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Are There Any Reports Of Adults Using Qvar Or Becotide Experiencing Depression Or Mood Swings As A Side Effect
Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more
Can long term use of methylphenidate in adults cause depression as a side effect? Would antidepressants help with that?
Are there any side effects for using pregnancy pills? Like getting fat and having mood swings, is that true?
I'm diagnosed with major depressive disorder, and i tried most of the ssri antidepressants with no effect. Is there another class i could recommend?
Yes: I agree with dr. Brouwer about wellbutrin (bupropion). There are also tricyclics such as Pamelor and desipramine, and maoi's as well. You would not usually be recommending medications to yourself, but i'm sure your psychiatrist would be happy to discuss options with you. Please don't rely exclusively on pharmaceuticals for all your results though. Therapy is extremely important in treatment effectiveness. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are there any other side effects or have anyone experienced symptoms from prolong use of prednisone?
Many side effects: Prednisone has considerable risk with longterm use. That risk depends on the dose taken and the length of time it is used. Side effects include infection risk, weight gain, diabetes, bruisability, cataracts, osteoporosis, muscle weakness and sometime known as avascular necrosis. ...Read more
Is there a medicine for OCD, not part of SSRI drugs, SSRI caused to me fatigue and drowsiness or insomnia, these side effects affected to my life.
OCD: I understand your need for medication for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) to relieve obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors. Since SSRI Medications caused insomnia, discuss with Psychiatrist Benefits and side effects of Anafranil or Effexor (venlafaxine). Continue follow up for monitoring Have Intensive Therapy. Do Breathing Relaxation, Yoga, Meditation ...Read more
Are the side effects for a partial hysterectomy the same as full (still have ovaries) ie;early onset of menopause, anxiety, depression, dizziness fatigue, insomnia, memory problems, mood swings, nervousness and etc. Should I pay for a saliva testing (zrt)
No: Your ovaries are likely still working. Many people seek solutions for mood and stress via ovarian hormones. You could get a serum fsh that can tell if the ovaries are functioning, but serum testing can reveal fluctuations. Do you grind teeth when sleeping? Do you have panic attacks, crying spells, low energy, etc. I'm not saying its all psychiatric just don't use resources seeking perfect horm. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are there any long lasting side effects to an overdose of Divalproex(depakote) or Venlafaxine(effexor)? Provided that death does not occur.
Does the medication taken for treating pcos has mood swings or other side effects on the patient. Are the medicines safe without any long term effects?
Please specify med: Please specify the medication that you have in mind. The question right now is too broad. If you could get the name of the medication then we would be able to answer this question more efficiently for you. Please resubmit the question when you have the name of it. Thank you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there adverse effects from using cannabis while taking hyophen? Is serotonin syndrome a concern with this combination?
Dont think so: but you have to move out of state ...Read more
Are there any antidepressants that are 1) non sedating and 2) without risk of side effects that include seizure disorder? If so, which ones?
Yes & no: Ssri type antidepressants which are the most specific for the commonest biochemical defect in depression, low serotonin, are least likely amongst antidepressants to cause sedation, other than wellbutrin (bupropion) which rarely has sedative properties. All antidepressants have risk of induction or provocation of seizures--especially wellbutrin (bupropion) and tetracylic antidepressants. Ssris are the least likely cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you've been taking an ssri for 8yrs w/ mild side effects and all of a sudden side effects are increased, is something wrong with liver metabolism?
Is there a difference in side effects between welbutrin sr and xl? Such as greater likelihood of constipation?l
What are side effects of using clonazepam? Which benzodiazepines are safest, if any are "more safe" than others (especially in treating severe anxiety)?
Klonopin (clonazepam): Clonazepam is the benzodiazepine I prescribe most often for anxiety disorders because of the low dose required and the reasonably long time that it works for (usually 12-14 hours). Generally, the side effects are minimal ... Usually sedation and dry mouth if you start the dose a little too high. Hope that helps! ...Read more
Short term use is ok: Long term use of drugs, even over-the-counter ones, should be under a doctor's supervision. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 50mg a day is ok for a few weeks in an average adult. It can lose its effectiveness when used long term. In older folks, it can lead to slower thinking, dizziness, and perhaps blood pressure changes. Since Benadryl has sedating effects, alcohol & other sedatives should be avoided. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there any risks with taking a low dose of the antidepressant escitalopram long term 5mgs daily?
Lexapro (escitalopram): As long as prescribed & monitored by your physician, sure. ...Read more
Are there any effects from long term use of ssris (>8yrs) like gait disturbance or painless fasciculations?
Unlikely: Fasciculations are seen in withdrawal syndrome from ssris but there are reports of fasciculations while on Paxil (paroxetine) and zoloft. Gait disturbance are highly unlikely with ssris, please get evaluated by your physician. Gait disturbance could be sign of many neural issues that need evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the best anxiety meds out there with lesser side effects possibly no withdrawal symptoms for 20 year old? Stresam for example?
Lesser side effect: and no withdraw symptoms come from behavioral interventions rather than from medications, which may have their place in your situation. Consider biofeedback, acupuncture, nutritional counseling, clinical hypnosis, exercise, etc. A clinical psychologist and personal trainer would be a good combo for a 20 year old male. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Why?: Published adverse effects of Cetirizine overdose include confusion, diarrhea, dizziness, tiredness, headache, ailing, dilating (widening) of the pupil, itching, restlessness, sedation, somnolence, stupor, abnormal rapid heart rate, tremors and urinary retention. I suggest you seek medical help, mostly to help you deal with whatever caused you to take such an overdose. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are behavioral side effects possible (irritability, anger, etc) on 200 mg of lamictal for bipolar ii? Is this possible on such a non-activating drug?
Uncommon, but yes: Yes, this is possible, if uncommon. Make sure you discuss with your prescriber, who will want to check blood levels. ...Read more
Is how a patient says they feel, or how someone feels internally, versus how someone's mood appears, which is called "affect." if you say your mood is "happy, " and you appear to be so, we would say that your affect is congruent. If, however, you actually look really angry, we would say your mood is "happy" and ...Read more