Depression medication overdose

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Avatar f tn Yes I did get to hospital after the overdose and they ran some tests. I suspect the lethargy is due to lingering depression.
1336711 tn?1275729036 This is the most medication I have ever been on in the 17 years of diagnosis of BP with psychotic episodes and Major Clinical Depression. I feel like Im overdosed .There has to be better drugs at half the dose to be effective but my Dr says Im on the best for my diagnosis. I have a 2 year old and can hardly function to keep up with him.
Avatar m tn I have no intention of ever taking this medication again, and I do feel ok now, but i have read that vyvanse overdoses can lead to death, and i just want to make sure im actually OK.
Avatar m tn thnx Trudie, i hurt so bad because of cervical spine osteoarthritis, this was my reason for overdose, i have been told their is no op available. It's to are no painkillers available.....lmfao......and i'm losing the use of my arms, i mean......WTF !..........oh and i cant get cannabis on private prescription cos it is so dear over here.....£264....FFS!....for something that lasts less than 2 weeks.......i know i'm whining but chronic pain makes u do that.....
386752 tn?1200324788 I am a 34 year old female. I tried to overdose on 12/14/2007. My husband found me and called 911. I had taken approx. the following amounts of pills: Tylenol arthritis 70 pills, Trazodone 30 pills and Advil PM 30 pills. The emergency room pumped my stomach and flushed charcoal into my stomach, according to the hospitals Doctors. I am seeking treatment for my depression now. What my question is, I just had my SGPT (ALT) results taken on 01/10/2008 and my results were mailed to me at home.
Avatar f tn I took a large lithium and valium (not my own medication) overdose about 30 years ago, I suffer from various mental and physical conditions and wondered if any of them could be attributed to that? Any insight greatly appreciated.
Avatar m tn For approximately 5 months I was given three times the prescribed dosage of Lyrica. I began taking the medication to control nerve pain associated with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. The pharmacist made an error when initially filling the prescription. I have experienced every side effect described and then some. Upon realization if the error the doctor was notified and the dosage was drastically reduced from 900 mg per day to 200 mg per day.
Avatar n tn I'm a bit confused though, your doc thinks that your diverticulosis is part of what problem? You took an overdose of a medication, I'm assuming purposely? Were you trying to harm yourself? Have you sought out a mental health professional to discuss that? Please keep us updated!
2052200 tn?1332432684 A couple of days later I started to experience vivid hallucinations and was quite worried. It's been a few weeks now since the overdose and the hallucinations have got a lot better, but I still have a problem where sometimes my eye where if I look at something for too long it merges all together and sometimes my eyes just form random images or patterns - especially in the dark. I see a psychiatrist for depression but I am worried that I have done something to my brain and need some advice.
Avatar m tn NO caffiene or sugar as these both aggravate depression. exercise even just a 30 minute brisk walk a day will do the trick. It will increase your dopamine and seritonin levels to start to improve your mood. It will be slow going at first but it will be worth it get your thyroid tested there are lots of free clinics that will do it. Hypothyroidism will make you depressed and the head meds wont work if this is the cuase of your depression. Make sure the TSH is in range of.3 to 3.0.
Avatar f tn how long does it take for overdose to kill you on this drug ? How much is too much ? Does Focalin make you lose control over your bladder ? Does Focalin make you cold ?
2052200 tn?1332432684 I did used to have hallucinations as a child but they went away. It is only since the overdose that I have been experiencing them again. I do see a psychiatrist for depression but I don't feel I can tell her about what's been going on as she'll find out I overdosed. I am currently not on any medication or anything, and I thought the overdose would've been out of my system by now so I'm quite unsure as to why I am still experiencing hallucinations.
Avatar f tn I agree that no hospital should let you go without an evaluation or admitting you to evaluate your depression level. Anyway,I would see a family practise doctor and find out how your blood chemistries are and a complete blood count and see if they want to do any further studies on you. Don't worry about what the doctor or anyone else thinks. That is what a doctor is supposed to do help you.
696149 tn?1314324559 hey how are you feeling now? the symptoms you describe slow pulse and trouble breathing are definitely signs of overdose. if the symtoms continue you should go to the er. make sure you take as prescribed. overdosing of subox can cause coma and death. be careful. you should stay awake now.
1102290 tn?1278503553 From what I read this medication is very easy to overdose on. It is an opiod derivative. any narcotic pain medication can potentially cause a fetus to become addicted and suffer withdrawals after birth. It's best to do as you are and not take it unless you absolutely have to. I recently had some very severe pain in my back which was never given a specific diagnoses....
2010625 tn?1329375656 Is it common to have a bad reaction or get bad side effects at the lowest doses of almost every psychotropic medication tried? I have tried 6 different antipsychotics, I had bad side effects at the lowest dose, and can't take them. 4 SSRI antidepressants, bad side effects at lowest dose, can't take them. I also can't take Welbutrin, Depokote, Effexor, vistaril, This can't be normal right?
Avatar n tn hi, i have been on depression for past few months now. I am a self harmer and i overdose lots of times. i even did more than one suicide attempts. I have gone through many sessions with my counselor but i feel that nothing really helps me. Nowadays i cut and make suicide attempts more frequently and i feel that i need to get external help.What kind of external help should i refer to and in what way will it help me?
3063937 tn?1352426455 I am old, but still fighting, and to tell the truth, I feel great at the moment. The depression hardly ever pokes its head up now. That is thanks to medication. I don't see any professionals now, just doctor once a year for medication review. Fight Lucie, fight.
4753943 tn?1359938169 Alcohol is a depressant and if your already depressed than you will feel worse. Some people really do suffer from depression but are medication resistant. Meaning meds just don't work for them and they have to find other avenues. Exercising, walking, yoga, meditation etc. having bloodwork done to see if you are deficient in areas that effect your mood as well as checking your Thyroid. Getting enough sleep is really important as this effects our moods also.
Avatar n tn hi- i,m new to this forum. Can anybody tell me why the depression i feel whilst detoxing from tramadol is so severe when i am prescribed and take regular paxil for depression.
Avatar m tn You don't have to mix Xanax with alocohol to be put in a dangerous situation. Benzodiazepines cause respiratory depression, and in low to average doses, that's not a concern, but higher doses can lead to respiratory arrest. 8 mg is a pretty significant amount, it's a good thing you were sent to the hospital, that could have ended very badly for you. Also, benzos are not optimal medications to take for insomnia, there are MUCH better choices.
Avatar f tn Hi brodie and welcome to the forum. I took Lexapro for awhile for Depression. It seemed to help. But I'm sure someone with more experience with this anti-depressant will be around soon. Why did you take so much? Keep posting, and hang in there!!
Avatar n tn Was I having an overdose??? or was I just going through something that everybody goes through when they do too much cocaine? Couls I have died??? my EXTREME question... I am a 20 female in Miami, Florida.... I dont have a drug habit but i do tend to use cocaine about once a month and i always over do it... I am leaving into the Navy in October so I hope that will help me alot... if I use cocaine again and i feel my heart racing and etc.etc.etc....
Avatar f tn I was first diagnosed with post-natal depression when my daughter was about 6 months old, she is now 21 months old and my situation is getting worse rather than better. My GP won't give me any anti-depressants as I (stupidly) tried to overdose with them last year. I have recently started university and I am very stressed out. I feel like there is no one or nothing that can help me.
Avatar m tn I think to me I get more worried about the oxycodone because you hear of all these kids abusing the drug in large amounts and doing somthing called polydrug or either being opiate niave (meaning they are not tolerant or been on the medication for a long amount of time).
Avatar n tn I January I was admitted to the hospital after taking an overdose of Tylenol PM. I had not been on any anti-depressants at the time but in the last five years have tried all the SSRI's without sucesss on and off. In the hospital they prescribed me Effexor which gave me really no relief and major sexual side effects. My sisters are on Wellbrutrin and say it works great for them so my doctor weaned me off the Effexor and is in the process of uping my dosage to 300 mg. so I can take the 300 XL.
2030686 tn?1351692148 I'm wondering why depression is such a big deal on tx. Is it the usual risks associated with depression or is there something else they're worried about? I'm on double therapy and 7 weeks away from being done. I've been having issues with depression for the last few weeks or so but medication wise there's not much that can be done. It took 8 years to find psyche meds I could tolerate. Since I have seizures now I can no longer take two of them.
1386425 tn?1280122758 I always had a bad experiment with my pills I went into many Manic stages, Lots of depression issues My Manic stages started to turn deadly due to all my depression. so i stopped taking my medication and now i feel perfect smoking my Weed. Over all I have better Concentration, Positive Thoughts, It feels as if i have a greater look at the world, I can now see Peace on the earth,Don't smoke b4 the age of 18 .........&& don't Hate Appreciate.......
Avatar m tn I tried taking an overdose years ago, I was suffering from PMDD,postpartum depression (had 3 surgeries during pregnancy and tubal ligation immediately after I had baby) PTSD, and lastly, the med I was taking increased my depression instead of helping it. I was in ICU for a few days; almost left my two beautiful children without a mother and almost destroyed my family as we are very close.