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Doctor insights on: Antidepressant Confirmation

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What to do and how to cope when I accidentally forget to take my antidepressant medication?

What to do and how to cope when I accidentally forget to take my antidepressant medication?

Long half life meds: Try reminders: pill box, alarm clock. Sync medication timing with your daily routine activities, such as breakfast or dinner time. Consider switching to meds with long half life. Wish you good luck. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean if your depression worsens on antidepressant?

What exactly does it mean if your depression worsens on antidepressant?

Not the correct med: It means that you need to keep talking to your prescribing psychiatrist to find the medication that is best for your particular bodily system. Keep trying. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i could stop taking my antidepressant after 2 days?

Probably o.k.: With the vast majority of antidepressants, stopping after 2 days would not be problematical If you're stopping because of side effects, ask your prescriber about lowering the starting dose or switching to another antidepressant. ...Read more

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Which antidepressant works best for anxiety disorders?

Which antidepressant works best for anxiety disorders?

It depends: In head to head studies, antidepressants generally work equally well. The choice of antidepressant really depends on the side effects that the person may have or be willing to tolerate. In ocd, most doctors use either fluvoxamine or clomipramine because they work the strongest on serotonin receptors. But other antidepressants have been known to help too. ...Read more

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I am on Xanor 0.5mg SR and really want to come off. Taking every 2nd day. Also halved antidepressant to 10mg p/day. Is this safe?

I am on Xanor 0.5mg SR and really want to come off. Taking every 2nd day. Also halved antidepressant to 10mg p/day. Is this safe?

Great, w/ guidance!: Managing your anxiety and depression well by other means than medications may be a wonderful thing, but do try to find a physician to guide you through the weaning phases. They can be hazardous and it's much safer to be monitored during the time. Be patient, it will pay off. Best wishes for a safe, healthy landing. ...Read more

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How dangerous is it to drink alcohol while taking any antidepressant medication?

How dangerous is it to drink alcohol while taking any antidepressant medication?

Depends.: Excessive alcohol use can damage your liver so that it is not able to metabolize antidepressants causing them to accumulate in the blood stream and not be excreted at the usual rate - so side effects could be more pronounced. Alcohol acts as a depressant so it will directly interfere with any benefits of taking an antidepressant. In large amounts both substances can kill you -- don't do it ! ...Read more

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Wat would happen if some1 took antidepressant meds. Like celexa (citalopram). But didn't have stress. Depression or anxiety. Would it be dangerous?

Anti Depressants: It would necessarily be dangerous but certainly not needed and if a person continued for no apparent reason this regimen could unbalance neurtransmitters. What would be the purpose of taking a med you don't need? Best. ...Read more

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Should I continue taking my antidepressant pills lyrica (pregabalin) to control my fibromyalgia.Would I experience pain as before if I stop them.?

Should I continue taking my antidepressant pills lyrica (pregabalin) to control my fibromyalgia.Would I experience pain as before if I stop them.?

Probably continue: Lyrica (pregabalin) is typically not an antidepressant but helps in neuropathic and fibromyalgia pains. If it is helping you may have to continue-or may be taper the dosage if you are on a higher dose. ...Read more

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I have recently had really itchy and painful skin but no rashes, is it because I stopped my antidepressant?

I have recently had really itchy and painful skin but no rashes, is it because I stopped my antidepressant?

Possibly.: Stopping a medicine will sometimes cause symptoms like that, but it could be many other things as well. It could be something you ate or inhaled, or stress, for example. If it persists, you should see your doctor. ...Read more