Depression medication harmful

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Avatar f tn Hey i have been suffering from Depression and im 5 months pregnant the doctors say it can get worse after the baby gets here ive been prescribed Sertraline but i don't know how it will affect the baby.. should i take the medication or is it too much of a risk?
Avatar n tn I've been taking my anxiety and depression meds since day 1 my psychologist took me off the medication and i got real depressed and my anxiety i couldn't control the baby started to go thru withdrawal my obgyn put me back on the medication immediately I'm due feb 22 and baby looks very healthy.
Avatar f tn Some herbs can be as harmful as a prescribed medication to an unborn child. I know I will continue to take medication prescribed by my well informed psychiatrist during my pregnancy. I know it will help me take better care of myself and my child.
Avatar n tn We have had our relationship problems and trials in raising kids, but I truly believe that some people's brains just don't make the right chemicals which causes depression. At times though, situations do make the depression worse. The worst part is not always knowing what really causes and triggers it. I wish I din't have to rely on meds, but I guess I came to that realization with this recent trial and error of trying to do it without.
1639313 tn?1314587142 the doctor changed my medication from suboxone to subutex supposed to benot harmful to the baby, but i feel like i have been ran over, the depresssion and crying spells just wont stop. I am very sad and i cant talk to any one about how i feel, even though there is someone in my life that should love and care and help me through this time. in there eyes all i do is wrong cant do a thing right. This baby is taking every bit of energy i have severe nausea .
Avatar n tn I'm very worried because of my bi-polar, depression and anxiety meds that I've been taking. I take abilifi, cymbalta, subutex, adderal and xanax. I'm also 36 years old. I've been diagnosed with depression and anxiety since i was 7 years old and i don't function without my meds. What can I continue taking (if any) and how harmful have my meds that I've been on are for my unborn baby.
Avatar f tn How many of you ladies have/had postpartum depression and did you take medication for it or try and "ride-it-out"? What were your symptoms and how long did they last? Ive definitely been having bouts of depression and feelings of being overwhelmed - yesterday I was in Walmart and called hubby to ask about an item and he asked me to get something else and I suddenly felt overwhelmed and like I was going to cry! LOL.
599170 tn?1300977493 Yes dogs can be depressed. Dogs can even be prescribed medication for depression (though I'm not necessarily suggesting you do that) Dogs are deep thinkers in their own way, and intelligent dogs are complex, not exactly the same as humans, but complex in their own way. Because he seems to have formed a special bond with you, maybe he misses you when you are away? I'm sure you give him lots of love and attention, but at the same time you do have to get on with your own life and your studies.
Avatar f tn My husband has been on 150 mgs. of Effexor XR for about 5 years. His depression and temperment has gotten worse over the last year, and has recently went to a phsychiatrist who upped his meds to 300 mgs. That has helped him alot! Are their any know harmful affects of taking such a high dosage? He's 6'3"/230 lbs.
Avatar f tn My daughter is 18, and has been under medication and counseling for depression for five years. She used to cut, and has made more than one suicide attempt in the past, but is significantly better now. She is brilliant (I am not bragging), and has done remarkably well in her high school, which is highly regarded in our area. She has topped in the subject she loves most and wants to major in.
324184 tn?1308079803 It is best to avoid alcohol when taking both Nadolol and Zoloft since both these medications can cause drowsiness and depression and can actually increase the harmful effects of alcohol. However if you want to enjoy an occasional drink, make sure your doctor is aware of it. Take care!
Avatar f tn Would it be beneficial to go back on medication? I'm against prescription medication for many reasons. Is weed harmful to pregnancies if it's medicinal? Has anyone else had this experience?
Avatar n tn I am a mom of two adorable boys but I have in the past (and presently) suffer from depression. Getting through my last two pregnancys without meds was extremely difficult. While on meds I can say (without bragging too much) that I am a great mom (as great as any mom can be - we all have our days). Depression like everything else is a disease and it is horrible. I LOVE kids. I want SO MUCH to have another child.
Avatar n tn Is there evidence that a healthier diet and exercise can alleive symptoms of depression and anxiety? I'm so torn about taking medication at this point, and looking for an alternative. Thanks!
147426 tn?1317269232 We have also discussed whether it is a harmful approach or whether it is productive. I invite you to transfer your psychological advice to the forum. Ideas anyone?
Avatar f tn The residual symptoms of insomnia and depression can last another few months. Thus, it is not easy, but it gets better and better over time and you can look forward to a drug free healthy energetic you in the future. When you take opiates for a long time like you have, your body's physiology has been altered.
Avatar f tn IMO Klonipin is a poor choice for an anti-anxiety medication. I still can't figure out why doctors prescribe it when there are so many other meds dor anxiety that are just as effective and less damaging. Philtcbiaf is right. Klonipin is not even intended or designed to be a long term maintenence drug for anxiety. It has it use and that is for short term only. There are so many other safer anti-anxiety medications that are just as effective and not as harmful. Is your doctor a Psychiatrist?
469210 tn?1219191728 Fioricet is a barbiturate sedative (butalbital) mixed with acetaminophen medication and caffeine. This non-narcotic pain medication and relaxant is often prescribed for tension headaches caused by contractions of the muscles in the neck and shoulder area, and migraine. Butalbital is habit-forming and potentially abusable. acetaminophen = Tylenol Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you have: kidney disease liver disease (!
1303813 tn?1303162962 I was told by my doctor that aside from tylenol I had to suffer until I was past 12 weeks because any medication can be harmful to the babies development at the early stage. I know it is different in the UK though so you may want to ask your doc. Hope you feel better!
Avatar m tn There are many types of depression, some are long lasting and some come and go. With some depression you could be fine all your life and becasue of the loss of a loved one (not just death) you can become depressed. There is also what we call clinical depression. This is a type of depression that has to be monitored. The person will probably have to be put on a type of medication and then watched for the rest of their lifes. There is also a type called situational depression.
Avatar f tn Talk to another doctor. I have depression and gave been on medication since I hit the second trimester. There are several medications that are OK to take during pregnancy. I know you said you don't have time to go to therapy, but it is important enough for you and your husband to make time. Depression can affect the pregnancy so getting help is imperative.
304970 tn?1331429594 The stress and anxiety that can be caused when taken off medication can be far more harmful to you and your baby than taking medication. That being said, there are some antidepressants that are proven to be harmful for you and your baby. This list changes pretty frequently as more and more research is done, but this info is easy to find online from a credible resource. However, SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors) are usually pretty safe.
Avatar n tn I am 27 wks pregnant now and my OB knows I am on the medication.. in fact i reduced my dosage to one 50mg a day. I honestly just want a second opinion about continuing the medicine for the duration of my pregnancy or stopping all together. I'm worried about my baby's health and I am willing to take the pain. I have researched this drug on the internet and it seems to be in category C. Please help!:) I am very concerned about my baby's health!
Avatar n tn Right now my current treatment is Isocort (1-2 3x a day) and Synthroid and I probably will be taking licorice as per my naturopath's recommendations. My condition right now is extremely low energy, moodiness, some depression that kind of goes up and down, and lack of concentration and memory problems. Also I suffer from incontinence, mostly urge incontinence.
Avatar n tn I am not as persuaded as the doctor is that therapy does much for depression. I'm a much bigger fan of medication, though I know that some people fear it, worry about becoming addicted to it, and worry about not being able to stop.
Avatar n tn You can't just buck up and deal, that's the nature of depression and anxiety it is a medical condition not just a poor attitude. I think it makes you a very strong person to treat your symptoms instead of try and ignore them. Many people just ignore the until their life falls apart. Wishing you all the best!
Avatar f tn Never stop taking depression meds it can be very dangerous and depression gets much worse it takes at least 4 weeks to get the full effect of all depression medication.
954811 tn?1246456558 John's Wort - and the consensus is that it is basically as effective as Prozac for mild to moderate depression. It won't do much for severe depression. I spoke to my psychiatrist about this, and she agreed. However, she advised against taking it because it would "limit what she could prescribe" (it can have interactions with other psychotropic medications). St.