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Anyone experiencing side effects of long term use of psych medication, such as confusion, forgetfulness, etc.

Anyone experiencing side effects of long term use of psych medication, such as confusion, forgetfulness, etc.

Just wondering if that's the cause...psych meds. I've been on them (many different ones) for nearly 20 years for major depressive disorder and anxiety. I am 40 years old and the last couple years have seemed cloudy for me. I am definitely not as sharp as I used to be! Currently on Viibryd, Abilify and Provigil. Thank you in advance!

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A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Wow @A MyDepressionTeam Member
I've a lway s blamed the chemo becaause its known to cause memory loss. Never considered it could be the Effexor or that… read more

posted 6 months ago
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What are some activities/hobbies you indulge in that help you with boredom?

What are some activities/hobbies you indulge in that help you with boredom?

I have noticed that I have been taking multiple naps throughout the day, just to get through it. When I wake up in the morning all I think about is sleeping. I'm looking for some inspiration of what I could do to help with my boredom. My boredom makes me feel even more depressed which is why I think I have been sleeping so much.
Thank you in advance

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A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I love how I feel after walking my dog, but it’s so difficult to get out the door. Are you able to exercise?
I’ve had health problems recently so I can’… read more

posted 14 days ago
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Giving up Alcohol

Giving up Alcohol

I realise sadly that I've come to depend on alcohol nightly to help me relax and lift my mood a little which it surprisingly does and help me sleep.
But I really don't want to continue like this as when I do have a break I feel much more clear and stable.
My question is as my willpower isn't the strongest would anyone be prepared to be my buddy to help me give up?
Many thanks in advance

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A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I used to drink a lot... I used to make my own beer and wine... I got support then from friends and I am telling you we will help you to get through… read more

posted 21 days ago
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Does anyone take anxiety medication that doesn’t make them tired?

Does anyone take anxiety medication that doesn’t make them tired?

I am currently on Ativan on an as needed basis but I can’t function at work on it- it makes me too drowsy. Does anyone have any suggestions I can bring to my doctor when I see him in two weeks? Thanks!

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A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

hydroxyzine has made me sick I have PTSD and clinical depression I am on 20 pills a day for my many health issues. Good luck God bless.

posted 7 months ago
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How to not feel badly or guilty when I have spoken my mind about things

How to not feel badly or guilty when I have spoken my mind about things

A year ago I sent a text to my cousin railing on her for not attending my son's high school graduation party. I have three cousins and two of them have 3 adult children each. I have attended many if not most of their functions including: high school graduations, college graduations, assisted with wedding and baby showers, funerals, and attended weddings. Only 2 family members came to my son's graduation.
Obviously, it bothered me.
So I… read more

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A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I hate when I get angry and speak my mind. I waited and let everything build than I bawl . I look weak and it makes me angry at myself.

posted 2 months ago
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Medication increased dose making me sleep all day

Medication increased dose making me sleep all day

Hi I just wanted some input on what happened with my old psychiatrist as it's really bothering me. Four weeks after my dose was increased I started to get more and more sleepy and tired to the point that I was bedridden most of the day. I also felt weak and dizzy like you do when you have a flu, but I'm certain I didn't have a virus or anything like that as this has happened to me before when I've been on too high a dose. I was like this for a week and basically… read more

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A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I have had to give meds 2 to 4 weeks to work effectivly or find out they weren’t the right meds for me. It’s no fun becuz I would go to my Dr each time… read more

posted 4 months ago
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tele psychiatry

tele psychiatry

Because we live in a very remote area and because of health reasons, I don't drive much, I am scheduled to see a tele psychiatrist tomorrow. I saw one a couple of times in person, but he didn't say it, but he didn't know how to help me. My anxiety is horrible, but they didn't do controlled substances. Then, I drove about 40 miles to see a psychiatrist on the screen and she said, I will see you in a month and didn't do anything at all. What's with people that everybody wants to wait? I'm loosing… read more

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A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

what is traumatic incident reduction?

posted 4 months ago
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Abuse - especially in the workplace

Abuse - especially in the workplace

Do you think there is a correlation between having depression or bipolar disorder and being abused? Has anyone felt like they areistreated, looked down on, even harassed in their places of work? Is this normal? Do we open ourselves up to it or do people take advantage of our disorders?

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A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I just found these postings now.... this is one of my main problems... I have an Extreme Work Ethic, an Amazing Attention to Detail, and I'm… read more

posted over 2 years ago
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how can I overcome food comfort

how can I overcome food comfort

Hi there, i hoping i will get some help here. I am an emotional eater. Whenever i am angry or in a very deep depression, i turn to food. I would really like to stop it. i really do not want go to food for comfort. Do you have any advice for me. i get really upset with myself after i ate like there is no tomorrow just because i was not feeling okay.
Thank you in advance.

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A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I have no interest in food at all I can go days without eating I feel so poorly and weak and light headed all the time its like a catch 22 I dont eat… read more

posted over 2 years ago
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Ativan How many Ativan can you take per day without it becoming addictive?

Ativan How many Ativan can you take per day without it becoming addictive?

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A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I take Gabapentin for the peripheral neuropathy (includes pins and needles feeling in both feet and toes). I have extensive chronic pain as well as… read more

posted over 2 years ago
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