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?
324184 tn?1308076203 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 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 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 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 This is my first child but im always depressed! when im sad i eat more is that harmful too my baby?
Avatar n tn It is a pregnancy category C drug but it is not known whether Percocet is harmful to an unborn baby, but it could cause breathing problems or addiction/withdrawal symptoms in a newborn. Percocet causes infertility or not can be confirmed only after discussing it with your doctor. Do keep me posted. Best luck and regards!
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 f tn my gynac has prescribed MACGLA -supplement of gamma linolenic acid ,vit b 12 and vit c to me.... is it safe to use during pregnancy as most websites say that GLA is harmful for the fetus.....?
Avatar f tn my gynac has prescribed MACGLA -supplement of gamma linolenic acid ,vit b 12 and vit c to me.... is it safe to use during pregnancy as most websites say that GLA is harmful for the fetus.....?
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 which antidepressant is the least harmful as far as side effects? i'm taking paxil and i heard that it causes weight gain and my cardiologist has told me that i need to lose weight for my blood pressure.
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.
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 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 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 you are taking medication for depression does that make your system take longer to ejaculate and also make it harder to gain an erection?
Avatar f tn Hey there, this is my first time doing a post... Found out last week I'm pregnant, I'm currently 5 weeks! I couldn't be happier, but I have concerns about having depression and being on medication. By partner and I have been talking about wanting to start a family for sometime now. Back in April I made an appointment with my doctor and decided to go off my antidepressants as I wanted to do a trail run and see how I felt (wanting to be chemical free for when we do have a baby).
Avatar m tn Does Antibiotics create/ignite old depression/anxiety sickness ?
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 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 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.