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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