Depression medication used for sleep

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Avatar f tn The purpose of this medication is Not for depression (state of mind) or is it used widley for this purpose. I feel for the people that are new this forum, that read these threads are all for trying something like this. I know, I was at that state of mind once when I woul of taken anything to rid myself of the pain of depression. So, please, speak with your doctor's first before trying ANYTHING. Thank's for letting me set the record straight..
Avatar f tn I'm on 50 mg Zoloft
Avatar f tn Hi, its me again sorry to bother everyone, but, I have been very very depressed over the past few months, as you all know I have the missed heart beats and so on, I have been seeing a pshychiatrist for the depression, doc has just changed my medication from Avanza to 'Cymbalta' has anyone heard of this drug, he said it would be very safe, but I dont know how it will effect my ever ectopic heart.
12643703 tn?1426439941 html that Roobios tea is good for a restful sleep and helps even in mild depression. Has anybody try it or has any experience whit Rooibos tea?
Avatar m tn I have recently requested an aviation medical from casa and they sent me a letter asking for more info on my depression/anxiety back in 2001 2005. between these years i used sustanon 250 periodicly i havent used any steroids since 2005 and or have had no anxiety or depression since. I am currently taking no medication and am asked to undergo psyciatric evaluation. Do you think that my past history would pose any threat of reccurance of mental illness?
Avatar m tn Hi, I need help to save myself. I have chronic depression since I was 15. Many people suggested me to try medication at that time but, I managed without doing a medication for almost 4 years. But after that situation got worse and I was compelled to try medication and I had it for 3 years. It helped me in many ways like I was sleeping well, was not being down for silly reasons etc, but it was like I had no emotions.
Avatar f tn Used to take Paxil, but had a horrid experience coming off of it. Never recovered. But honestly, the name just came because there was no number that would work with my first name and that just popped out. And yes, it causes weight gain. All ssris can cause weight gain. Doesn't mean they will, but they all have that as one of the most common side effects. The starting dose for klonoping is either .5 or 1mg twice a day. Not 4mg. That's too high.
Avatar f tn However, always check with your doctor if you use this medication because it may cause withdrawal reactions and can also be habit-forming. When used for an extended period, this medication may not work as well. Check with your doctor first for proper management. Take care and best regards.
198154 tn?1337787265 And like Remeron has anticholergic qualities. Elavil is generally used for treatment resistant depression, in which there is also anxiety and insomnia. And like Trazadone, you will also be getting the added benefit of the antidepressant. This is not a first line med for insomnia OR depression for that matter and it does carry with it a host of negative side effects. Effective dose 25-100mgs taken at night. 5.
Avatar f tn There are many teas used for sleep, not just one -- many herbs are relaxing and mildly sedating, including valerian, chamomile, hops, passionflower, and a host of others. They aren't nearly as strong as prescription meds, but are much safer, and not hard to stop taking, so if they work, it's a great remedy for the problem. All of these herbs, and there are a host of them, can be used as a tea or taken as a pill or as a tincture.
Avatar n tn I am not a doctor, but it seems to me that you need an anti-anxiety medication, not necessarily an anti-depressant. I have both depression and anxiety. I take paxil for depression and buspar for anxiety. Medications work differently for all people. Get to a good pyschiatrist and let him diagnosis you and give you the right medication. Good luck and keep us posted.
Avatar n tn My 10 year old nephew came to visit for the weekend, with a new medication that concerns me. He has taken medication for ADHD for about 6 years now, as well as sleep medication. His father sent his Vyanse medication for ADHD, but instead of the usual Mirtazapine for sleep, he sent new Hydroxyzine Pamoate with instructions to take it before bedtime for sleep. Due to situations involving Child Protective Services and Parental Custody Court Orders, there is no communication with the father.
Avatar f tn It is very important for you to consult a specialist and try to reduce the sleep medication you are taking now. You need to reduce it gradually, under the supervision and advice of a specialist. This is to prevent any rebound phenomenon. So many medication are bound to have their side effects. you therefore need to seek medical consultation with a specialist and try to find the root cause of your symptoms. This will help to taper off the medications also. Hope this helps. Good luck.
Avatar n tn You might be suffering from a depression which is probably caused by a lack of serotonin and that is why people are used to treat depression with anti-depressants. But there is one thing you must know about before thinking about taking meds. Depression and anxiety can be both treated with talk therapy. So i suggest seeing a therapist pror taking any medications but you must consult a doctor first since i'm not a doctor and im only giving you suggestions.
Avatar n tn Seroquel is not a sleep medication and is not commonly prescribed for sleep as a result. Very few doctors prescribe it for sleep because there is no evidence that it has any positive effect on sleep and it can have powerful side effects. Dr.
Avatar f tn If you are not on the antidepressants for depression you can ask your doctor how to taper off. You can take Benedryl at night but it dries your mouth and makes you sleepy in the morning. It works but isn't ideal. But it will get you off the antidepressants and maybe get you used to not taking a major drug. There are lots of sleeping pills but all are hard to get off of.
1565016 tn?1295371145 There are a variety of mood stabilizers that are either FDA approved for this purpose or FDA approved medications used off label as mood stabilizers. This is a list: http://www.psycheducation.org/depression/meds/moodstabilizers.htm You could discuss available options with your psychiatrist. Depakoate is generally sedating. It might be the other medication you are taking and it would depend on what it is being prescribed for as to what else would work.
Avatar f tn I take it for anxiety and slightly for depression. Depression is not one of my main problems though. My anxiety totally gets out of control then does my attitude due to the anxiety. I tried to get off when I got pregnant but it was just too much. I probably could use a higher dose but since I am pregnant and choose to take as little as I can to take the edge off. Now when I have this little sweet baby that dose may go WAYYYYYYY up! Just joking!Or not!
Avatar f tn t be happier, but I have concerns about having depression and being on medication. By partner and I have been talking about wanting to start a family for sometime now. Back in April I made an appointment with my doctor and decided to go off my antidepressants as I wanted to do a trail run and see how I felt (wanting to be chemical free for when we do have a baby). Make a long story short it went awful a month in. I had severe anxiety attacks and my depression hit hard..
Avatar m tn Duloxetine is the generic for cymbalta....it is used for anxiety and depression....it is also used for nerve pain in patients with arthritis and fibromyalgia ,etc....hope this helps you out some....
1044813 tn?1370494406 Started Clonazepam 0.5mg PO for sleep during manic periods.
Avatar n tn I have recently started taken Lamictal for bipolar disorder and am now up to 100 mg/day. Since taking this dosage I have been troubled with intensive, vivid dreams seemingly most of the night and thus waking up tired. Last night I took the medication 2 hrs before going to bed and it took a long time to get to sleep in bed due to racing thoughts.
Avatar f tn Well, here i sit. Still no desire for anything. all i want to do is sleep. been on wellbutrin 150mg and prozac 40mg for bout 6 weeks or so. Only change ive noticed is that i have gained bout 15 pounds. Still searching for even a small piece of who i used to be.
Avatar m tn Hey. I have been suffering from depression for about 16 months now after some life events took place. I have been seeking professional help but it only seems to help me a little bit/temporarily. I may be improving slightly but nothing substantial enough. I was prescribed zoloft but i cant deal with the side effects. The worst being the sexual side effects and the insomnia. I cant deal with those side effects so i stopped taking the medications.