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?1285836339 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. If it's had the time needed to reach a therapeutic level in your system, then contact your doctor, he will know what is needed. Take care!
Avatar n tn This pertains to my first question about the multiple depression medication. Do these cause memory loss as well, for I have told my partner a lot of things about myself in just a matter of 3 months and she doesn't seem to remember most of those things. She also seems apathetic about what and how her kids talk to her. I don't know if this is a result of this medication or not.
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.
Avatar n tn Zyprexa is used as an anti-psychotic, yes, and this is what it was first developed for, but it was also approved by the FDA in March of this year as a mood stabilizer for bipolar depression. I am on it for bipolar depression, and it is working very well for me. I am not psychotic, nor does my psychiatrist think I am.
12182312 tn?1427687556 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 n tn However if your doctor has prescibed this drug for anxiety then I think that it is safe for you assume that it used for anxiety. Does it not mention what the drug is used for on the directions/side affects? They wouldn't prescribe a drug that is of no use to you. I was on a drug called Olanzapine and that had had some bad press about it possibly causing diabetes.
Avatar n tn Also, I have taken up to 4 sleeping pills, with no results? It seems that any type of medication that I take in pill form does not work, but anything injected through an IV works like a charm. Can anyone tell me why????
633403 tn?1281178665 I am d***** lucky to have one who will see me. I do fine on clonazapam, but to be frank, I do still have anticipatory anxiety. I look at it as something I have to work on, and it is manageable. Wish I had an answer to the way many doctors treat us like junkies. I have to believe you will find one who will review your medical health history and understand. Wonder if a woman would be more sympathetic to female needs? I absolutely love my gyn. She is a cancer doctor @ MDAnderson.
1435895 tn?1304294841 What are you taking for headaches and does anything work? I have tried numerous migraine meds, ultram, afraid to take seizure meds,(since I am not having seizures) had an allergic reaction to nortriptylline which did seem to be working. I feel like I really need to have this pain managed but I dont think anything will work for it. Any suggestions? I am just sick of not feeling well and I dont have a high tolerance for pain.
Avatar f tn I was on Zoloft before I got pregnant and then I stopped taking it in fear of what it could do to my baby. But my doctor is very worried about me so she prescribed me more and wanted me to go back on it. she told me to wait till I was 12 weeks to start it.
Avatar f tn Does it make sense to take medication in order to be "mentally loose" for therapy? Have had a really bad week but are feeling calmer due to ?splitting. Cried a lot on Sunday and was probably able to do a bit of grieving. I think I might be understanding stuff on a slightly deeper level which may also be helping. Had an emergency psych appt on Monday which was pretty unhelpful but I guess indirectly helped me to get where I am now.
Avatar n tn Are you male or female? Welbutrine is about the only medication that I know of that doesn't effect Libido. I have tried so many different AD medications and they ALL (bar none) effect libido. Not sure which one would cause the least amount of sexual side effects for you. I do know that the first drug company to make an effective SSRI that does not effect libido is going to be super rich.
Avatar f tn We try to find away to not let the depression get to us. If we do it will just make things a lot worse. Topamax is the first step of treatment. I used it for two months it didn't help none. Best of luck and listen to your body when it is telling you something.
430277 tn?1203874425 My depression started after I had my daughter and has returned every few years since then. I usually have to switch meds but so far something has always worked. My diagnosis is depression with anxiety so my pdoc has me on prozac, wellbutrin, abilify and neurontin. It takes a combo to keep me feeling good. I dont like it but it works.
Avatar n tn dear, amysue, i don't know what strattera is, but maybe you need more meds to control your depression and agitation. you need trazodone for your agitation and a good depression med. talk to your doctor about this. i went to a therapist and they try to get you out of all this with no meds. its not right. depression is a physical illness.try it and let me know.
967168 tn?1477588089 I have all kinds of heart electrical problems and neurologic things going on - so I'm not sure what type of meds I can be on, anyone know? Does it really help just to talk to a professional really? what type of dr do I see about getting a diagnosis?
Avatar m tn if you keep beind depressed go see a doctor. to get some medication to help. to control what you are feeling. i had a friend that takes medication for this and shes ok. long time ago i was on some to and it does help out.
19087390 tn?1474310277 Does anyone have severe depression during pregnancy if so what kind of things do you do to cope well half the time I don't know why I'm depressed I just cry I guess it's part of hormones it could also be that I'm doing this s*** on my own wish I had more support don't know who to talk to
Avatar f tn I'm bipolar & have pretty bad anxiety. I'd been off meds for awhile & don't wanna be on them again until Kyri is born b/c of the side effects. It seems that pregnancy has made my depression much worse. Has this happened to anyone else & what do u do to make it better. Thanks.
Avatar f tn There are things you could do to help with depression. I don't recommend medication, whether pregnant or not, plus they have research studies that show medication can cause deformalities and other problems for mom and baby. Psychotherapy is very helpful, and omega 3 fatty acids have been proven to release feel good hormones and decrease effects of depression. Stay away from sugar and caffeine, which does the exact opposite.
Avatar f tn is any one you know that suffers from some form of depression, if so what kind, how do they act when some one is around, do they take medication for it.
Avatar f tn If you have mania/bipolar disorder it is likely you will need medication for life but it is possible to be stable without depression and manias, if you take the medication. Life with out the hospital unit is defiantly possible as well, depending on how long you were there will change how hard it is to adapt. I hope this answers your question.
Avatar m tn Maybe this was posted in the wrong forum?
Avatar f tn If you're asking the doctor, you have to make a new post -- I've never known him to respond twice in the same thread. And if you only stay on klonopin for a short time and then stop, you won't have withdrawal problems. If you stay on any benzo for a long time, including valium, you will have withdrawal problems. For more info, go on the anxiety forum and as Ryan for his answer -- he seems to know benzos better than any psychiatrist I've ever seen.
Avatar f tn Our psychologist claims that the correct medication in the correct dosage will not change you, but correct you. Recently there have been research studies on SSRI's (and Zoloft is one of these) which has shown that children who do not take medication and suffer from severe anxiety actually lose "brain cells"; while those children taking the SSRI did not lose any brain cells. But, this research is very new and as far as I know, it has not been proven to be "fact".
520191 tn?1355639002 So for the moment i said no. but can feel myself sinking into depression again. What do you think? What are you on if any?
Avatar n tn I am 38, single. I was diagnosed with PTSD-Borderline PD,Manic Depression 2. I am on zoloft as well as Depekote. I have bouts with depression though that seem to be unaffected by the medication. I have feelings of suicide but maintain a fear of death. One moment I am okay mood wise but any trigger can send me into a tailspin of depression where i want to die, and with an intense level of self loathing. Usually the trigger is, some act or some comment that one around me does or says.
Avatar n tn So not sure why you are asking. Do you have problems and now need to see a specialist? Or do you think you need to see one? What are your levels of TSH etc, do you know?
Avatar m tn I agree with you about finding the right medication and having a positive attitude but when you say "get off your big wally and do something about it." That is easier said than done. Sometimes in deep depression it is not a question of mind over matter or even will. I know. I have finally come out of a very severe, deep depression. Lying in bed was what I did for the longest time but it was not my choice. My daughter would take me to the mall and I did not have the energy to walk.