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Doctor insights on: I Am Taking Antidepressants But I Am Still

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Is taking antidepressants long-term expensive?

Is taking antidepressants long-term expensive?

It's relative: If u need them it is more costly not to take them and not b able to function due to depression. ...Read more

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Is there any risks taking antidepressants over time?

Is there any risks taking antidepressants over time?

At least one study: Suggests that it could impact development of Type II Diabetes. REF: http://health.usnews.com/health-news/patient-advice/articles/2015/06/11/what-are-the-long-term-effects-of-taking-antidepressants ...Read more

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Can taking antidepressants really make you go crazy?

Can taking antidepressants really make you go crazy?

S/E may seem crazy: Some antidepressant side effects may be activating to some pts who may feel "crazy" on such meds. However, a thorough assessment by your psychiatrist will help him/her make the right diagnosis and select the best medication for you based on your symptoms. ...Read more

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Do people to gain weight while taking antidepressants?

Do people to gain weight while taking antidepressants?

Often: Unfortunately our society seems to be gaining weight regardless of exposure to antidepressants. Some antidepressants are more likely to be associated with weight gain than others, and not everyone who takes an antidepressant will gain weight as a result (approx. 25% do gain). ...Read more

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What can happen if you just stop taking antidepressants?

What can happen if you just stop taking antidepressants?

Talk to Doc first.: Please discuss with your physicians. Depending on the nature of your depression and your meds you may get rebound of the symptoms. Further, certain medications must be tappered (such as SSRIs). Please consult your doctor soon. Always talk to your doctor before stopping any medication or changing the dosing. ...Read more

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Why does the block center think taking antidepressants can cause problems?

Why does the block center think taking antidepressants can cause problems?

INTERESTING: Sorry could not disagree more with dr. Block. Most diseases are not cured but are effectively treated. So it is with psychiatric illnesses as well. The antidepressants are truly beneficial and at times down right miraculous and life saving. It would be a tragedy to not prescribe an antidepressant under the right conditions, circumstances and of course correct diagnosis with an appropriate doctor. ...Read more

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I've been taking antidepressants for over 3 weeks. How long will it take me to feel the medication work?

I've been taking antidepressants for over 3 weeks. How long will it take me to feel the medication work?

Usually 2-4 weeks: For many antidepressant medications, it can take 2-4 weeks (or longer) before it begins to provide benefit. Consult with your prescribing doctor to confirm this is the case for this specific medication. ...Read more

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Whilst taking antidepressants, is it ok to drink?

It depends: With many antidepressants, having a drink on occasion is not going to cause problems. However regular or heavy drinking is not recommended. Also, certain antidepressants, such as maois, react with certain foods and drinks, one of which is red wine. For this reason, it is important to ask your doctor and/or pharmacist about any restrictions that may be involved in the particular med you're taking. ...Read more

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Do doctors think it's illegal to keep someone from taking antidepressants?

Please clarify: Your question is a bit too vague. Who is trying to keep someone from taking antidepressants? A doctor? A family member? Is the medication couter-indicated due to other medications the person is taking? ...Read more

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I can't tolerate taking antidepressants for anxiety. Are there any other options?

I can't tolerate taking antidepressants for anxiety. Are there any other options?

Lots: There are medication and psychotherapy options. Benzodiazapines are very effective for anxiety but have high risks for abuse and dependence. Buspar (buspirone) is a non-addictive anxiety medication. But, more than 70% of people can be taken off meds or efffectively treated with cognitive behavior therapy by a psychologist: http://cpancf. Com/anxietydisordersbasics. Asp. ...Read more

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What are the negative consequences of taking antidepressants for physical pain or discomfort?

May be good: Certain antidepressants — not all — are good for neuropathic pain or some other chronic pains. To do this, they must be taken regularly — not like an immediate painkiller. It may actually be safer to control pain by an antidepressant than immediate painkillers because of side effects of the latter such as on the stomach or kidneys — as well as those that habituate (antidepressants don't habituate). ...Read more

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Is it necessary to stop taking antidepressants while pregnant?

Is it necessary to stop taking antidepressants while pregnant?

No: It is important to adequately treat anxiety and depression in pregnancy. Depending on the severity of the mood disorder (and the type of antidepressant someone is taking) it is sometimes better to continue medications. Before stopping antidepressants, it is important to discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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How to avoid sleeping or being drowsy while taking antidepressants?

Antidepressants: If you find that your antidepressant causes sedation — recommend taking it at bedtime. Avoid alcohol use. ...Read more

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My girlfriends taking antidepressants severe bruising on thighs.

Bruising with ssri: Some people can have bruising with ssri antidepressants as serotonin is on platelets. I haven't seen bad bruising and would advise further evaluation to see it another problems is occurring. Also avoid Aspirin and other ansaids (flurbiprofen). ...Read more

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Can tremors related to taking antidepressants?

Please let us: Know the specific antidepressant you have in mind because the side effect profile is different for each. ...Read more

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Has anyone taking antidepressants had new craving alcohol?

See your doctor !: Antidepressants are relatively safe these days. Complications should be promptly evaluated. You may be in the wrong medication or being treated for the wrong condition. ...Read more

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I have no sex life when taking antidepressants please help?

I have no sex life when taking antidepressants please help?

Talk to your doctor: Loss of sex drive is one of the common side effects associated with certain anti-depressants. However, some medicines are more likely to cause those problems, and each patient responds somewhat differently to each med. So trying other medicines as recommended by your doctor can help to minimize/eliminate the problem. It is also common to try the ed medicines to offset performance problems. ...Read more

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Can taking antidepressants lower my chances of becoming pregnant?

Can taking antidepressants lower my chances of becoming pregnant?

No, the opposite: Antidepressants are for depression, not contraception. In fact, many antidepressants interact with birth control meds & make them less effective. If u need contraception, see fp/ gyn for appropriate choice, especially if u are going to also be taking an antidepressant. ...Read more

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I laugh and i really do feel happy, if I start taking antidepressants will all that go away?

Why take them?: Please discuss with your provider the purpose of antidepressant medicine. Antidepressants aren't associated with decreased happiness. ...Read more

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I laugh and i really do feel happy, if I start taking antidepressants will my happiness go away?

I laugh and i really do feel happy, if I start taking antidepressants will my happiness go away?

Why take them?: If you laugh and really feel happy it doesn't sound like you would benefit from an antidepressant medication (for depression). ...Read more

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Can I stop taking antidepressants after 5 day. Only on them for anxiety and I fell more anxious on them? I just felt unmotivated on day 5

Can I stop taking antidepressants after 5 day. Only on them for anxiety and I fell more anxious on them? I just felt unmotivated on day 5

Anxiety/depression: Yes you can stop but most antidepressants usually need longer time to work. There are certainly other options for anxiety symptoms. See your PCP in follow up do appropriate changes could be made. ...Read more

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Scared to tell GP Is to ok to be taking antidepressants half a dozen at a time to be sick for few days to cope & get through the days till better days?

No: Do not take anti-depressant pills half a dozen at a time! If you are afraid to tell your GP about this perhaps you need to go to a different one that doesn't scare you. It sounds like you need to be treated more effectively for the depression with medications and probably counseling as well. ...Read more

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Is there any way to fight depression without taking antidepressants?

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Is there any way to fight depression without taking antidepressants?

Depression: Psychotherapy helps, especially cognitive behavior tx, social skills training, grief work, and group therapy. ...Read more

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Why are you warned against drinking alcohol while taking antidepressants?

Why are you warned against drinking alcohol while taking antidepressants?

Several reasons: 1. Alcohol tends to maintain and worsen depression, so it will oppose the effect of the antidepressant. 2. Alcohol feels "stronger", so coordination, driving, etc, may be more impaired than expected. 3. The combination increases the risk of seizures. 4. Suicide risk is greatly increased if a depressed person drinks. ...Read more

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Are there any negative effects of smoking marijuana while taking antidepressants?

Are there any negative effects of smoking marijuana while taking antidepressants?

Possibly: Smoking marijuana can lead to paranoia and even increase risk of suicide by impairing judgement in someone who already has a tendency toward depression. Depending on the antidepressant there could also be direct interactions. ...Read more

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Can 8 years of taking antidepressants develop brain problems?

Can 8 years of taking antidepressants develop brain problems?

No evidence: Researchers continue to look, but nothing has turned up, even now, many decades after the first antidepressants were discovered and used. There are certain long term changes in brain function that relate to antidepressants' efficacy, but these reverse after a time when they are discontinued. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take biotin and maca while taking antidepressants?

Safety not known: Biotin is a water-soluble B vitamin, and maca is a relative of the radish. Each of them separately are not known to pose any established risk. The concern is that the chemicals in maca are not well-known, and there is no confirmed scientific information regarding maca interactions. Therefore, taking antidepressants with biotin in recommended amounts is likely not harmful, but unknown with maca. ...Read more