Which depression medication is right for me

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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 f tn I know this may sound ridiculous but its the best ive felt in a long time. Years ago when i had to take this medication i had the same feelings. Is there any reason for this? Is there anything that i can take that does not alter the mind or your chemical structure in your brain that can just cause this kind of relaxation in the same way?
Avatar n tn I am considering asking my doctor about discontinuing medication for depression completely to see how I can handle things with counseling, but am concerned since I have been on various medications for depression for such a length of time - probably 10 years. I'm not sure what to do, and when I consulted with my psychiatrist, who has been simply a medication manager, he said, I don't have any answers for you, come back in a month.
411389 tn?1230128077 You also need to taper off of benzodiazepines like the valium. Paxil is good for depression and I believe it is also good for social anxiety.
Avatar n tn Please keep in mind that just because something is "natural" doesn't mean it is safe to consume. There are plenty of "natural" plants that are very deadly if ingested. Some of the most beautiful flowers and creatures, are the most poisonous. Nature also kills the most people, and causes the most destruction in one episode. Think tornadoes, forest fires, floods, etc.
Avatar f tn 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 . I feel like I am holding my self hostage.
Avatar f tn i need to be on anti depressant medication but every medication doctors prescribe to me have significant weight gain as a side effect which in turn makes me not even take them. i've been doing alot of research and am seeing great things about the effects wellbutrin have on people and also see alot of people saying the wellbutrin caused them to lose weight ( which i would LOVE ).
Avatar f tn First, who can predict what might change in the future, for them, for our ability to treat them... And also, whether they take it long term is obviously going to depend on whether it helps them, which we don't know yet... So instead I say let's commit to trying this for a reasonable amount of time and then we can assess whether the benefits seem to outweigh the disadvantages.
1435895 tn?1304294841 the lortab works for me but you have to be careful not to take too much and only one doctor should order it for you. so far my pcp is the only one who has helped me, the local neurosurgical group who saw me in the er ordered it for me when they said they don't do surgery for chiari and pcp kept ordering for me, omg.
Avatar n tn Cymbalta is one of twenty drugs currently being monitored by the FDA for it's side effects one of which is Urine Retention. Yes it can cause headaches and ringing in the ears which is an unfortunate side effect. If it becomes bothersome, I would defenitly talk with your Doc about changing the Medication. Other than depression, Cymbalta is more used in treating Fibromyalgia or Diabetic Neuropothy pain. It is not so widely used in chronic pain such as yours.
Avatar m tn Citalopram is used to treat the symptoms of major depression, social anxiety disorder, panic disorder and OCD. If this medication worked for you for a long time and you like it why would you want to change medicine? There is another class of drug you could try if you really want to try something else and it's the serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) they a class of antidepressant drugs used in the treatment of major depression and other mood disorders.
633403 tn?1281178665 Well I have seen a few DR's here and they all want to precribe ssri's. I tell them that they don't work for me and I have no libido and I am not able to achieve an orgasm. Besides that the withdrawal is hell!!!! But they don't seem to listen to that. I have been on ssri's for 11 years it is nice to finally feel like a women again, in that department. When they tell them that benzo's are the only thing that seems to work. They think I am drug seeking. Finally my DR presribed xanax prn .
Avatar n tn Have you tried asking your dr to give you sample packs of your meds so you won't have to purchase them? If you have been on them this long and they are working well for you (like they did for me) then you dr will work with you to make sure you can stay on the effexor; especially if you tolerate it well. Your dr. should be able to give you what you need, whenever you need them. My sister in law works for a dr.
Avatar f tn One positive for you is that it seems like your main symptom is headache aggravated by activity. From what I have heard, headache responds very well to surgery. Whereas other neurological symptoms sometimes don't. I also don't live too far from you and Selma. I am in northwest NJ. I go to long island to see my doctor who is a chiari specialist and I think I am in good hands.
1228164 tn?1267423226 My doctors have tried various medications until they found the right one for me. I am surprised your GP is so little help. You can ask to be referred to a psychiatrist who can prescribe anti-depressants that may suit you better. A psychologist can only give you "talking treatment." If you are up to it, press your GP for more help. Is there anyone who can go with you for an appointment to speak up for you? I found this helped me when I was unable to help myself.
Avatar m tn This change happened because of my wonderful doctor who found the right drug for me which is Parnate. All the new meds and even 30 ECTs did not work for me. But this drug opened my world for me again and I am back in life.
Avatar n tn Like most Suboxone docs, if I wanted to make a bunch of money, I would get people off Suboxone quickly so that I could do more 'inductions', which are generally the most expensive part of treatment. It is late at night for me, and I am therefore rambling a bit...
Avatar m tn Hi rainlover.
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 I got medication for my depression, I was told that the side affects could be to have the baby deform. Has anyone taken depression pills during pregnancy!???
Avatar m tn I did so, and the psychiatrist said this is all due to depression and started anti depressant medicine which I consumed for about a year. I am feeling some changes but still not cured totally. And I want to be fully normal. Now finally I would request you to kindly go through my above problem and do the needful.
5890854 tn?1377268232 I need to know what is the best depression medicine to request which will start to work the fastest, not be addictive so I can stop once I'm stabilized from the opioid wds, and won't have a bad mix with my 1 mg of Xanax.... Is there anything out even remotely like that??? Its VERY IMPORTANT because I'm having TERRIBLE TERRIBLE thoughts with the depression from the quitting and I need help with this as soon as possible. I'm desperate at this point. Thank you in advance for any suggestions.
967168 tn?1477588089 I'm finally going to find help for what's wrong with me - I KNOW I'm depressed, moody, and I'm sick of it - I'm sick of holding it all together and feel like I'm going to just explode if I just deal with it any longer. Why do I have to be the 'strong' one and always help others and risk my health and well being.
Avatar f tn Hi, I have had depression for over 20 years too. At the moment I am a bit low. I have taken anti-depressants for all those years, but sometimes I have stopped them. The longest I went without depression was a year. But it came back very bad. I have always avoided sleeping tablets, and take herbal sleep aid if insomnia gets too bad. i can understand why you don't want to see doctor again. How about you try slowly weaning yourself off the sleeping pills.
1764174 tn?1313462480 So conflicted as to what to do. Thanks for your insight. So far the medication for anxiety isn't helping me I don't feel any relief...
Avatar f tn 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. I have read on this site the struggle other people have had to withdraw from Effexor. It worked well, but I did put on a lot of weight. So if your doctor suggests that - you may have already tried it - just telling you how it is. At the moment I am well and hope it continues.
Avatar f tn Is it true about any depression medication you don't feel anything you have no emotion anymore?
723959 tn?1314747825 Hi Kalie, it sounds like something that happened in your past has reared it's ugly head as depression. This is common when something traumatic has happened which we either forgot or tucked neatly away so as not to deal with it. You need to see a psychiatrist regarding this and get into therapy to determine what this is and how to cope with it now. Normally once you get to the root cause and deal with it, your depression will go away.
Avatar n tn Talk to you doctor and see what he has to say. Medication is not always the answer, but it worked for me. Good luck and keep me posted.