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great results with brintellix

I have Bipolar, PTSD, Panic Disorder/Agoraphobia. I'm on 20mg and two months in. Since taking it I have gone to parties, socialized, smile more often, no more insomnia, clearer thinking, more motivation, optimistic/planning for the future, and best of all completely calm! No panic attacks in months vs as many as 4/day (on average 4/week). No manic symptoms, no side effects. I had a few gastro symptoms at first but they went away. I noticed a significant improvement each time I raised my dose. It took about 6 weeks to notice a major change in my anxiety, but now I feel normal. Way better than even benzos in my case, and I can think on this drug. I have been taking antidepressants since 1991 and this one is by far the best for me. It's worth a try, but like any drug it's not f...

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quit smoking drugs

Im looking for a list of drugs to quit smoking. Thank you ## I don't know all of them but the first ones that come to mind are the family of Bupropion such as Zyban, Wellbutrin, etc. ## These "how to quit smoking" findings are incredible! I really believe that these tips and devices can help smoking cessation. I particularly have found a brilliant way to stop smoking definitively. This is called Autogenic Training. It's not my invention. It is an Audio Program. It has lots of research to support the achievements of the method. In this method you will train yourselves to relax while reprogramming your brain in the way to stop smoking. It is kind of self anti smoking hypnosis. These techniques helped me to stop drinking alcohol. I really think that Autogenic Training will ...

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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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Late Period while taking Wellbutrin

I don't care what the research states: Wellbutrin causes your period to be late. I'm usually on time with my period, been taking the medicine 2 x a day (300mg) for 6 weeks now, still no period. I took 2 pregnancy test both negative. Several women on blogs are experiencing this same problem. I'll post again after I get my period, so you can have a timeline. I hope this helps. ## Hello, BryantsGrl! How are you? Menstrual irregularities are listed in the detailed side effect information and many of the antidepressants tend to lengthen the menstrual cycle in women. Your period may also be slightly heavier and last a little longer than normal. Are there any other questions or concerns? ## But what about having NO period. Mine is not lengthened... I am 8 days late! ## This is so t...

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Blue round pill MP49

I found a small blue pill with MP 49 imprinted on it. Does anyone know what it could be? ## I have found a small round blue pill with mp49 on it. Can you tell me what it is please? ## Amitriptyline 10mg an anti depressant and pain killer ## Just to confirm, Lucy is correct. A round blue film-coated tablet with the marking MP49 on one side is reportedly identified as 10mg Amitriptyline. Manufactured by: DDSA Pharmaceuticals Limited, 310 Old Brompton Road, London SW5 9JQ I was unable to locate the company's website to retrieve additional information, but I hope this helps add a sense of verification. ## Hey David, how did you find out it was 10mg amitriptyline? ## Are pictures of this tablet available anywhere?

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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?

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Nortriptyline Anxiety and Panic

I've tried almost all of the Zolofts, Paxils, Prozacs and I can not tolerate the serotonin. Now I'm trying Nortriptyline and I'm wondering if anyone has had a good result without suffering side effects that make you so sick you cant take it? ## Hello Vicki! How are you? Have you started taking it, yet? Nortriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant, so it works differently than the others. The FDA lists the typical side effects of Nortriptyline as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, and mood changes. Ref: Nortriptyline Information What types of issues did you experience while taking the others? ## I also cannot tolerate any kind of SSRI, or SNRI, but I remember taking nortriptyline years ago for migraines I think and I don’t remember having any kind...

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Breckenridge Cymbalta

Has anyone tried Breckenridge Cymbalta? CVS changed. I was taking Prasco pharmaceuticals and had no issues. Just concern ## Have you tried taking it, yet? If so, have you noticed any difference? Not all medications, or their generics, work the same for everyone that tries them, so the only way to really know how it will work for you is by trying it. Does it cause you to experience any of the typical side effects, which are listed as possibly including nausea, somnolence, or dizziness according to the Cymbalta details page? ## I don’t take that, but I had to stop using CVS for my meds because they were ordering the most ineffective generics I have come across. Then Rite Aid must have changed distributors because they did too. Wallgreens isn’t in my network so I am trying to s...

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urbanol side effects

I have been taking Cilift and Purata for some time now and it worked till recently when I started feeling down and depressed again. My Dr changed Cilift for Urbanol and I still take Purata, is this right. Whilst going thru the change, I experienced electric like shocks when I moved my eyes, this is now gone, but now I regularly get an overwhelming feeling of no energy, tiredness and feel totally drained. Could this be a side effect from the Urbanol ? I am under the impression that Urbanol is an anti-depressant and Purata is an anxiety pill ? Have I got it all wrong ? ## Hi. I have been using urbanol as prescribed by the docter for anxiety. Problem is it's done, and I have not been using it for about two weeks. Since I stopped taking it I've been experiencing severe headaches, fe...

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What does MAOI stand for?

It says do not take if you are taking other meds with MAOI. What do those initials stand for? ## It's a class of medication, a Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitor, they are a type of antidepressant. ## I would be shocked, but not surprised, if you were prescribed such powerful medication without a detailed, clear explanation of its side effects. It is unfortunate that many doctors treat patients with mental illness like children, incapable of understanding their own condition and medications. If this happened to me, I would find another doctor. And never take drugs from someone else's prescription. it is not only illegal but can be deadly. Note: I am a complete layman. Do not take my advice without first consulting with a licensed mental health professional. ## What are MAOI medications...

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Paxil did not help me

I got put on Paxil for anxiety and depression. Started off on 20 mg but didn't notice a difference. By the time it was over I was taking 40 mg a day and my depression did not get better. I stopped taking them because I got to the point where I wanted to put a gun to my head. So I switched doctors and got put on Xanax and Prystic and I've felt great every since. Thanks Paxil for almost making me make a big mistake. And thanks to my former doctor that just keep upping the dosage and telling me that I just have to give it time. ## Hello Jeff! How are you doing? I am very sorry about what you went through. The FDA does provide a warning that most psychiatric medications can cause an increase in suicidal thoughts, in some people that take them. This warning should be included in your...

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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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Paxil cr side effects

Paxil cr 25mg and side effects ## I WAS TAKING PAXIL CR 25MG. AM/PM. MY DOCTOR CHANGED TO A GERNIC PAROXETINE ER 25MG. AM/PM. FIND BOTH HAS ME GAIN SOME WEIGHT, DRY MOUTH AND A BIT TIRED. THIS DRUG HAS KEPT ME FROM DEPRESSION FOR A LONG TIME. I HAVE BEEN ON ALL DIFFERENT DRUGS, THEY NEVER HELP ME. THANK YOU FOR A REPLY. SINCERELY, ESTHER ## Hi Esther, I feel sorry of what happen to you, I just heard of Paxil side effects and this is very alarming to consumers like you. Please refer to this site: ## I started Paxil 5mg 2 days ago. My face has been tingly. Sleep is interrupted about 5 hours in. Anyone know what I should expect? ## The FDA lists the typical side effects of Paxil as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, mood changes, dry...

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Broke open fluoxetine

I decided to break open my 40mg capsule and swallow it. BAD IDEA. It burned my throat like no tomorrow and made my whole head numb....Gross tasting and made me vomit. Whoever might think this a good idea... Just don't do it! Oh and it made me feel like I was choking to death also....Great...Worse than the anxiety I already had. Perfect... ## It is to prevent such effects, that they are made into a capsule form. Many medications will do odd things if you ingest them improperly, that is why tablets and capsules were invented. And yes, most of them also taste disgusting. Thanks for posting the warning for others! Are you feeling better, now? ## Whoever has to take fluoxetine make sure they drink lot's of water with it .I had just finished a night shift and took my capsule with mayb...

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Effects of Nortriptyline

I have just started taking this drug and understand that it is to help me sleep and help with chronic pain. However, I cannot sleep well with this, even though I feel drugged for at least 15 hours after a very low dose - 10 mg. It is also supposed to help with depression, but I feel more depressed. Can anyone shed light on this for me? What are your experiences with this drug? ## Hi Mieke, As a psychotherapist and a Holistic practitioner I wanted to address your comment because it sounds like your body is not responding well to the medication. You are not sleeping well and feeling drugged out much of the day and most alarming is that even though it is supposed to help you with the depression, it is actually making you feel worse. I am speculating, but are you a young adult (18 to 25 yrs...

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blue Fluoxetine causes heartburn

Recently my pharmacy began giving me a new version of fluoxetine, which I have taken for MANY years with no problems.... however the blue fluoxetine gives me horrible heart burn. I use to take them at night before bed, but couldn't sleep, so decided to start taking them in the morning and still get the heartburn. I don't take them with any other meds. I tried an empty stomach, and after eating, but the results are still the same. I also get a bad headache (I think from the heartburn.) Has anyone figured out how to avoid this problem? ## Hi Jen, I truly believe that the root cause of this specific heartburn side effect lies within the "inactive" ingredients found in the blue Fluoxetine pill. Reason I say that is because, when you switch brand names or manufacturers, the d...

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Effexor withdrawal problems

I was perscribed Effexor XR 75MG for one year after suffering from depression after the death of a family member. 10 days ago I stopped using this medication and I have had strange side effects I contribute to withdrawal. I get waves of tingling throughout my body. Like an electric shock feeling. I wanted to know if anyone else has had this feeling after discontinuing Effexor XR. ## i was on effexor for nearly 4 years, a dose of 150mg i had somewhat intense withdraw that lasted for a couple of weeks. i had to comae of them slowly. ## I know EXACTLY what you're going through, Lori. I'm not exactly drug-compliant, I forget easily depending on my stress levels and I take 150mg 2x daily. If I miss a dose I feel the same as you which I've called twitchy. However, recently I reali...

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Sertraline Hcl G 4910 100MG tablet

White oblong pill with score-mark at half point, G-4910 on one side, 100 MG on the other. ## Yes, this tablet contains 100mgs of Sertraline, the active ingredient in Zoloft (NDC 59762-4910). This is an antidepressant. Inactive Ingredients: - Calcium Phosphate, Dibasic, Dihydrate - Hydroxypropyl Cellulose (Type H) - Hypromelloses - Magnesium Stearate - Cellulose, Microcrystalline - Polyethylene Glycols - Polysorbate 80 - Ferric Oxide Yellow - Titanium Dioxide Common side effects may include: nausea, drowsiness, headache and dry mouth. ## Is a peach colored oblong tablet with D03 on one side an LU on the other also Sertraline? ## Yes, this tablet also contains 100mgs of Sertraline (NDC 68180-0353). Inactive Ingredients: - Anhydrous Dibasic Calcium Phosphate - Ferric Oxide Yellow - Hypro...

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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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What are GOOD Manufacturers of Sertraline that People Find Effective

I've been taking Zoloft then Sertraline for twenty years and I'm SURE the brand is not the same. For the past few years, I've become very depressed again, but never thought it might be because of a lousy manufacturer (as happened with Lorazepam when Watson was bought by lousy Actavis). Does anyone know a good, effective BRAND of Sertraline that has helped them a lot with depression? I order from Costco but can't figure out the brand on the label - will call tomorrow and ask. What a jungle this is becoming. Just not right. ## Hello, Denise! How are you? After being on it for 20 years, it is also possible that your body had just become tolerant to it and it no longer works as well for you. It is completely normal for that to happen and it usually will eventually happen wit...

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