Depression medication history

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616394 tn?1221095283 Hello Linzi, Depression and it's treatment can be a very complicated thing. By reading your post I do have some good news for you. It is very likly that there is an actual cause for your depressive dissorder and sleep dissorder. This is good news because some of us that suffer from severe depression have no clear "trigger" or past tramatic events that could have resulted in our depression. This is what's called "non-situational depression.
Avatar f tn Dear gordorae58: Currently, 2 out of 3 American adults are overweight or obese, so you are not alone. HBO put forth an enlightening documentary called "Weight of the Nation". This project, in partnership with Institute of Medicine (IOM), was to help educate the public on this epidemic we are facing in United States. Please go to: The Weight of the Nation
633403 tn?1281178665 I have to believe you will find one who will review your medical health history and understand. Wonder if a woman would be more sympathetic to female needs? I absolutely love my gyn. She is a cancer doctor @ MDAnderson. Did repairs on scars and adhesions a couple of months ago, so now, if I want, can have a man in my life again. Also orgasms back. I feel real again after three years of guys telling me my depression was because I was facing my mortality. Huh?
1435895 tn?1304294841 If you are having migraines (aside from the chiari headaches) you might try the 'seizure' medication. I take a daily medication (Keppra - 750mg) once a day (at night) to prevent my migraines. And I have to be honest, since I started taking it - my migraines went from 5 - 6 a month to maybe 1 or 2!!! When I DO get them, I take treximet (very expensive - but amazing) - and it usually knocks out a migraine within about 30 minutes!!
Avatar m tn Hello and thank you for your time. I have a long history of OCD/Depression. It all started when I started college, back in 2004. I had so much expectations from my family... that I would be the best student and would get a great job and so on... Well, I decided (or maybe my father decided) that I would go for a Computer Science degree. I live in Brazil, and here the best universities are public. They are also the hardest to enter and you have to do a long test to be approved.
Avatar f tn You need to talk to your doctor ASAP and let them know you have a history of depression, this way they can put you on meds. Your depression might also get worse after you give birth so do something about it now. This way the meds will be in your system and working by then. The stress and depression isn't just bad for you, it's bad for baby as well.
20801560 tn?1512721736 And as far as your concern abiut the depression if it has not completely set in yet it can be treated easily unless you have a history of serous depression that needed to he treated with therapy or medication.
Avatar f tn I'm currently receiving counselling and am 21w pregnant suffering with severe depression and anxiety. Both my GP and counsellor have recommended I take medication again but have refused due to the fact I do not want that going into my child. If I still feel bad after I have given birth them may see about medication again but that's just my view.
Avatar n tn I just wanted to say I'm so glad the higher dose of Effexor seems to be helping you, and to encourage you to give Zoloft a try if anything changes with the Effexor. I have a long history of anxiety, depression, OCD, agoraphobia, and panic attacks, and have been on many different anti-depressant medications, such as Anafranil, Paxil, Prozac, Serzone, and I think I was always under-medicated.
Avatar f tn I am very concerned about placing my 11 year old on an antidepressant. There is definite history of depression in my family, I myself have suffered from it. I fear that it will make him worse or that the side-effects he may experience will be more detrimental than helpful and make him/us want to discontinue the treatment. I have read quite a bit on this subject, and it's very contriversial, it worries me. I need more helpful information, please help!
Avatar n tn Me feeling down in the dumps feels the same as PMSing and having a bad day. I know it's my hormones because I have never had any history or family history with depression. I refuse to take medication because that's too risky, I'm just wondering if any other ladies are going through or have gone through mild sadness during pregnancy, and I'm hoping to hear any tips or advice on brightening my mood.
Avatar f tn Have you also had a history of depression? Have you reached out for help through counseling? In my experience with anxiety and depression, I initially felt very isolated and did not believe anyone could understand what I was experiencing. Once I sought help, I improved greatlyand begun to understand what exactly I was going through...just remember that you are not alone with this.
Avatar m tn To the poster, for treating clinical depression, it is widely known that the best course of treatment involves a combination approach of medication and talk therapy. You sound to have a very complex medical history though. ADHD, mood disorders and depression requires a good psychiatrist to manage. Good communication with your doctor is essential as you try different medications to improve the situation. Add each one slowly monitoring if you improve in any way.
Avatar n tn I had been VERY hyper earlier this year and spoke to a psychiatric triage nurse who told me depression, anxiety, etc is VERY common in thyroid patients. Often the medication takes a long time to kick in and that is what causes the time delay in having the depression. So not sure why you are asking. Do you have problems and now need to see a specialist? Or do you think you need to see one? What are your levels of TSH etc, do you know?
Avatar f tn Hi, I have had depression for over 20 years too. At the moment I am a bit low. I have taken anti-depressants for all those years, but sometimes I have stopped them. The longest I went without depression was a year. But it came back very bad. I have always avoided sleeping tablets, and take herbal sleep aid if insomnia gets too bad. i can understand why you don't want to see doctor again. How about you try slowly weaning yourself off the sleeping pills.
Avatar n tn I decided that I needed to stay on it since I had such a long history of depression. The second time that I went off of it, was to try Savella which many find completely cures their fibromyalgia, but it also has the same properties as an anti-depressant. Due to nausea from the Savella, I couldn't get anywhere near the proper dose for it. I wonder what reasons you have for wanting to get off of it. Good luck.
Avatar f tn It is heartbreaking to read the pain and suffering we are all going through. I have been doing battle with major depression since the age of 13. I am 55 now, so I can easily relate to most here. I feel the absolute truth in what people are saying. I come here to learn how other people cope, what they have tried, not tried, and why. But I have questions. How did we as a group of depressed individuals get to be so huge in number? Why are there so many of us? This in itself is depressing.
Avatar f tn In the UK where I live, I have found that psychiatrists only deal with medication, nothing else. I am 71 now, but I lost my job because of depression. I went onto invalidity benefit until I received my retirement pension. Because of loss of job I could not pay mortgage, and had to move from a house to a 1 bedroomed flat. So much of our life is affected by the depression. You sound like a fighter, and I commend you for that.
647391 tn?1275020233 Have been told by my family doctor that I should always be in counseling since I deal with depression and seasonal disorder. What do you think I should do?
Avatar f tn It's funny, because a few years ago, I used to have episodes where I could go a mile a minute for hours and days, and whenever I mention this, I get raised eyebrows, but this is no more. I have a family history of bipolar disorder - and I've never known it to become 'full depression', and regardless of any hyper/down cycles in my past, I think this can be pretty much ruled out.
Avatar f tn i do too. if your depression is mild then i would recommend therapy, exercise and a healthy diet. this even helps some people with severe depression. i hope you feel better soon.
Avatar f tn Some schools of thought put alcoholism as a concomitant with mood disorders, whether it's some form of self medication or should be in the spectrum. This is important in my family history. It starts with my great-grandmother (my mother's father's mom). She clearly had manic depressive illness as it was known back then. But these were the pre-lithium days, and here treatment as I know of thorazine, tranquilizers, and extended stays at the state hospital.
Avatar n tn i dont feel like doing anything typical anhedonia like symptoms. i had a previous history of a depression . i used sertraline for my first episode and i kind of tappered my drug and had a symptom free period for sometime . again when one of my friend died it acted like a stressor and i started to feeling down .this time iam on mirtazepine .i used it for sometime and stopped it as my doc told me to do so . but this time am feeling low at the end of the day ..
Avatar n tn As was noted in other responses, severe fatigue could be a symptom of the depression or could be overdosing. When I started medication, my dr. started me on very low doses and then inched me up every few days until I got a good response without sedation. I responded to Effexor but got high blood pressure from it; also lost sexual response. Switched to Wellbutrin -- had no discontinuation response to Effexor probably because I was simultaneously starting on Wellbutrin.
231441 tn?1333896366 1998-1999 Rapid weight gain despite diet and regular exercise (tennis, gym). Progressive fatigue, depression, exercise intolerance. Disrupted menstruation. Mid 2000 Weight up to 210+ lbs. Severe symptoms. Finally diagnosed hypothryoid, polycystic ovarian syndrome, IBS. Treatment levothyroxine, continued PPIs, Diane 35, metformin. (stopped Diane 35, Metformin, PPIs after about 1 year). Parathyroid problems with elevated iPTH, low calcium?
1965148 tn?1354982234 My friend is showing symptoms of bipolar and she has second degree relatives who have a history of depression and alcholism.
Avatar n tn Also, since my marriage broke up two years ago, I've had some periods of depression and hearing voices. These periods never last more than a month or two but they are difficult to get through. I am 53.