How does depression medication make you feel

Common Questions and Answers about How does depression medication make you feel


Avatar f tn I was recently prescribed xanax an am afraid to take it because of all the warning labels. What does it do to you? Does it help you with the panicy feeling, or just put you to sleep. Is it anything like atarax?
Avatar n tn you may need to reduce the dose. You dont want it to make you feel adversly, it should just normalize you so you are not in a state of panic or distress.
Avatar m tn The 28/4 increases were substantial, but not equivalent to the 150 mcg of T4 you were on originally. But again, the important thing is how you feel. Most likely you will need to gradually increase your dosages until symptoms are relieved. And don't overlook the importance of optimizing Vitamin D, B12 and ferritin levels. You do not necessarily need an Endo, just a good thyroid doctor, as described.
Avatar n tn I agree with Tuckamore & was posting something VERY similar as it was posted :-) It does sound as though you have built up a tolerance & I highly encourage that you DON'T take the pills until you feel it. They sit in your system for varying lengths of time & by taking so many or mixing them it can be VERY dangerous. There are SO many knowledgeable people on here that can help with not only their opinions, but their experiences.
1435895 tn?1304294841 If you are having migraines (aside from the chiari headaches) you might try the 'seizure' medication. I take a daily medication (Keppra - 750mg) once a day (at night) to prevent my migraines. And I have to be honest, since I started taking it - my migraines went from 5 - 6 a month to maybe 1 or 2!!! When I DO get them, I take treximet (very expensive - but amazing) - and it usually knocks out a migraine within about 30 minutes!!
Avatar f tn Selma- in your first post back you mentioned that I should get my csf checked. How does one go about that? I'm going for my other MRIs this week. Topamax didn't and is not helping my condition. We tried it. It has actually made me worse. My health has declined. My lifestyle has declined. My quality of life has rapidly declined in a month. Are there other medications that others out there have used with success to combat the pressure headaches?
967168 tn?1477588089 thank you =) I looked under my mental health info for my insurance and couldn't figure out which dr treats what so I thought I'd ask. I often kid I have nerves of steel and I can fly! super mom...well super mom hit a super brick wall and can't get back up :P I feel like most days I'm walking on a thin layer of ice and if one more thing is put on my shoulders the ice is going to break and I drown...does that make sense?
Avatar f tn A good option would be to have therapy to help address those underlying issues (which are creating the anxiety). 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.
Avatar n tn You feel like some others do, that there has to be a reason for depression. You say you don't know why you are depressed. There may not be a reason, the depression. Same with me. There don't have to be triggers in your life. It is an illness. Like diabetes, we have a common illness. Don't beat yourself up about it. I have stopped my anti-depressants a few times, and the time it took the depression to return varied.
Avatar f tn If any of you want to message me or text me ill send you my number Its sad I know but I just need friends to talk to every now and again
Avatar n tn e. withdrawal. Obviously, feeling sad is feeling sad regardless of the cause but how you treat it does matter and that's why it's important to distinguish b/t the two. If you don't want to get into all of the details on a post, you can pm me, if you're comfortable with that and maybe I can help you more. If you aren't comfortable with any of that, I would strongly encourage you to talk to your doctor. He/she can help decide if medication is indicated or not.
Avatar n tn It is possible with the help of a psychiatrist or therapist to get over the depression, but can take a long time, depending on the cause. Medication allows you to function normally while going thru this and to just make dealing with it all easier. If it is due to a chemical inbalance then medication is the only thing that will help you.
9171934 tn?1405183632 They weight risks over benefits of medication and sometimes benefit wins out!! But either way, your doctor needs to know how you are feeling. they'll want to monitor you for all the way until after the baby when so many women have a hard time with post partum (again, TREATABLE). If the idea of suicide gets stronger, PLEASE call a hotline number. Reach out. It's not worth it and you are carrying your baby, so please get help if you need it. Life can be so hard it seems.
Avatar f tn At this point i have them giving me ambien just so i can sleep and not have to deal with the depression. Does anybody know how i can fight this? I just want to bring my babies into this world and home healthy.
Avatar m tn They are often linked. You are right. Medication for each diagnosis is then often given. But, talk therapy does still help. Is that what you mean by environmental issues? Again, for this type of mental health situation, talk therapy PLUS medication has the best results in terms of treatment. But, medication is really an essential piece. You find these days that many psychiatrists provide medication guidance for patients but do less and less of talk therapy.
Avatar f tn You can pretend like you are not hurting but it is good to have a good therapist to go to so that you can tell how you really feel. Everyone else might see the mask that you must wear for now but it is important to not forget the real you that is hiding underneath. I wish you the best and I hope that you come back if you need to.
Avatar f tn Why should you have to feel like you are feeling now because of medication? Since your menapause have you always been on anti depressants? Perhaps if the anxiety is worse than depression you could ask your doctor to put you on medication just to control anxiety. A word of warning though - Effexor, which I was on was great for depression and anxiety but it is a beast to withdraw from. That is why it took me 10 months to withdraw.
Avatar f tn I see medications as one set of my friends, because without them, if you think you have a level of depression now, well add, unbearable pain along with it, and see how bad things can really get. Learn to count your blessings. They are there to count!
647391 tn?1275020233 I believe you need to find a therapist that will meet YOUR needs (basically they are getting paid to help YOU.) If you feel like you need someone you can talk to for an hour-then find a counselor who is supportive of that. They may say they do 'talk therapy' (a loose description) or interpersonal therapy. When YOU interview THEM for the 'job,' let them know you need someone to talk to because you don't have someone in your life to give you that kind of support.
411389 tn?1230128077 Your pill may make you forget that you have a broken leg but if you do not take these other methods, you will still have the broken leg. And one day you will try to run or do something with it and you will realize, oh ****, I still have a broken leg - not only will it not go away, chances are the damage will be much worse and much harder to cope with after so much time has passed.
7684852 tn?1437175492 I can't say it any other way. Do you see the people on here that have time? How do you think they got that? If you stay in the frame of minc youa re in now you will surely pick up a drug. That would be very sad...
Avatar n tn I was curious, do you think quitting an addiction, while dealing with depression that hasn't been treated...possible? Anyone done it? Or should you start resolving the depression, before quitting c/t.
233622 tn?1279338505 This is a sign that you need some help. Depression is painful. It hurts. And you have a very busy summer ahead of you. You deserve to feel better. In the meantime, let your hubby know what's going on, and have him persuade the kids to do their share to help mom out. You've got plenty of hands there. Everyone can do something! Don't worry too much about the house. I know when mine is not up to par, I feel down. But just try to let it go a bit. Take care of you.
Avatar f tn You will have this constant feeling of impending doom and dread swurling thru your head and body as if something tragic has happened, yet noting bad has really happened to make you feel that way. You can't sleep and when you do you can not wake up and face the day. You can have physical symptoms such as a heavy feeling in your body and head and legs. Often times this depression also has very severe anxiety associated with it which makes your body tremble all the time. Your hands will shake.
Avatar f tn Since you finished tx all you can do is stay as busy as possible. Depression almost always passes even if you don't take any AD's. That said, you have to know whether it's so bad that you need AD's. There's nothing wrong with having to take AD's, even if you are on other meds. After all, nobody wants to feel depressed. good luck!!
Avatar f tn Now knowing what I do about you and your life, I'd have to say you do pretty well considering. I know you don't FEEL like you do, and you FEEL that there is no hope...but look how you have pushed on...still plugging away at life. I think you're a lot stronger than you give yourself credit for. Again, I'm SO sorry you've had to experience such tragedy, such panic, and fear and loss. My heart goes out to you. I'm also sorry for the way your ECT treatments turned out.
Avatar f tn There is help available through therapy and/or medication. You don't have to, nor were you meant to live this way. Please advise as to what, if any so far, psych evaluations or recommendations you have received. Were here to help!
Avatar f tn It hadn’t even been two weeks before I felt really homesick and culture shocked. I started to socially withdraw and started to feel like my homesickness and depression slowly turned me into a different, anxiety ridden person. I now have extreme difficulty concentrating on my schoolwork (I can barely write a paper) and even with holding a conversation. I have always been more of a listener than a talker but it has never been like this. I couldn’t even hold a conversation with my best friend.
Avatar f tn But to say that the medicine controls my depression is hard to say. Tried other medicine but most was not tolerable. How did we make it without medicine before? We drank. We took benzos. We lived in flight and avoidance.
585414 tn?1288944902 Odd question. But one worth answering (yes I know, this is an old 60's song but that's not what this has to do with as that was written under the influence of psychedelics, I have never tried illegal drugs). What are emotions? And how are they defined? Well clinical research is defining what bipolar and depression are. Feel free to look it up. But what is it like to lose the ability to experience emotions? Well people know about the negative symptoms of schizophrenia. But that's treatable.