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Side Effects Of Trileptal And Mood Stabilization Medications
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Abilify/Zoloft: Safe as prescribed. Combination not uncommon.Get a more detailed answer ›
What side effects are commonly associated with overdosing on Effexor (venlafaxine) and seroquel ?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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