Depression medication opinions

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1540869 tn?1351217613 I also get really angry so it's pretty much only extreme lows and no highs. Need opinions.... I'm seeing my therapist next week but until then i need advice . I feel bad cause it's so not like me to be mean but lately it feels almost as if i can't control it or stop it.
739536 tn?1265672959 Other side effects seem to be permanent, at least while on the medication. The dizziness, walking into things, slurring of words, and some weird eye sensitivity to night light, they mainly passed over a few weeks. More permanent side effects for me have included rapid weight gain which only stabilised with severe curtailing of diet - a tough call for someone normally quite thin. Cholesterol and blood pressure have gone up; I now need crestor for high cholesterol.
Avatar n tn Also, I have taken up to 4 sleeping pills, with no results? It seems that any type of medication that I take in pill form does not work, but anything injected through an IV works like a charm. Can anyone tell me why????
Avatar f tn I went to a neurologist and he was very hopeful of my situation and seems to think that it is treatable with medication and watching it, rather than surgery. He prescribed topamax. Any thoughts? If there is a medication that would be helpful or vitamins or anything I can do. I just want to be the active person I have always been. I am so lost and emotional.
Avatar f tn It is one month since I have been medication free, and I feel really well. I am hoping depression will not return, and I will never need to go on anti depressants again. Keep in touch, as I am really interested as to how you get on. I would like to offer friendship to you if you are agreable.
Avatar f tn Once you have the baby, monitor that closely and take medication again if you drift to depression as post partum is a hard time for some women. If there is anything I can do to help, I always here.
Avatar f tn 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.
1100156 tn?1323927121 My mother isn't so sure about letting me take ANY sort of medication no matter what it's for, but I'm still undecided. My father just wants me to be stable, so it's my mother's choice. I just want to know what other people think of lithium for bipolar disorder, especially in a 16 year old girl and it would be very helpful if people could post some of their own experiences with lithium.
Avatar f tn Little kids and pregnancy can do a number on us emotionally let alone when we get hormones involved. Depression in moms of young kids is common and depression can cast a shadow over our whole life. Could you suffer any level of depression. Then, the question is, could your husband? This needs to be looked at closely and handled if it is a possibility because when we conquer our emotional issues, we are in a better place to conquer everything else. Also, moving is hard.
Avatar n tn I am a twetny six year old female with alot of healthe problems and this has sort of come back full effect. So in anyones opinions (and the answers will be appreciated) off knowing just what I have told you what is the best anxiety medicine that any of you have tried with the least side effects?
Avatar n tn A good multivitamin is a good idea. If you have depression and are not on an antidepressant medication already, you can try taking the amino acid 5 HTP, about 100 mgs a day, or up to 100mg 3 times a day. This will help restore normal seratonin levels and help you feel better as well. Also, you can take imodium AD , brand name, for the diarhea. And drink tons of water, as well as soaking in hot water to help relax you. I hope some of this helps.
Avatar m tn try councilling first before medication, i will say i did take beta blockers though in 2003 for 4 years and i could get out and about and relax and they chill your mind out , but i dont take them now as i feel they only temporarly solve it good luck!!
Avatar f tn It sounds like depression, but I would suggest continuing therapy and seeing a psychiatrist if you are considering medication. Medication alone will not solve everything as therapy will teach you great tools to combat depression. Therapists and psychiatrists are the sort of people you will want to keep trying until you find one you are comfortable with because when you're especially bad off, you want to be able to be 100% honest with them.
Avatar n tn 5mg risperdal at night - anxiety/depression/mood swings/insomnia symptoms , havent held a job in years. problems with decision making and follow thru/concentration. short temper. i think risperdal is killing my physical ability - im very physically active until i started taking it. i've also gained some weight although it's a small amount.
Avatar m tn I gained plenty of weight with this medicine, but haven't felt like it does any good with my anxiety or depression. Prior to starting Remeron, I had NO trouble falling asleep without any assistance. When I tried stopping Remeron (after taking 7.5 mg/night), it was fine for a few days but after that I had the most terrible time sleeping. I would lay there awake, but not really functioning, for 6+ hours at night.
Avatar m tn I suffer from severe mixed anxiety/depression, and I have responded poorly to risperidone, and refused to take zyprexa. Just today my doc has prescribed another anti-psychotic anxiolytic (trifluoperazine with an antiparkinson mix) in very small doses. I think I'm gonna give it a try. Can someone tell me a little more about this drug?
Avatar n tn My depression hasnt gotten better with treatment and I am starting to worry it will never improve, I just am tired of feeling horrible every day and hating myself for being this way. I really really really dont want to take antidepressants, I dont want to even have to consider taking them and probably would never do so. Maybe my depression/brain fog is not thyroid related? I dont understand what else I have to do, my mental state has not improved at all, ive just sort of lost hope.
Avatar f tn Hi Sweetie- I have my opinions about opiates and depression and I think I discussed this with you before? Anyway, I know a lot of people feel depressed after becoming clean and sometimes it lasts. I wasn't that way in that i didnt stay depressed. Are you taking any AD's now? You might try that although I'm not so sure they work all that great... I wish you didn't feel like this.
Avatar f tn I am clinically depressed and have been on medication for it for 7 years. My medication was changed last year from celexa, which worked very well, to wellbutrin, which doesn't . So I know I am having major depressive symptoms including self-doubt, bouts of almost uncontrollable weeping, neediness, etc. Believe it or not, though that is A problem, it isn't THE problem. THE problem is that I'm having relatioship problems with my daughter. She is 22, and has been married for 2 years.
Avatar f tn his MRI reports, doctor reports/opinions, all his medication information, dosage, etc., emergency contact, etc. I've asked him to see a counselor about this, but you can imagine, hasn't happened, as it's yet another doctor. I understand about unreasonable fears as I have a couple myself, but he's 45; he needs to take responsibility. I am in agony thinking of him going through withdrawals yet doesn't do anything to help himself feel better.
Avatar n tn Hello- thank you to everyone who takes the time to post answers and opinions! I am hoping for some insight to my "problems". I have complaining to my ob/gyn for 2 years about : tired, feel "off", sad, moody, dry skin, nails splitting, and most recently, heavy, painful periods. Not all in one visit, but over the course of 3 years. I have been on anti depressants, prescription strength ibuprofen, and told I have 4 kids... of course I am tired and forgetful...
Avatar n tn I do feel so bad though as I have organised it and paid for it but I just dont think im ready. Please give honest opinions and I know I am avoiding it at the time being but I know I am going to get better but its only a week and half away and I think I will be rushing things by going.. I cant get it off my mind and I need advice.. Im worried what my family and friends with think especially the ones that are going. I very worried unhappy lady at the moment. Plllllllllease help.
989689 tn?1333552120 I didn't pick one of the others, because the flu-like symptoms, depression and regular blood tests didn't sound particularly appealing to me. If you go to the search box on the page (right side) and type in the name of the drug you want to know more about you will find multiple postings here about avonex, rebif and betaseron too. On the UK MS website the have a very good DMD decision making tool - you may want to step through their decision guide and see what it comes up with for you......
Avatar n tn I was diagnosed with insomnia, anxiety, depression, obcessive compulsive disorder, bipolar, and agoriphobia. I take seroquel, lorazepam, depakote, and lithium. I am going through more stress right now than I ever have, but the way I feel is just not right. I have outburts of anger, I cry alot, I feel my eyelids get heavy all the time, and my heart pounds.
Avatar f tn I have been suffering from anxiety, OCD, intrusive thoughts, general worry and depression since I was 12. It is getting better somewhat because I am suffering less hypochondriac related anxiety attacks about my heart, im able to push negative thoughts to the side, etc. I still feel worried every day though and almost as if I am in a dream like state. M life needs to get better mentally but I do not want to gain fat or become lazy with medications.
Avatar f tn Hello I'm just curious what kind of medication those with ms are taking? What some feel is best and why and for those that choose to go un medicated why they have decided that? I'm really not sure how to approach this and I've done a lot of researching on the internet but I'd prefer to get feedback from people first hand.
Avatar f tn Guy looked at my TSH and told me I shouldn't be on medication at all, refused to do a FREE T3 test, and what T3 testing he DID do, drew the blood in his office in the middle of the day (when I normally have my labs drawn first thing in the morning) and AFTER I had taken T3 only a couple of hours before. The letter was in response to a letter HE wrote to my PCP. She gave me a copy of it, and it was so riddled with untruths and inaccuracies that I felt to give a point by point rebuttal.