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Antidepressant Overview

Antidepressants are a class of medications used to treat major depressive disorder, anxiety disorders, chronic pain, and addiction. Common side effects of antidepressants include dry mouth, weight gain, dizziness, headaches, akathisia, sexual dysfunction, and emotional blunting. There is an increased risk of suicidal thinking and behavior when taken by children, adolescents, and young adults. Discontinuation syndrome, which resembles recurrent depression in the case of the SSRI class, may occ...

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Trazodone for insomnia

I have read the leaflet that came w/ my meds. Its listed as an antidepressant but was prescribed to me for insomnia. Two questions now. 1. Do I have to take it every night? 2. How worried should I be about the side effects? Frankly, I've put off taking it because I've never been diagnosed w/ depression, just insomnia & migraine. Any concise info you can provide would be great! Just speak to me like a person, not a doctor. Thanks! ## Trazadone. First off Trazadone is a cocaine withdrawal pill. And I guess it is prescribed for insomnia as well. My doctor gave it to me to help me sleep. It most definitely put me to sleep. But the bad, bad, bad thing about this medication is it stops your nose up to point where its impossible to breath. The first time I took it I knew exactly ho...

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Wellbutrin XL, Suboxone and Adderall

I started a suboxone program 6 weeks ago. My level dose is 8mg films/tid. I also take adderall ir 15mg/tid (that was prescribed by my psychiatrist, years ago). My sub dr. wants me to get off the adderall & I agree. So he’s started me on bupropion xl/150mg; which, I started today. Took it this morning, along with all my other meds. I was told the bupropion xl works similar to adderall? As far as increasing dopamine receptors, with a slight stimulant & eventually help the brain function without using such harmful & addictive medication. As I said, I started today & I feel like I’ve been given a sedative! I can't keep my eyes open! It’s doing the opposite! My questions: Has anyone taken this combo before? Does it work? I need to know why I'm so tir...

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Side effects and concerns with medication

Hello, I was wondering if anyone has switched from Effexor to Brintellix? I was currently taking Wellbutrin 300mg daily and Effexor 37.5 mg daily. I was at a stand still for a while and just found I still was struggling. So on Monday I did a direct switch from Effexor to Brintellix 10mg. I took a dose of Effexor on Sunday then started Brintellix Monday. Since then I have had flu like symptoms, high anxiety, muscle aches, and very dizzy to the point I shouldn't drive!! It is now day 5...will these symptoms subside or should I see the Dr.? Need your help.. anyone in the same situation? Thanks ## Contact your doctor! I went through something similar and I was in withdrawal from effexor. He/she should be able to advise you. I do know I was so dizzy that I could barely walk or stand stra...

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Amitriptyline for nerve pain

Has anyone had amitriptyline for nerve pain? I want to come off them, but I’m concerned the nerve pain will return. Has anyone had any experience with this? ## There is a chance that the pain may return, if you stop abruptly, sudden withdrawal could result in a rebound effect, where they pain might be even worse than it was to begin with. The NIH lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, mood changes, dry mouth, and weight changes. Why do you want to stop taking them? ## At the beginning I felt so pleased when the tablets kicked in. I started at 25 mg and eventually increased to 75 mg. All was going well. I get the usual side effects, but no real problems. I’ve been on them for about 6 years. The reason I want to come off, is because a...

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Nuzak side effects - stuttering

Good day. I was put on Nuzak about a month ago. I went to the doctor for back pain, then she saw me shaking or shivering. I mentioned that this was in my family since my father has the same symptoms as me but now lately these symptoms have increased. I've been more shaky then ever and I'm starting to stutter which I never did or as a child had it. I'm beginning to think that this is just worsening the situation and that the DR scratched where it didn't concern her. I work on a daily basis with a lot of clients and this is embarrassing because now I seem incompetent as if I do not know my job or work. This week I stopped taking it and now I'm wondering how long it will take to fully clear out of my system? Please is anybody experiencing this or is it just something wr...

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Nortriptyline Brand Changes

I've been on Nortriptyline for 4 years, mainly for nerve irritation after an op. I had another op to solve the problem but continued with Nortriptyline because it helped my mood and pelvic pain. Just lately the pain has returned. My pharmacist has changed brands but tells me there isn't any way the tablet could cause this problem because the active ingredient is exactly the same. Could my discomfort returning and a change of brand be just coincidence? ## I just had exactly the same thing happen. I was on Nortryptyline for about year and it worked great. Switched pharmacies, got a new brand (Teva) made in Eastern Europe, and now the pain has come roaring back. When I switch back to the old the pain subsides. The Teva brand also causes bad headaches and nausea. There is no effing ...

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Trepiline with Urbanol

Can I take Trepiline with Urbanol? Will it keep me awake or will I be able to sleep? I don't take Trepiline. I use to for neck spasms, but it stopped and after a long time it's back. Can I combine 1 Trepiline and 1 Urbanol? I just don't want it to clash, then I cant sleep. Please advise. ## Can I use trepiline with urbanol? ## Can urbonal and trepiline be taken together? ## I normally take one tripiline at night. I have already taken an urbanol due to a trauma. Would it be better to take a sleeping tablet and not take my usual trepilene? ## Can i take urbanol and tripiline together? ## Are Trepiline and Urbanol the same thing? ## Can I take trepilene with urbanol?

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Lexamil side effects

Is there anything that anybody can tell me about Lexamil? ## I have been on it for 5 days for anxiety/depression connected with menopause - feel ok although couple of small side effects, dont exactly know what to expect. it is a new drug described by my doc as being cleaner than previous ones and very effective ## Lexamil contains the active ingredient Escitalopram, commonly sold in the U.S. under the brand name Lexapro. Some of the most common side effects include: nausea, drowsiness, sexual dysfunction and weight gain. ## I've been on Lexamil for four days now. Found that it is making a difference. I have had weight gain though. ## I have been on a daily 5mg dosage of lexamil for two weeks for pms related anxiety and depression. I am 23 years old and found a severe drop in my sex ...

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Fluoxetine switch

As my title says I've switched from celexa to fluoxetine 60 mg. I know the 60 mg is too high. Was just trying to get leveled out and then was coming down. My question is I've been taking the dose of 60mg fluoxetine for 11 days now per my cross taper schedule. Can I lower to 40 mg. now during the transferring phase and if so how do I go about it? Just stop taking one of the 20 mg tablets? I was always on 40 mg or lower (20mg) of the celexa but after a life threatening traumatic accident never got back down after 5 surgerys. Doc wanted me to switch over to the higher amount but feel I've always done better in a lower amount. ## Whoops title should've said switched from 60mg celexa to 60 mg fluoxetine. ## Actually, the 60mgs of Fluoxetine might be too low, going from 60mgs ...

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Can Cymbalta Cause Curly Hair

I've always had poker straight hair my entire life. As a little girl, my mom would try and put curls in my hair on picture day and by the time got to school, hair was totally straight again! I'm 44 & have been taking Cymbalta 60mg x 3 years. My hair started with kind of a "beachy" wave where today it looks like I've had a perm. All along I've thought this was hormonal changes but this curl seems consistent with the time I started taking Cymbalta. I'm just curious-I find it incredibly strange that medication can do this to your hair!! I've asked my psychiatrist and my OB/GYN about it. Psych said he doubts it & OB/GYN said she wasn't aware of meds that can curl your hair like this. Wondered if others on Cymbalta have found the same thing happen,...

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