does all anti-depressants give side affects? do they help?

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muchafraid
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   Posted 11/16/2006 9:20 AM (GMT -7)   
does all anti-depressants give side affects? how long do they take
before you start to feel better? there is things you can do to help when
your having a panick/anxiety attack like breathing, muscle relaxation
and diazipam, but when your feeling really depressed what can you do
to make the pain lessen. does anti-depressants work? why do they help
some and not others? i have also heard some people claim they have
made them feel much much worse. now i am feeling afraid to take them
because i don't want to feel any worse than i already do but at the same
time i am feeling so bad i feel i need some kind os help. please any help
and advise would be really appreiciated.
what helps depression?  confused

bluemeanies
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   Posted 11/16/2006 11:00 AM (GMT -7)   
I have been taking anti-depressants for about 20 years. I have not had problems taking them. They usually take about a month to help. You should talk to your doctor about using them.

Brenda M
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   Posted 11/16/2006 7:27 PM (GMT -7)   
im on cymbalta... it has very few side effects and i felt better in 3 days instead of 3 weeks... which is good cause id probably would have killed myself had it taken any longer
                                            brenda

Deesse
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   Posted 11/17/2006 6:49 AM (GMT -7)   
I was on prozak and it took 3 weeks before I felt an improvement.  It helped me tremendously but I noticed after a while that it started affecting my short term memory so I got off it.  Everyone is different so what may work for one may not work for another.
Inside of me is a happy person struggling to get out!


muchafraid
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   Posted 11/17/2006 9:38 AM (GMT -7)   
can you get cymbalta in the uk?
 
 
 
 
Brenda M said...
im on cymbalta... it has very few side effects and i felt better in 3 days instead of 3 weeks... which is good cause id probably would have killed myself had it taken any longer
                                            brenda

Brenda M
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   Posted 11/20/2006 8:28 PM (GMT -7)   
i dont see why not. ask your dr... if you cant get it there maybe you can get it online. get him to give you info on it. i love it       good luck to you sweetie and i hope you find something that works for you
                                       brenda
 

Nicky (coquitlam55)
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   Posted 11/20/2006 8:42 PM (GMT -7)   

Hello,

I take Celexa and don't experience any side effects. It took between 3 and 4 weeks to start working when I started.

I have found my anti-depressant works. I have heard some people have experienced side effects, but there are many out different types out there and usually you can find one that works by talking to your doctor or psychiatrist. They are the experts and know what is the best to be prescribed.

Good luck, I hope you find something that helps your pain.  


Nicky
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I'm working everyday to overcome the pain and depression that comes from my chronic resistant migraines.
 
 


LondonGirl22
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   Posted 11/25/2006 5:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello, yes you can get cymbalta in the UK. Cymbalta is the trade name so it is also referred to as another name but your doctor will be able to tell you. Anti depressants do have side effects in some people but these side effects usually go away within a few weeks, Some people experience none - everyones different.
I have tried a few antidepressants before I found the right one. I now take venlafaxine (effexor) and this has helped with my anxiety as well as my depression.
Diazepam should only be used in the short term.

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TallulahJean
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   Posted 11/29/2006 1:21 PM (GMT -7)   
I have a question:

Is Cymbalta ever associated with causing GERD? I switched over to it from Effexor sometime earlier this year, and just about the time I started it, I started having the WORST (and first) acid reflux I've ever experienced in my life. I've always had heartburn, but this is nothing like anything I've ever gone through -- waking up at night with bile in the back of my throat thinking I'm about to vomit, waking up with HICCUPS, for crying out loud, constant burning pain no matter what I eat. The timing might be coincidental, but I would like to change medicines if the Cymbalta is responsible. Of course changing medicines is its own pain in the neck, so I'd like to know if there's any evidence to support my theory before I try!

Anyone have any info? Thanks!
TJ

Post Edited (TallulahJean) : 11/29/2006 1:54:03 PM (GMT-7)


Shello
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   Posted 11/29/2006 5:05 PM (GMT -7)   
I am on Cymbalta right now (have been taking it for 4 weeks now) I was previoulsy on Wellbutrin but it wasn't helping so they switched me to Cymbalta. However now I find myself sooooo extremely sleepy ALL the time! I could sleep my regular 8 hours, wake up tired, take a nap later and STILL be dragging all night. Has anyone else ever experienced that?

Also, TJ--I have always had acid reflux but have not noticed any problems at all with it since being switched to this medication.
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