Depression symptoms while on antidepressants

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850029 tn?1238861420 I've been on an antidepressanst for a little over a year. In the past few months I've been thinking about going off of it. It wasn't prescribed for depression, but more for coping with a tough time I was going through. I've been feeling really good and trying to cut back on the medication I put in my body. I know there are specific ways that you need to go about getting yourself off of them. My bottle ran out earlier in this week but I've continue to forget to pick them up.
Avatar f tn Has anyone taken Zoloft bc of postpartum depression ? And did it give u side effects ?
Avatar m tn My advice is to ask him or her about interactions with your HIV meds (if you are on meds), and not to rely on medical advice that you might receive on an online forum.
222267 tn?1253305810 So either they are not bipolar, i.e. their depression is not bipolar depression rather unipolar depression or that they take them until a little relieved then they start again on their mood stabilizers. Most probably they are unaware of the consequences. They tried it once and it worked for a while. The problem with this disease is that the brain system is not stable. Even if it's stable we call it in engineering metastable position.
Avatar f tn Antidepressants don't usually make people gain weight, and definitely not the ones that people will prescribe you as your first few antidepressants. (Some people don't respond to some antidepressants, and have to try several). Weight gain is on the list of possible symptoms of pretty much every psychiatric medication out there, but then so is suicidal thoughts, and that doesn't happen to lots of people who take the drugs otherwise they wouldn't be called antidepressants.
Avatar n tn 1) I am very afraid of the side effects and withdrawl problems associated with antidepressants. The things I read about antidepressants sound as bad as depression itself. I have been given both celexa and zoloft (the doctor said I could try either one). Zoloft seems to be less shocking to my system, but I've very afraid of gaining weight. I don't understand how antidepressants work.
993025 tn?1284889691 Firstly though worrying is indeed the very core of depression. When you have depression you worry about everything but mostly it turns in on you and focuses on you all the time. So you worry about how depressed you are which increases your anxiety which increases your depression which.... And so it goes. It just keeps building so having faith when you know a med is not working is not the way to go at all. As soon as you know it's not helping go back to the doc and say that.
Avatar m tn I think that the answer to the question perhaps isn't as important as focusing on your symptoms and looking at ways to increase your health and well-being. I would talk to your doctor and discuss your concerns. Which illness are you talking about? Rest is also important. I was looking at the website ages ago. They have some info on adrenal function, etc. Being a guy you may prefer to do a general search. ?? There may be other reasons why you don't feel 100%.
Avatar f tn That is quite a load of anti-anxiety and depression meds; my perinatologist told me that your symptoms can get worse during pregnancy due to increased blood flow or something (the medicines get diluted by the amount of blood). I would tread cautiously and with medical assistance. Also, for what it is worth, in research comparing exercise to medication for depression, exercise always beat out the effects of medication.
Avatar f tn I thought I was starting menopause but the depression and anxiety feelings stopped after restarting the med. I also read that antidepressants should not be taken while on dostinex because of risk of serotonin syndrome and neuroleptic malignant syndrome but I see lots of you take antidepressants and either dostinex or parlodel. I hope this helps some of you.
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 n tn I have been reading the archives about depression and while some of the symptoms of depression are like mine, I also have just the opposite. I have withdrawn from my family and friends and society and I have also lost interest in activities which used to give me pleasure. I don't like loud noise and I am quick to anger. But, where as most people lose their appetites and have problems sleeping, mine are just the opposite. I sleep all day until the kids gets home and then I am in bed by 9:00 p.m.
Avatar f tn My therapist said short-term medication is a possibility as a tool in my recovery. Has anyone used antidepressants while going to therapy?? It would be really helpful to hear some positive feedback. Medication is a kind of scary thought to me.
Avatar m tn Hello, The symptoms are suggestive of depression. Depression is a mental disorder characterized by a pervasive low mood, loss of interest in usual activities and diminished ability to experience pleasure. The three most commonly indicated treatments for depression are psychotherapy, medication (antidepressants), and electroconvulsive therapy. Talk to your family members and consult a psychiatrist because it is the beginning and psychotherapy may suffice.
Avatar n tn To deal with your depression, you need to find the reason for it. Treating depression with antidepressants help when that is needed, but for you ... you can of course ask for a counselor, just to get a support through difficult times and all, but when the primary cause - the main reason for your symptoms in the first place is found, you have nailed your depression too.
Avatar m tn All of your symptoms are all good signs of depression/anxiety disorders. I have been struggling with this most of my life, off and on since I was 14 (now 23). Don't let if fool you, it may come and go for a while and doctors may say that you have "bi-polar disorder". I don't believe in prescription antidepressants or anti-anxiety medication, as I have tried a multitude of them in my teen years and none of them helped.
Avatar f tn I know I need to be on some kind of antidepressants or something to help with my bipolar. I'm currently not doing well and can't stop crying. Some things have happened and I'm having a real BIG problem coping right now. I know some of you ladies have been on antidepressants and things during pregnancy. What did you all take? Did it help? Did it have any effects on your baby? Did you take it your whole pregnancy? if not what part of your pregnancy did you take it?
Avatar n tn The more we have a depressive bout, the more likely depression returns. Perhaps, like me, you need to stay on the medication for the rest of your life. Again, like diabetes, you have to keep taking the tablets, or insulin. Just accept that if you can.
Avatar f tn I have had depression and been on meds for about 4 years..i stopped before finding out i was pregnant as i krpt forgetting doing good but my midwife has had me under a consultant to keep an eye on me..they were happy to let me take my antidepressants at any stage..but i declined..i think im okay without..they did however say i am more at risk of postnatal depression. i didnt have this with my daughter and am hoping that i wont this time..
Avatar m tn Try keep busy and keep your mind focused on positive things instead of dwelling on the depression, anxiety, etc. that are only temporary and will disappear as your endorphins return to normal. You were on the pills a long time. I wish I could say it get better sooner than later, but I promise it will get better.
Avatar n tn I am 47 and she believes that when I stopped taking the Lexapro all of the other perimenopausal symptoms surfaced. We'll see. I have been on many different antidepressants over the past 15 years. Lexapro made me feel great, but I gained about 20 pounds and it affects orgasms. In one month I have lost 10 pounds and can have orgasms, but I am a mess otherwise. I sure hope I get regulated again because life sucks right now!
Avatar n tn I took trazadone to help me sleep, and it also has a mild anti-depressant. That was all I used for antidepressants while on interferon combo therapy. Good luck.
200220 tn?1361955154 I have had some degree of depression for well over a year. My doctors don't want me on antidepressants. I have mixed feelings about that. Sometimes the depression is mild and I keep it pushed back. Sometimes it comes screaming to the front and I am in a black, negative place.
Avatar f tn I have tried different ones with the help of a physician and am on two that effect different neuro transmitters. Unfortunately, depression is inherited and my son is effected by it. He almost died at the end of his freshman year of high school after attempting suicide. My life was rapidly falling apart. About a year later things were so bad and I was in such a bad place that I attempted suicide and was considered dead.
Avatar f tn I don't have much knowledge or advice on antidepressants but wanted to check and see how you're doing. I do know that there are quite a few that are prescribed antidepressants while tapering or going through withdrawals. As long as they aren't any side effects between the methadone and antidepressant I don't see it hurting at all to try. I'm sure someone with some knowledge on the matter will be along shortly. I hope you have a wonderful week Kim!
86075 tn?1238118691 ) On the other hand, ADs do really seem to help a lot of folks who need them.
Avatar f tn Can anyone tell me what antidepressants are safe to take while on opiate therapy?? or your experience with them???
Avatar f tn I have been on Efexor XR for 3 years, tried coming off a year ago (I realised too fast - thanks to my psychiatrist for not warning me of withdrawal symptoms!). So, I went back on after a week of suffering. They've never seemed to be as effective as the first 2 years I was on them. In fact, I've been experiencing nausea and anxiety over the last few months now. How can i tell if these symptoms are side-effects of the meds or depression creeping back?
Avatar n tn I reasoned that, as long as I felt I could function without the meds (which I did), then there was no reason for me to stay on them while TTC. A magazine article I read a couple of weekends ago, made me glad I went off of them: it was all about the higher incidence of birth defects in babies born to women to take SSRIs (I think Paxil was the main one profiled). Especially when the meds were taken during the second trimester, when most of the organs are being completely formed.
Avatar f tn Just found out I'm pregnant 2 days ago, I'm only 4 wks along but am on antidepressants which I know are not good to take while pregnant. I'm taking Effexor which is one of the worst during preganancy. My doctor thinks I should keep taking it because the 'benefits outweigh the risks' because I have severe depression and anxiety and that could also harm the pregnancy but I'm so worried. Does anyone have opinions on which antidepressants are considered safer during pregnancy?