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  1. M

    calling all people on quietiapine, slowly withdrawing

    Hi All, After depression for many years and one bad psychotic phase I was dx with bipolar and prescribed 300mg of quietiapine. Now this drug has literally saved my life. I do have bad side effects, the racing heart beat in the evening, stuffy nose and the hangover effect as well as the weight...
  2. My_Second_Chance

    Effects Of Social Isolation!

    What are the effects of social isolation? Can it damage a person? If so, how and what? What is the impact it can affect the person's family and friends?
  3. Q

    Medication??

    Is there anyone on here been medicated with anything to help ease off bpd effects? I've been told it's not possible, but I feel like I need something to help me. Any advice??
  4. I

    Hello All

    Hey there all I was wondering if there is anyone from Toronto in this forum. I just started taking my 4th pill cymbalta 30mg. I tried prozac, zoloft and Cipralex. I hate the side effects. I suffer from depression, social anxiety and attacks. I am 39 years old from Toronto. Looking to make some...
  5. LexLoofer

    When am I supposed to feel better?

    I've been on this roller coaster of trying to manage my anxiety and depression for months now, trying every manner of medications with all varieties of side effects. Tweaking dosages to try and find the right fit. Right now I'm on Abilify and Cymbalta, which are causing a whole host of side...
  6. J

    lyrica or buspar for gad ?

    hi, im on lyrica for 2 years with very good result for gad and social anxiety(im very good now) ,but side effects annoying me :( ( attention and focus,weight gain,sexual side effects and blurred vision) lately i have been searching for buspar because its non addictive and have less side effect...
  7. LexLoofer

    Abilify Side Effects

    Good morning, my name is Lex. I have depression and anxiety, as well as chronic pain. I recently (about 10 days ago) started Abilify in combination with my Cymbalta and I've noticed a couple of uncomfortable side effects. I'm incredibly weak and exhausted all the time, no matter how long I've...
  8. S

    Depot injection??

    After speaking to my cpn she has told me my consultant is going to offer me the depot injection for my suicidal thoughts. Does anyone get this? If so does it help? Are there any bad side effects? Thanks in advance Shelly
  9. J

    Mirtazipane - start in week or weekend

    Dr has prescribed 15mg of mirtazipane to assist with GAD and Insomnia as my Sertaline 200mg has pooped out for several months now after a good decade of being excellent. Obviously it's something i've never taken before and concerned that it might wipe me out for work and maybe it's better to...
  10. A

    Clopixol side effects hypersensitivity

    Hello everyone, i have been on clopixol for about a year and a half and i am experiencing hypersensitivity to wigs and fabrics ( scarves ), its a side effect of the medication. Its gotten so bad that i am thinking of withdrawing but i just need to know do the clopixol side effects go away when...
  11. InfiniteRectangles

    I Had a Not-So-Good Experience with my Psychiatrist

    Okay, so generally I don't like to see psychiatrists because I don't like meds and I find them kind of full of themselves. Well, last week I had an appointment with a psychiatrist I've been seeing for a while, and it didn't go so well. First, he refused to change my medicine even though I told...
  12. atlia

    lithium side effects

    i am prescribed lithium to treat/prevent manic and depressive episodes of my schizoaffective disorder the only other drug i'm taking is aripiprazole. i've been taking the latter before and didn't experience any noticeable side effects. which means that the side effects i'm having now are most...
  13. I

    Have been recommended Aripiprazole

    Hi all, Its being recommended i try Aripiprazole from a Dr with my community mental health team. What are the opinions on this drug? i see that there can be quite bad side effects. Other medications i have tried are Propranolol, Escitalipram, mirtazipine and mirtazipine/citalipram. I have...
  14. F

    August 13, 2018 Interviews with 100 CBT-therapists reveal 43 per cent of clients experience unwanted side-effects from therapy

    August 13, 2018 Interviews with 100 CBT-therapists reveal 43 per cent of clients experience unwanted side-effects from therapy By Christian Jarrett Aug 13 2018 Interviews with 100 CBT-therapists reveal 43 per cent of clients experience unwanted side-effects from therapy – Research Digest...
  15. B

    Looking for information on how much each antidepressant and antipsychotics affects serotonin level and receptors

    Looking for information on how much each antidepressant and antipsychotics affects serotonin level and receptors I have been diagnosed bipolar, ptsd, ocd and anxiety disorder. I have been in treatment for about 15 years with little success. I am a serotonin syndrome suffer anytime I take and...
  16. R

    Zolpidem should not be on the market.

    A while ago, when I was coming off zyprexa, I had pretty bad insomnia and the psychiatrist prescribed zolpidem for me to take. It gave me closed eyes hallucinations, like what I imagine LSD would do to you. Geometrical figures, a sense of falling. I went and read other people had similar side...
  17. F

    Hey!! Please help me

    Hi everyone, I am a first year med student suffering from a number of mental illnesses be it OCD ( mainly pure-o), SOCIAL ANXIETY, GAD, PANIC DISORDER, ONYCHOPHAGIA and mild AGORAPHOBIA ( all being in severe stage). I have been diagnosed officially by psychiatrist. They have prescribed me meds...
  18. A

    Zyprexia side effects...

    I've been on Zyprexia for a couple months or so now and I'm a little worried about the side effects. I've gained about 15 lbs (though my doctor tells me I'm now at a healthier weight than I was before) and seem to have leveled off around there without gaining more. I'm worried about high blood...
  19. F

    New side effects after two years on Duloxetine??

    Hi, I've been on 90mg duloxetine daily for around two years now. Has really helped with depression and anxiety and have been doing well, mental health problems haven't disappeared but are much more manageable now. But, over the past couple of months I have started getting very forgetful...
  20. C

    Do clompiramine side effects lessen over time?

    I was on venlafaxine for many years (latterly as combination therapy with 300mg quetiapine for last 5) for anxiety and OCD. About a month ago, I was put onto clompramine, titrating up to 100mg a day over the past 2 weeks, and with the possibility of going up to 125mg. The negative effects on...
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