Depression medication nhs

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Avatar f tn Okay so I've had issues with depression way before becoming pregnant. And now being pregnant I of course cannot take my meds. Has anyone else dealt with depression issues before/during pregnancy? No certain reason behind them, just depressed. And does it usually cause you to be more at risk for post partum depression? How can I deal with this easier? Now and once my little man is here?
Avatar m tn Those are usually urine tests and they are pretty expansive (about 400-600$ but genetics is an information technology which means it is evolving exponentially which means you will see the price lowered in the years to come) . Depression can be more complicated than modifications in your monoamines. Some have the biological depression and some don't. I don't know anything about having a genetic test yet but it is more complicated that serotonin like I said.
1228164 tn?1267423226 I've had depression for many years. It has been fairly manageable until last year when a few events triggered a breakdown which has left me almost unable to function. I'm writing this now after 2 failed attempts at bed despite being up all last night. I barely leave my flat, I'm angry about silly little things, I have zero motivation, I don't eat or sleep very much, no medications have helped and even the psychologist that I'm seeing doesn't seem to be doing much good.
468836 tn?1215479716 I don't really know where to start with this, I don't know if i have anxiety or depression or whether it's possible to have both. I always feel nervous and panicky, but also like i'm not worth anything and like everything i love, everything i hold dear, i'm going to lose and that it'll be my own fault. I always seem to mess up in relationships and everything i do, and its always my own fault. I've tried to get out of the habit of messing things up but it just seems to happen again and again.
773980 tn?1257401525 My Fiancée lived in America which is where i was going to move to, i went over for a Month over the Christmas Period and a Couple of Weeks after my return i started feeling strange and my Monthlys were getting later and later so i went to the nhs walk in center to see if i could find out what was wrong, and as my best friend predicted i was pregnant.
Avatar f tn Hi there; I also suffer with anxiety and depression, so i can totally understand how you feel. I was not prescribed Prozac, I am on Cipramil, but it takes 2 weeks according to my doctor for the drug to start working and can make anxiety temporarily increase when you first start taking it. Try not to think about if it is working or not because that will also increase your anxiety as well.
Avatar m tn You may, not making a diagnosis, but you may have something further going on then simple depression, there are about 8 different types of depression, as well as mood disorders which have depression as a symptom. It's nothing you have done, nor should you blame yourself in any way (I wish I could give you a hug) it's your brain. The brain is such a complex organ, far more complex then even the biggest computer out there, and science has only tapped the surface.
1017096 tn?1255971900 At least a year ago I was on Prozac to treat my clinical depression. I took myself off it, without informing anyone at the time. It's been a while since I have been alike to the girl I was when I was very depressed. Ocassionally I do feel low to this day, but now I have love I have something I want to live for instead of to wanting to die. But I can change so quickly in moods that it leaves me wondering was it a bad idea to take my self off my medication?
Avatar m tn There is no cure for bipolar but some doctors think it is best to be without medication inbetween episodes. As scary as the psychiatrist is you need to ask questions. I doubt the doctor lies but perhaps you don't understand fully what he means or there is conflicting evidence and he has changed his mind about something. If you think your psychiatrist is lying to you it is probably time to find a new psychiatrist.
Avatar m tn I plucked up the courage to go see my doctor, and she prescribed me some beta-blockers, and referred me to a psychologist , to get stuff off my chest etc as I don’t want to take anti-depressants. I have just received a letter from the NHS (National Health Service) telling me there is no need to speak to anyone and they have turned down the request, saying I should speak to the police about the harassment and debt advisers about the money problems.
Avatar f tn Talk therapy is good as well. Medication is a neccessary part of treating depression though. Remember there are an increasing number of medications approved for treating depression. Just because you couldn't tolerate one doesn't mean another wouldn't be more helpful or more tolerable. Find out more information and have an informed conversation with your psychiatrist.
2217782 tn?1394367572 Around August of last year I was put on 10mg of citalopram by my doctor to deal with my depression. Going to the doctors was very stressful for me as I am the sort of person who normally clams up about these sorts of things. Now I fear because of this I didnt get everything across to my doctor properly. By October I took myself off the ADs as I felt they were no longer working and my mother didnt want me asking for a bigger dosage.
Avatar f tn One in every 10 people in the US took antidepressants in 2005, and since then, the rate of use has risen by 43 percent.1 Antidepressants are the most commonly prescribed medication in the US.2 Use tripled between 1988-1994 and 1999-2000, and then rose again 48 percent between 1995 and 2002. At least 30 million people in this country alone take antidepressants, and antidepressants bring in over $11 billion annually in sales worldwide.
Avatar n tn You are posting on the depression site but you state you have not got depression. What have you done so far to try and find MRI privately. Have you tried the private hospitals in your area? Mind you nobody would give you an MRI scan without good reason to do so. Even private hospitals in UK would give you an appointment to discuss your problem. Explain your problems here, and we may be able to give suggestions. You are being very vague.
Avatar f tn In January i went to my GP and got prescribed medication for depression but never actually took any of them. I have them here as proof in the package untouched and along with the repeat prescription lasting a further 5 months worth of tablets. I am wishing to join the royal marines but they need you to be off anti depressants for 24 months before applying to join.
Avatar m tn A small study among young adults (average age 20) with mild to moderate depression but not taking antidepressant medication, found that those who took two fish oil capsules (providing a total of 1000 mg EPA and 400 mg of DHA ) daily for 21 days had significantly improved self-reported depression scores compared to those who took a placebo. At the end of the study, 67% of those who took EPA and DHA were no longer clinically depressed, compared to 20% in the placebo group.
5894884 tn?1386973171 I need some help. I'm currently 25w+1d and suffer severe depression and anxiety (both have been diagnosed and confirmed by doctors and psychologists). I came off medication about a year and a half-2 years ago. Since being pregnant my depression has got worse again due to my hormones being all over the place and i'm now debating going back onto medication (after talking to my doctor of course).
Avatar f tn Hello everyone, I have been suffering from anxiety and depression on and off for a few years now and have just got over my recent bout with the help of a small dose of paroxetine. I have had four months off work and decided to quit my last job and start a more low key job elsewhere. I started my new job 3 weeks ago and have felt fine, until the last week when i feel like my anxiety is returning. I am due on my period, so not sure if this is the cause?
799621 tn?1237583685 I am at a loss as to what to do to myself - i've been sufferring what I feel to be bouts of depression, anxiety, mood swings. Sometimes minor, sometimes very traumatising episodes. They're starting to be alot more frequent than usual. They're really getting in the way of both my social life and my school work and i'm worried that left unaddressed, it will get worse. Is it worth me going to my Gp? or will i be dismissed as an angsty teen?
Avatar m tn my daughter(step)has been diagnosed,bipolar and bpd,with depression,after changing meds afew times nowdue to bad reactions,she is taking wife and i are noticing aggressive behavior,and paranoia(along with nhs therapist)she is currently in hospital(acute care)and docs and therapists seem to be ignoring this and are contemplating release after suicidal/homicidal threats,has anyone experienced or heard of such aggression from geodon?
Avatar f tn Hi, I have been in a state of Anxiety, depression for over 20 yr. I am currently taking Depakote 750mg day Venal faxing 225mg day Half beta blocker, not for heart condition, but to aid Anxiety Zopiclone 7.5 mg bed time Diazepam 5mg 2xdaybas needed I am quite tired during day, self a steam very low, Depression is still bad, and low mood. Was contemplating reducing depikote by 250 mg to see if I get more energy ?
Avatar m tn It's worth noting that the amount of EPA given and ratio to DHA are consistent with those suggested by earlier research for treating depression. A possible explanation for moderate improvements in depression among those who respond to fish oil, is that fish oil increases white matter (myelinated fibers that connect brain cells) in areas of the brain which can be compromised in depression.
901222 tn?1399146474 I am 3 years post surgery and have found in my research the very strong correlations between pain and depression and depression and pain. The pain causes depression and untreated depression can cause the pain to just skyrocket through the roof. And it is an unending cycle. From what I read, the pain will carve a path through a brain almost like a runway for airplanes. It is easier to become and stay depressed with pain, and harder to shut down the neural path.
Avatar f tn At the age of 19, I had a bout of depression and was given and short course of tablets. When asking about counselling for the OCD, anxiety and depression, I was told, "sorry we don't provide it". 18 months later I feel overloaded with rituals and anxiety. I lie in bed for as long as I can until I have no option but to get up and start the exhausting day all over again. I didn't even shower for a full week or brush my hair; I've stopped caring for my appearance, I'm too overwhelmed.
Avatar m tn Alright so i'm 23 years old have suffered from what i believe to be anxiety and depression problems throughout most of my life. When i was 18 i was put on Lexapro for about 2 years which is worked for a while then stopped. During this time i was in college and managed life pretty well but also dealt with my anxiety and depression. I've smoked ciggs since i was about 13 or 14 I now smoke a pack a day.
Avatar n tn I went through all of high school with very bad acne, mainly because my family couldn't afford a treatment of roaccutane. (No NHS in South Africa!). When I eventually managed to get the treatment it was great. I got all the usual side-effects...dry skin, skin sensitivity, etc. Its not pleasant, but it really isn't that bad. I never had the slightest hint of depression or anything of the sort. On the contrary, I couldn't have been happier to finally be on the treatment.
Avatar f tn The serum levels of serotonin are done for reasons other than diagnosing Depression. Depression is a clinical disorder that has many origins as stated above, but it can also be an imbalance of the neurotransmitters in the brain + a pre-disposition, often passed down genetically (as in Bi-polar Depression). Serotonin is very important in the body - outside the brain, and they're discovering more and more about it all the time.
468452 tn?1225968488 Hi Guys or should I say Girls? I have post natal depression, it is imporving but it was seriously bad for a good few months, so bad that I ended up in a psychiatric unit for 6 weeks. The only advice that I have is DO NOT ignore it. If you feel that you are not right then see your GP straight away as the sooner this is caught the better. So glad that there is now a forum specifically for this as I didn't really feel like the 'Depression' Forum was the right place for me.
1110049 tn?1409405744 I completely understand - as a single lady with no children, I also struggle with this. Everyone's anxiety journey is different, and their triggers will be, too. For people like you and I, being alone can make it much easier to focus on each little twinge or symptom we experience. Anxiety is very isolating anyway - being alone can compound the feeling. My anxiety smacks me first thing in the morning, too. It stinks, doesn't it?