Lexapro for teenage depression

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Avatar n tn our world became rocked by what is apparently teenage depression. Literally our lives have seemed to change overnight as there were little to no signs. When school started this year around Sept. she began to complain of stomach pain, headaches, trouble sleeping & a good bit of weight loss. We had many medical exams & test run that came up non-conclusive.
Avatar n tn I have a friend and her teenage daughter who are both on Lexapro and Welbutrin. She said they both were overtired on the Lexapro and would want to sleep all the time so their doctor prescribed the Welbutrin along with the Lexapro and she said it made all the difference. Talk to your doctor. Tell him about the side effects you were experiencing and ask him about trying something else. Sometimes it takes a long time to find something that works for you.
Avatar n tn Well basically my problem is posted in this thread http://www.medhelp.org/posts/show/502947 And my doctor has come to the conclusion that my problem is largely stress related, and even though I strongly disagree, there is a portion of my problem that is now affected by anxiety ie, my ability to go out and do stuff in environments where a panic attack associated with breathing discomfort would be a problem.
Avatar n tn Also, I went to to a grief group for adult children (and I am sure they have one for teens) who lost a parent. I found it very helpful to be around those who feel the same way as me. I also have a sister 2 years older, but talking to someone who is close to you doesn't help at this time. I know that she will feel better in time...and she is most definitely blessed having you in her life.
1772374 tn?1326249837 I have been diagnosed with Tourettes Syndrome, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (primarily Social Anxiety), and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. I take Lexapro and Xanax (as needed). Lexapro has been the only effective medication however it does not help enough nor does it prove to be more effective increasing the dosage. After experiencing repetitive emotional traumas starting at age 13 the depression and anxiety intensified each year.
4810971 tn?1359480360 If that's the route she still wants to go, might want to look into Pristiq for depression/ocd and an anti-anxiety med like Klonipin (clonazapam). Also, considering she finds interest in particular things and is anti-social, might want to have her checked for Asperger's syndrome. This is something the therapist might be able to do.
Avatar f tn So, three weeks ago I did and they put me on Lexapro 10mg for anxiety and Protonix 40mg for stomach problems that go with my anxiety. So, now I feel better but I wonder if I could avoid all this by stopping the birth control pill. What other options are there for a 20 that doesn't want to have kids for at least 5-8 years?
Avatar f tn I've gone through the usual suspects, such as all (I mean ALL of them when I say all) of the SSRI's (Paxil, Zoloft, Luvox, Prozac, Celexa, Lexapro, Effexor) for my depression. I've also been prescribed, mostly in vein also, Xanax, Klonopin, Valium, and Oxazepam for my anxiety. NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Nothing. :( Little to No benefit. Just plenty of side effects! Psychotherapy (3 times a WEEK for YEARS, and THOUSANDS of dollars worth) helped to a small degree.
Avatar f tn as he called it. He prescribed me 10mg of lexapro, and told me to take it for a few months. This scares me to death, because I do not want to start something that I will have a hard time getting off of. I also suffer from severe constipation, and I do not want anything to effect that including weight gain. My physician and GI doctor said it was safe to take. I do not want to take these, but I will admit that I have not felt like myslef in months, and I would love to feel normal again.
Avatar m tn He did 48/48 this round. My man is feeling better every day. He has been weaning himself off Lexapro for the last 4 weeks and yesterday was his second full day with no meds at all. Went to the doc on Jan 20 and am awaiting results on all the labs. I insisted on a heptimax 3weeks post tx so we shall see. We are keeping our fingers crossed. As you may remember, my man did 24/24 in 03 and relapsed. He is/was 3a. I ask doc what % relapse and he said about 20%.
Avatar n tn It wasn't a fake happy like lexapro, lexapro completely changed me even my dad said though in his eyes it was for the better because I was "normal" but thats not who I am. I want to be who I am without being depressed and adderall/pot have both achieved that but due to complications neither of those are available though my friend is going to give me a bunch of adderall because he has a lot more than he himself needs.
Avatar n tn My need to keep the house spotless makes me feel extremely agitated and overwhelmed, I'm 50 and have a 7 year old and a 16 year old, work full time and when I try to clean he clutter that accumulates I get so anxious I wind up shuffling papers around. I took Zoloft for post partum depression and had insomnia for two weeks - was quite agitated. When the doctor added Adivan, I calmed down. Didn't gain wait on Zoloft.
579469 tn?1311709150 Congratulations to you on your success! To cancel that order tooks a lot of will power. Good for you. I have been taking Wellbutrin 300mg & Lexapro 10mg for years now for depression and anxiety. For me, the two work well together. I have a history of manic depression and extreme anxiety. There have been a couple of times that I have gone off the meds, such as when I was pregnant. I actually tapered myself off both, under the advise of my doctor, about a year before I got pregnant.
867711 tn?1242606896 Im 14 and I think that i might i have depression but i dnt know, it might just be all in my mind or something but i cant sleep. I dont feel the need to put any effort in anything i do anymore. Everytyhing i do just seems like im watching a movie of me doing it, i dnt even feel like im the one doing it. I am always putting myself down. I cant seem to think positive about anything. And i always feel like im gonna cry, no matter if nothing happened i feel like i need to cry.
721447 tn?1230593071 I have a 5 year old and I would die for him like most parents would do for there child. Im sure that letting her in and trying to help you might make things easier for you.... I don't know like I said.... I hate when people tell me its gonna be alright or they know how I feel and it makes me wanna scream... So even if just talking on her helps. Im only 23 so if you ever just wanna talk to someone who might beable to relate better to you let me know.
Avatar n tn my mom was on zoloft for 10 years, and then she needed to switch to lexapro because the zoloft was not working for her anymore. When she did switch she said the transition was a little tough, but only a few days.
Avatar n tn She is also in therapy for the depression/anxiety which was mostly related to school. She was out of school this last semester doing "homebound" schooling, but her motivation for school work in general is waning. She has been an A/B student in Advanced Placement Classes, marching band, soccer. I'm worried.
Avatar f tn In the beginning of the relationship I could do no wrong but as time went by, she would set me up for failure almost..... Basically, herre are a list of the things that I see fairly regularly and I'm wondering if these are regularly present, do I have a pretty good idea that she indeed has BPD? Of course, it's my diagnosis and not that of a qualified professional. The problem though is getting her to go to counseling, which she absolutely refuses to do....
242516 tn?1368227505 It's important that patients on these medicines don't stop taking their medicines because serious side effects can occur, such as worsening of the depressive symptoms that they initially took them for, including thoughts of suicide for some patients. This is just one study that will be further examined. The great thing is that it's been published in the Public Library of Science online journal.
362387 tn?1207277719 Jessi, I hope you get to feeling better. A good combo for me is Lexapro for depression and anxiety, and Ativan for anxiety. Got my labs back--meds have me hyperthyroid--I knew that because my heart was hurting. And--my antibody counts are near 2K:( So much for it being dead--I bet there is something still alive in there--feel like I just want to rip it out--or RAI fry it.
519035 tn?1348279373 I still go through periods where I get worn down and then I slip into a bad depression for a few days or longer. I honestly don't know which is worse, the depression, or trying to find a med to deal with it. My wife would probably say living with a depressed me is a lot worse than living with a medicated me. LOL!! She's taking an antidepressant and getting along fine. I'm afraid of them and my doctors telling me no is enough excuse for me to "deal with it".
Avatar n tn If you have anxiety every day then xanax is NOT what you need. This drug is for occasional use only. I have been on this drug for 12 or more years and it's a trap you don't want to get into, I promise. Your body will become used to it quickly and then you will start to have rebound anxiety which is even worse. It's a vicious cycle. Valium would be a better choice. You should really talk to a psychiatrist about how you're feeling, not your family doctor.
Avatar f tn I would have definately been a better parent to her. I am making up for time lost in depression now, and our relationship is 100% better. As Verona stated, it doesn't sound like you have a good psychiatrist. I think it would be great for you to get a therapist so that in a way you will have an advocate on your side too, incase at some point you change your mind about taking meds. Good luck!
Avatar n tn Now my skin itches after showers and at night super bad. Anyway the med works great for my depression . But my skin is paying for it. I didn't put the two together at first. Now I know it's from the meds. Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior. I felt from the beginning I should not take antidepressants but I disobeyed cause I was severely depressed. I've been through a lot . I need counsel , Jesus. But I've also been on other antidepressants. Celexa for one.
Avatar n tn I have been on Wellbutrin for almost a year at 300mg for depression. I took it a few years ago for depression i didn't lose or gain on it. However when i stopped it (without consulting my doctor first) I gained 20/30 lbs. Since being back on it i have seen a small change in my weight maybe 10lbs. My Doctor just increased my dosage to 450mg about a month and a half ago. Since then i have lost 15lbs. My question to others is did you stop losing at some point and able to maintain?
Avatar m tn Wellbutrin was added in to help with depression/combat side effects. I was on this combo for a year or two. I was given ritalin which is the only thing that has made me feel better. Not so much the euphoria but just a general sense of well being/optimism. I stopped taking that as it was prescribed for fatigue/focus and didn't improve either. At this point, I went to see another doctor as I had been seeing that nurse for years and I just felt that I needed a second opinion.
Avatar f tn I don't remember exactly what it took for someone to finally realize that it was not just teenage angst. I was put on Effexor and I noticed a big difference- I didn't feel suicidal as much, I wasn't snapping out, I was less concerned with my weight, and I was able to socialize without feeling anxious. Then after I graduated high school, my psychiatrist wanted me to go off of Effexor. So I tapered off of it. Not a particularly pleasant experience.
851412 tn?1239079218 if i taper off the sub.will the depression be too much?i guess my question is for someone that's been on suboxone for a long time.do you still build up a tolerance and what kind of health issues would i expect.i could just be on this the rest of my life.i just don't know.
Avatar m tn So did the Dilouxetine help you better than the Effexor? I want to get off of Effexor and return to Lexapro because for me there were little to no side-effects on the Lexapro. With the Effexor I have a hard time getting through the day without some kind of anti-anxiety medication to back it up. I hope I don't have to rely on this stuff for the rest of my life. I am going to hang in there, and I hope I will feel normal again sometime soon. Thanks.