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 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 f tn I'm a 23 year old female. From age 5-17 I was in and out of hospitals seeing every doctor in the city and on medications. (Celexa, Serequil, etc). At age 18 I completely stopped all meds and began using marijuana. Since that day I haven't seen a doctor since or had any major meltdowns due to anxiety or my ocd and depression. Now at 23 I'm looking to soon have children and quit using marijuana but when I do cut back I notice my old depression coming back and a lot worse.
Avatar n tn i was diagnosed with depression last year & had medication but it just made me sleepy. i can't remember the name- i am planning on ordering some st. johns wort tomorrow and if i can ever get out of the house or off the couch (due to anxiety & depression) i would like to go to a dr. & get some medications. mu depression is affecting my children as well. can anyone tell me what meds worked for them the best?
Avatar n tn Clysta- I know they're not all harmful and I know what I took isn't harmful.. It was just the mental side of it that scared me. I've suffered 3 miscarriage and since I'm only 14w, I worry EVERYTHING I do will result in the loss of my child. I took medicine for Bronchitis with my first child and she's perfectly healthy as well, but it was over the counter medication.. I double checked with my OB a few hours ago and he assured me that baby will be just fine.
Avatar f tn However please remember that side effects do not occur in everyone and also all drugs have side effects. It is the balance between the beneficial effects and harmful effects that matter. If beneficial effects are more than harmful ones it is worth trying.
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 He was very good and after a couple of meetings he prescribed me with medication for what he called a chemical imbalance in my brain that caused depression. The meds worked and I definitely wasn't as sad most of the time. So for seven years I've taken meds. More recently I've started to feel, emotionless and even angry (on the inside). Im not suicidal like I was in middle school, but I definitely don't feel good.
Avatar m tn If you are taking medication for depression does that make your system take longer to ejaculate and also make it harder to gain an erection?
4488737 tn?1361820811 Before I found out I was pregnant, I was on depression and anxiety medication. It controlled my mood swings for the most part because they get very dangerous. I get angry and put a lot of stress on my body when I'm not on it. But I can't take it now and my mood swings are coming back full swing. What do I do? I'm so worried I'm going to get stressed and it will effect the baby and have a miscarriage. Please help?
Avatar m tn Does Antibiotics create/ignite old depression/anxiety sickness ?
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 You want to talk to your doctor about the ramifications of taking your meds for depression while pregnant. Certain drugs can be harmful for the baby, but if you feel you need something, I'm sure you and your doctor can find a medication that's not known to be harmful. As far as what is best for the baby, you want to at least breastfeed at first. It is better for them due to the things in first milk, but it's up to you.
Avatar f tn If taken all the time baby can become addicted and she will have a baby that may have withdrawals once outside the womb which can be very harmful to the baby.
Avatar m tn I have noticed that my body is getting weaker and that my head feels numb (depression symptom). I am lead to believe that I need to restore neurotransmitters (acetylcholine / parasympathetic ratio and such). Who should I go to that can give me body/brain restoring medication, a doctor or psychiatrist?
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.
Avatar n tn Therapy can help to determine what is causing your anxiety and sometimes this alone can get you over it. But if it's not enough, medication may be needed as well. Medication doesn't cure depression, it allows you to live a normal, happy life by suppressing the symptoms. I have been on medication for many years, it gave me my life back.
Avatar f tn Hi I am a 66yr old lady with degenerative disc disease & depression. My doctor has me on 50mg amitriptyline at night as I battle to sleep and 20mg citilapram mornings for depression. I also take 100mg tramadol mornings for pain and sometimes 100mg tramadol afternoons. The medication really help but I would like to know if this combination of medication is dangerous as I have now read about seratonin syndrome.
Avatar f tn Before we started trying to conceive I tappered of a low dose of lexapro hoping I would be able to cope without medicine. Now 24 weeks today I am finding my anxiety and depression returning and I'm am not dealing with it well. Lots of crying from stress and just can't shut my brain off. My doctor has prescribed me zoloft but I am still worried about taking it. Has anyone else gone through this? What research and doctors info did you get?
Avatar f tn d book up with you doctor as soon as possible as its best to see your doctor before you do anything love I take a list of medication like strong painkillers with antidepressants I have health condions so need them and my baby is doing great I'm 31 weeks and 2 days and have been taking them all the way through my pregnancy if I stop it could harm baby so have to keep taking them book up Monday and go down and have a chat and work out what will work best for you and baby love hope this helps :
Avatar f tn Im on medication for depression and anxiety. Also occasionally I have a sedative in case I go bizzercerz. Would that hurt my child more than stress would?
Avatar f tn It depends on which medication, there are some that are safe. Ive been having issues with it, because ive already taken all the ones that are safe at one point and there are very few that are safe.
304970 tn?1331425994 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.