Depression medication withdrawal symptoms

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Avatar n tn I quit smoking like 10 years ago and I do have constant depression too. I take medication for it but for your withdrawal symptoms, like constipation, you can take stool softners that will help with that. As for the other symptoms talk to your doctor. I know for smoking they have a patch and other things to help ease symptoms but I'm not sure about chew.
284002 tn?1244551155 5-mg of klonopin daily, so I well may have masked any withdrawal symptoms with the benzo. I'm now tapering off the klonopin... at my own pace... and watching for adverse side effects. I'm feeling it... but it's quite bearable. You may want to do a little Googling to find out more about the risk of seizures, etc., or check out some of the posts from Ryan on this board. He can often clarify things that you might be unclear about after reading other material.
Avatar m tn Thought they were just side effects. So I think I am having withdrawal symptoms. I have taken the patch off to see whether I start to feel better and left a message with my pain management consultant to discuss the issue. Also I noticed that the euphoria I was experiencing stopped when I started to use the Buprenorphine patch. Is that how the Buprenorphine works to stop people taking opiates?
Avatar f tn That's why all medication adjustment should be done by a psychiatrist and as one medication is changed to another you can expect some withdrawal symptoms but that's generally not of concern if you follow your psychiatrist's titration schedule and report any specific concerns back to them.
Avatar f tn Frank psychotic episodes can occur, especially with parenteral abuse. Careful supervision is required during withdrawal from abusive use, since severe depression may occur. Withdrawal following chronic therapeutic use may unmask symptoms of the underlying disorder that may require follow-up." A 30 pounds weight loss is very significant, especially over a short period of time.
Avatar n tn Playing around with 4 drugs is a disaster waiting to happen and really no one could hazard a guess as to what was causing what. All we can go on is what this poster describes really and they were FX withdrawal symptoms. Agree of course that they may be part of almost any other issue as we don't have that much info to go on. I'm happy for you that you too have a great doc you can actually talk to, one who listens. Doesn't it make the world of difference?
Avatar m tn So, From a PM stand point, I have to just find a balance of the lowest possible dose of meds to keep my pain in control and not so much that I have to withdrawal symptoms later? Then hopefully the pain will go away and I can slowly reduce my meds. Does that sound right to you guys? Yes, my wife is a saint. the DR seems a little cold hearted, but I feel like he is very competient and I trust him, its just really hard at times to balance the meds and anxiety.
1136436 tn?1261829761 If you have been prescribed medication for depression and have been taking it as prescribed can you say you feel better than before you started taking them? If so then the likelihood is that if you stop taking them the depression will simply return. Unless you have identified and corrected problems and issues in your life that were causing depression that is. Depression doesn't just disappear because we want it to. You have to work hard with treatment to achieve that.
Avatar n tn My mom was diagnosed with major depression 2 years ago & responded well to medications primarily Zoloft. A year into treatment all her medications were tapered & discontinued. She then had a relapse after 4 weeks, since then she has been started on different medications each time & her symptoms continue to persist. Currently she is on Zoloft 100 mg BID, Elavil 75 mg BID & Bupropion 150mg QD.
Avatar m tn Then it was going to happen AGAIN but I was smart the second time and expected it to happen so I gradually poured more and more powder out of the capsules over the course of months to prevent withdrawal and the second time I didn't experience withdrawal at all. Only problem is the second time I soon after had my next full psychotic break. juliagulia45 Benzos you have to be careful about withdrawing from because the withdrawal can actually kill a person.
Avatar n tn As withdrawals can feel same as depression, we have to give it time after we stop. Withdrawal symptoms will come on pretty quickly after we stop, depression rather slower. We will know ourselves what is happening, as you and I did. Your suggestion to wonder502 is a good one.
Avatar f tn Valerian and Magnesium is sometimes helpful remedies over the counter. The residual symptoms of insomnia and depression can last another few months. Thus, it is not easy, but it gets better and better over time and you can look forward to a drug free healthy energetic you in the future. Take a look at my blogs about options for detox and recovery. You may also take a look at my clinic website where I also have my blogs and a lot of other info about drug addiction and recovery.
Avatar n tn I highly recommend therapy as an adjunct to meds. Medication is good for the symptoms and makes life bearable, but they only mask the underlying cause of your depression and/or anxiety. Until you confront what's really bothering remain stuck. I wish you luck Come back and talk to us if you're going to try again. Support really helps.
Avatar f tn That way when you come off or reduce the medication you will better be able to manage the anxiety. Medication only masks (manages, controls) symptoms it doesn't treat the underlying issue(s). A person's perception of events (and their perceived ability to cope) is what influences anxiety. Along with other things, such as: some medical conditions, caffeine, etc. If you feel negatively about taking anti-depressants, don't take them. Your attitude, in part, will determine whether they work.
Avatar n tn Will these episodes end - is he still suffering from withdrawal symptoms? More to the point, should this be treated more like a brain injury then a psycological condition? Should a neurologist evaluate him? Last question: When I was in labor, I was given morphine for the pain. His heart rate was slower the first few days after his birth. Could the Morphine have had any effect on his opiate addiction or the way his body responded to the OC? Any advice would be appreciated.
Avatar f tn I think your instincts about 'social dependence' on marijuana and a current minor depression are probably accurate. Symptoms of social anxiety usually respond very well to an SSRI or prozac-type medication.
Avatar n tn Because it takes awhile for medication to build up in your system and start working to begin with, so it takes awhile for it to get out of your system as well. Because of this, it is still treating depression sypmtoms until its out of your system. If your still feeling depressed, then maybe you should start taking them again, or another form of depression medication.
Avatar n tn He/she can help decide if medication is indicated or not. Also, exercise is really good for helping depression - increasing endorphins to make you feel better.
20867265 tn?1552029940 Since Effexor/Venlafaxine has such a bad reputation for withdrawal symptoms, he didn't see the need to wean me off of it because he figured that the mood stabilizers would balance out any rapid cycling caused by the antidepressants (antidepressants, especially SNRIs like Effexor/Venlafaxine or Pristiq/Desvenlafaxine have a tendency to cause rapid cycling in Bipolar Disorder patients). However, this turned out not to be the case.
Avatar m tn They are very similar and have same symptoms. Manic depression is hyperactivity. And depression is inattentive or withdrawal from interests. Start prescribing the adhd meds for depression or inattentive attention disorder, and, mood stabilization meds for maniac disorders or hyperactivity and leave psychotherapy for environmental issues and coping skills for change.
Avatar n tn my question is, will the withdrawal symptoms cause my depression to worsen based on what are relatively low doses?? thx in advance...ive read a ton about how they can help depression but my doc's keep telling me they are central nervous system depressants...have to go with their adviice i guess...
Avatar n tn Once I decided I wanted to quit taking pills I knew damn well that I would be 100x more successful if I was managing my depression with medication because everytime I have tried to quit in the past, I have gotten SO depressed that it was unbearable. Physical w/d symptoms aside, I personally think you will be much more successful if you handle your depression before you get off pills.
Avatar f tn With my doctor's help I have weaned off anti depressants over 10 months, and have had no withdrawal symptoms at all. 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 n tn Hmmm, trying to figure out this puzzle & not easy. Quit drinking altogether 5-months ago cold turkey, which was not pleasant to say the least. I'm healthy & exercise all the time and the alcohol never seemed to show any physical effects [I always had anxiety issues & self-medicated myself by drinking]. So here's the thing.
Avatar f tn I went through all of the typical physical withdrawal symptoms and now I am physically fine, but I have been left with almost unbearable depression and constant suicidal thoughts. I have been battling depression for 8+ years now, but the last year it has been hell. Before the opiate use I had about two months of minimal depression, the only relief I had experienced in the previous year and know I am terrified that the deep dark depression is coming back.
Avatar n tn We have had our relationship problems and trials in raising kids, but I truly believe that some people's brains just don't make the right chemicals which causes depression. At times though, situations do make the depression worse. The worst part is not always knowing what really causes and triggers it. I wish I din't have to rely on meds, but I guess I came to that realization with this recent trial and error of trying to do it without.