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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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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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