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What does antidepressant medication actually feel like?

What does antidepressant medication actually feel like?

It depends: This depends on the particular antidepressant, as there are many choices. Also it depends on the person taking the medicine, because each may experience these effects differently. All antidepressants have basic effectiveness, but side effect profiles may differ quite a bit. I wish i could be more specific than this, but without more information, i can't. ...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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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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Can you tell if it is right for my doctor to prescribe an antidepressant for a migraine?

If it works: Migraines are difficult to treat. Often a cocktail of medications can help. Antidepressants such as amytripyline are used in some cases to help with the migraines. ...Read more

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What is the most commonly prescribed antidepressant ?

Zoloft (sertraline): Here are the us sales rankings from 2010: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/antidepressant#most_commonly_prescribed. ...Read more

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I am at week 23, is it better to use antidepressant at the beginning of pregnancy or at the end?

I am at week 23, is it better to use antidepressant at the beginning of pregnancy or at the end?

No Standard Exists: Use of antidepressants during pregnancy remains controversial. Recent studies suggest that left untreated, depression and anxiety can be harmful to both mother and fetus. The decision to treat or not to treat, the timing of the treatment, the dosing, and selection of medications is complex. The expecting parents, the obstetrician, and the psychiatrist must all work as a team during pregnancy. ...Read more

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What is the most widely used antidepressant?

What is the most widely used antidepressant?

Antidepressant: Varies by region , at one time & for long time it was prozac (fluoxetine). ...Read more

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How effective antidepressant switching usually be?

How effective antidepressant switching usually be?

Good question: If the antidepressant isn't helping and it is at the highest dose possible, either based on safety of the medication or side effects that the patient is experiencing, then it is a good idea to either add another medication or switch medications. Adding psychotherapy is also helpful. The effectiveness of switching medications depends on many factors, like how many times have medications been tried. ...Read more

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Could someone possibly feel an antidepressant work on the 3rd day?

Yes: A person can feel that an antidepressant is working on the 3rd day. Most likely that is due to the positive attitude of the patient and perhaps detecting some of the side effects of the medication. It usually takes a couple of weeks for the antidepressant effects to substantially take hold. ...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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