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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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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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What is the best antidepressants that will help me lose weight?

What is the best antidepressants that will help me lose weight?

Wellbutrin (bupropion): Best to talk to your doctor about what medication might be best for you and the symptoms you might be having. That said, Wellbutrin (bupropion) XL is activating and has been shown to decrease weight in certain patients with depression. However, some patients gain weight with this medication as well. .. It's more of an individual response than a hard/fast rule. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What is the best antidepressants that will help me lose weight?

Discuss options: There are a few antidepressants that are weight neutral such as Wellbutrin (bupropion) but there are side effects and issues that must be discussed on an individual basis. Discuss it further with your psychiatrist. ...Read more

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What is the best time& plan for reducing the antidepressant pristiq (desvenlafaxine)?

TITRATE: If someone is depressed enough to need an antidepressant the usual is to stay on it for a year to 1 1/2 years on the dose that works. Then - if depression free - consider titrating the dose down slowly over several weeks. Let your dr help you do this. Two heads are better than one. ...Read more

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What's the best way to go off antidepressants? I've taken them for 9yrs. Tried to stop several times w/dr help and counseling. Symptoms return

What's the best way to go off antidepressants? I've taken them for 9yrs. Tried to stop several times w/dr help and counseling. Symptoms return

Antidepressant dose: You may need a low maintenance dose to keep symptoms of depression or anxiety controlled. Discuss with your prescribing doctor or psychiatrist. Many people take antidepressants long-term at the lowest possible dose for just this reason. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is the general consensus of using antidepressants for pain medicine and what would be the best choice?

What is the general consensus of using antidepressants for pain medicine and what would be the best choice?

Can be a good choice: Cymbalta (duloxetine) is approved for treating pain and it is also an effective anti-depressant. The pain pathways are intimately entwined with the emotional centers of the brain and seratonin is a neurotransmitter involved in both mood and pain. Your symptoms besides just pain will determine which anti-depressant the doctor picks. ...Read more

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Which kind of antidepressant would work best for ocd (ssri, snri, ndri.)?

Ssri or tca for ocd: Generally ssri's are the Rx of choice for OCD. The so-called "gold standard" is a tricyclic antidepressant called clomipramine (brand 'Anafranil') which can also be used, though could have more side effects and involve a blood level. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What are the best antidepressants for youth people?

SSRI: But about 4 percent might get worse and experience suicidal ideation, therefore, must be watched closely. ...Read more

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What is the best way to flush your system of antidepressants?

What is the best way to flush your system of antidepressants?

With your Docs help!: Ideally this should be done in conjunction with the prescribing physician. Stopping an antidepressant on your own is not a good idea. Most antidepressants will clear from your system within five days. Certain antidepressants such as fluoxetine (prozac) can actually take a full month to clear however. ...Read more

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I have no clue about antidepressants but someone suggested them to me and I was wondering what's the best one?

There is none.: There is no one size fits all. There is no best one because there are a lot of factors to consider. There may be a best one for you but the only way to know is for you to discuss it with your doctor to talk about the risks and benefits of each. Although they do similar things, they are different and have differing side effect profiles. ...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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What is the best antidepressant to take if you are taking thyroid medication?

What is the best antidepressant to take if you are taking thyroid medication?

Best Antidepressant: No best antidepressant exists. Different people respond differently thru trial & error, mostly guided by tolerability & side-effect profiles of the medicines, history of prior response, & family history of response to similar medications. ...Read more

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Antidepressant:when long treatment success&gradually discontinued, neurotransmitters amount return imbalance? Please explain, with best regards.

Antidepressant:when long treatment success&gradually discontinued, neurotransmitters amount return imbalance? Please explain, with best regards.

A known unknown: We know the atd initial actions, but the brain transmitters and circuitry adapt in a complex manner. Some people relapse, some do fine when they stop. But the risk of relapse is higher than those who continue. Be very careful stopping if you have history of suicidal tendencies. ...Read more

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What is the best ssri antidepressant for social anxiety? I know that people react diffrently to. Medications but im not sure what is best for. Me

What is the best ssri antidepressant for social anxiety? I know that people react diffrently to. Medications but im not sure what is best for. Me

Equal: On face value most SSRIs are equivalent to each other. Specific recommendations depend on other medicines you take, your reaction, any side effects you might have and your genetic drug metabolizing enzymes. Fluoxetine also known as Prozac (fluoxetine) was the first SSRI and has a long half life so can be taken once per week but otherwise all at pretty similar. ...Read more

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What's the best 'first time' mild antidepressant for someone who's been depressed for over 4 years? How much mg day is recommended for 110lbs person?

Lexapro (escitalopram) 10mg in am: Good class of medications to start are SSRIs. From that class Lexapro (escitalopram) or celexa (citalopram) if your insurance does not cover the more expensive Lexapro. Starting doses are for Lexapro 10mg usually in the morning and 20mg for celexa, also in the morning. ...Read more

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What's the best antidepressants for weight loss?

What's the best antidepressants for weight loss?

None: Depression and being overweight go hand in hand but antidepressant is not the answer. The problem is in your relationship with food and at our institute we search for the root cause and start with treatment there, as well as initiating weight loss and detox. To solve the weight problem is work, but done properly it can be solved long term. ...Read more

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What are the best antidepressants if you have unipolar depression?

What are the best antidepressants if you have unipolar depression?

MANY: There are many possibilities of treatment for depression. The categories of medications are;
selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors:
prozac
celexa
zoloft
lexapro
luvox
paxil
serotonin/norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors:
cymbalta
pristiq
effexor

wellbutrin

viibryd

tri-cyclic antidepressants:
elavil
pamelor
imipramine
etc

so lots of different options so just speak to your physician. ...Read more

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What is the best antidepressants for weight loss. I'm very depressed?

What is the best antidepressants for weight loss. I'm very depressed?

Not the reason for: The prescription. The SSRI's are all fair at not increasing the likelihood of weight gain, but are not best for weight loss. Perhaps Wellbutrin, (bupropion) but I have a small sample size of patients as a measure for weight loss on an antidepressant. Bear in mind that depression itself often causes weight gain so getting help for your depression at all is likely to help with any weight loss goals you have. ...Read more

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Please recommend the best antidepressants for ocd, anxiety and depression?

Please recommend the best antidepressants for ocd, anxiety and depression?

Best 4 You or 4 Me?: It sounds like you are asking for antidepressants that would treat someone diagnosed w/ all three - w/ ocd, anxiety ; depression. But even if you were asking for ones recommended for each of these conditions separately, keep in mind that what is "best" for one person may not be "best" for another. It might be a bit like asking about the best brand of jeans for people in brookline who are age 37. ...Read more