Top 20 Doctor insights on: Best antidepressant for hypothyroid
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
I've been on antidepressants for 3 years. Today I was told I might have hypothyroidism, which causes depression. How is the treatment in this case?
Intermittent, severe apathy w/constant low energy. Gp mentioned antidepressants yet could they make it worse? I am hypothyroid, on meds, tsh=3. No clinical depression confirmed by 2 psychologists.
Check thyroid: First it is worth checking thyroid levels, would also consider consult with endocrinologist and/or psychiatrist. ...Read more
I am having trouble concentating, rememering information & I am sleeping a lot. I am 59, have hypothyroidism. I have high blood pressure, use an antidepresant. I lost my job a year ago. I could no longer keep up. I thought with rest I would start feel
No matter what antidepressant I am put on they don't agree with me. I suffer with mild anxiety. Why does this happen. And what drug is best, thanks?
What antidepressant is best for non diabetic Neurpathy that help mood and don't release histamine? Thanks
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
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
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
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
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
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
What antidepressant has the best results for panick attacks? And panick disorder in your experience?
SSRI: This class of medicine is often helpful in controlling frequent panic attacks. ...Read more
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 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
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
SSRI: But about 4 percent might get worse and experience suicidal ideation, therefore, must be watched closely. ...Read more
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
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