So I have major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder and am looking for a new antidepressant or anti-anxiety meds. I’ve been on zoloft and dropped off immediately due to nightmares, and celexia, but I dropped 20 lbs in 3-4 weeks. I’m overweight and need to also lose weight. Why not kill 2 birds with one stone? any advise?
- Concerta. (mild central nervous system stimulant)
prescribed for ADHD, psychological, educational, or social disorders, narcolepsy, and mild depression in the elderly. also used in cancer treatment and stroke recovery.
MOST COMMON: nervousness and inability to sleep (doctors can reduce or eliminate the afternoon or evening dose).
RARE: itching, fever, symptoms resembling those of arthritis, APPETITE LOSS, SHORT-TERM WEIGHT LOSS, nausea, dizziness, abnormal heart rhythm, headache, drowsiness, changes in blood pressure or pulse, chest pain, stomach pain, psychotic reactions, changes in blood components, and loss of some scalp hair.
its prescribed for depression, seasonal affective disorder, and nicotine addiction. one-quarter of those who take bupropion lose their appetite and 5 or more lbs of body weight. people who have lost weight due to their depression should be cautious about taking bupropion.
MOST COMMON: (about 10% of people stop taking bupropion due to side effects)
dry mouth, dizziness, rapid heartbeat, headache, including migraine, excessive sweating, nausea,k vomiting, constipation, APPETITE LOSS, WEIGHT CHANGES, sedation, agitation, sleeplessness, and tremors.
upset stomach, diarrhea, increased appetite, menstrual complaints, impotence, urinary difficulties, slowness of movement, salivation, muscle spasmsm warmth, uncontrolled muscloe movement, compulsion to move around or change positions, abnormal heart rhythms, blood-pressure changes, heart palpitations, fainting, itching, redness and rash, confusion, hositility, loss of concentration, reduced sex drive, anxiety, delusions, euphoria, fatigue, joint pain, fever or chills, respiration infection, and visual, taste, and hearing disturbances.
its known as an antidepressant, and treats G.A.D. (Generalized Anxiety Disorder), major depressive disorder, and social anxiety disorder. venlafaxine may make you tired, so be careful when driving or performing any task that requires concentration.
blurred vision, tiredness, dry mouth, headache, sweating, dizziness, sleeplessness, nervousness, tremors, weakness, nausea, constipation, diarrhea, APPETITE LOSS, vomiting, impotence and abnormal ejaculation.
LESS COMMON: changes in sense of taste, ringing in the ears, cough, sore throat, dilated pupils, excessive sweating, high blood pressure, raping heart beat, anxiety, reduced sex drive, agitation, chills, yawning, and inability to experience orgasm.
RARE: (‘Rare’ adverse effects occur in fewer than 1 in 1000 patients.)
Cardiac arrhythmia, Increased serum cholesterol, Gas or stomach pain, Abnormal vision, Nervousness, agitation or increased anxiety, Panic attacks, Hives, Depressed feelings, Suicidal thoughts, Confusion, Neuroleptic malignant syndrome, Tremor, Drowsiness, Allergic skin reactions, External bleeding, erious bone marrow damage (thrombocytopenia, agranulocytosis), Hepatitis, Pancreatitis, Seizure, Tardive dyskinesia, Dysphagia (difficulty swallowing), Psychosis, Hair loss, Hostility, Activation of mania/hypomania, Weight loss (of concern when treating patients suffering from anorexia nervosa), Weight gain (effect not clear, but of concern when treating people who may have body dysmorphic disorder), Homicidal thoughts, Aggression, Depersonalization,Visual hallucinations, Swollen and/or bleeding gums, Frequent Urination.
i’m sorry this is a LOT but as always, you need to know what you are getting yourself into.
on: 20th February 11