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Meds... - January 10th 2010, 12:25 AM

How is it possible that I am on anti-depressants (for my chronic migraines) and yet I still have my depression? It doesn't suppress that, even though it's an anti-depressant.



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Re: Meds... - January 10th 2010, 12:31 AM

Hey--

It could be a few things. One is that it might not be the right antidepressant to treat your depression--there's a whole list of them out there and many people try several before finding the one that fits right. It could also be that the dosage isn't high enough to treat your depression. It could also be the fact that meds alone aren't usually enough to "cure" depression--therapy needs to be involved, too. It's important to get the chemical and neurotransmitter levels back up to where they need to be, but in addition to that, it's also important to learn how to be happy again, how to act and what to do and lifestyle changes and thought patterns you might need to make. Do you think you could give your doc a call and ask about seeing a therapist or counselor? It can make a world of difference.

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Re: Meds... - January 10th 2010, 02:26 AM

I am actually in therapy and have been since long before I was put on the meds. You're probably right about it being the wrong meds, because I am already taking the max that's safe, so it's probably not dosage. Thanks.



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Re: Meds... - January 10th 2010, 04:22 AM

Grasshopper, my friend with depression had to go through a couple different anti-depressants before he found one that worked, so I mean, it may just be trial and error. Although, keep a close eye on your behaviour, or get someone you trust to.
   
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Re: Meds... - January 10th 2010, 03:37 PM

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I was actually wondering about that. If I'm on the wrong one for the depression (but the right one for the migraines) can it have negative side affects for the depression, even if it helps the migraines?



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Re: Meds... - January 10th 2010, 09:16 PM

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I was actually wondering about that. If I'm on the wrong one for the depression (but the right one for the migraines) can it have negative side affects for the depression, even if it helps the migraines?
Well usually, I don't think it'd change the depression too much. It either will or won't work. I think the only case I know of where an anti-depressant made things worse was when given to someone who turned out, didn't have depression. It made it much worse. But if you do, in fact, have depression, I'm sure something will help.
   
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