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How Can I Help My Husband See He Needs To Get Back On His Depression Meds
Depression meds?: Many patients with mental illness have poor insight and judgement. They don't believe they r sick and they don't take their medication. Usually family support is important and may be able to convince u husband that taking his medication is important for both of u and whole family. Sometimes if u convince him to seek family therapy may work as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Include being down or sad most of the time, loss of interest/pleasure in usual activities, unintended increase or decrease in appetite/weight, sleeping more or less than usual, being agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless or inappropriately guilty or self critical, having difficulty concentrating or making decisions, & thinking of death & dying. Suicidal ...Read more
See your doctor.: Low sex drive is a common side effect of antidepressants, particularly the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (ssris). Your provider may be able to switch you to a different medication with fewer sexual side effects, or recommend ways to approach this in your relationship with your husband. You may want to discuss this issue with your doctor to see what options are available. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have no motivation to do anything. All I do is work and sleep. I am on depression meds and they work to a point. How do I get outta this funk i'm in?
Depression: Medication is not enough to conquer depression, individual or group psychotherapy are very helpful in alleviating depressive symptoms. Ask your doctor for a referral to someone who practices psychotherapy, ths will likely help you get out of the funk your are experincing. My best. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm on two depression meds, and i'm always tired no matter how much sleep i get. My thyroid has been checked and is fine. What's the problem?
Multifactorial: Could b many things. Depression makes some people feel really tired. U only list one anti depressant, but also an anti histamine, which for some can cause fatigue. I would suggest eliminating alcohol completely since it can distort sleep architecture and cause non-restorative sleep. Make sure you're staying active during the day and unwinding properly at night. Be well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wrong question: The right question is how is your depression doing? If you were being treated for a first episode of major depression, the standard of care is to treat for 1-2 years (one year and if doing fine taper the meds over the next 3-6 months or longer). You also indicate you are a "moderate" drinker, which by definition you aren't. Safe drinking in a woman is ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 30/f/white. Have been off my depression meds since i gave birth to my daughter back in 2005. I need them now desperately no money or insurance?
Affordable care: There are many options for affordable mental health care, and also assistance with medications. Here's a resource where you can look for clinics in your own area, many of which also provide other health services too: http://tinyurl.Com/mbtmwyv and http://tinyurl.Com/b7t76g there are also patient assistance programs offered by drug companies: http://tinyurl.Com/d3rdqcc good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When u can't reach your own md, and u need an answer regarding depression meds, what do u do? Would alcohol help instead of the medication?
I am n depression meds.help me taper it off please the venlafaxine and imipramine how do I it. Please help me. ?
Talk to your doctor: Obviously you are given 2 antidepressant for major depressive disorder. As a rule, you should not taper them off without your doctor's approval and supervision. The consequence could be serious when you are not ready to get off from these medications. Psychotherapy may help if you don't like taking the side-effects of medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
VERY DANGEROUS: No, they do not. They can actually send you right into a manic episode. ...Read more
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