What does depression medication do

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Avatar f tn I am currently looking for a new depression medication. I need some info on something that is NOT a SSRI, a hormone, and is not zoloft, celexa, or prozac......also something that does not contain salicylic acid aka aspirin. If anyone can help I would appreciate the help.
1248885 tn?1285832739 How long have you been on the Celexa? If at least 6 weeks, then you need to contact your doctor about how you are feeling, he is your best resource. They always start us out on the lowest dosage, and then depending on how we do on that....they may need to increase it. Most often what you're experiencing happens, and normally your doctor will want to see you at 4-6 weeks to determine if the medication is working, and go from there.
Avatar f tn hi all im new here, so please bear with me if i go on to much, first of can i just say i was diognosed with deppression an anxiety some time ago, i dont think i can accept that i have deppresion,i look at is as an embaresing subject,but thats the least of my problems, can i just say does the medication work, i dont know what to expect , i just want every thing back the way it use to be where i had so much confidents in myself,to get to the point i want to know if the med works over the last coup
1775180 tn?1314883778 I am a student so I dont know if that has a lot to do with it or if its just me. I do suffer from depression so again i have no idea if that plays apart. I need help.
Avatar m tn He was very good and after a couple of meetings he prescribed me with medication for what he called a chemical imbalance in my brain that caused depression. The meds worked and I definitely wasn't as sad most of the time. So for seven years I've taken meds. More recently I've started to feel, emotionless and even angry (on the inside). Im not suicidal like I was in middle school, but I definitely don't feel good.
1390847 tn?1344657468 Depression causes alot of chemicals to be released (imbalances). Check the foods you are eating and know every chemical the labels have listed. God (the higher power) has given us an automatic cure....instead of being so self-absorbed, open your heart and start helping others....this will in-turn change the way your thinking and change your life! Stop telling yourself you are depressed...the mind follows what-ever you tell it!
Avatar f tn I'm so sorry for all you're enduring. It does sound like you have depression which makes me wonder what the medication is your doctor gave you. If it is an antidepressant then you're on the right track. You should also consider some therapy to help you cope better and determine if this is all a result of losing both parents....which would send anyone into a depression! There are grief counselors who can help you as well.
Avatar m tn hey, i have suffered from anxiety now for nearly 10 months, i have tried CBT, talk therapies and vistis to my GP however i have been reluctant to try medication. i do feel my anxiety has been alot better since these therapies however it still does bother me alot and "lingers" through out the day. i have also noticed that i find it hard to enjoy the things i used to like going out with friends, and socialising and i am not myself anymore.
Avatar m tn If you are taking medication for depression does that make your system take longer to ejaculate and also make it harder to gain an erection?
Avatar f tn However, it may be Bipolar depression but it is still depression. All I can do is post my experience with hopes that it does help someone, the same way everyone else does.
Avatar f tn ll have to have it under control by the time I start back next semester. Does anyone know what is the best solution in my case?
Avatar n tn My doctor recommended I take Zoloft, a medication for my depression, anxiety and panic attacks because therapy, mindfulness, and other strategies weren't helping me. My mom thinks I shouldn't take it. She says that it might make things worse. I have been doing my own research but I don't really know what to do. My mom said it is my choice to make. I am starting to doubt my feelings, and if my depression is as bad as it seems.
439168 tn?1307931740 What medication(s) do you take for your bipolar? I'm thinking about calling my MD and asking to be taken off lamictal and put on something different. Tell me how it's working for you. What other meds have you tried and why did you stop taking it?
573297 tn?1304709140 sorry, bear, but the best i can do for ya is a virtual hug and to tell ya to hang in there. I'm seriously not familiat with conadian systems so I'm not much good to ya. Send me a private message if ya need to IM chat....I have yahoo.
12182312 tn?1427683956 Hi. I am going to a rheumatologist very soon for a second opinion on lupus which I think I have. If I do, it has definitely affected me neurologically. I really, really do not want to take steroids if I don't have to. Anyone with neuro lyme on a non-steroid medication, and if so what is the name and does it help. Thank you very much...
Avatar f tn I started getting better and have been recently thrown back way down. Does depression ever get better and stay better? I really, really hate fighting it just to get knocked down over and over. :(.
Avatar f tn does anyone know anything about celexa? for depression I have been on wellbution 300 mg lexapro paxil ... i can't find anything that continues to work for my depression. It seems to work for a little while and then stops. Or maybe it's just me? my diagnosis is bipolar 2 although sometimes I think it's bipolar1 with depression. I never have any energy and i feel trapped in my house. I am very antisocial. I don't want to be. I just cant help it .
Avatar f tn The Obsessive Thoughts are really botherson to this person, but they say nothing works, wilbutrin causes aggitation, and cymbalta does not seem to do anything. I known this person has had periods they took their meds and still had problems. There must be a peice of the puzzle that is missing in how psychiatrist choose to prescribe a medication like seroquel and watch someone with depression put on over 100 pounds and not consider the effects of being more overweight on mental health also!
1157054 tn?1266094164 Hi, are you on any medication, or seeing a professional for this? Your life has been hell, but there is a lot of help for you. I would see a psychiatrist about all this, he can help you cope with all that's happened to you, and teach you how to deal with it, he may even suggest medication. But there is no need to have to suffer like this. You have every symptom of depression but only a professional can diagnose this.