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Antidepressants And Suicide
Am Bipolar 1, been suicidal, irritable and impatient, are these all signs of mania?Also hoping switch from Seroquel to Abilify (aripiprazole) will help?Any thoughts?
THEY HELP: Treating depression is more than just giving meds. A therapist should help you expand your understanding of what is bothering you and help find ways to deal with it. There are many kinds of depression - find an experienced theapist to diagnose and creat a program for you to get better. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are lamitrogine and wellbutrin (bupropion) helpful with bipolar depression, energy, and mental clarity?
Side effects: Stimulants taken as directed by a physician can cause mood disorders but not likely to cause serious mental health problems. Antidepressants, especially serotonin reuptake inhibitors have been found in a minority of patients to cause unusual behavior, at times requiring hospitalization if the relationship with SSRIs are not thought about as the cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depress, socialy withdrawn, anxious, lethargic, just want to sleep, lack of interest. Take cymbalta (duloxetine) for fms + wellbutrin for depression. Any help?
I quit Prozac (fluoxetine) after 10yrs. Suicidal ideation, depression, and insomnia decreased post-prozac but anxiety increased. How can I treat anxiety now?
Other treatements: There are two different approaches to treating anxiety, even after 10 years. Psychotherapy is a very effective option. Sticking with medication, there are other medications besides Prozac that treat anxiety and depression. A different ssri, such as zoloft (sertraline) or Celexa is an option, as well as choosing a medication from a completely different class, such as remeron. ...Read more
Meds for depression and anxiety: sertroline and citalipram ineffective, prozac (fluoxetine) gives night sweats and anxiety. Other options? Dr said Mirtazapine?
Depression/anxiety: Please try the new medicine your doctor prescribed but you should also see a Psychologist for help. ...Read more
Im on Zoloft and Buspar (buspirone) and Risperdal for deeprassnt can Risperdal bi replace to remeron? For insomnia and anxiety and deeprassnt? ??
Different rationale.: The Buspar (buspirone) is often used for anxiety but it may take time for it to work. Zoloft is an antidepressant of the SSRI class , Risperdal is an antipsychotic but is used in small doses for severe anxiety. Remeron is an atypical antidepressant and is used more to stimulate appetite or improve your sleep. Please discuss this with your doctor. He has specific reasons for the use of each drug. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Please let your : Prescribing know right away. This is a sunday night - so if you have suicidal thoughts that you believe you may act on then would encourage you to have a friend or family member drive you to the nearest er. Or you can call 911.You can use national suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255). Take care. ...Read more
Yes.: Celexa (citalopram) helps with depression which is often associated with anxiety. GAD causes excessive anxiety and worry fatigue, irritability, restlessness, muscle tension, poor concentration and sleep disturbance which then causes depression. Sometimes minor tranquilizers work but when the anxiety reaches psychotic proportions, Risperdal and drugs in this class are used. ...Read more
Need more info.: You need to be seen for an evaluation to determine what's causing suicidal thoughts and depression. Treatment including meds will follow assessment. Each person is different and often complicated. Seroquel (quetiapine) may help with psychotic symptoms, eg, hallucinations, delusional thoughts. An antidepressant and/or other treatment may be better for you. Please go to urgent care or ER now for help. Be safe. ...Read more
Bipolar disorder: Bipolar disorder is often helped by lithium, which is a mood-stabilizing medication. Sometimes depression is severe enough despite this that an antidepressant like wellbutrin (bupropion) is added -- but not without the mood stabilizer. If prescribed by your psychiatrist and you are followed regularly, the combination may help your mood, wellbutrin (bupropion) is not an anti-anxiety medication, though. ...Read more
Doctors, what are withdrawal side effects of the anti-depressant and anxiety medication, effexor (venlafaxine)?
Potential symptoms: Potential symptoms after stopping Effexor (venlafaxine) include: anxiety, depressed moods, crying, dizziness, paranoia, irritability, drowsiness, restlessness, shaking, headache, ^ sweating, nausea/ vomiting, nightmares, body zaps (electric sensations), shortness of breath, sleep difficulties, fatigue, seizures, irregular heart rate, etc. ...Read more
I get extreme feelings of hopelessness, despair, & OCD that come and go. I'm not manic though. Could a mood stabilizer help? I take celexa (citalopram) and valium.
Yes: It could help. Have you discussed these symptoms with your doctor. S/He might want to adjust or change the medications you are on before adding something. ...Read more