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Doctor insights on: Should I Stop Taking Antidepressants If Im One Week Pregnant

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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

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...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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Will taking antidepressants affect results on a pregnancy test?

Will taking antidepressants affect results on a pregnancy test?

No: You can be just as pregnant on antidepressants as off them, and the test will be just as positive. ...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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Had very mild OCD before taking antidepressants. I stopped taking them and I can't stop being compulsive thoughts and actions. What should I do?

Had very mild OCD before taking antidepressants. I stopped taking them and I can't stop being compulsive thoughts and actions. What should I do?

A mental health: Professional needs to diagnose ocd. Symptoms may include a fear that something bad is going to happen if you don't, e.g., more a certain way, say certain words, count things, etc. Psychological and/or medical help can be effective. Peace and good health. Antidepressants can be used to treat OCD so there is a relationship but a professional will need to assess that. ...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 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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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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Hi, do you think I can drink green tea if I'm taking antidepressants?

Yes.: Drinking green tea has been associated with warding off depression. Green tea drinkers seem to suffer less depression than non-tea drinkers but there are no clinical studies to prove it yet. There has been no side effects noted with the use of antidepressant and green tea. ...Read more

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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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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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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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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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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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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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What are the dangers of taking antidepressants and sleeping pills together?

This is a question: For a psychiatrist, but generally you shouldn't take two medications that might potentiate each other (1 + 1 = 3). One popular sleeper, Trazodone, is actually an old style antidepressant, which isn't used for anti-depression anymore because its such a good sleeper. But consult with an MD before adding an Ambien, or Lunesta (eszopiclone) or any other OTC sleeper (Melatonin, Valerian Root, etc.) Be careful. ...Read more

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Is it possible for someone to become depressed again whilst taking antidepressants?

Is it possible for someone to become depressed again whilst taking antidepressants?

Certainly: Depression can recur on medication. Stress in one's life may increase the likelihood. For some there can be seasonal fluctuations. A recurrence is especially likely if the depression is not treated to remission (i.e. The absence of symptoms). ...Read more

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How come I experience brain zaps without ever taking antidepressants?

Please describe: What you mean by brain zaps. There are minor visual flashes or physical sensations that are within the range of normal experiences. If they are dramatic and disturbing to you they may need to be checked out with a neurologist. ...Read more

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Can I continue taking antidepressants that im on if I see a homepath to assist with menopausal symptoms and need to take homeopathy meds.

You’re not.: Homeopathic “meds” are not meds. What you’re taking are small amounts of very expensive water. Homeopathy is 100% quackery. Any relief from homeopathy is strictly placebo effect. The antidepressants are REAL medicine. And don’t be duped by any crackpot homeopath who praises homeopathic remedies because they have no side effects. A drug with no SIDE effects almost certainly has no EFFECTS either. ...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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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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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