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Avatar m tn I am trying to come off my anti-depression medication as I feel that it is doing more harm than good. I have been taking depocote and mirtazapine for about 3 years. I have stopped taking the depocote 5 days ago and feel a bit strange. I am feeling more alive now than I have done for some time, I assume due to the fact that depocote suppresses the highs of manic depression. I need to ask advice as to whether I am doing this the right way.
967168 tn?1477588089 You're welcome, and yes it makes sense to me because I've been there! I've been thru an awful lot and people kept saying "oh, you're so strong...how do you do it," etc. Well, on the inside I felt very fragile and ready to pop with the frustration of having to pretend all was well. Feeling like you made me seek help, and I'm a much happier person as a result. I think sometimes we try to be everything to everyone, and always the strong one.
Avatar f tn You are obviously a very loving caring person and in other circumstances I would have said tell him to p*** off but depression is a disease and I'm 99% sure he cares about you to. he just doesn't have the ability to show it at the moment. I hope he can get some help and maybe not just medication. I I wish you all the best!
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.
1442059 tn?1340244552 I have 2 much on my plate boyfriend very abusive i cant take it anymore seeing phyc on mon for my depression meds for treatment he was supposed to drive me now he says he wont i live out of town now what?
Avatar f tn i have a question about a med. Its lexapro. i was wondering if u can get pregnant while u are on it. if so what do i have to do.
Avatar m tn I am quite symptomatic even if I have normal FT3 and FT4. No weight gains, but has difficulty in sleeping, mild depression, mild hair loss, dry hair, and some protein loss. Knowing the TSH levels is quite low, i am pretty sure this caused my sleeplessness. Can anyone help me with this condition? Do I have to stop synthetic T4 and increase WP instead?
Avatar f tn The Fentanyl patch worked for me but I am not able to afford them so I decided to get off of them and am having a very difficult time after only 3 months. With any narcotic pain reliever the longer you take them the less they work and you eventually have to increase the strength. I started at the 25mcg level and wound up at 75mcg in two months and was the worst decision I have ever made. I suffer from stinging/burning sensations in my feet and was looking for relief.
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 My palpitations have stopped but the mood swings and depression have returned to just how they were before I reduced the dose. I do not know what to do..go back to my original doctor and tell her this? or continue on the 50 mg for 5 more weeks before I see the psychiatrist again? I can't take these moodswings and return to depression again.
200213 tn?1202756699 Wich is basicly like giving the diagnose of 'depression' at a doctors office. So it's a very common diagnose. I know I sound like Im unhappy, I am and am not, but I can't help but wonder. I also made the mistake of reading some neurology websites to see if there were others experiencing my symptoms and some of them were sayng, that seeing dots in vision is a sign of brain-tumor/MS. Someone with MS, in another thread had, had those black dots I see once in a while...
Avatar f tn Fatigue no matter how much sleep I get, terrible cold intolerance, and depression are the most troublesome. (On Prozac for the depression). Within the last year my eyesight is also getting worse. I'm 26, and the last time I got my vision tested it was better than normal (40/20)... I've noticed I cant see as nearly as well as before (have an eye appt in July to investigate it further).
6322039 tn?1380731598 30-4.20) FT4 1.11 (Range 0.76-1.46) My doctor decided to switch me from 180 Armour to 130 Westhroid-P since he said his Hashi's patients seemed to do better on it. I wasn't sure why he reduced the dosage at this time, but I stayed on the 130 Westhroid from October until December 23 when headaches, fatigue and other symptoms started to reappear. I called the office and the doctor told me to increase my dose by taking a pill and half every other day. (130 mg one day, 195 mg the next.
Avatar n tn Please keep in mind that just because something is "natural" doesn't mean it is safe to consume. There are plenty of "natural" plants that are very deadly if ingested. Some of the most beautiful flowers and creatures, are the most poisonous. Nature also kills the most people, and causes the most destruction in one episode. Think tornadoes, forest fires, floods, etc.
Avatar n tn I've never taken hydrocodone and to my knowledge it is used for pain relief. I know some people experience depression due to chronic pain and in that case a p. doc may prescribe it to you. Sorry I couldn't be more helpful.
Avatar f tn I've dealt with depression for most of my life and have been medicated for the past year. I have been off medication for the duration of my pregnancy but due to some family issues and stress, I've been really struggling. Is there anything anybody here has done to help lift their spirits? I really don't want to go back on medications during my pregnancy, and I seriously will try anything to feel better.
2216810 tn?1420860476 I'm sorry you're still trying to find the right medication regimen, I know you've been through the ringer with that. I've told you a long time ago, that I thought you were originally misdiagnosed, and then treated with meds that weren't optimal. The good news is, you've gotten the new diagnosis that sounds much more spot on IMO. Is this the same p-doc who has been treating you all along?
1228164 tn?1267423226 A p-doc will know how to treat you and possibly send you to therapy to learn to understand how to handle your depression. Best of luck to you, I hope you get to see a p-doc soon. If I can help you, please send me a message.
Avatar n tn She also been to Psycoligist, Psychiatrist and anyone else with P S Y at the start of their title. She had several blood tests and been put on Lithium aswell. She is now off of all drugs.......everything. I dont think she is depressed, I think there is something wrong in her body. The biggest problem with her is she can spend several weeks feeling perfectly fine and normal and then she'll spend several weeks rock bottom.
Avatar f tn Like I said also, it really depends a lot on the severity of the individuals depression too. My P-doc tells me that I only make up about 10% of major depression sufferers that are VERY treatment resistant. Therfore my case may differ much from your case and long term success. I do know one thing for sure. The longer I take these meds (17 years now) the more I build resistance to their theraputic effects and the harder it is to "get normal.
1111160 tn?1258475132 Are you in any kind of treatment for the depression (eg medication, therapy) I think if you aren't it might be good to see a doctor about it, as you can't live like this and you deserve better. I hope you feel better soon.
Avatar m tn Describe the way in which you went off this medication. If 50 mg is the lowest dose then how do you taper off this medication? 5) What is a Sand Shake? Is it like a shudder? 6) Could low magnesium increse anxiety and stress? 7) Is the blurred vision all the time, a few minutes a day or just certain parts of the day? Does it ever go away? 8) What does a brain zap feel like and how long does it last? 9) Did you experience high Blood Pressure or High Heart Rate? Was it temporary?
2033435 tn?1329947108 I came across the stopthethyroidmadness site and would like to know what is the general consensus around here on the type of meds the author recommends and her point of view. Is it true that everyone should take i.e. medication that contains T3, etc? Or does it depend on each specific case/person? I would like to understand this better so I can discuss with my doctor when the time comes.
Avatar n tn She says that will help with the anxiety and depression. I am reluctant to increase my dosage because I am very sensitive to medication. It took me four years to get up to 75 mg (I started out taking 12.5). What can I do to feel better? I am in a cognitive behavior therapy class but that doesn't seem to make me feel better. In fact, sometimes after class I feel worse.
Avatar f tn I was just wondering if anyone else experiences their depression the way I do. I will be fine one minute and then the next minute, it feels like someone has sucked all the joy out of me and I just want to cry uncontrollably. It's horrible.
Avatar f tn If she does end up trying medication, then make sure she starts slow. Some P-docs have a bad habbit of starting with too high a dosage which can cause some uncomfortable side effects for the first few weeks. Start low for the first few weeks. The dosage can always be raised if results are not being produced. This approach gives the patient some head room and allows the body time to adjust. I only take the smallest dosage nessasary to produce results.
4182046 tn?1355823639 Alright, to catch anyone up who doesnt already know, i got diagnosed with depression and really bad anxiety when I was 16. As soon as I found out I was pregnant, I stopped taking my medication (20 mg citalopram for anyone who cares lol) So far I'm doing okay, except when it comes time to get my blood drawn. Then I FREAK out!
Avatar n tn IN THE PAST 15 YEARS I HAVE BEEN ON SEVERAL DIFFERENT DRUGS FOR DEPRESSION BUT THE LAST 6 YEARS HAVE BEEN THE WORST. I HAVE TRIED EVERY SSRI WITH EVERY COMBO YOU COULD IMAGINE AND THIS IS WITHOUT EXAGERATION. I HAVE HAD ECT WHICH MADE MY DEPRESSION EVEN DEEPER, I ONLY THINK DEEPER AND DARKER THOUGHTS WHEN I SINK INTO THESE DEPRESSIONS.
7677085 tn?1395377675 I know one of the signs with prenatal depression is wanting to hurt yourself or your baby, but I've struggled with sh for so long I'm not sure it counts.
954811 tn?1246456558 John's Wort - and the consensus is that it is basically as effective as Prozac for mild to moderate depression. It won't do much for severe depression. I spoke to my psychiatrist about this, and she agreed. However, she advised against taking it because it would "limit what she could prescribe" (it can have interactions with other psychotropic medications). St.