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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 occu...

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Effects of Long Term Amitriptyline Use on the Heart

After 20 years of taking amitriptyline for headaches I would like to find people who have had any heart related side effects after long term amitriptyline use. ## Very little is known about the long-term effects of most drugs for depression. The biggest problem reported currently is relapse, when the medication is discontinued. You can read more about antidepressants here: As to any cardiac effects, I am only finding warnings that problems may occur if it is used with some specific other medications. Does anyone else know anything about this? ## I have been on Elavil for 20 years and 100mg at bedtime and I don't recommend anyone taking it long term. I have heart palpatations every day which was determined from Dr. that it was hormonal, but I don't believe it. I tried to decrease...

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Bupropion HCL XL 150 Mg Wpl 3331

Current Bupropion HCL XL150 MB TABGLO are yellow oblong pills that are press-stamped 681. New Rx refill is Bupropion HC XL150 MG Tablets are small white pills tab ink stamped WPI there just a difference in manufacturer? ## Yes, that is correct, they are both the same medication, in the same dosage and formulation, just made by different companies. It is common for a pharmacy to switch which one they provide, depending on who was offering the cheapest price whenever they needed to restock. Is there anything else I can help with? ## What exactly is the difference in Bupropion HCL XL and Bupropion SR? ## I have been taking Bupropion HCL XL 150 mg round white tablets for several years. Several months ago, my pharmacist refilled my prescription with a different color and shaped pil...

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It may work for you!

Alike many of you, I struggled through finding the best anti-depressant for me journey. What I've learned is what may work for you well, may not have the same outcome with my body chemistry. SSRI's are most successful in treating my anxiety symptoms; however, the loss for words (brainfog) impacts my professional togetherness. I also experience bladder urgency, fatigue and passivity on them. I've also tried SNRI's with similar outcomes. Thus, whenever my doctor offered Trintillex, I openly gave it a try. Albiet, a lack of alleviation to my anxiety level, this is the first medication that doesn't promote brain fog or fatigue. I promise, I do not work for the company, I just wanted to foster hope. Keep trying if you haven't found your best one. Prayers to all! ## Th...

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Wellbutrin Seizure Anxiety!

Hi. Today is my second day taking 150mg of Wellbutrin. Just for a bit of background, I'm 18 years old, afab, weighing 119 lbs, and 5’3” tall. I don't have a history of seizures, I don't drink, but I do vape. I recently noticed that taking Wellbutrin can increase the risk of seizures, and seeing as I have severe hypochondria, this has been making panic. I keep seeing online so many people saying they had a seizure and it made my anxiety about it worse. What would be the probability of me having a seizure? And if it did happen, could it be fatal? ## Have you spoken with your doc about your concerns? No anti-depressant or anxiolytic medicine is without risks. It appears that the risk of seizures with this drug increase with dose. You’re at 1/2 of the recommend...

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Lexapro side effects

I have been on Lexapro 10mg for 4 days.. Terrible nausea, diarrhea, clenching jaw. Has anyone felt this? Also my hands are lightly shaking. Wondering when it will stop? I do not feel better yet at all. I was prescribed it for depression and major anxiety. ## HI, Kelly! Sorry that you're feeling so awful. Side effects that severe are not normal and you should contact your doctor as soon as possible. I think this just may not be the right medication for you to take. Some mild nausea and diarrhea are normal, but not severe nausea and the clenching jaw can sometimes be the sign of a severe reaction. ## I had the same reaction, even to the point of possibly being hypomanic, but I enjoyed it. my pupils dilated, sweat constantly, became shaky, felt like I had the all subsides and...

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what are the side effect of duloxetine

Hi i am 29 years old I am suffering from Chiari I Malformation My doctor prescribed me the Duloxetine drug, i am taking this since last 7 months i just want to know, is it harmful if i take for a year & which side effects i will be face ? ## You should take the medication as prescribed by your doctor. The NIH lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, mood swings, and weight changes. Are you on any other medications, or just this one? ## I take 60 mg. Duloxetine 1x day. I accidently took 2- 60mg. instead of taking just one. Is there any danger?

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Differences between Trazodone and Tramadol

What are the differences between Trazodone and Tramadol? Are they the same thing? Do they have similar uses? ## No, they are not the same. Trazodone is an antidepressant that is also used to treat anxiety, and some severe forms of anxiety. (NDC code 0179-1118) The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, and weight changes. However, Tramadol is an opioid that is used to relieve pain. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, dry mouth, and constipation. It also carries the risk of being habit forming. (NDC code 0093-0058) Is there anything else I can help with? ## Trazodone is an older anti-depressant. Considered an SARI. It is most widely prescribed nowadays as a non-benzo sleep aid. It works ...

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bupropion for opiate withdrawals

Do the light green bupropion pills help with opiate withdrawals? ## Bupropion is classifies by the FDA as an antidepressant that is also used to aid in smoking cessation. In order for it to work, it must be taken regularly for several weeks. Its typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth and insomnia. That said, no, it likely won't do much to help with withdrawals. I think you may be thinking of Buprenorphine, the active ingredient in Subutex and coupled with Naloxone in Suboxone. It is used to treat drug addition. This is a narcotic analgesic, so it has the potential to be habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth and constipation. Is there anything else I can help with? ## They can help some. No...

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prozac homicidal ideations

I took Prozac a year ago as I had been misdiagnosed as major depression, when in actuality I have Bipolar 1 disorder. At the time I had checked into a psychiatric clinic because I was having a Manic episode I hadn't slept in 4 weeks, maybe one hour a night if that, racing thoughts, Obsessive thoughts, talking quite fast, I was also feeling suicidal. So he put me on 20mg of Prozac, I took the SSRI for about 6 days. I started to have horrible thoughts of murdering my mother, and my dog, the neighbors, and killing myself, and there was a sense of urgency in it without any logic. I have learned that it is called Homicidal akethsia, I did not act upon these psychotic urges because I knew they were not right, I am a deeply sensitive person and it has affected me greatly. I would like to t...

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Mirtazapine 15 Mg

WHAT IS THE PROPER WAY TO GET OFF mirtazapine 15 mg after taking it for 3 weeks? ## Hi Ben, This is just my opinion, but usually for drugs like this the safest way to stop taking them is to tapper off them, if possible. Some medications can be taken in fractions (actually cut into pieces) and these smaller pieces can be taken in place of the regular dose for a period of several weeks until the body is no longer dependent upon them. In addition to that, I'd also suggest making yourself a tapering schedule on a calendar to track your progress and keep you on the right path to complete your goal within a specific time frame. Without a way to track your progress, tapering can sometimes be much more difficult than it needs to be. I hope this advice helps! ## Thanks. Your idea is what I w...

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