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Do antidepressants often make people say inappropriate things?

Do antidepressants often make people say inappropriate things?

Not Usually: There can be a potential side effect of increased disinhibition with the use of antidepressants. However, this is not common. ...Read more

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Why do they say antidepressants can cause suicide ? I would think it would be the opposite

Why do they say  antidepressants can  cause suicide ? I would think it would be the opposite

It depends.: Talk show hosts say it because it's controversial. Lawyers say it to get clients. But there is a very slight amount of truth to the statement. A very small number of patients have developed suicidality after their antidepressants have initially helped significantly. That is one reason we insist on follow-up visits. For every one patient with suicidal thoughts, there are thousands who are saved. ...Read more

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If genetic testing confirms you are an ultra rapid metabolizer (say of 2D6), what antidepressant choices do you have, if any? Or are you out of luck?

Several options: See your doctor for an evaluation and discussion of your treatment options. Being an ultra rapid metabolizer at 2D6 means that your body clears the medication more rapidly. It may require a higher dose of medication to obtain a therapeutic response. It doesn't mean that the medication can't be tried and it certainly doesn't mean you are out of luck. You have several options. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr.Says thyroid panel shows hyperthyroid but i'm 200 lbs & gaining.What could be wrong?He prescribed me antidepressants until next labs.

hyperthyroidism: Hyperthyroidism increases your metabolism but also your appetite. You can certainly be obese and hyperthyroid. If you are indeed hyperthyroid, you need to be treated. You may need to see an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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I'm on antidepressants, can I use the boosts (flax, hemp, chia seeds, and maca, gogi berries) in my smoothies, it says to consult your dr.

I'm on antidepressants, can I use the boosts (flax, hemp, chia seeds, and maca, gogi berries) in my smoothies, it says to consult your dr.

Probably ok: After doing a search on possible interactions, i could not find any reason why you shouldn't enjoy the additional super foods in your smoothie. ...Read more

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Are antidepressants safe? Dr. Says I have used up all the feel good chemicals in my brain due to stress and need an ad to fix. Scared to start.

Are antidepressants safe? Dr. Says I have used up all the feel good chemicals in my brain due to stress and need an ad to fix. Scared to start.

Interesting visual: Your doctor has a creative way of explaining complex things. Prescription meds have potentials for side effects side to side reactions. Some are labeled by the fda as even life threatening in rare cases. There are virtually no exceptions to these statements in the pharmacopoeia of western medicine. Your doctor is a trained expert in the use of prescription drugs. Consider speaking with your doctor. ...Read more

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Off Depo-Provera for 8months me nd hubby have 2kids hes taking antidepressants could that interfere with trying to get preg?Test say iam ovulating or is depo?

Lupron (leuprolide) Rx : Pregnancy can occur during the first few weeks of therapy, and once the depot treatments stop, especially after 8 months. Certain anti-depressants, however, particularly ssris, can been associated with male infertility. The solution to your quandary is a two-step one - you need to consult with your husband's doctor regarding the continued use of the meds and a fertility specialist to evaluate. ...Read more

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Why do people say antidepressants make the lungs stop working? Thats pretty scary for someone with brain damage that needs meds

Physicians: I have never once heard any physician say that antidepressants make the lungs stop working. I cannot speak for other people. ...Read more