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Doctor insights on: Antidepressant Side Effects Of Appetite Suppressant

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What to do if antidepressant side effects?

What to do if antidepressant side effects?

Call: Call your doctor and discuss if stopping the medication would be appropriate and if possibly finding an alternative would be possible. Depends on the side effect as well.

Dr. Stuart Wasser
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What are antidepressant side effects?

Please let us know: Which antidepressant you are referring to. Each antidepressant medication has different potential side effects. You can clarify and re-ask.

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Antidepressants increased my appetite &weight g, depression is ok, but bothering from day sleepiness, how to deal with this side effects? Best regards.

Antidepressants increased my appetite &weight g, depression is ok, but bothering from day sleepiness, how to deal with this side effects? Best regards.

Talk w/your doctor: I'm glad your depression is better. That's good news! To address any problems with your antidepressants themselves, it's best to talk with the doctor who's working with and prescribing for you. I don't know what medications you're on, and it's possible doses could be adjusted or medications changed if need be.

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What anti-depressant also has an appetite suppressant in it?

What anti-depressant also has an appetite suppressant in it?

See below: Though not approved as an appetite suppressant, buproprion will work as one in addition to being an anti depressant.

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Is it safe to take an appetite suppressant while on anti-depressants? I am on lamictin and cymbalta (duloxetine)

Is it safe to take an appetite suppressant while on anti-depressants? I am on lamictin and cymbalta (duloxetine)

Ask U pharmacit: Over the counter medication can interact with patient's regular med. U need to ask u pharmacist.

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How ssris antidepressant works and do they cause side effects?

How ssris antidepressant works and do they cause side effects?

More serotonin: Ssris increase the amount of serotonin in the synapes between the neurons in your brain. This increase in serotonin helps depressive symptoms, showing an effect in 2-3 weeks, 4-6 weeks for full effect. Short term side effects include mild nausea and headaches for a few days to a week, while more long term side effects include increased appetite and decreased libido and delayed ejaculation for men.

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Are there long term side effects with use of antidepressants?

Mostly reversible: Most of the adverse effects with anti-depressants are felt to be reversible, as in resolve when you stop the medication.

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How long after your first dose of antidepressants do you get side effects?

Depends: It depends on which antidepressant, and which side effect. Often the side effects are noticeable before the benefits, so it is important to have a good relationship with your doctor so you can ask questions and stick it through until the benefits kick in.

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Are side effects of antidepressants rare and how long will it take to see if I will have any?

SE, how soon?: Most antidepressants are known to cause some uncomfortable, usual non-lethal although very uncomfortable. SE are more frequent at the early stage, usually the first week. Less frequently there is total intolerance, and an alternative SSRI could be more tolerable. Late side effects are less frequent.

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Can someone be on antidepressants his whole life? Can this actually happen? Long term side effects?

Very much so: Some people have mood disorders that are "temporary" and are fine with just short term medications. Other people do require long term, even life long antidepressant therapy. It basically has similar effects as short term therapy. You should always feel comfortable reviewing with your psychiatrist possibly stopping or decreasing medications. Again every person is different. Best of luck.

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I have tried 3 antidepressants and all have given me bad side effects. Could increasing the dosage help or should I keep trying different ones?

Speak to doctor: To see if you would benefit from dose adjustment of current medication. I would l aso advise seeing a behavioral psychotherapist for ongoing CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy. Both medicine and therapeutic counseling are additive and effective.

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Having side effects from taking the antidepressant clomipramine. What can I do?

Try another med: Clomipramine was an early medication researched for ocd treatment. However the results were modest, other members of the ssri family provide more benefits with fewer side effects.

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What are effective treatments for side effects of antidepressants?

Not a rare problem: Most antidepressant meds have adverse event potential, but since various meds have somewhat differing profiles, might propose consideration for a different drug. Discuss your reactions with your doctor and make some decisions.

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Are there any antidepressants that are 1) non sedating and 2) without risk of side effects that include seizure disorder? If so, which ones?

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.

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When before side effects from antidepressant wear off?

Depends: Nausea and headaches tend to last only a few days, up to a week. Sometimes the sedation may take a few weeks to acclimate. Some, like sexual dysfunction do not wear off, and stay with the person until they stop the medication.

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How fast do side effects show up when you're on antidepressants?

Rather quickly: Side effects are usually quick to appear within days or weeks but sexual side effects are usually later.

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Any insights for why can't some people have antidepressants with no side effects?

Medication: Medications act differently. Some people have reaction to Tylenol, (acetaminophen) while some don't. This can also happen with anti-depressants. I hope this answers your question. Best!

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What does "confusion" mean within the context of the side effects of antidepressants?

Disorientation: The word confusion is attempting to describe a disconnect between thoughts and understanding that can lead to a feeling of disorientation. It also involves at time a lack of awareness of the time, place and situation that you are present dealing with. Some antidepressants may lead to this feeling.

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Can you tell me any possible side effects for taking antidepressant with sleep pills?

Can you tell me any possible side effects for taking antidepressant with sleep pills?

It depends on: Which antidepressant and which sleep medication it is. Please provide us with more information and re-ask.