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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 am not a doctor, but it seems to me that you need an anti-anxiety medication, not necessarily an anti-depressant. I have both depression and anxiety. I take paxil for depression and buspar for anxiety. Medications work differently for all people. Get to a good pyschiatrist and let him diagnosis you and give you the right medication. Good luck and keep us posted.
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 The purpose of this medication is Not for depression (state of mind) or is it used widley for this purpose. I feel for the people that are new this forum, that read these threads are all for trying something like this. I know, I was at that state of mind once when I woul of taken anything to rid myself of the pain of depression. So, please, speak with your doctor's first before trying ANYTHING. Thank's for letting me set the record straight..
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".
765828 tn?1306263868 t care for anything. The only other OCD habits I have is self destruction through means of cutting, wall banging, and excessively ripping my skin off. So I finished vacuuming and I thought, should I get a shower? Should I eat? Should I take a break? I can't make decisions for myself. It's like I can't, not like I'm indecisive. I seriously just can't take care of myself. As of right now, I'm clean. I took a shower and I have food waiting for me.
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 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'm on 50 mg Zoloft
1194973 tn?1385503904 t interest me anymore. For example I used to love walking, hiking, singing, reading, watching movies, etc but now none of it is appealing. Instead I just want to sit at home in my room. I still can't get out much because I'm still nauseated each day (especially at night) and I just feel..blah. Each day is so routine. I don't ever want to eat, I don't want to sleep, (I of course force myself though) I just...exist. I don't know if it was due to pregnancy either.
Avatar n tn Zyprexa is used as an anti-psychotic, yes, and this is what it was first developed for, but it was also approved by the FDA in March of this year as a mood stabilizer for bipolar depression. I am on it for bipolar depression, and it is working very well for me. I am not psychotic, nor does my psychiatrist think I am.
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?
Avatar f tn It is very important for you to consult a specialist and try to reduce the sleep medication you are taking now. You need to reduce it gradually, under the supervision and advice of a specialist. This is to prevent any rebound phenomenon. So many medication are bound to have their side effects. you therefore need to seek medical consultation with a specialist and try to find the root cause of your symptoms. This will help to taper off the medications also. Hope this helps. Good luck.
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 I have been taking an anti-depression pill for several months, tried Paxil and they did not work for me. Iam taking Nortriptyline at the present time and do not see any favorable results. I do not believe that I have a depression problem, I think I have a nerve problem. I have been nervous all my life. What I really want to know,Is there a difference between depression pills and nerve (or tranquilizer) pills?
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.
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 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.
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?