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Medical Uses Of Depressants
Not clear: Some antidepressants r more activating and can trigger anxiety/mania, others have more of an anxiolytic effect. Same antidepressant at different doses can act differently. If a doc is treating u n u r exeriencing negative effects talk to ur doc. Alternative 2 meds: cognitive behavioral therapy is effective. http://cpancf.com/anxietydisordersbasics.asp there is help. ...Read more
Is loperamide safe to take if I have medication for everyday use as anti depressant?And lorazepam?
Yes: As long as prescribed by your doctor. Its not as benign of a medication as we like it to be. ...Read more
Can I use concierge to connect to a doctor to get into an anti-depressant therapy? I don''t have insurance so cant afford regular consultation prices.
Not really: ? if can use telemedicine to obtain anti-depressant medications. Not likely. The practice of ethical medicine appropriately requires a face-to-face exam; wherein the doctor can ask you questions, examine you body, and order appropriate studies. Such an exam cannot be effectively performed via a virtual process conducted like a fast-food takeout encounter. ...Read more
My boyfriend has been taking depressant for 15 years and will his condition and madication affect his future baby's health? Thank you very much.
A couple things: First, alcohol is actually a drug and has sedating properties. Not only that, if one drinks too much, it is actually possible to be poisoned and to stop breathing. Those could be considered depressant effects. Also, excessive alcohol use over time, may lead to someone having a depressed mood. Too much alcohol can adversely affect all organs in the body (except the kidneys). Good question. ...Read more
Best 4 You or 4 Me?: Actually, what is "best" for one person may not be "best" for another. It might be a bit like asking about the best brand of denim jeans for a 45-year-old woman in austin. : ) there is no substitute for getting your prescribing physician to recommend options suitable for you. Even then, finding an agent that helps you w/your anxiety may take some time. You may need to try different ones. ...Read more
Which is best: To determine the best antidepressant is to assess which specific one(s) would be best for you. That requires a thoughtful evaluation by a psychiatrist usually, though sometimes your pcp will initiate the prescription process. Sometimes you will not respond best to the initial one and need adjustments, depending on your situation and response, side effects, etc. ...Read more
Depressant: While all opioids (drugs like opiates - heroin, oxycodone, hydrocodone, Methadone etc) are depressants, in people who are dependent on them, they are also often energizing. People in withdrawal are often very tired and lethargic, and getting more opioid may make them more stimulated and awake. Long-term withdrawal from heroin is often marked with severe low energy, fatigue and depression. ...Read more
Study signs/symptoms: There are a number of antidepressants available that work in slightly different ways and have different side effects. Most work equally well to relieve depression, so choosing the right one generally involves subtle differences. When prescribing an AD that's likely to work well for you, your doctor may consider: your particular symptoms. One AD may iincrease energy and one may help for sleep. ...Read more
Yes: Bupropion, or wellbutrin, (bupropion) is primarily a norepiphrine antidepressant. It does not cause side effects typically associated with ssri antidepressants. The try cyclic antidepressants, which were commonly prescribed in the seventies and eighties, affect multiple neurotransmitters in addition to serotonin. The newer antidepressants, the snri's, affect both serotonin and norepinephrine. ...Read more
Nope: Sorry, but it's true. They don't have to do it all - but they have to want help. You just might try not to make things worse. Be as patient and consistent as you can. Nice of you to care! ...Read more