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honeyquince

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Hi there,

I really trust my doc when it comes to drugs - he seems to really know his stuff. Whenever I've been prescribed anything new, as said before, I've been at crisis point and so haven't given a monkeys what they give me. I always check the little leaflets but only to see what harm the drug can to do me as part of my SH and to see what potential there is for OD. A bit sad really.
 
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like wise honey

that was my game 4 many years i used 2 calculate how many less tablets i would need if i could get the dose increased, u know i should say this in private really but whot about the prospect of insulin i thought 2 myself i dont need tablets no more just make sure i use enough n i did c on doctors bbc1 some 1 :hug:use insulin 2 od/COLOR]
 
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... this is why I'm only allowed 14 days worth of tablets (but they miscalculated on the venlafaxine and give me too much each time so I'm building a little stockpile).

Thanks for sharing James - yet again I feel a bit more 'normal' if you know what I mean. Great to know that there's someone else out there who has the same experience! (y)
 
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Doses of tablets

I have been prescribed what I percieve is a light dose but I bet this is the way medication starts for all?
 
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I don't know whether it's because I'm the sort of person I am or that I've always had some good doctors & consultants but I've always been able to negotiate over what type of medication and the dosage. The medication and the back ups I have now we have discussed between us and agreed upon them. A few years ago I took a medication break which was planned and agreed upon by my whole team. I've been seriously ill (about 20% on the GAF scale at one point) but I've always been given input into what I've been prescribed.
 
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Hi Kp, I'm on Fluoxetine tabs for my depression and they have helped me.:)

Initially I was very reluctant to take any more meds as I am also on an awful lot for other chronic medical conditions:(

My Gp is very supportive, I am reviewed regulary, and like others have mentioned I am able to question and or suggest alternative meds and frequently offer to give up Fluoxtine permanently - to which the answer is always NO.

I was first encouraged to take the tabs for 3 months to which I agreed, that was just 2 years ago! When I was really poorly and in crisis, altho' I had loads of meds at home, I never ever thought of taking the whole lot. I told my physio unless someone helped me I was going to jump under a bus:mad: At the time I thought that was quite rational, and couldn't understand why she was upset with me :confused:
 
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it seems that the relationship with the GP is important and that there has to be trust.
 
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I've tried almost all of the SSRI's. Paxil was the first one I took and even though it helped my depression after I took it for around 6 months I started gaining weight which I had never had before. I had my doctor to switch me straight over to Prozac but didn't like the way it made me feel so he switched me to something else. The one I liked the best was Lexapro. Took it for a couple months then decided I didn't want to be on any SSRI any longer so I stopped taking it.

I've tried Serzone, Celexa, Zoloft, Effexor, and several others of which I can't bring the name to my mind at the moment.

Right now I take 100 mil of Elavil at bedtime which is an older anti-depressant. It doesn't really help my depression but it does help me sleep better.:sleep:
 
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If I felt it worked I would put up with the weight gain to feel happy. I wonder if to feel hspellingappy is too much to ask or expect. Oh well,tomorrow is another day.
This has been an interesting thread, all these different anti depressants but still no real solutions.
 
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I think I'll give up on the spelling for tonight. They ought to list crap spelling as a side effect of anti depressants!!!!
 
Colin76

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I am on an antidepressant called citalopram, currently taking 20mg per day. Over the past few days i have started to have aggressive thoughts and feelings along with abnormal dreams/nightmares. I'm hoping these will eventualy wear off.
 
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I was on Ecitalopram for about 2 years, after the first month I saw another GP at the same surgery and he gave me the generic version which Had a really bad effect on me, so went back on the old one which really helped me nearly from day one in the US I think it's called Lexapro. No side effects when I went on them or when I was weaned of them which was great. On the generic one I had very bad anxiety and my first and only panic attack. So came off them asap.

Take care
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Lozzi_1004

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I am on an antidepressant called citalopram, currently taking 20mg per day. Over the past few days i have started to have aggressive thoughts and feelings along with abnormal dreams/nightmares. I'm hoping these will eventualy wear off.
I'm on citalopram until they sort my bipolar meds out and ive been having nightmare and hallucinations at night time. They're horrible :( I'm off to tell my gp and psych about them... maybe you should do the same colin??

Lozzi :flowers:
 
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side affects

yes I remember now the shaky hands with prozac (fluexotine and the other one i was on that was on the news about increased suicide in folk who took it..what was it called... probably not on the market now..seroxat? ) and another that made the pictures on the walls move. I think the biggest side affects are generally in the first two weeks aren't they and often a feeling of mild sickness but then they should ease off. Someone mentioned oral steroids and I have been on these for years and the side affects are minimal but as someone else said...each person reacts differently to each drug.:unsure:
 
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Citalopram seems to make me cough i am not sure if this is in my head but the cough started just as I started taking them.
 
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