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.
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 f tn Hey there, this is my first time doing a post... Found out last week I'm pregnant, I'm currently 5 weeks! I couldn't be happier, but I have concerns about having depression and being on medication. By partner and I have been talking about wanting to start a family for sometime now. Back in April I made an appointment with my doctor and decided to go off my antidepressants as I wanted to do a trail run and see how I felt (wanting to be chemical free for when we do have a baby).
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 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
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 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 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.
Avatar f tn I have depression issues pretty much all my life and have three kids of my own. The first thing you have to do is get your depression addressed by a doctor and get help with either medication or yoga or some sort of relaxation method. You need to fix yourself first before anything else can get better. It will take a while. You need to fix your mental state in order to be able to raise your son. Stop the spanking method because this is just telling him that it's okay to hit.
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 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 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 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?
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 Do you feel it would be helpful if I was on a medication? I have many symptoms for hypo. But I also have major depression and diabetes. Your comment would be greatly appreciated.
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 f tn It's possible this could pass if you just started on it, but Pristiq is a stimulating antidepressant and often because of this increases anxiety. You might discuss this with your psychiatrist. Remember that snris such as Pristiq target not only serotonin receptors but also norepinephrine, which is basically adrenaline. So while it could just be you getting used to the new med, it could also be the nature of the med.
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!