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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?

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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What's and ssri?

What's and ssri?

SSRIs: A serotonin (5ht) specific reuptake inhibitor is a medication that blocks the reuptake of 5ht from the synapse, the area between two nerve cells (axon and dendrite). This leads to changes that would take way more than 400 characters to describe. These meds include prozac, paxil, (paroxetine) celexa, zoloft, Lexapro and luvox. They treat mood and anxiety disorders. ...Read more

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Are SSRI's safe?

SSRI: As tolerated & prescribed, very safe.

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Ed and ssri - help me?

Ed and ssri - help me?

Depends on "ED": If you are using ed to mean "erectile dysfunction": the ssri's can cause ed as a side-effect in between 5-50% of men - depending on the agent involved; the ed usually resolves when the ssri is stopped; also, there are meds which can be taken to reduce the ed. If you are referring to "eating disorder": ssri's are often used in the treatment of anorexia and bulimia. ...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 is the success rate of SSRIs??

What is the success rate of SSRIs??

High: While SSRI's are an effective way to treat depression, everyone's chemistry is different and therefore the medication must be matched to the patient. SSRI's will not work on every depressed patient. ...Read more

Overdose (Definition)

When the maximum dose of medication ...Read more