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Will Zoloft Change My Personality Forever
Maybe: It is thought that it is the resultant response of the brain to increased serotonin levels (and not simply increased serotonin alone) that leads to improvement. Examples include changes in number of eceptors or increased number of dendrites. These positive changes may remain after the medication is stopped. If your brain was not changed from a depressed state, you'd remain depressed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 22. I've been taking antipsychotics since I was 13 for my anxiety depression. Not schizo or bipolar. Will they permanently change me forever?
Strong stuff: Get a second opinion and ask about different meds, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and help getting out of any living situation around people who making you feel like that. Best wishes. ...Read more
I'm changing my medication from Effexor (venlafaxine) 300mgs to wellbutrin 150mgs. How long before i notice a change in my mood?
Many Variables: When switching from one antidepressant to another it is difficult to predict how quickly the new medication will take effect. Generally one expects an antidepressant to begin to work after two weeks with the maximum benefit at six weeks. One should taper slowly off Effexor (venlafaxine) due to discontinuation symptoms. These would include anxiety and flu-like aches and pains. Work closely with your md. ...Read more
Dramatically changing his personality! how do I stop his addiction which is dramatically changing his personality?
Changing others: I agree with dr. Fowler here -- it is not possible for you to "stop his addiction" if he does not see this as a problem. However, you can take good care of yourself by attending a 12-step program for friends & family of addicted people, and encourage him to attend a 12-step program. Sometimes planned interventions can be helpful -- you need a professional moderator & a plan for immediate care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thyroid: I assume you have hypothyroidism. Most cases autoimmune destruction. You must be faithful to medical regimen. Requires four to six weeks between testing. I prefer six weeks. As no one knows or can plot the rate of decline testing and changing dose only way to be certain. Most times when I have difficulty its do to non compliance of patient. Not being disrespectful just honest. ...Read more
How long will lovan take to kick in? When will depression fade? I'm back on meds grieving the loss of mother and issues with dad, ty
How do you discriminate between happiness and hypomania during prozac (fluoxetine) withdrawal? My mood and energy have been much better since tapering down my dose
How long is it reasonable to allow symptoms of anxiety and depression to continue before treating? I've felt anxious and depressed (tired, unmotivated, apathetic, etc.) since my car accident 1mo ago. On Venlafaxine 225mg, been in therapy >2 years.
Distress/impairment: determine need/effect of treatment. If doing well with venlafaxine and therapy before auto accident you may be experiencing temporary setback. If you were not doing well then medication and/or therapy must change if not effective after 2 years. Work with prescriber and therapist to determine progress and alternative/additional approaches. Review life skills/motivation. Best regards for relief. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Back to pre-illness,: I was a bit confused. If treatment for your depression is not pointing to better, get a second opinion from a top notch psychiatrist. Seek a referral from the closest top flight medical center. Or better yet go for a thorough consultation if this about a side effect, that also must be attended to. ...Read more
How do I cope with depression? On Zoloft for 4.5 weeks, Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) for 2.5 weeks. Neither are working yet, but the depression is worse. How do I cope?
Can body chemistry change? Afrin now I can't take more than once or it backfires. I'm bipolar, will someday My body refuse risperdal or seroquel (quetiapine)?
Therapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as bipolar is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read more
Anhedonia brought on by trifluoperazine. Discontinued these but how long will it take for the anhedonia to go? Now I've got flupentixol. Will it help?
Hard to say: The pharmacological time it takes for half the dose of this medication to exit your body completely is just about a day (22 hrs.). So theoretically it should be about 90% cleared from your body within 2.5 days of the last dose. HOWEVER, clearing side effects could take significantly longer. ...Read more
My dr. Switched me from Buspar (buspirone) to zoloft, and now i'm experiencing great anxiety again. How long will the Zoloft take to kick in? Is this normal?
3-12 weeks: Zoloft effectiveness for gad (number of people): not at all somewhat moderate high very high overall 6 55 91 74 24 long term (1+ years) 0 16 46 42 18 if it works it can take 3-12 weeks for its effect.www.ehealthme.com/cd/gad/zoloft unlike lexapro, (escitalopram) zoloft was never fda approved for generalized anxiety. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Life after kids leav: You either feel releived or feel empty. Either way u need to mvoe into the mext phase of ur life feeling good and plan on doing things you hd to put off when ur kids were home and u needed to take care of their needs. This is time for you & ur spouse/partner to rekindle the fire for the your hobbies and such. I am sure u have plenty u eant to do that you could nto do so far. ...Read more
Yes & no.: They don't change your inherent personality. BUT if depression has made changes in certain behaviors or how you interact without others those can be changed. For instances if you had been fun loving before depression but then became irritable, grumpy, sullen etc. these sx's may improve. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does it take to get over the loss of your mom? 9 mos - my sadness has not ceased entirely, anxiety thanatophobia worse, held it in b4 now
Not getting over: So sorry about the loss of your mom! Grief is a process and something to be honored. Losing a beloved parent is one of the most stressful things to go through. But it's not about getting over it. It's about incorporating the experience into your life as you move forward. A good therapist can help you with this and it's very, very important to get support, as with any crisis. Please don't suffer alone. Get support. ...Read more
Takes time to adjust: It is a major shift in life and takes tremendous courage and tolerance. It is a shift in thinking. Dr.Remen has one she speaks about her life her website http://www.Rachelremen.Com/ktw.Html i was inspired by dr. Remen you might be able to connect with her regarding coping. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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