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Possible chronic fatigue syndrome and noticeable REM rebound on sleep apnea treatment. Will taking antidepressants aggravate symptoms of both?

Possible chronic fatigue syndrome and noticeable REM rebound on sleep apnea treatment. Will taking antidepressants aggravate symptoms of both?

REM Rebound: Rem rebound is common when treatment for sleep apnea is started. Antidepressants will sometimes decrease rem sleep. They will not worsen rem rebound. They may indeed be helpful in chronic fatigue. It is also possible that your chronic fatigue may improve with sleep apnea treatment. A lot depends upon whether your fatigue is physical tiredness or sleepiness. Best wishes to you and i hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

Mother Takes Antidepressants (Definition)

Many medications (prescription and over-the-counter medications) will pass into the mother's milk. Most of them are safe, but check with your pediatrician ...Read more


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I am taking antidepressants since 15years I feel excessive sleepiness at daytime and lethargy please suggest treatment ( any herbal medicine)?

I am taking antidepressants since 15years I feel excessive sleepiness at daytime and lethargy please suggest treatment  ( any herbal medicine)?

Medication effects: Side effect of antidepressants can be sleepiness and lethargy. Other reasons can be: •High Dose •Time of taking medication •Continued Depression •Overwhelming stresses •Sleep Disorder •Lethargy can be due to Anemia, Diabetes, Hypothyroidism. Discuss with Psychiatrist •Diagnosis •Side effects of, antidepressants •Withdrawal effects, •Decreasing the dose •St John’s Wort •Therapy for stress ...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 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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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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Is there any way to fight depression without taking antidepressants?

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