Anti depression medication uk

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Avatar f tn Are there ANY anxiety/depression meds that are allowed to take during pregnancy?
1136436 tn?1261829761 There are not many of us who live in the UK. I would love to happy without anti-depressant medication. I have had the illness many years, and when I think I am better I stop my meds, and then it always comes back. Last year I stopped taking medication I had been on for years. I was feeling so well. It took a year for the depression to come back this time. Before that it took 6 months to come back. It is up to you whether you want to stop or not. You may well not need medication again.
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 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 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.
Avatar f tn I am so sorry that your depression is untreatable, and with all those ECTs it has not improved. I presume no anti-depression medication has been effective in your case either. I presume you have tried them all. You certainly don't sound pathetic, I admire you for being such a fighter. Seems the doctors and psychiatrists have given up on you. Well I do not know what to suggest you do next, seems to me you have tried so hard.
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 A month's worth of medication is £35. And yes, in the UK, it is so hard to find a Dr to prescribe it to you because it's not one of the recognised medications in the British medicine book (I don't know what it's called). They have to choose their medications that they prescribe from a book which allows the use of certain medications. What I have learned from my experience is that you have to go to the Dr's office and TELL THEM WHAT YOU WANT and to go backed up with knowledge.
1110049 tn?1409405744 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.
3063937 tn?1352426455 I have had depression for 20+ years, and each time I take myself off my anti-depressant, depression comes back. This has happened many times. I have been in hospital, seen psychologists, psychiatrists, counsellors, etc. But I am still fighting it. I am in good place at the moment thanks to medication. I live in UK so cannot help you with residential care. Here a psychiatrist will recommend a hospital, or people pay a lot to go privately.
1243543 tn?1269127622 Actually, benzo abuse has bigtime gone on the rise over the last decade.....there ARE people who use and abuse them recreationally. Actually a pretty high number of people. But, in all honesty, that is another subject. When WE are talking about these kinds of meds here...it is in the context of people taking them as directed, and not recreationally. Yes, benzos cause tolerance and physical dependency...but also, antidpressants aren't always the easiest thing to d/c either.
Avatar f tn Geodon was approved as an antipsychotic for its primary use all over the world. Geodon has some concerns such as heart arrythmia though and its the only antipsychotic with this problem (out of the ones approved in the U.S. at least). Generally out of all of the antipsychotics Abilify is the least likely to cause weight gain and diabetes and sedation. Geodon was used more for a while because of this but Abilify is generally used more now. Did you ask about that one?
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 f tn I also take anti depressants and phenytoin citalapram phenobarbital and levythyroxine for underactive thyroid
1354136 tn?1331878917 Personally speaking, the only thing that has helped me is anti-depressants. I have had depression for a long time, and had many bad "episodes". I know I am lucky because I live in the UK, and medication is probably cheaper here. I do hope you find an answer to your problem. Depression is such a lonely illness, so at least you are reaching out to people here. So difficult for you. Money is such a problem. Have you no close friend or relative you can talk to?
1228164 tn?1267423226 I've had depression for many years. It has been fairly manageable until last year when a few events triggered a breakdown which has left me almost unable to function. I'm writing this now after 2 failed attempts at bed despite being up all last night. I barely leave my flat, I'm angry about silly little things, I have zero motivation, I don't eat or sleep very much, no medications have helped and even the psychologist that I'm seeing doesn't seem to be doing much good.
Avatar f tn Hi Peg, Gosh, you sound really frustrated! I am not a Doctor and you'll find that most of us on this Board (if not all of us) are NOT Board certified Psychiatrist nor Doctors. Therefore, we can't tell what's wrong with your Med combinations and why none of them are working any more. You take a fairly high dosage of Zoloft , as well as Wellbutrin, plus I'm not sure what the other meds you're on are for.
Avatar n tn If this has been lasting for longer than a couple months I would discuss with your doctor starting anti-depressant medication. Best wishes. I hope you find this information useful. Information provided in the heart forum is for general purposes only. Only your physician can provide specific diagnoses and therapies. Please feel free to write back with additional questions.
3199802 tn?1362254159 Medicine does not address the root cause of the depression, but will alleviate the anxiety from the depression for a while. Getting to the cause of the depression and addressing that is of the most importance. Think about it this way. You've got a splinter in the palm of your hand and it is painful. It continues to cause you pain, but you keep putting hydrogen peroxide on it and covering it with a band aide. As time goes by, it continues to hurt....
Avatar m tn wow I'm so happy I came across this, I've been dealing my whole life with depression but I've never taken any anti-depressants, I've just heard so many bad things about them that I just really don't want to ever start them. I know, sounds crazy, that a depressed person has never been anti-depressants but I found other ways to cope, none of which were very productive, and in fact a lot of the things I did only added to my list of problems.
Avatar n tn Your derm will not put you back on Accutane because you are being treated for depression. There is a correlation between Accutane and worsening of depression. Are you a male or female (I am assuming male but I just wanted to be sure)? I would tell you to stop using Ivory soap. It sounds like your skin is drying out due to the soap and medication. Also, you should get on a facial cleaning regimen of cleanser, toner, and *moisturizer* since your skin is dry.
Avatar n tn I know that being without drugs so early after you last detox, you must have a hell of a depression right now, and this on top of it is no better, but it is a test, and I believe you will make it through with flying colors. Please don't use GWH, I don't want you to be in pain again, not for this, not for a pill. I suck at condolences, but please hang on, at least for today.
Avatar n tn I finally got to post!! I have been experiencing severe withdrawal/depression the last few days, so much that I have found myself crying on a few occasions, I have been feeling like there is no way out of this awful life style, and if I get close to being clean, I get scared when I think of leading a sober life..... I can't handle it anymore, I lie to everyone, I hurt everyone and I waste all my godamn money on drugs, what the hell is the point?
Avatar m tn I want to get help, but I literally can't get it. I cannot afford a co-pay, or the cost of anti-depressant medication, so the insurance does not help me. Man, I am getting more depressed just writing this. What hope is there? I mean, it seems to me that I am going to be foced to live with this the rest of my life, and if that is the case, then I'd just as soon die as soon as possible. If there is no hope for any change, or improvement, then it would be illogical to keep trying.
Avatar n tn He is in his early thirties. The only medication he has taken is depokote and an anti-depressant, (I can't remember the name, but it is not welbutrin). He experiences the same things you do and this leads me to beleive that it is not your medications.
539694 tn?1434569547 I could sense the reservations though so decided to email back first discussing how I felt the interview went as well as disclosing the fact I suffer from long-term depression. In the UK our anti-discrimination laws are some of the most stringent in the world but people can still be discriminated against on the basis of sex or diagnosis simply by listing the rejection as being down to other reasons etc. But I took a chance and disclosed it.... I'm regretting it.
Avatar m tn Some drugs have terrible withdrawl symptoms and you have to wean off of them slowly. Depression medication helps regulate the body chemistry and is not a cure. Your son needs to seek counseling along with the medication. I hope you both can work together to get the help your son needs.
Avatar m tn zyprexa [anti-pshychotic] helps me fall to sleep at night.
Avatar m tn Yes, someone with a major depressive disorder may absolutely have pain stemming from the depression itself. In fact, it is common for ppl with depression to have aches and pains due to the disorder. Weight gain is very common with anti-depressants but it may not have much to do with him stopping suddenly. Depression effects the chemicals in your brain (dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin), not your horomones.