Depression treatment history

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616394 tn?1221095283 Hello Linzi, Depression and it's treatment can be a very complicated thing. By reading your post I do have some good news for you. It is very likly that there is an actual cause for your depressive dissorder and sleep dissorder. This is good news because some of us that suffer from severe depression have no clear "trigger" or past tramatic events that could have resulted in our depression. This is what's called "non-situational depression.
Avatar f tn Do you have something going on in your life right now (or in the recent past) that is causing stress? Do you have any history of depression? have you seen a doctor for help with depression? If so, when, and what treatment was tried? If you could answer those few questions, we'll be able to give you some recommendations, as there is a difference between situational depression (feelings of sadness due to life events or losses) and clinical diagnosed depression. Hope to hear from you soon!
602261 tn?1252586758 Sorry for two posts today I should have included this in my original post but how much of a role does depression play in your individual treatment? I would like to hear some people's opinion on how severe it is. I know it's sometimes a case by case basis but I was just interested in hearing from those of you that have or haven't encountered this problem while in treatment. I want to hear from both sides.
Avatar m tn To the poster, for treating clinical depression, it is widely known that the best course of treatment involves a combination approach of medication and talk therapy. You sound to have a very complex medical history though. ADHD, mood disorders and depression requires a good psychiatrist to manage. Good communication with your doctor is essential as you try different medications to improve the situation. Add each one slowly monitoring if you improve in any way.
Avatar n tn Has anyone experienced depression problems that have resulted in seeing a specialist?
Avatar f tn The conculsion is the key element in the treatment. Without that there is to treatment and no help for depression. I want to let people know that ECT treatments are not like they are depicted on movies. They are very relaxing before and after. The patient is not awake for the procedure. After the procedure was done, often times patients ask if they are next. The nurse will tell them that they have already had their treatment and they can just lay there and relax.
Avatar f tn I have read that this usually happens when the patient is already at risk for depression or has a history of it, but I cannot document that part. This is such an individual thing. If you are otherwise doing well on Avonex, I would suggest watching the problem for a short while longer (providing it is not severe) to see if you can really correlate depression and Avonex usage. If so, starting an antidepressant would be a good idea.
Avatar f tn It's funny, because a few years ago, I used to have episodes where I could go a mile a minute for hours and days, and whenever I mention this, I get raised eyebrows, but this is no more. I have a family history of bipolar disorder - and I've never known it to become 'full depression', and regardless of any hyper/down cycles in my past, I think this can be pretty much ruled out.
Avatar m tn Your treating doctor should also know if you are getting depressed while on treatment since Interferon can cause depression. If you are not yet on treatment, you should still discuss this with your treating doctor. If you are depressed or have a history of depression you probably should see a psychiatrist for evaluation and treatment. It is better to start antidepressants before starting treatment because they take 3-4 weeks (or longer) to get the full effect of the antidepressant.
2011699 tn?1328936953 Anyone with a history of depression should be monitored throughout their treatment to make sure that treatment is not causing a major depressive episode. Antidepressant medications should also be prescribed before and during treatment. An antidepresssant that works for the patient should be given 4-6 weeks before starting hepatitis C treatment. So that the therapeutic effect of the antidepressand is working to prevent a major depressive episode.
Avatar f tn can a doctor refuse to allow treatment because of a history of (controlled) depression? I have a great support system and I'm in therapy for the first time in my long life. I spoke to a nurse who works for a GI/hepatologist last week. She told me that the doctor she works for has refused treatment to those who have a history of depression. I've been reading through HIPPA laws. You can request that your doctor share only the "minimal necessary" as far as records.
Avatar f tn I was diagnosed with bipolar in 1998 and have been on lithium alone for ten years. Being adopted, I have no health history of my own, yet I have two sons. My oldest is almost 18 and I have never had him tested due to all the trauma of my own illness,(denial is big with me). I have had my suspiscions though, and I know my son has too. Does and illness like this tend to skip a generation or more likely to pass directly from parent to child?
5536514 tn?1373503602 I am starting treatment in april or may. Doctor wants to make sure I am mentally stable first. I am terrified, because I am meds for depression and ptsd and anxiety and panic attacks. I am afraid the treatment will drive my over the edge. the doctor says it will make me twice as tired as I am now. I am scared. I also found out I am borderline diabetic. I need to get up out of myself. Its hard. I gotta try.
354706 tn?1279474395 My mum’s OVCA treatment went so smooth that it is almost unbelievable. Just consider this – stage 4, abdominal filled with cancer spreading to liver, colon, diaphragm and spleen. As there is no hope of optimal debulking, the doctor tried chemo first. After 2 chemo, CA125 dropped from 165 to 15. CT scan revealed that most tumors were gone/shrunk. During operation after 3 chemo, very little signs of chemo and an optimal debulking.
231441 tn?1333896366 before training session (since Jan 07) Medical Timeline 1992 Consult with rheumatologist for back and joint pain (wrist / hips). No specific findings. No treatment. Suggested it was psychosomatic. 1995 Lived and studied in China. End 1995 Moved to Hong Kong to start work with environmental company. 1996 Shingles attack, treated with antiviral meds. 1997 Moved from Hong Kong to Philippines (for work). 1998 ER visit for kidney stones. Pain killers given.
Avatar f tn I have previously been diagnosed with bpd and other miscellaneous disorders (severe depression, severe anxiety, etc). I am struggling to rationalize attending the appointment. I have a poor relationship and history with my current mhs provider. I personally can't see how the appointment or review will benefit me in any way. I accept attending is the acceptable thing to do though.
Avatar f tn thank u 4 the support.....i have had a long history of clinical depression....currently on celexa and still "sad" but at the same time i can fake a smile now as where in the past even that was impossible.....this side effects just drag me way down...and im 25 it just sux to have all this wrong with me....i guess u could say im still in the "mad" phase right after "denial".....all this lupus testing is driving my mad also....
Avatar f tn Sorry your treatment has not worked. Can you tell me a little about your experience.
Avatar n tn HCV infection was DIRECTLY questioned, and I had to have Doc write letter, include a complete medical and treatment history, etc. Government is soooooo damn ignorant, and beyond in times it amazes me. Though I included a one month old PCR, stating undetectable on the Heptimax, all they where interested in was a antibodies test.. That is all they care about, whether or not you test positive for antibodies.. Well, we all test positive if EVER exposed. Long story short, didn't get the job..
948882 tn?1270557407 29 Entecavir30 Entecavir is a potent guanosine analogue inhibitor of the viral polymerase with no resistance developed as of this writing, so far after 2 years of use, in patients who have no history of previous treatment with nucleoside analogues. With regard to the HBeAg-positive population, administration of 0.
228686 tn?1211558307 Walking off your clinic voids a heck of a lot of treatment from your provider which effects all your health issues, not just the drug related stuff). I'm ALSO wondering if the withdrawal from a few milligrams is no different from the withdrawals from 50 or 90 or higher. It seems like everyone describes the same symptoms, regardless of what amount they come off of.
Avatar n tn I'm looking at a 30 day inpatient medically assisted detox that I'm told almost always results in some form of depression (even for those with no history of depression). I'm going to be very sick (during the inpatient detox) and will have narcotics withdrawal depression compounding the preexisting depression ... I've made things much worse than they were. Don't do it! It is a one-way ticket to a much deeper and darker black hole!
Avatar f tn it is good procedure for someone with past or current issues of clinical depression to have a pysch evaluation prior to starting treatment for HCV.,as the meds can have an effect of depression on some(especially those with history of depression). However .it would seem odd that your doctor would not recommend stating treatment .and trying to control any depression issues with the help of an anti -depressant,especially in light of the fact your liver damage is getting well advanced.
Avatar f tn In my 6th week of treatment I developed suicidal thoughts and depression , recognized them for what they were and go put on Zoloft which took away the suicidal thoughts within a week. I had to push the doctor to do a psych eval and a prescription which wasn't easy because I was REALLY depressed. But somehow I worked through it to get the idea across that I was not thinking correctly and I knew it. Take any depressive symptoms very seriously and see your doctor IN PERSON immediately.
747152 tn?1240324309 Ovarian cyst rupture, cysts kept forming, Dr. put on birth control and this helped. 1992: Mono related hepatitis – (resolved on its own – no treatment necessary) 2001: Enlarged liver/side pain: Diagnosed with possible toxic/drug- induced Hepatitis (inhalation of paint fumes/caustics over a period of years) – tested for Lupus – negative – diagnosed with a “fatty liver” and high cholesterol/ triglycerides 2001: Lip Biopsy – diagnosed with Sjogren’s Syndrome.
Avatar f tn I am very concerned about placing my 11 year old on an antidepressant. There is definite history of depression in my family, I myself have suffered from it. I fear that it will make him worse or that the side-effects he may experience will be more detrimental than helpful and make him/us want to discontinue the treatment. I have read quite a bit on this subject, and it's very contriversial, it worries me. I need more helpful information, please help!
651194 tn?1224038519 I am looking at accutane as the next step, but am wondering about rumors I've heard about depression. I have a history of mental illness, and am worried about this. Also, most of the oral medication I've taken seems to make my acne SO MUCH WORSE and so painful I can't sleep on my face. Has anyone had experience with either of these things? Thanks!
Avatar f tn I have 2 periods per month even tho I'm taking Premarin and estroven and am on thyroid treatment that is constantly monitored. Depression is really becoming an issue for me also. So what do you suggest I do? Live with my symptoms awhile longer? Have a total or partial hysterectomy? Go onto HRT.? I need advice, I'm way past miserable and so is my family, something's just gotta give here. Please help.
Avatar m tn Cannabis may help alleviate the depression often produced by chronic illness and by combination drug therapy. Additionally, cannabis based food products may provide needed extra nutrition without taxing the liver. Using cannabis in place of alcohol is an established harm reduction technique particularly important when liver disease is present.