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Can anyone help? To explain why a 25yr old 8yr endurance athlete lost endurance or glycogen storage adaptation after ssri or corticosteroid overdose?

Can anyone help? To explain why a 25yr old 8yr endurance athlete lost endurance or glycogen storage adaptation after ssri or corticosteroid overdose?

By glycogen storage: I presume that you packed in a lot of glucose under the impression that it would form glycogen. Well, that is the truth but it is a natural process from sugar taken as it is served by mother nature in fruit etc. If you take sugar on its own it actually acts as a drug and will also induce deficiency of vitamin b 1 that might be the cause of your loss of endurance. ...Read more

Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
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Ssri (Definition)

A class of drugs, such as fluoxetine or sertraline, that inhibit the uptake of serotonin and are primarily used in the treatment of depression ...Read more


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What are ssris?

Antidepressant type: "selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors" are a class of antidepressant medication used in the us since the late 1980s. Common ssris: Prozac (fluoxetine), zoloft (sertraline), Celexa (citalopram), Lexapro (escitalopram), Paxil (paroxetine). Ssris are also used to treat anxiety conditions such as panic disorder ; ocd, as well as sometimes to treat pms symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get off ssri medication after decades of being on them?

Is it possible to get off ssri medication after decades of being on them?

Possibly: If you've been stable with depressive symptoms for a year or so, discuss this with your psychiatrist. Some people need to be on antidepressants indefinitely because they've had multiple episodes or only partial recovery. For these, it can be preventative of further illness. If your doctor feels it's appropriate with your history and current status, s/he can help you create a tapering schedule. ...Read more

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On ssri but can't pull out of a "nothing matters" mood. Is this normal?

Common: Very common response to an ssri. Some patients even enjoy that feeling. But it is bothersome for others. If you are not happy with the effect, ask your psychiatrist to switch you to another ssri or antidepressant. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What is the best ssri medication?

What is the best ssri medication?

No right answer: The best ssri is the ssri which works for you. How do we figure that out? Well: what worked before, or what worked for a close relative. We try that first. If that doesn't work, we try another. If that doesn't work, an snri or a tricyclic may be next. As far as overall efficacy, the ssri's are generally considered equal. ...Read more

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What happens if you abruptly stop ssri?

Could be a bad idea: Suddenly stopping your ssri could lead to serious problems called discontinuation syndrome and it is no pleasant at all. Talk to your prescribing doctor to review your reasons for wanting to stop and discuss alternative options or proper ways to stop. ...Read more

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What happens if you give ssris to a happy pain free person?

Why: Agree with dr ali. You should never take any medication that is not prescribed for you. ...Read more

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Overdose (Definition)

When the maximum dose of medication ...Read more