, I really had an episode. I cleaned alot, too. Anyway, I've had probably 10 cigarettes all month, and not one for 3 days now. So, what I'm saying is it's normal to feel 'not yourself' when you quit. We're just a little more extreme than others because of the bi-polar.
Avatar m tn also, smoking, i think it actually either helps with the cessation of anxiety in anxious peoples or adds anxiety on non anxious people so if you are smoking to chill out (just a guess), you might want to try anti-anxiety meds instead.
Avatar m tn It can make you happy, horny, weight loss and helps to quit smoking. It is unlikely to have you gain weight or affect your Libido..So Give it time..You will be really Happy after some good Sex and you will not want to have a Cig after Sex. Ha! So what more can we ask for...
Avatar f tn Can marajuana act as an anti-depressant? My son, age 29 experienced a life crisis a year ago (loss of his business,driver's licence and financial ruin) that led to a severe depression and two serious suicide attempts. This was the first time he ever experienced depression. He was hospitalized twice, once for a month and the second time for two months following the attempt on his life.
Avatar m tn Depression and manic depression is often related with creativity. The list of known people with depression or manic depression is long, some of the bests are on that list. Tho you can try another kind of antidepressant which will work differently than inhibiting the reuptake of serotonin and go for an antagonist or go back to a depressive state with creative juice. Everyone can react differently to drugs tho.
Avatar f tn I am 36 weeks pregnant and I quit a few weeks after I found out I was pregnant but then started back. I quit once again for good and I just quit cold turkey. It really wasn't that hard for me. I think gum helped me a lot though.