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Tegretol Experiences?

Tegretol Experiences?

Has anyone used Tegretol and how did you find this.

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I took Tegretol years ago for major depression because other drugs did not help... It is true that this drug is "off record" for depression, it is usually used to treat temporal lobe epilepsy. In my… read more

posted over 4 years ago

Does Anyone Else Here Get Side Effects With Their Meds?

Does Anyone Else Here Get Side Effects With Their Meds?

Thinking bout stopping them! X
SHOULD I JUST BIN THEM, been put on pregabalin, they are in place of gabapentin. Mx QUESTION IS ABOUT PREGABALIN.
If ye havnt been on it don't comment, coz it wont help me atall. Thanx. Emma x

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Why are people leaving comments in the wrong bit. Drives me nuts ūüĒ©
Hey @A MyDepressionTeam Member I disagree, you should allways be able to confide in someone, or it will eat you from inside. X
@A… read more

edited, originally posted over 4 years ago

Ups And Downs

Ups And Downs

Hi All
Well today I went to see my Pdoc again and reported as usual that I have massive ups and downs. I can have 1,2 or 3 weeks of feeling back to my old self but then all of a sudden I dive into the depths of despair and often think about ending it. I cannot find any triggers at all. Other times I can go just a few days feeling good and then again drop like a stone. It's so frustrating as you think you've kicked it, you start thinking positively, planning for the future, feeling generally… read more

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I had similar symptoms. I went on Lithium and am in not too bad shape. A lot of side effects but no more huge mood swings. Everyone is different but I have a constant moderate to mild depressive… read more

posted over 5 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 the… read more

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I think its a symptom, that your meds are not high enough, especially if your not feeling motivated, and no longer have any energy. Don't forget its the SAD season, so also try a sad box, I have put… read more

posted 7 months ago

Has Anyone Tried Low-dose Aripiprazole (ABILIFY) For Depression?

Has Anyone Tried Low-dose Aripiprazole (ABILIFY) For Depression?

Aripiprazole, an atypical antipsychotic, has shown to improve treatment-resistant depression, when used in low doses (1)(2)(3). Has anyone had any experiences with it? Did it improve your motivation, libido, enjoyment of activities? Please state your dose.

(1) https://psychopharmacologyinstitute.com/antipsy...
(2) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18399707
(3) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC45...

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Thanks @A MyDepressionTeam Member, it is a risk with many pro-dopaminergic agents.

posted over 3 years ago