Which depression medication is right for me

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5544493 tn?1369608788 Well, as thatquietgirl said, it really depends on the individual. Part of it also depends on whether you're BP I or II, and whether your main problems are depression, mania, or a lot of both, and whether you have psychosis in the mix. Lamotrigine and carbamazepine are generics, for the record, and Abilify and Seroquel are still under patent and so there aren't any generics yet.
Avatar m tn We definitely all react to medication differently in my opinion, but for me, Zoloft worked very well in the past and is currently working for me now. However, just remember that SSRIs like Zoloft will not 'cure' you of your anxiety in my opinion. I look at it as a very useful tool while you learn about and confront your anxiety. Just keep an open line of communication between you and your doctor and start to map out how you want to confront it. Do you have access to therapy?
Avatar m tn I agree. Whichever medication works best for you is the best one. I was on Prozac for awhile and it did nothing for me. Other people it works like a champ for. It's really a matter of trial and error to find the right meds. I have been trying to find the right med for two months now. I may finally be on the right one given a couple modifications. Give it time and keep your doctors updated and informed and work together to find the med that works best for you.
Avatar f tn m a hypochondriac), but I still would have physical symptoms like tingling, burning, headaches which just brings me right back to my thinking something is horribly wrong with me. My sister has been on Celexa for a few years for GAD, my anxiety was brought on by our mother's death a few weeks ago. From what I can tell with her and what she would be like without the medication, it helps her a lot.
Avatar f tn Hi above gives some good advice many women feel leaving one ovary is good for hormones which is true,,,,,leaving the uterus that is causing yo serious issues for years, has nothing to do with hormones, it wold only enable a pap test to pcik up any cancer cells,,,,which if you dont have the ovary wold not be there,,,its a circle,,which choice to make. All surgeries/illness'es cause life change often including depression/anxiety. Health is pressious so of corse one would be anxious of it....
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 It is possible that your son has both ADHD and anxiety issues. However, it is common today for medical personnel to misdiagnose a child because the behaviours for some anxiety disorders and ADD/ADHD are very similar. Since the medication for ADHD is not working, I wonder if this could be the problem in your son's situation - he suffers from anxiety but not ADD/ADHD. Usually, the medication for anxiety is one of the SSRI's - non-habit-forming medications.
Avatar n tn ve been to the therapist a few times and every time I just break down and cry, which for me is kind of embarassing, normally I just keep to myself because nobody cares anyways. I am going through a very sad spell right now and nothing in my life is going right, my job is terrible, I just want to run away and my family is not very supportive, my dad passed a few years ago and I still havent forgave him for his alcoholic behavior towards us in the past.
3166043 tn?1514260018 Then I went on maintenance, once a week, then every other week, extending the time between treatments until at once every four weeks, which I am at now. Every five weeks is too much for me as I start to slide, at three weeks I definitely don't need it yet. I started ECT when suicidal and med resistant. Now I am taking an MAOI, an old antidepressant. Even that is not quite enough. I am very lucky as I have little to no memory loss from ECT.
Avatar f tn Your post is strange to me, for yet you said you turned manic after the SSRI prior to it you said you were dx BP. What made your pdoc suggest BP. If it is depression only then it's cyclothemia for sure as the other manic pole is not present unless you trigger it by an AD. In this case I believe your drug is lamictal. Of course I am not a pdoc but can tell from my experience because it's my case typical. Although I haven't tried the drug but believe in it for my case.
411389 tn?1230124477 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 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.
1228164 tn?1267419626 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 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 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 t work well on depression as it does on mania. I believe 100 mg. Lamictal which is a mood stabilizer that does work on depression as well is a subclinical dose though only a psychiatrist would know for sure. Cymbalta is of course an anti-depressent. Geodon is an antipsychotic used for bipolar. But all of them together would tend to create cognitive confusion. You should speak to your psychiatrist about having your medications adjusted.
Avatar f tn m better and coming of med) I have been back on medication now for 2 years with a few changes to try and find something that suits me as I also suffer with pain attacks. The medication I currently take is cymbalta 60mg daily, how ever after being on it for 6 months now I don't feel any better.
Avatar m tn Thank you. I am going back and forth with her for now becasue she is local and I have no energy to find another doctor. I went and seen another doc but she doesn't want me back more test until 3 weeks from now. She wanted me to take 50 of levoxyl and come back in three weeks she is testing my antibodies. Something Dr. Brigell refused to do. i asked her a few times to test me for the anti. I'm worn out. I'm sure you know how it is. My energy is gone/ and I have no fight in me.
Avatar f tn I never experienced that when I took it and had to move up from 20 to 30, but my pharmacist said some people claim that happens, which means no one can prove it since it is difficult for a patient with anxiety to calculate their anxiety level. It is a bit of a subjective calculation. 30 did the trick for me but it took weeks to get any good effect from the increase. I have not heard that the moving up to a higher dose temporarily increases your anxiety level.
Avatar f tn It's hard for us to tell without knowing more details of your condition. A person suffering from depression can have symptoms of psychosis in severe cases. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clinical_depression#Symptoms_and_signs If you have these symptoms you may need antipsychotic medication regardless of the correct underlying diagnosis. You may need antidepressants as well. Find a good doctor that you trust and follow his/her guidance. We can't choose our own diagnosis.
Avatar f tn re going through. and although the only medication i ever took for depression or anxiety was wellbutrin for all of four days [ i couldn't handle it any longer than that, i became worse] i can honestly say that what you're going through sounds as though we're one in the same. please keep in touch and post often.