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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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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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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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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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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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What can happen if you just stop taking antidepressants?

Talk to Doc first.: Please discuss with your physicians. Depending 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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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 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