Anti depression medication used for sleep

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Avatar n tn Debbie, Topamax is not usually used as an anti-depressant it is an anti-epileptic used primarily for migranes. You could use any of the SSRI's like prozac, zoloft, paxil or celexa. Just remember that any agent will require at least 10 days to fully work. Also, be sure that you are taking good care of your self physcially like a good diet and plenty of sleep. Cheers!
Avatar n tn This is not for mood or depression. Our psychiatrist recommends this for children and adults since most sleep meds are extremely dangerous and can cause groginess. Ginger tea and peppermint tea is sold everywhere and is approved since it is tea and peppermint is in tootpaste and many other items and ginger is used in alot of things. I do agree with you all to check with your doctor about taking any herbal supplements since some of them are not approved by the FDA.
Avatar n tn I have been on pain medication for 2 years, I have been on depression meds for @ 10 years but got off of them as soon as I started on oxydone. I had back surgery and seem to be feeling worse, I can go out without my pain meds and have no withdrawals. I would really like to go back on my depression meds but I am not sure what medications that will be okay to take with oxycodone, valium, and ambien.
Avatar f tn they put me on medication and i am so much happier, i never think of suicide anymore. I will be on this medication for the rest of my life and i am perfectly 100% okay with that :) i just couldnt function as a normal human being when i wasnt taking it.
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 Thank you for the apology and I appreciate it. I'm hoping to make some great friends here, I'm going to see a psychiatrist on Monday to deal with the stresses of everyday life, plus the fact that my brother just came home from iraq injured, and dealing with my sister and her baby has me quite on edge. It's bad enough to deal with chronic pain, but to also deal with everything else has me a little down. Jamie, Pmartin, and Totie thank you for your input.
Avatar f tn You should also try some warm shower, light music and reading a book before you sleep so that you are relaxed before you sleep and and sleep well through the night. Have you troed anti anxiety medication like alprazolam? you should ask your doctor if these would help in your case. Also do not worry about the stress / anxiety when going off medication - continuing both would lead to even more side effects in your case. Try the above measure when withdrawing the drugs, or either of them.
3126128 tn?1342885371 wishing, begging for sleep to happen so u can get to another day away from suddenly dont feel like start cleaning your house which has been neglected..and actually smiling and playing with your children again..i started walking after work 2 miles everyday..then one day i get a call from a friend who has a pill bottle of hydrocordone..and i said "NO" i asked her not to call me ever again to see if i wanted them..
Avatar f tn i have insomnia really bad.I have taking different anti depressant's for this.But they always cause me to gain weight.i am trying to get healthy and lose weight now.and i don't want to take them even though they do help.Any suggestions can you help. This discussion is related to <a href="/posts/Undiagnosed-Symptoms/Bog-Toe-Tips-Numb/show/1555955">Bog Toe Tips Numb</a>.
Avatar n tn When he was 17, he had a lot of anger issues and would scream at me for hours sometimes, then he'd be totally unconcerned and uninterested in much of anything for a long while. He went to college and he'd stay awake for days and then sleep for days. That's when he went to the doctor and got the diagnosis. I know he couldn't have been truthful on his Navy application! I adopted him when he was 12 and I know that he was in psychiatric hospitals several times during the years before that.
Avatar f tn Hi everyone, I had used heroin for 7 years and nıw I'm clean for 1 year and I'm going through a deep depression. I stopped seeing my doctor and taking antidepressants for 7 months, I only attend to NA meetings and work the NA steps, I don't trust any of the doctors and medication, I have been hospitilized many times and NA has been the only place that I had stopped my using.
Avatar f tn I think I've made this too confusing. I'm just wondering about the best over-the-counter anti-anxiety medication available. That work quickly. Any help would be appreciated! Thank you. :) (I'm a minor, by the way. 16. If that matters, which I'm assuming it might, because I don't know what I can and can't buy from Walgreens at this age.
Avatar f tn thank you for your answer I appreciate your feedback! I think I am doing ok on Welbutrin I just wanted to make sure if someone was on it and doing treatment. It seems funny to me that I have also read that people taking their treatment shots take tylenol to help with any symptoms, funny because it can damage the liver :) but is recommended, I don't take it because it has never worked for me. Did ask Doc if I could take aleve and he said it would be fine.
458072 tn?1291418786 Often doctors will give you a valium based anti-depressant like Prozac, just to make you 'mellow' It is more than likely the thyroid medications not being right for you, that cause the anxiety and depression in the first place! Chicken and egg syndrome! Believe me, my story about being seen by a psychiatrist for 15 years, going on diazepam (wheeeee,....see the pretty birds....!) Efexxor and many other anti-depresants is not a brilliant tale to hear before bed time.
766412 tn?1234896883 The best thing to do, as always, is ask your Psychiatrist the question - if the depression is severe you most likely need to be on an Anti Depressant as an adjunct to the Mood Stabiliser. Dont mess around with depression - letting it go in the hope things will get better is dangerous - trust me I know firsthand.
Avatar m tn Along with adding the Fetzma at 20mg a day, I am also on Effexor (150mg), Trazadone at night for sleep(200mg), restoril at night for sleep(30mg), Klonopin for anxiety (1mg up to 3mg as needed.) I have taken so many different medications and I can honestly say that none of them made any significant difference in my depression. I get so depressed that I don't even have energy to cuddle and play with my kitty. Feeding her and changing her litter seems overwhelming most days.
Avatar m tn John Wort numerous times... everybody says thats suppose to be the #1 natural / herbal pill for depression. But its NEVER worked for me. Evening Primrose Oil works in an amazing fashion for me. EVERY single time. I had a really bad bout last week... starting taking Primrose Oil, and I completely changed around for the better almost instantly Would love to hear other peoples thoughts on this. Even 500 MG's a day is nice too. But 1000 MG's a day, you'll definately notice it.
663386 tn?1283646468 What experience have others had with counselling, medication and duration of depression beyond the end of Pegasys treatment? Grateful for any advice the group has.
Avatar n tn Controlled substances like the one you are on is never used, nor any pain killer used for depression. Do you have chronic pain? If that's the case when it eases up sure you wil feel better, but if you are taking it to feel high, it's not a good thing, whether its one pill a day - or when you just want to feel good. You are abusing the purpose of the med. There are a ton of pyschoparmaceutical meds out there that do work. If you are addicted, you need to seek help.
Avatar m tn and this eventually led to my mental illness anxiety, clinical major psychotic depression, and OCD for 5 years now. My crash down is better than before but I have not recovered from mental illness. First time I was treated with during Winter 2007 tripletail, seroquol, effexor for 9 months. I came off medication and I felt so drained that I could not do anything over Summer of 2008.
Avatar f tn Have you considered trying abilify or seroquel? They are atypical antipsychotics that get used as add ons for unipolar depression, and are used for mood stabilization in bipolar. You could try an SNRI like effexor if you haven't tried that class yet, or maybe wellbutrin (although this could worsen your anxiety). There's also remeron, which can sometimes help when nothing else seems to.
1039200 tn?1314915608 I think there is a definate link between mania/depression and sleep and believe that if one can regulate their sleep it makes such a difference! and Adel I took notice of your comment about drinking caffinated drinks - you are right and so now I have changed to decaffinated until I can eventually stop them too!
Avatar f tn You can also ask at churches to find out if they have anyone available for counseling. Finally, I do recommend anti-depressants and anti-anxiety meds, but these should be used in conjunction with counseling. They'll give you enough of an emotional support that you can live the rest of your life at least somewhat normally while dealing with the stresses of emotional baggage with your counselor.
2198057 tn?1338534805 About a year before taking Celexa, I took it with Wellbutrin for about 4 months for depression and never had a side effect like that. I also know Zoloft and Celexa are both SSRI's so I'm nervous to take it. At this point my Anxiety is under control more, but I'm still having at least one mild panic attack a day. I just wanted to know about other people's experience with the drug. I'm honestly very scared to take it, but I can't handle my anxiety anymore.
Avatar f tn I can understand and appriciate what your trying to do, but on the other hand you really have to be careful with trying this. Like you I also have been on just about every AD medication in the past 15 or so years. A few years ago I also tried exactly what your trying, only I used a very slow taper method over a three month time frame.
Avatar f tn But Ativan isn't any better than any other benzo, and I wouldn't recommend getting on that train for sleep purposes. There are many teas used for sleep, not just one -- many herbs are relaxing and mildly sedating, including valerian, chamomile, hops, passionflower, and a host of others. They aren't nearly as strong as prescription meds, but are much safer, and not hard to stop taking, so if they work, it's a great remedy for the problem.
Avatar n tn Hi everyone, I've suffered from anxiety for a couple of years now, but this particular time I also seem to be experiencing a mild depressive episode, for which my GP has prescribed me 5mg of Cipralex (escitalopram). I know a common symptom of depression is to lose interest in things you used to enjoy, but sometimes even thinking about doing things I used to love actually makes me feel sick and scared, and it's really troubling me.
Avatar f tn when i first started taking it, it made me a little jittery and kind of wired. but after a while my body got used to it and it really helped. It took about 2 weeks for it to kick in though. The only thing is like the previous person posted you can't just stop taking it or you will get depressed BAD. Just be careful on anti's because it took me a long time to find the right one for me because alot of them made me more depressed than I already was.
Avatar m tn I never took xanax or valium for anything but sleep because they made me too groggy, tired. Xanax was a regular sleep medication for me for years. After I was diagnosed with hepC, I decided to quit taking them and re-learn how to sleep on my own. I later came to feel that Xanax hung me over, gave me a "bad day" the next day...depressed for no reason. So I'm not really a big fan of Xanax.
Avatar f tn (anxiety also)...What is going to get me out of this funk besides medication?? Any ideas? Thanks for listening.