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Avatar f tn Are there ANY anxiety/depression meds that are allowed to take during pregnancy?
1136436 tn?1261826161 If you have been prescribed medication for depression and have been taking it as prescribed can you say you feel better than before you started taking them? If so then the likelihood is that if you stop taking them the depression will simply return. Unless you have identified and corrected problems and issues in your life that were causing depression that is. Depression doesn't just disappear because we want it to. You have to work hard with treatment to achieve that.
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?
1110049 tn?1409402144 Yes I had this concern recently with one of my medications although it wasn't an anti-depressent but I have had this reaction to some mood stabilizers (although not others). I had to try the generic first before my health care coverage provider would provide coverage for the brand. Most people react the same to generic medications and they are supposed to be chemically the same as the brand but sometimes concerns can occur. There has been follow up as regards quality assurance by the FDA.
Avatar f tn I am currently looking for a new depression medication. I need some info on something that is NOT a SSRI, a hormone, and is not zoloft, celexa, or prozac......also something that does not contain salicylic acid aka aspirin. If anyone can help I would appreciate the help.
Avatar n tn Because it takes awhile for medication to build up in your system and start working to begin with, so it takes awhile for it to get out of your system as well. Because of this, it is still treating depression sypmtoms until its out of your system. If your still feeling depressed, then maybe you should start taking them again, or another form of depression medication.
Avatar f tn Im on medication for depression and anxiety. Also occasionally I have a sedative in case I go bizzercerz. Would that hurt my child more than stress would?
Avatar f tn Protozan is an herbal used for depression, and amoryn a natural formula for depression. These remedies are not regulated like medications, although they are starting to look closer at them. They may have some serious side effects that are unknown, and I would avoid them. If you feel depressed, I agree that you need to see a psychiatrist to determine this, and he would know if medication is needed or maybe just therapy or both.
Avatar f tn Is there any medication that is effective to use prior to my menstrual cycle that would alleviate anxiety and depression? I don't want to take medication on a daily basis, but need something during that time of the month.
Avatar f tn I want to help as much as I can, but when it comes to medication, only doctors can advise. If you were taking anti depressants, then there are many on the market, and another one may well suit you. I have been on many over the years, and some gave me bad side effects, or made me feel very ill. Eventually I was on one that suited me fine. Often trial and error with anti depressants. Keep posting here, and let us know if you have been to see a doctor again.
Avatar n tn Besides getting your depression better treated, you may need an anti-anxiety medication for your panic attacks, as well as medication for your headaches if they are severe. Good luck.
1110049 tn?1409402144 I have just read in my newspaper (The Daily Mail in the UK) that anti-depressants are a complete waste of money, and we may as well take a placebo. It states new research shows they don't even work on the brain in the way we thought they did. For years we were told depression was caused by low levels of serotonin in the brain and that anti-depressants boosted it.
Avatar f tn http://www.drugs.com/uk/valdoxan.html Have you tried any other medications? Definitely talk to your doctor. It may be that you need a higher dose to see improvements. What is your dose? Are you seeing a therapist at all for your anxiety? That's really important. Let us know what the doc says!
1225178 tn?1318980604 depression is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain that medication can correct. According to the chemical imbalance theory, low levels of the brain chemical serotonin lead to depression and depression medication works by bringing serotonin levels back to normal. However, the truth is that researchers know very little about how antidepressants work.
1128565 tn?1316721143 Hi All its Lorraine Feeling frustrated again as Dr doesn't listen think I may have to travel from Liverpool to Birmingham to pay to see a private Dr. The last few days I am feeling like a lump of bed, more about 90 than 41, how can I get a job and normal life like this when I carn't function. It's already six years since Ive worked properly. I have done a few things volunteering. I used to have a really good brain and was a very motivated person.
Avatar m tn My mother is 67yrs old, recently the doctor advised her to take both Serta 25 and stalopam plus, both are anti depression medicines. But her blood pressure is normal. can some one help me know why she had been prescribed two anti depression medicines.
541196 tn?1293552936 I was on Effexor XR and when I told my doctor that I was planning on starting a family soon she told me that only Prozac and Celexa are good anti-depressants to be on while pregnant, but you can't breastfeed while on any anti-depressants.
7729616 tn?1393795492 Hello, I live in the UK too. If the Citalopram is not easing your depression have you asked if you could maybe try another anti depressant. Some help us, and others dont. It is a matter of find the one that help us. Also, what works for one person, does not always help another. As your thyroid issues seem to have stabilised, do you think depression is caused by that problem. I am glad you are getting help from a counsellor. Of course it is not in your head.
Avatar f tn I am seeing a professional therapist, and he is recommending anti depressants. I think my depression is caused by a mix of genetics (depression runs in my family) and my life situation. Lately my depression seems to be getting worse, I feel like i've lost interest in a lot of things that I used to enjoy, often I don't want to get out of bed, I cannot see the good in anything, I only focus on the bad, and lately I have been having more suicidal thoughts.
Avatar f tn hi lola, having been in your position before i would advise you to find another doctor or medication. I suffer from Major Clinical Depression, Anxiety, Panic Disorder and Chronic Pain. I was initially prescribed SSRI based Anti-Depressants for my Depression and Tramadol 200SR for my pain. The SSRI medication "Ecitalopram" i was told would take 5 weeks to kick in. In that time i developed serious side effects and instead of taking me off this medication my doctor threw more pills at me.
Avatar f tn a lot of people are sensitive to anti-depressants and others medication. i would talk to your doctor and try and find a medication that doesn't make make you feel sick, so you can get some benefits. :) Good luck.
Avatar f tn And is there any evidence that taking anti-depression medication reduces the symptoms from having chronic back pain? I have been taking these meds for a short duration now and find that I seem to feel alittle bit better when taking them. Maybe mentially anyway.
Avatar n tn "Flu-like" symptoms: -Bodyaches -Loss of appetite Depression: -Usually treated with SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors), a type of anti-depressant that encourages your body to produce more serotonin by blocking its reabsorbtion by the brain stem. Some doctors will start patients on this before starting treatment. Interferon has been known to cause life-threatening depression and is the reason this medication carries a 'black box' warning.
1370534 tn?1279510604 My psychiatrist is going to put me on an anti-psychotic (a mood stabilizer) along with my anti-depressants. I'm hoping this will help to control my terrible mood swings. I always feel like I am on an emotional rollercoaster...
14838958 tn?1436836822 Can you please tell what you were diagnosed with in 2000? Also if you have current thyroid labs that you can post, we'd be more than happy to take a look at them and tell you what we think. Be sure to include reference ranges, because those vary lab to lab and have to come from your own report. Once we see those and have more information about your condition, we'll be able to be more helpful.
Avatar f tn I have insurance and they cover all but $20. There are risk factors the baby can have being on anti depression medications, they can have cleft palate and I know that for a fact as my friend just have birth and get daughter has it due to the medication.