Depression treatment effectiveness

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Avatar f tn I don't know why the doctors would be refusing Hepatitis C treatment for people with Depression. Interferon can cause Depression but you won't be using Interferon. There are Interferon free treatments available. Even with Interferon treatments, the doctors treated people with Depression unless they were very unstable or suicidal. I have a long history of Depression and I treated in 2011-2012 for 48 weeks with Interferon, Ribavirin, and Incivek. I did fine.
Avatar n tn He was sure he would become addicted to the xanax. He took 1/2 of a .25 dose for 9 days. Has imipramine lost its effectiveness? Can xanax be used long term? Is imipramine indicated for OCD? What can he expect when transitioning to a new medication? His psychiatrist (new--first visit) wanted to admit him immediately). BUT the Dr. (his Physicians Assistant) refused to discuss what my husband could expect in the hospital. So we declined the admission...
Avatar m tn Hi all, just wished to get some ideas about how others have experienced mirtazapine in their treatment of depression. From trawling through the internet there appears to be alot of negative feedback about the side effects from this medication especially with regards to weight gain and over-sedation.
Avatar n tn Speed is a treatment for depression, though for many it causes anxiety so it isn't usually used for that anymore. One of the natural treatments for depression is phenylalanine, an amino acid that targets norepinephrine, or adrenaline. Snris such as Effexor and Cymbalta target both serotonin and norepinephrine (which is why they too are not recommended if your primary problem is anxiety).
Avatar m tn Many BP's suffer from Atypical Depression which is completey different in symptoms from classical or clincal depression and might not be picked up at all.
Avatar n tn Dear Will, Effexor is an effective treatment for major depression in the majority of sufferers. The effective dose of the XR preparation may be up to 300 mg a day. Lamictal is an anti convulsant and has not been approved for use to treatment of Major Depression, although there is ongoing research examining its use in bipolar disorder. Some case reports had been published recently for its efficacy to treat bipolar disorder symptoms - mania and depression.
1280947 tn?1278379932 Medicine + talk therapy has been suggested as the best treatment of depression. You can get to a place where you can and want to allow happiness to be part of your life. You deserve that. As for the insomnia, that could likely be a side effect of the depression, but if it isn't then a doctor might be able to help you sort it out.
Avatar n tn I'm a 65 year old male who has been treated for depression ( slept all day on couch at its worst) for the past 6 years, seeing a shrink ( 4 different ones to find a doctor who could help) and being treated by taking many different antidepressants, right now I'm on 60 mg Cymbalta and did feel a little better. Cymbalta had the side effect of eliminating my sex drive and performance to zero. So I saw a urolgist and got my testosterone checked, it was low normal, but he still prescribed Testim.
Avatar n tn Does the brain actually change after years of depression/treatment by any chance. My husband has taken antidepres. for 25 years.
Avatar n tn I've been given a prescription for Norco (hydrocodone) for headaches and general pain from treatment. I don't want to overload on meds, but I especially don't want to ruin my chances of clearing this virus. So, can drugs like this lower my chances of clearing the virus? Has anybody here ever taken pain meds throughout treatment .. either occassionally of consistently? I've been resistant to taking anything while doing tx ..
Avatar n tn Both are approved for the treatment of depression. However, only Lexapro is approved to treat anxiety. Regarding the effectiveness of the two medicines, some studies have suggested that Lexapro may be more effective than Celexa for depression treatment, while others have not found significant differences between these two medications. And what works well for one may not work as well for another. While I am glad that your friend has found Celexa so effective it may not be as effective for you.
537639 tn?1232057169 Interferon alpha is given by injection just under the skin and has a number of side effects, including flu-like symptoms, headaches, fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, depression, and thinning of hair. Treatment with interferon alpha may also interfere with the production of white blood cells and platelets. Ribavirin is a capsule taken twice daily, and the major side effect is severe anemia (low red blood cells). Ribavirin also causes birth defects.
Avatar f tn I still go in and out of depression whenever I feel pain, itchiness or tingling....or bumps and ulcerations. Today, I went to fill the Valtrex prescription my doctor wrote out for me, and my insurance didnt even pay for it. I dont have 250 bucks monthly for medication for the rest of my life. I ams till in my 20s and this sucks. I am seriously praying for a miracle. I am saddened that I have this virus. I wanted to be normal again...
Avatar n tn Both medications are short acting and only work while they are in your system. Stimulants are generally not indicated for long term treatment of depression. From the information that you have provided it would also be helpful for you to be in psychotherapy. Good luck.
Avatar n tn Does depression have a huge impact on thoses with Diabetes? Will it cause a chemical embalance in the body messing up her medication treatment? All Medication not just insulin How do uncurable STDs affect Diabetics and the medication their on if not insulin?
Avatar m tn NA) are good medications to try to help with this pain. Opioid medications may still be helpful to you but their effectiveness on nerve pain is limited; however, they may provide some additional meaningful relief due to synergistic effects. A muscle relaxer and anti-inflammatory are helpful too. I take over the counter Aleve along with a two different types of muscle relaxers, an anti-convulsant, an anti-depressant, and long-acting and short-acting opioid medications.
Avatar f tn I believe that there is no magic pill that we can ingest to cure depression. I believe in a holistic treatment system with all forms of self care being prescribed. It took me years to accept this way of life as I was a bit lazy in my younger years. But now that i can see things with more perspective than I realized I really have to treat everything not just one part of the problem when I am depressed.
419309 tn?1326506891 This is why antidepressant are often prescribed to individual with a history of depression before starting hep C treatment with interferon because it is known that one side effect of interferon use can be depression. Treatment can be difficult enough without having depression on top of everything else that treatment can burden a patient with.
Avatar n tn Everyone I have ever known or heard of that got off any opiates was left with severe depression. Is this a standard side effect and how long will it last and how is it best treated? My friend's nephew just went to an addiction doctor who gave him buprenorphine injections and other scripts to get off pain pills. When he asked about an anti-depressant the doctor said "no mood enhancers for addicts." This seems unusual to me.
577132 tn?1314270126 NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Depression related to peginterferon therapy for chronic hepatitis C increases with duration of use, but reverses following treatment cessation, according to members of the Hepatitis C Antiviral Long-term Treatment against Cirrhosis trial. After 48 weeks of therapy, 42 percent of the patients developed depression.
258025 tn?1189759433 I have anxiety and depression. i know in general if your anxiety med works you will feel ok cause your not experiencing anxiety but does anyone know if it actually alleviates depression?
Avatar m tn In the last several months there has many studies done regarding Tramadol for usage in Very severe cronic Refractory depression that simply no longer fully responds to even the most powerful AD medication. Again this is only being used by some Psychiatrist when all other forms of antidepressant therapy fail to give full relief to specific resistant patients. The feed back I have gathered from nearly 100 severe Refratory sufferers online is astounding to say the least.
Avatar n tn I am not sure from your email if your son has had a formal diagnosis of depression, but his symptoms are very consistent with depression in early adolescence. Many children with depression do not act pervasively sad, but are irritable and short tempered.
Avatar n tn My mum is still on Amytripyline as seems well enough on it. I am my wits end. My doctor isnt helping at all .Perhaps I should try alternative treatment besides medicaton.
Avatar m tn Supplementing with fish oil with a high percentage of the omega-3 fatty acid EPA has been shown to improve symptoms in moderate and major depression (although not in mild depression) and may help to improve the effectiveness of various antidepressant medications. Similarly, fish oil high in EPA has been shown to significantly reduce anxiety.
Avatar f tn depresssion and anxiety issuse whie doing HCV therapy This psychologist has worked with hundreds of HCV patients in regards to anxiety and clinical depression while treating.. I found her to be very credible and one of the best I had heard.... Best..... Will.. .
401095 tn?1351395370 Treatment of Fibromyalgia Alternative Medicine 5-HTP Combination Therapy for Fibromyalgia 5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan) is a supplement that is manufactured from the seeds of an African plant (Griffonia simplicifolia). 5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is converted to the important neurotransmitter serotonin. 5- HTP is believed to raise the levels of serotonin. Serotonin plays a key role in insomnia and depression.