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Middle aged woman who is bipolar and suffers mostly from depression. Have dealt with chronic pain for years. I have been on many medications for pain, depression, mood swings and anxiety. I use... read more

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Lexapro withdrawal symptoms?

Question asked 3 days ago 1 answer

Support groups: lexapro, anxiety, withdrawal, doctor, symptom, depression, generalized anxiety disorder

LaurieShay's response: As long as you wean slowly by not decreasing to quickly you should be fine. You may experience some headache and diarrhea, but should be mild. Your anxiety may get worse though so be prepared.

Hello my family at dc... This is not a?

Question asked 4 days ago 5 answers

Support groups: family

LaurieShay's response: Happy Easter angel and God bless.

Hi my wife started taking effexor about 7 years ago and it changed her life, but also mine?

Question asked 3 days ago 2 answers

Support groups: effexor, infectious mononucleosis, libido

LaurieShay's response: The decreased libido is a side effect of Effexor and many other antidepressants. The lack of affection however is not really from the Effexor, but maybe a result of the depression. A marriage counselor might be able to help you reignite the spark.

I'm so scared to start abilify... please read and help?

Question asked 6 Dec 2013 3 answers

Support groups: abilify, depression, nervous, agitated state

LaurieShay's comment: Abilify can be taken up to as high as 30mgs. I have found it very effective against my mood swings and as an adjunct to my antidepressants. I am now able to be productive all day and sleep well at night.

I was switched antidepressants and I am having a lot of side effects. Is it normal? & for how long?

Question asked 5 days ago 3 answers

Support groups: luvox, antidepressant, cipralex, depression

LaurieShay's comment: Don't hesitate to use the crisis hotline number if you need to. The physical symptoms will gradually get better and the suicidal ideation will go away so remind yourself of this often. Where you are is no fun, but I promise it can and will get ...

Been taking 25 mg of Lamotrigine for 5 days. When will I begin to feel some effects, even if a bit?

Question asked 24 Mar 2014 2 answers

Support groups: zoloft, depression, anxiety, lamotrigine, nortriptyline, dosage, prescription, cyclothymic disorder

LaurieShay's comment: I can't guarantee anything, but I do want to encourage you to stay in there and listen to the psychiatrist. The lamotrigine even at 100mgs is a low dose so hang tough. I know how awful depression can be. The hopeless, helpless feelings are ...

Is there any way to get this patch free for low income patient?

Question asked 4 days ago 2 answers

Support groups: pain, chronic pain, patch, fibromyalgia

LaurieShay's answer: Go to a website called Rxassist.org and follow the prompts. This site will provide you the application for the manufacter which may have programs to help those who can't afford meds.

How long before wellbutrin becomes therapeutic?

Question asked 5 days ago 1 answer

Support groups: therapeutic, wellbutrin, major depressive disorder

LaurieShay's answer: It can take upwards of a month to reach max effectiveness and your daily dosage may have to be increased to reach therapeutic level for your body. With antidepressants, you have to start at lower dose to make sure you tolerate it and work up to ...

I was switched antidepressants and I am having a lot of side effects. Is it normal? & for how long?

Question asked 5 days ago 3 answers

Support groups: luvox, antidepressant, cipralex, depression

LaurieShay's response: You are probably feeling a combination of withdrawal from previous antidepressant and start side effects of the new one. This is going to take several weeks to straighten out. Withdrawal symtpoms can last several weeks while start up side effects ...

Duloxetine - Since using the generic, I have been experiencing more symptoms are others having the?

Question asked 5 days ago 1 answer

Support groups: duloxetine, generic, symptom, depression, generalized anxiety disorder

LaurieShay's answer: Generic must contain the same active ingredient as the brand, but can be 85% to 125% range of strength of the original and still be within acceptable range. You may need an adjustment in your dosage to account for this or ask to be given brand only ...

I have severe arthritis it seems to be in my back and legs?

Question asked 6 days ago 3 answers

Support groups: pain, rheumatoid arthritis

LaurieShay's answer: Don't know your medical history so hard to recommend, but I use Celebrex with good results.

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