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Twiggy2
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   Posted 5/8/2006 7:12 AM (GMT -7)   
I have a question about the difference between effexor and celexa. I have read that one is a selective reuptake inhibitor celexa and the other is selective non reuptake inhibitor so wouln't that mean that one whould releive depression and the other effexor keep you down. Although they are both prescribed to releive the symptoms of depression how does that work can someone better explain, thanks Twiggy2.

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   Posted 5/8/2006 7:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Selective Serotonin Reuptake inhibitors such as Celexa and Prozac are a class of drugs that inhibit the uptake of serotonin by the central nervous system or (CNS).  These type of antidepressant that acts by blocking the reuptake of serotonin so that more serotonin is available to act on receptors in the brain.
With Effexor, which is a MAOI Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors.  MAOIs work by inhibiting the activity of monoamine oxidase, preventing the breakdown of the brain’s monoamine neurotransmitters. This effect is thought to increase the available stores of serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine. When these excess neurotransmitters are not broken down and absorbed, they begin to build up in the brain.  Since depression may be associated with low stores of monoamine neurotransmitters, increasing them may help to alleviate depression disorders.
Here is some links so you can read up on them.
 

 
 
 


 


Twiggy2
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   Posted 5/8/2006 11:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks els for clearing that up i think i have a better understanding between them. Take care Twiggy2.

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   Posted 5/9/2006 5:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Yeah, telling the difference between all of them can be confusing.  I assume this is why physicians spend so much time in school and are very knowledgeable on these medications.  I personally dont second guess my doctors on my meds even though I do have knowledge of medications especially psychiatric meds.  I figure if I take it and it makes me feel better then I am happy...I dont waste too much time worrying about it.  It is always a good to be informed though....


 


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   Posted 5/9/2006 7:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Morning, i think that i might have some bipolar symtoms, i looked up cipralex on the net and one of the side effects could be hypomania, what ever that means i am going to read up on that one, anyway i have racing thoughts usually start first thing in the morning as a awake until i get out of bed and start doing things and then usually it gets better, i have to wait until the 23rd to see my pysch and i want to be of this med if it causing problems i am going to rewuest that he try putting me in Zoloft or Wellbutrin, I currently received drug coverage through social assistance but they do no cover Cipralex which is good in a way because i want to stop taking it anyway, Zoloft however is covered so keeping that in mind it mind be a better change. Take care Twiggy2 I don't want to be hospitalised again but i have a feeling it coming. I am not depressed my thoughts tend to run faster than i can keep up with, i take ativan in the morning to slow thing down a bit will it help somewhat when i wears off its back to the races. Im sure this sounds silly. I don't understand a little frightened to i guess. I have quite a few things that have to get done this week, Sat is a big lawn sale i would like to at least get through the next week or so then i can decide if i want to in the hospital. Anyway thanks for listening if anyone has some helpful tips i'd would appriectiate it so much.

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   Posted 5/9/2006 7:41 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Twiggy,  You know we are always here for you to listen or whatever you need.  I have this really website, you can look up any and everything you ever want to know about anything.. :-) .  Here is the definition for hypomania for you http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=30745  You can go to the home tab and save it to your computer and use it for medication look up or whatever if you want.  I use it quite a bit, they will even give you a link for a bipolar survey if your interested in that.  I can tell your thoughts are racing a little by the way your typing...I hope your able to relax some and get your med situation straight.  Take care

Elisha



 


Twiggy2
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   Posted 5/9/2006 11:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Me to. Thanks for your input i will check out the web site. Take care Twiggy2

Twiggy2
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   Posted 5/10/2006 6:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello it Twiggy i have a question i only have 3 ativan left and my pysch isn;t back from holidays until the 23rd which is also my next appointment with him, if i have some serve anxiety should i go to the ER will they help me there? thanks Twiggy2

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   Posted 5/10/2006 8:32 AM (GMT -7)   
They can but I wonder if your doctor has any other psychiatrists in the office that practice with him?  If so you can call and as if they would refill you script until your doctor appointment....or you can try your Primary Care Physician if he /she knows that your taking it already they usually wont have a problem with approving a refill.  If it avoids you having to go to the ER.


 


Twiggy2
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   Posted 5/11/2006 11:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello it's twiggy, i have found out that i have reffered to a pyschotheropist i have an appointment on may 29th has anyone been to one of these people and did u find it helped anyway talk to ya later Twiggy. SO also by the 23d i should be on new meds maybe and then i start to see this theropist thanks for your reply i will keep that in mind.

Twiggy2
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   Posted 5/11/2006 6:58 PM (GMT -7)   
True enough i thought the same thing. Tomorrow i will call his office and find out. I.m sure that he must have someone to fill his place while he is away, the secratary at his office however did not mention that when i was there a couple of days ago then again i wasn;t in a emergency situation or anything to see someone so that is probably why anyway take care Twiggy2
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