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Doctor insights on: Antidepressants That Give You Energy

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Are there antidepressants that give you energy and don't reduce sex drive?

Are there antidepressants that give you energy and don't reduce sex drive?

Yes: Best is buproprion - wellbutrin (bupropion). It is primarily noradrenergic in nature. Most antidepressants that are serotonergic adversly affect sexual activity, by reduced drive, delayed or blocked orgasm or in men erectile dysfunction or impotence. Wellbutrin (bupropion) is not 100%, but certainly most often not a hindrance and is often energizing. Dry mouth, lowered seizure threshold, elevated BP are issues to watch. ...Read more

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I tray many antidepressant not work now im on paxil (paroxetine) 20mgi feel beter but i feel its hard to wake up early and tire all day haw i can get mor energy ?

I tray many antidepressant not work now im on paxil (paroxetine) 20mgi feel beter but i feel its hard to wake up early and tire all day haw i can get mor energy ?

Getting Well: Depression is an energy depletion condition, so I recommend normalizing diet and eating, sleeping, and an exercise regimen, even just walking. Exposure to an hour of sunlight a day with some energy producing movement will gradually begin to make a difference. Medication like Paxil (paroxetine) may help, but it is not everything; some therapy and some positive movement may help. ...Read more

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Do antidepressants cause low energy level?

Do antidepressants cause low energy level?

Sometimes: Some antidepressants do cause drowsiness. Some cause insomnia. Both may be experienced as low energy level. ...Read more

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Antidepressants and low energy level, what to do?

Antidepressants and low energy level, what to do?

Low energy: Low energy level is also a symptom of depression, so it's possibly a residual sign of depression, rather than caused by meds.
However, there is also a little-appreciated antidepressant-induced apathy syndrome. It's an uncommon side effect.
Also, some AD meds are inherently sedating.
Talk w your doc about trying other meds - or you may want to focus on psychotherapy as a mode of treatment. ...Read more

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I'm on an antidepressant and I take B12.I still feel down in the dumps and I always feel like I have no energy. What could I do to start feeling alive?

I'm on an antidepressant and I take B12.I still feel down in the dumps and I always feel like I have no energy. What could I do to start feeling alive?

Therapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as anxiety or depression, which are common is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read more

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Sense quitting antidepressant Ive had no energy,tired all day-so doc prescribed me focalin (dexmethylphenidate) 10mg 1x a day- will it help w energy?safe 2take long term??

If your lack of : energy is a symptom of recurrence of your depression, off-label use of a low dose of a stimulant may not address the issue as well as Cognitive-Behavoioral Therapy & a trial of a different antidepressant. Discuss with your psychiatrist. However, long-term use of Focalin (dexmethylphenidate) s usually safe. It may increase anxiety, if that is also an issue for you. ...Read more

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Dm2, antidepressant for yrs...Don't seem to help, have tried several. No motivation, except to sleep. Possible bipolar? Do have occ. Spurts of energy.

Dm2, antidepressant for yrs...Don't seem to help, have tried several. No motivation, except to sleep. Possible bipolar? Do have occ. Spurts of energy.

DM & Depression: Diabetes and depression are frequent co-travelers. I know you've tried multiple antidepressants, but has a psychiatrist been working with you? If you haven't consulted one, please consider this -- s/he can assess your history, and may have more treatment options than you've yet tried. Also, please consider adding psychotherapy to your depression treatment -- it can help a great deal. ...Read more

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Drinking an energy shot, it contains high concentrations of caffeine, taurine, magnesium and L-Arginine, also i'm on antidepressants, is it safe?

Probably: Assuming the product is not contaminated and contains what it says, the tauriine, magnesium and L-arginine do not constitute a risk. A typical cup of coffee is 100-200 mg of caffeine; at some establishments it can go to 400 mg. That is your guide. But the concern is less the interaction with antidepressants, more is it ok for you and any medical condition you might have. ...Read more

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Ok remeron (mirtazapine) is not working still depressed no energy bad mood and no sleep what is a good antidepressant for sleep and depression?

Psychotherapy: Do not assume the answer is medication. For most patients with depression, the effects of antidepressant medication are indistinguishable from placebo. Medication alone is not good treatment for depression. Psychotherapy (by itself, or in combination with medication) is the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Gp leaning towards cfs/me. Again recommend antidepressants. How do ads help sleep/energy? I can't see less REM plus their side effects as beneficial.

Gp leaning towards cfs/me. Again recommend antidepressants. How do ads help sleep/energy? I can't see less REM plus their side effects as beneficial.

Abbreviations?: Antidepressants work by regulating your brain's neurotransmitters back to a normal range. They also induced brain cell growth, which may take several weeks to work fully. Sleep disturbances and low energy are symptoms of depression--when the depression resolves, the symptoms resolve.
If you explain other abbreviations, i may be able to explain more specifically. ...Read more

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I have SAD and tried various antidepressant but found unhelpful,however as reducing Paroxetine feel more energy but increased neck ache/stiff,resolve?

I have SAD and tried various antidepressant but found unhelpful,however as reducing Paroxetine feel more energy but increased neck ache/stiff,resolve?

Light therapy?: Have you tried light therapy with exposure every a.m. during the winter months? The light unit is not expensive at all and certainly has little problem with side effects. ...Read more

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Witch is work better Ta add to paxil for low energy low sex drive wellbutrin or buspar (buspirone)? I tried many antidepressants but not work!!

Witch is work better Ta add to paxil for low energy low sex drive wellbutrin or buspar (buspirone)? I tried many antidepressants but not work!!

Wellbutrin (bupropion): of the SSRIs, paxil may be the most likely to affect energy and sex drive. changing to a different SSRI may be the first option. both wellbutrin and buspar (buspirone) may help with the sexual side effects of an SSRI, but between the two, wellbutrin has more evidence and may also be more activating. would caution if anxiety is high, regular alcohol use, or any concerns for seizures. ...Read more

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Which anti-depressant gives the most energy?

Usually bupropion: Or wellbutrin, (bupropion) which can give more energy but also can increase anxiety. Also, if someone is bipolar (manic-depressive) and given an anti-depressant, they may have a mood swing into mania, which is a state of extreme (abnormal) energy. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if you overdose on anti-depressants and have an energy drink?

Could you tell me what happens if you overdose on anti-depressants and have an energy drink?

Mixing drugs: Mixing these drugs can be a safety risk. As well, if you inherited are biological vulnerability for bipolar illness, the combination can shift you into hypomania or mania, both of which are harmful to the brain. If you are needing more energy (common in depression), talk with your md about issues of energy, sleep, and treatment adjustments to get you better, rather than risky self-medication. ...Read more

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What would be a better anti depressant that includes stabilizing moods, energy and suppressing appetite? I've had no luck with previous prescriptions

What would be a better anti depressant that includes stabilizing moods, energy and suppressing appetite? I've had no luck with previous prescriptions

Trial & error: Sometimes it takes trying a few drugs or combinations of drugs--some pts do better on older drugs like tricyclics also mood stabilizers antipsychotics & even maois are needed. If someone in your biological family is doing well on something that would be worth a try. ...Read more

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What antidepression do you recommend for energy if have hep c/ I've tried zoloft, prozac, celexia and Effexor (venlafaxine) but had bad side effects. Fatigue is bad?

What antidepression do you recommend for energy if have hep c/ I've tried zoloft, prozac, celexia and Effexor (venlafaxine) but had bad side effects. Fatigue is bad?

Discuss w your: Psychiatrist. If you have atypical depressive symptoms then wellbutrin (bupropion) can have favorable results. I see Methadone listed for meds ; hepatitis c listed for conditions. Do you actually have diagnosed major depression? ...Read more

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Will going on antidepressants give me motivation again?

If your lack of: motivation is a symptom of your depression (it often is) then an antidepressant will likely help with this. ...Read more

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Have you had to be put on antidepressants after giving birth?

Yes that can happen: It is called post partum depression which is not uncommon so if u need them it is important that you get on something and are followed closely either by your obgyn or psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Does antidepressants help OCD compulsions become less intense to where I want have to give in ?

Give in?: Not sure what you mean by "give in" - antidepressants should decrease the amount of obsessing and/or compulsing - you do not have to "give in" to anything you would not want to if not taking these drugs ...Read more

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Citrolapram antidepressants 20mg daily started 1 week ago but giving me terrible headaches will it pass? Get better? Thank you in advance :) x

Citrolapram antidepressants 20mg daily started 1 week ago but giving me terrible headaches will it pass? Get better? Thank you in advance :) x

Citalopram headaches: Headaches are not uncommon with ssri's like citalopram, and are usually transient. Often they ease or go away completely in the first couple of weeks. Hoping this will be the case with you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can doctors tell me what does the doctor give you after antidepressants make you worse?

Other meds & therapy: Obviously, it depends on the nature of the problem. Switching to a different antidepressant may be helpful or perhaps a different type of medication such as a mood stabilizer, anti-psychotic and/or anti-anxiety medication. Often it is useful for psychotherapy to be part of the mix. In some situations if the depression is deepening, more intensive therapy with hospitalization may be indicated. ...Read more

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Dr. Is giving me antidepressant medicine(fludac) to control my IBS d, how long I should take this medicine , as another dr. Advise me not to takefludac?

Dr. Is giving me antidepressant medicine(fludac) to control my IBS d, how long I should take this medicine , as another dr. Advise me not to takefludac?

Discuss with doc (s): High % of GI pts have depression & their GI sx are frequently helped by antidepressant meds but this is something that needs to be determined by your doc (s). ...Read more

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Can antidepressant drugs really cure depression ... How much a degree of 10 can you give for antidepressant drugs as an effective treatment ?

From a Ph.D.'s POV: I'd think more of 'resolve' and manage than cure, but drugs do seem helpful for more severe cases especially in combo with coordinated CBT therapy. That's where you can learn skills to use throughout your life. Rating scales don't work for this - what you invest will make it successful. If it's mild to moderate - therapy and you together can avoid side effects or, at least minimize doses. ...Read more

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Does antidepressants and anti-anxiety pills give people diabetes?

Maybe: Though there is no scientific and repeatable study directly linking these medications with diabetes, there have been studies that show a correlation for some people after long term use having an increased risk of having type 2 (adult onset) diabetes. More studies and research need to be done, but yes there is a connection, tenuous though it might be. ...Read more