Anti depression medication used for sleep

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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 You might be suffering from a depression which is probably caused by a lack of serotonin and that is why people are used to treat depression with anti-depressants. But there is one thing you must know about before thinking about taking meds. Depression and anxiety can be both treated with talk therapy. So i suggest seeing a therapist pror taking any medications but you must consult a doctor first since i'm not a doctor and im only giving you suggestions.
Avatar f tn 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. All of these herbs, and there are a host of them, can be used as a tea or taken as a pill or as a tincture.
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 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 m tn In the United States ECT is used when all known anti-depressents have failed to help a person and they have treatment refractory depression or if the person is suicidal and anti-depressents don't help. In other countries it may be used beyond that point but basically should be considered an option after a person cannot be treated with anti-depressents. For some more information on anti-depressents google "Depression Central".
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 Everything else is just unappealing. I try to sleep as much as I can. I sleep 10-12 hours and then try to sleep more until I give up and just watch Farscape, the only thing that seems to lighten the load these days. People tell me it takes 6-8 weeks for it to work. I'm starting to feel like, this is very wrong. Shouldn't I feel just a LITTLE better by now? I just CAN'T care about anything. I feel like if I ever do get out of this, I will never be the same.
Avatar n tn By taking this medication I feel better than any other anti-depressants or anti-anxiety medication that I have been taking. Can my pyschiatrist prescribe me hydrocodone to help me for my depression and anxiety disorder?
12594947 tn?1426138835 For those that chose the path of medication, what sleep meds work best for you? What do and/or don't you like about the ones you tried?
Avatar f tn I'm on 50 mg Zoloft
Avatar n tn Antidepressants CAN alleviate depression as it works on the chemicals in the brain. Good diet, good sleep hygiene is helpful but will not change neurotransmitters. However, most antidepressants have the side effect of decreasing your sex drive.
Avatar m tn I usually only have two racing thoughts compared to 8-9 when I am very manic. Anyhow, I have tried EVERYTHING for sleep and I mean that seriously! I love to get good sleep. My best solution yet is the melatonin and noise machine. I did some research on melatonin and found that a lot of bipolars are depleated of natural melatonin compared to normal folk. Maybe this helps you? Best of luck.
Avatar n tn I have recently been prescribed 50-100mg of trazodone at night for sleep, but I was wondering if the anti-depressant effects are lasting? Will the serotonin regulation last through the day?
Avatar f tn I would caution anyone who is prescribed medication for any use but for use as a sleep aide I would really be cautious. Most sleep problems are a symptom of something else out of balance. Fix whatever is out of balance and fix your sleep. This applies to many ailments that doctors offhandedly prescribe drugs... Just educate yourself and empower yourself to care of your own body, which can be affected by past issues that need healing.
Avatar m tn This is my second post here. I have just found that there is a direct link between SSRI drugs and lack of REM sleep. I cant get out of bed in the morning and am always not getting into REM sleep until like 6 or 7 am. I also cant fall asleep at night despite taking a sleeping pill. This article says that both the lack of REM sleep and difficulty falling asleep. So basically the drug that is treating my depression is ruining my sleep.
Avatar f tn See serotonin is not stimulating, in fact, serotonin gets converted into melatonin that is a hormone used for sleep and balancing you circadian rhythm. Basically you want to have your 5-HTP to calm and get ready to bed and your rhodiola rosea to help with energy during the day.
Avatar f tn And yet like yourself from what I have been reading on the internet, I note that Frisium is frequently used for epilepsy. I suspect the medication must have been originally prescribed for anxiety. The authorities over here are quite strict in which medications they allow in and for what conditions so the CMI must be reliable. I shall have another chat with my doctor about the side effects. Once again thank you for researching on the matter.At least we have learnt something new together!!
Avatar n tn Effexor would not be a standard medication for sleep but is a typically used anti-depressent. If your psychiatrist diagnosed you with depression and you want to discuss options google "Depression Central" which is a good resource list. You could discuss other options with your psychiatrist. That site and some others linked up here will give you clinically accurate advice from a consumer perspective to educate yourself and bring to your psychiatrist.
766412 tn?1234893283 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 Seroquel is an antipsychotic used as a mood stabilizer. Two of the other medications are anti-depressents. There are many mood stabilizers that treat both episodes of mania as well as depression. This is a full list: http://www.psycheducation.org/depression/meds/moodstabilizers.htm I do know that for me as well as others Lamictal (which is a full mood stabilizer) having a strong anti-depressent effect was quite helpful.
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 m tn If these have failed you might want to try a cold medication like sudafed. While not intended for sleep it might help. The bad thing with depression and insomnia, is the meds to help you sleep can make depression worse and increase the risk of suicide.