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Past anti-depressant use causing me anxiety issues. What should I do for this?

Past anti-depressant use causing me anxiety issues. What should I do for this?

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

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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.

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

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Can I use pamelor (nortriptyline) (anti-depressant) for fibromyalgia pain?

Can I use pamelor (nortriptyline) (anti-depressant) for fibromyalgia pain?

Yes: Pamelor (nortriptyline) is the trade name for nortryptilline. It is an older medication used for fibro. There are newer meds with fewer side effects but if this is working, keep on it and good luck. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Not: It shouldn't. Although depression might run in the family, meaning: genetic factors play important roles in the development of major depression disorder. ...Read more

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What are alcohol's depressant effects?

What are alcohol's depressant effects?

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

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Are all cannabinoids either a CNS depressant?

Are all cannabinoids either a CNS depressant?

No: They are not considered depressants. They work (like many drugs) via pre-synaptic inhibition of gaba activity which unlocks a myriad of activity including Dopamine (euphoria) orexin (which increases appetite) as well as endorphins. ...Read more

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Please recommend the best anxiety/depressant for anxiety?

Please recommend the best anxiety/depressant for anxiety?

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

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What anti depressant is best?

What anti depressant is best?

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

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Is heroin a depressant or stimulant?

Is heroin a depressant or stimulant?

Depressant: Heroin is a central nervous system depressant. It slows down brain function and respiratory activity. Body temperature, respiratory rate, and blood pressure drop. Heart rate can become irregular. The person may lapse into a coma or die in overdose. ...Read more

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Is heroin a stimulant or a depressant?

Is heroin a stimulant or a depressant?

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

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Is there an anti-depressant that is safe for glucauma?

Glaucoma antidepress: Yes. Many of the antidepressants can be safely used with glaucoma. Some of them include wellbutrin, (bupropion) prozac, celexa, possibly lexapro. Always include your psychiatrist and your ophthalmologist in the decision. ...Read more

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What anti depressant should I go for anxiety issues?

What anti depressant should I go for anxiety issues?

What did your doctor: Recommend? Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors are an excellent choice. Which one is tried can be a tailor made decision for you. ...Read more

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Hi docs! wondering what anti depressant should I take?

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

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Can there be such a thing as a non-ssri anti-depressant?

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

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Can someone tell me how people help a manic depressant who won't help themselves?

Can someone tell me how people help a manic depressant who won't help themselves?

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

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How effective are anti-depressant pills?

Very effective: There is no one antidepressant that is effective for everyone, but there is an antidepressant or combination which will help anyone with depression. Unfortunately, it is a matter of trial and error to find the right treatment. ...Read more

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How can I stop taking my anti depressant?

Antidepressant: If indicated, gradual tapering under supervision by your prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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