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Question So Anti - depressants - February 16th 2013, 01:01 AM

I did make a similar thread but it didnít make much sense so I did this one.
Basically I have gone to the doctor for and she said that I have been getting headaches due to sever depression. She gave me a few websites to go on and to make an appointment with the IAPT she also gave me to weeks too look up somethingís about anti - depressants to be able to decide if I want to go on them or not. My mum thinks I should and Iím not to sure just because of the side effects, though I feel as if I should at least try it and if I donít like taken them then I can always stop.

I know there not a quick fix. I just want to know of taking them has helped you?

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Re: So Anti - depressants - February 16th 2013, 01:46 AM

They've helped me not feel so hopeless and down. Just be careful, because I was on Welbutrin and it made me worse; so if they put you on something, and it makes you worse (it led to me attempting suicide again), then tell your doctor IMMEDIATELY. I'm on Zoloft now. Some (like Zoloft) can make you REALLY nauseous if you don't eat something before taking them. I don't know your situation, but if your doctor thinks you should, then you probably should.
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Re: So Anti - depressants - February 16th 2013, 04:15 PM

Can't imagine antidepressants would help with headaches...

I've taken most of them at one point or another. Currently on Effexor, which is really the first one that's helped. If you ever need to come off of it, though, withdrawal is awful.

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Re: So Anti - depressants - February 19th 2013, 04:04 PM

I think that it not only varies from person to person, but also on the situation.
I was first put on fluoxetine, which didn't help at all. They then put me on Sertraline which seemed to help. I came off them, but about 5 months ago I went back onto Sertraline. However, this time, they don't seem to be doing anything. The Doctor wants me to keep going with them for longer to see if they work again "when i'm less stressed", yeah, thanks Doc.
So, i think that going on them may be a good step in the right direction to feeling better, maybe give them about 2 months to start working. But as a previous person said, tell your Doctor if you think the side affects are too bad!
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Re: So Anti - depressants - February 19th 2013, 07:11 PM

It is better to supplement your treatment with yoga. Depression is a psychological disorder in which people feel distressed or sad for a prolonged period of time. The yoga practices which are effective in managing this condition are Surya Namaskara, Shashank Bhujangasana, Dhanurasana, Bhastrika Pranayama and Abdominal Breathing.

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Re: So Anti - depressants - February 19th 2013, 07:19 PM

Some people find them helpful, others don't. Medication affects every person differently. I've been on about 25 different anti-depresents/anti-psychotics and some have helped, some haven't. Some have made me very ill because I've been allergic and others have given me terrible side affects when I first started them.

I hate being on meds but one thing my team always tells me is what you have already said; If I try them and don't get on well, they can be stopped. Most side affects begin to stop over a few weeks but often begin to die down over a few days so sometimes its about sticking those first few days out even though it can be horrible.

In the long run, you weigh it all. If the side affects stop after the first few weeks then there's nothing to lose. They can take several weeks to work but if they may well help you, then that first few days/weeks of side affects may really be worth it in the long run.

However, for me, some side affects just were not worth it so it's all going to depend. Just make sure that if you feel very ill and have problems breathing, bringing up any blood etc, that you seek medical help. And remember to always talk to the person prescribing you them, before stopping them

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