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Doctor insights on: Side Effects Of Trileptal And Mood Stabilization Medications

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Can lamotrigine and duloxetine cure depression and mood swings without side effects?

Can lamotrigine and duloxetine cure depression and mood swings without side effects?

There is no cure: Depression and bipolar disorder are like any chronic condition including diabetes, heart disease or hypertension. Unfortunately there is no cure but maintanance treatement is necessary to remain symptom free. All medicines have side effects. Lamotrogine and duloxetine both have adverse effects that vary in each individual based on genetics, age, dose and require monitoring to achieve response. ...Read more

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Mood (Definition)

Is how a patient says they feel, or how someone feels internally, versus how someone's mood appears, which is called "affect." if you say your mood is "happy, " and you appear to be so, we would say that your affect is congruent. If, however, you actually look really angry, we would say your mood is "happy" and ...Read more


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What are the side effects of citalopram and antipsychotic medication?

What are the side effects of citalopram and antipsychotic medication?

They differ: Citalopram, or generic celexa, (citalopram) is an ssri which can have side effects of decreased sex drive, urinary incontinence, dizziness or headache. It can also cause a prolonged qt. Antipsychotics have differing side effects depending on which type of antipsyhotic one takes. Most can cause parkinsonian type motor side effects at higher doses. Talk to your doctor if you have questions. ...Read more

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Can the side effects of fluoxetine include constant mood changes?

Can the side effects of fluoxetine include constant mood changes?

Possibly: Some individuals can experience restlessness, anxiety or sleep impairment on starting an antidepressant which could lead to an increase in moodiness. If exposure to the antidepressant is actually causing significant mood instability, you should call the prescribing physician. This could represent bipolarity. ...Read more

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Side effects of Depakote and zoloft (sertraline)?

Side effects of Depakote and zoloft (sertraline)?

Side effects.: All psychiatric rx's have side effects. If you check with side effects in the pdr, you will not want to take another drug. Mostly, your individual should be concerned about the drug/drug interactions. It is almost unamerican not to be polymedicvated. The prescribing md should talk with the patient about what the drugs will do and more importantly what the drugs will not do. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of withdrawal of anti psychotic drugs such as risperidone / haloperidol?

What are the side effects of withdrawal of anti psychotic drugs such as risperidone / haloperidol?

Depends: After taking medications like Haldol (haloperidol) for an extended period of time, some have something called withdrawal dyskinesias when stopping those medications. This means abnormal muscle movements which should go away in time. The other problem can be a return of the symptoms which were present in the first place for which the meds were prescribed, like psychosis. Check with your doctor first. ...Read more

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What could be the unintended side effects of the psychiatric mood stabilizer resperdal.?

What could be the unintended side effects of the psychiatric mood stabilizer resperdal.?

Risperdal: Common side effects are sedation, dizziness, falls, change in blood pressure long term and permanent side effects can be tremors of hands, face etc callled tardive dyskinesia, it can cause metabolic syndrome, please google it, and life threatening side effects can be heart attack, stroke, neuroleptic malignant syndrome. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of seroquel (quetiapine), (quetiapine) and is addiction a side effect of seroquel (quetiapine)?

What are the side effects of seroquel (quetiapine), (quetiapine) and is addiction a side effect of seroquel (quetiapine)?

Seroquel (quetiapine) OD: Seroquel (quetiapine) is not addicting. It is a very sedating & anticholinergic med, & excess use may result in dry mouth, constipation, and irregular heart beats. Drug addicts have been known to use seroquel (quetiapine) to calm down from excess cocaine/ stimulant use which can cause psychosis or to relieve some opiate withdrawal and insomnia. This doesn't mean its addicting. Nor do I advocate this use instead of rehab. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of trazodone when prescribed for sleeplessness and bipolar disorder?

What are the side effects of trazodone when prescribed for sleeplessness and bipolar disorder?

Depends . . .: Serious side effects (se’s) of trazodone are priapism, allergic reactions, problems breathing, thinking changes & stiff muscles. Sedation results from ?1 & 5-ht2 antagonism. Because trazodone is rarely used alone to treat bipolar (BP) (it can induce mania), i'm assuming you are taking other BP meds w/ it. If so, it is hard to discuss other possible se’s w/o knowing the other meds. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of anxiety and bipolarism medications?

What are the side effects of anxiety and bipolarism medications?

Med Side Effects: There a re a lot of medications.The side effects vary from common to severe and some rare side effects.Sedation is one of the most common with certain meds.The new gen meds a re a lot better if prescribed carefully and monitored by a psychiatrist an help regulate moods and anxiety so you have the least of the bothering symptoms.Will encorage to discuss with a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Can wellbutrin (bupropion) curb the sexual and weight related side effects of an ssri, and does this combo prove effective in treating anxiety and depression?

Can wellbutrin (bupropion) curb the sexual and weight related side effects of an ssri, and does this combo prove effective in treating anxiety and depression?

Wellbutrin (bupropion): Wellbutrin (bupropion) may not curb the sexual and weight related side effects of an ssri. Wellbutrin (bupropion) does target different neurotransmitters than an ssri, and may offer additional benefit in depression. There are certain ssri's, including citalopram and escitalopram, which are often effective in depression with anxiety. ...Read more

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Wellbutrin/bupropion side effects and there duration?

Wellbutrin/bupropion side effects and there duration?

Most patients: Experience no side effects. Having said that, some patients can develop dry mouth, headache, nausea, agitation, tremor, even seizures. Most non serious side effects occurr in the first 7-10 days. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are withdrawal side effects of the anti-depressant and anxiety medication, effexor (venlafaxine)?

Potential symptoms: Potential symptoms after stopping Effexor (venlafaxine) include: anxiety, depressed moods, crying, dizziness, paranoia, irritability, drowsiness, restlessness, shaking, headache, ^ sweating, nausea/ vomiting, nightmares, body zaps (electric sensations), shortness of breath, sleep difficulties, fatigue, seizures, irregular heart rate, etc. ...Read more

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Are headaches a side effect of cymbalta (duloxetine)?

Are headaches a side effect of cymbalta (duloxetine)?

Yes.: Most people don't, but this is a more common side-effect for some! ...Read more

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What are side effects from the anticonvulsant depakote?

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What are side effects from the anticonvulsant depakote?

Side effects: Both can cause nausea & headaches. Depakote side effects are tremors, inc. Weight, leg cramps, ataxia, swelling of face, hair loss, irregular menses in females, rash. Zoloft (sertraline) side effects are restlessness & diarrhea. ...Read more