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What antidepressants would help me lose weight. I'm hypothyroid and it's difficult to lose weight?

What antidepressants would help me lose weight. I'm hypothyroid and it's difficult to lose weight?

Check thyroid: Ensure that your thyroid function is optimized as that could be a quick fix to some excess edema and water weight as well as lethargy and fatigue. If you are still experiencing depressed mood, consult a psychiatrist to further understand your actual symptoms and make medication recommendations specific to you. ...Read more

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Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

When the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


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I have PTSD. I've tried everything non- medicinal. What antidepressant best helps? Please answer the question, don't tell me to seek alternates . Thx

SSRIs: Antidepressants called SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) like fluoxetine, sertraline, citalopram or escitalopram can alleviate a lot of the symptoms of PTSD. They especially help with the anxiety, moodiness and irritability. Certain blood pressure medications, like clonidine and prazosin can help with insomnia and nightmares. However, therapy is always first and best for PTSD. ...Read more

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How many antidepressants did you try until you found one that worked best?

How many antidepressants did you try until you found one that worked best?

Varies: Everyone is different. Some people do really well on the first antidepressant they try, others are less fortunate. There are different classes of antidepressants, and while some may respond to an antidepressant in the same class as the one just tried, often it is helpful to try one of a different class. Be sure to ask questions and voice your desires with your prescriber, it is your body and you have a right to know what to expect. ...Read more

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Which antidepressant is best to take with depakote?

Which antidepressant is best to take with depakote?

Depakote: Depakote is often used to stabilize mood in someone with bipolar disorder. If possible, no antidepressant at all is used, because these can precipitate mania. Some bipolar patients do need additional antidepressants, but your own doctor who knows your case is the best resource to discuss this with you. Depending on how much anxiety you also have, possibly wellbutrin (bupropion) or Celexa are choices. ...Read more

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What is the best antidepressant to take for panic disorder?

What is the best antidepressant to take for panic disorder?

Everyone unique: Ssris usually a few require maois--find a doc who treats pd & work with him or her--if someone in your family has pd & is doing well on a drug it will likely work for ypu. ...Read more

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