Depression medication pros and cons

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Avatar f tn I have tried quitting cold turkey and can't handle it. I have tried suboxone and it game me headaches and depression so bad that I actually thought about suicide for the first time since my teen years. I'm considering Methadone but have read so many horror stories and would like hear some from those who have read my story and tell me what they think. I have tried tapering and that's harder than trying to just stop CT. I've tried the Thomas Recipe and I just threw up all the pills.
183222 tn?1375338152 I'm not trying to downplay the procedure because it is a VERY BIG DEAL. Weigh the pros and cons against medication and the curative approach. This is a decision only you can make.
Avatar f tn My doctor recommended Paxil a while back but we decided I should go on Klonopin instead. And I've read that Paxil causes weight gain. So, can anyone give me the pros and cons of the various anti-depressants?? Which are deemed the most effective? Any advice you can give will be much appreciated. Thanks!
Avatar f tn Making a decision shouldn't be this difficult. I don't think that listing the pros and cons help either. pros -might work cons -cost ($3 a script so not a major but still a negative) -side-effects (concern about weight gain and dry mouth -which may or may not occur). Also long-term effects. Is it safe? -compliance issues (doesn't feel right even if intellectually it sounds OK) -maybe same as above but meaning of medication to me. - -ve psychological issues of becoming well??
Avatar n tn I am trying to start researching about my different problems a little more as I get older, because when you're younger I think that you just follow what the doctor and your parents say, whereas I'm now old enough to start questioning whether that course of treatment is in my best interests - by identifying the pros and cons etc... So if you have any resources particularly related to depression - I would really appreciate any assistance!!
94902 tn?1330483267 I am now estimated 6 weeks pregnant, and am having to make the decision about wether or not to come off my meds. I am in the process of weighing my pros and cons, but wonder if any other moms have been on any meds while pregnant. I would appreciate any input.
627145 tn?1230309226 You have to get that single itch out of your system first before you lock into marrage. I think there are both pros and cons to being Married. I will admit that I sometimes miss being single, but I also know that I would miss being Married. Too bad we can't have both.
Avatar n tn A colon cleanse will not interfere with your thyroid medication, as it is absorbed readily through the digestive system straight into the blood. There has been alot of talk about pros and cons of colon cleansing. Honestly, an extra bit of fibre will do the trick, but if an enema or other kind of colon cleansing makes you feel better tummy wise then go for it. If you are taking oral cleansers, do be very wary of the over the counter type.
4182046 tn?1355823639 I gor diagnosed with depression and anxiety and age 16, three years later here I am and pregnant! I stopped my medication as soon as I found out (20 mg citalopram) but my anxiety and depression are so bad, I really feel like I need my medication. Has anyone taken citalopram or another antidepressent while pregnant? pros and cons?
Avatar n tn Be aware that Naltrexone is a viable option. Find a Psychiatrist that can give you the pros and cons of both Methadone and Naltrexone. Naltrexone blocks the opiate receptors in your brain, and pretty much takes care of the cravings. It also prevents you from getting a buzz from any opiate. HOWEVER, taking even one Lorecet, Oxy, codeine,etc. while on Naltrexone can result in respiratory depression, coma, and death. So, if you commit to Naltrexone, it is just that, a commitment.
304970 tn?1331429594 The bottom line is that you need to talk to your doctor and weigh the pros and cons. And if you don't like that doctor's answer, get a second opinion. Remember though, if it is a chemical imbalance, therapy can help, but usually will not solve the problem. And you're not alone! About 20% of all females aged 24-44 suffer from depression (including me)....and most can find effective and safe treatments during pregnancy.
Avatar m tn I take the medication because it works and I NEED something to work otherwise I would be a basket case. You need to sit down and write down the pros and cons of taking medication. Can you live your life right now without it? Do you think you can get past this without it? If not, then what are you going to do if you don't take the medication that you know works for you. AND the last time you took it it didn't cause heart problems...right?
645800 tn?1466864555 I understand the depression over what you used to do and now what you can't do. And no one can tell you not to grieve something that has been taken away from you. I may not be expressing myself as well as I wish to. I hope I am saying the appropriate things.?? If not please forgive me.
Avatar f tn Aik's whole point was he couldn't find any doc to treat him because of his habits. Right? That's what I was addressing, not debating the pros and cons of distraction as such. Just summarising the situation for Aik with some facts thrown in. If I offended you I do apologise but I do refute things I see as being used wrongly. And a term such as "some studies" frankly is meaningless isn't it?
Avatar f tn its about weighing the pros and cons, a balancing act, I have been in psyhiartry and medcine for 20 years and never seen any birth defects from this medication"... he also suggested that I did NOT ween off of the medicine at the end, even if doctors suggested it, he said the withdrawal symptoms I may experience would be intense ontop of being in labor and the baby would feel the stress as well. Now I am 30 weeks along, completely healthy baby and pregnancy.
Avatar n tn i have heard alot about amino acids and its benefits and wish i was more knowledgeable of the pros and cons...think i will do some research on this. don't shut out new information...take it for what it information...we should always just keep and open mind...ya never know...hehe i've been meaning to long will you wear this last patch? sorry if you have already posted that many times...i'm a blonde...what can i say?????
Avatar n tn I sat down with him one night and laid it all out there. I told him no matter how hard I tried, I couldn't shake that feeling of needing, not wanting, another child. I explained to him that resentment was starting to build and that I hated myself for feeling that way as I loved him so very much but that I felt that he was preventing me from fullfilling what I felt was something so important.
Avatar f tn But this is something that you really need to think about. Do the pros of taking medication outweigh the cons in your case? In mine, the pros won out. If I were in your position today, I would do some thorough research and speak to my OB before I went on any medication. There have to be some statistics out there regarding the various medications and pregnancy. Good luck and I hope you feel better soon.
Avatar m tn Be sure that you understand the pros and cons of each treatment option. Whether you decide to start treatment or not, it is very important to be seen by a liver specialist or doctor knowledgeable about hepatitis B on a regular basis. Approved Hepatitis B Drugs in the United States Interferon Alpha (Intron A) is given by injection several times a week for six months to a year, or sometimes longer. The drug can cause side effects such as flu-like symptoms, depression, and headaches.
Avatar n tn Same as you I am having doubts about the medication. I think the cons out weigh the pros. I will see my doctor next week and we will see....
Avatar n tn I decided rather than taking the Effexor right away, I am going to see the psychiatrist of a friend who apparently will sit down with me and go over a list of all the possible medications I could take, the side effects of each one, the pros and cons, mechanism of action, everything. I'd feel much more comfortable doing that than just taking the first thing a primary care doctor who was filling in for my regular doctor prescribed. Thanks again to all of you for your advice and support!!!
Avatar n tn I think both mammo and I made some decent points about your legal rights and the pros and cons of proceeding with a lawsuit. The bottom line is that it's entirely your decision. You didn't post asking for advice about filing a lawsuit or not, you asked why you were feeling so down. At least mammo and I agree that you need to speak with your doctor about your meds. As mammo said, they could have stopped working for you, you might need to change the dose or even try a different drug.
Avatar m tn A doctor can only make suggestions and help the patient weigh the pros and cons when making a decision to try a medication. They cannot give guarantees as to how a medication will work for each individual person, and they certainly cannot predict the people who will have side effects and difficulties, again, which is why it's important for people to educate themselves, and always always ask questions they're unsure of.
1661264 tn?1302652262 Maybe he can at least get you on fewer medications, which may help. You have to weigh the pros and cons with the medication, for many of gave us back our lives and the ability to function. You may feel worse when not on the medication. I wish you luck and all the best!
Avatar m tn I found sandomigraine good, but wore of eventually as has all the meds I've tried. Google the different medications and weigh up the pros and cons. Your Dr should be able to try you on the least invasive meds first and explain any side effects to you.
Avatar f tn When doctors prescribe things, they go by the pros and cons and it is quite clear in your situation that the pros outweigh the cons and that medication is need but you can't keep stop taking them, you mess up your brain! Much love to you!