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Risperdal

Risperdal

I know of preschool aged children being prescribed risperdal, is this ever okay?

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

also, I believe a lot of kids are sleep deprived...

posted over 3 years ago

Risperdal

Risperdal

I have been taking Risperdal for about 5 months now and I have been gaining weight even though I eat healthy. It is getting out of hand. How can I combat the weight gain? I don't want to gain more weight and end up having another problem in my life, which could potentially make me even more depressed.
Please help.

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Risperdal is so knowned for weight gain I was on it for 2 months and gained 14lbs totally went off of it.

posted almost 3 years ago

What Do You Take For Schizophrenia? My Nephew Has It.

What Do You Take For Schizophrenia? My Nephew Has It.

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Here's a list on some meds for schizophrenia:
Chlorpromazine (Thorazine)
Fluphenazine (Prolixin)
Haloperidol (Haldol)
Perphenazine (Trilafon)
read more

posted over 3 years ago

Cymbalta

Cymbalta

I have been on Cymbalta for over 10 years; I have recently increased my dose to 120 mg a day, but I still experience depression, anxiety, and a lack of interest in things that were of interest to me. I sleep alot and on days off will sleep very late; I have trouble getting out of bed im the morning, at the same time, I have difficulty staying asleep at night. I have tried to wean myself off this drug under a doctor's supervision, but hit a major wall at 20 mg; which led to panic attacks. What other… read more

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Just wanted to say I understand what yo’re talking about when saying you hit a wall trying to get off Cymbalta. I was slow tapering after a previous… read more

posted about 2 years ago

Clozaril

Clozaril

Is Clozaril better for depression than Effexar

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I am on Effexor for several years. I have my highs and lows but overall it is managing my depression very well.

posted almost 2 years ago

Has Anyone Had Any Luck With Medication That Addresses Hypomania?

Has Anyone Had Any Luck With Medication That Addresses Hypomania?

I currently take zoloft, lamictal, klonopin, and buspar. They have significantly improved my anxiety and depression, but nothing thus far has touched my hypomania. Any suggestions?

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Potent SSRI antidepressants, like Zoloft, can cause hypomanic/manic symptoms. I used to take Zoloft, and I found the less potent SNRI to be a little… read more

posted about 3 years ago

Ok To All Those Out Their Can I Get Some Info Please? I Have Sever Anxiety And I Have Been Threw 2 Different Meds Hydroxyzine And Busprione

Ok To All Those Out Their Can I Get Some Info Please? I Have Sever Anxiety And I Have Been Threw 2 Different Meds Hydroxyzine And Busprione

What is a good medication for sever anxiety and that will work with bipolar? Next question im in serch for a depression ? Like mentioned i am. Manic bipolar please and thank u your feedback if you have any

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I use klonopin for anxiety too. I take it as needed. There are several medications for the treatment of bi polar. My son has found help w Latuda, but… read more

posted over 1 year ago

What Sorts Of Things Would You Like/dislike To Hear People Say When Supporting You?

What Sorts Of Things Would You Like/dislike To Hear People Say When Supporting You?

If you guys don't mind, I'm preparing an informational speech for one of my classes. The topic I chose is "How to help someone with depression" and I'd like to get some input from y'all. The part of the speech I'm working on now (part of my slideshow presentation) is the "Do's and Do Not's" when speaking to someone with depression. I really want an accurate depiction of the things others say that help people when they're… read more

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

hope the speech went well. to answer you there is no right or wrong as everyone is different
way of dealing with other peoples comments

posted over 1 year ago

Does Anyone Have Sleeping Disorder?

Does Anyone Have Sleeping Disorder?

There's so many out there, and i have a few.

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

What meds do you take? I'm on Klonopin 1mg and .5mg Xanax. They only help me sleep 4-5 hrs most times. Only to wakeup to use the restroom or loud… read more

posted about 2 years ago

Weight Gain On Antidepressants

Weight Gain On Antidepressants

Hi I've been on different antidepressants for years and am currently on cymbalta/duloxetine. All of them have caused me to put on weight, which causes more depression and not liking myself. I was slim and active before I started these medications. Now I feel too tired to exercise, whereas I used to be active. I've just started a new diet but find the drugs cause carb cravings and increased appetite. How do people deal with this problem? I feel in despair about it as when I come off… read more

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Oh I understand that I’m having that issues to much weight around my stomach I watch what I eat too .

posted 6 months ago