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Anti depressants

Posted by @mariemarie, Mar 4, 2017

I was taking 10 mg Citalopram for 8 weeks. Past week i was more depressed. Doc upped dose to 20 mg.on March 1. I have dry heaves in morning. My stomach is upset most of the day. I took Zantec just now. Maybe that will help. Anyone on antidepressants? If so, do they help?

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Hello @mariemarie. Here is a helpful link to tips and tricks when taking your antidepressants. http://mayocl.in/1JaQ0KG

Jamie

Jamie, i was unable to access link. I repeated link on web and received a note saying could not connected.

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Marie

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Hello @mariemarie. Here is a helpful link to tips and tricks when taking your antidepressants. http://mayocl.in/1JaQ0KG

Jamie

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Jamie, I was now able to access. Good article, thanks

@mariemarie, antidepressants do work. But they are not immediate (usually take them 2-3 weeks to see how they work) and your doctor may have to experiment with different antidepressants that work best for you. This is from my personal experience. Hang in there. Rick

@osteorick

@mariemarie, antidepressants do work. But they are not immediate (usually take them 2-3 weeks to see how they work) and your doctor may have to experiment with different antidepressants that work best for you. This is from my personal experience. Hang in there. Rick

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Thanks, Rick. Wish dry heaves in morning when first wakeup would stop.

@osteorick

@mariemarie, antidepressants do work. But they are not immediate (usually take them 2-3 weeks to see how they work) and your doctor may have to experiment with different antidepressants that work best for you. This is from my personal experience. Hang in there. Rick

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My neurologist said today to go back to 10 mg until Monday. Stop on monday . Start taking Depakote on Tuesday.

Anybody taking Depakote?

@osteorick

@mariemarie, antidepressants do work. But they are not immediate (usually take them 2-3 weeks to see how they work) and your doctor may have to experiment with different antidepressants that work best for you. This is from my personal experience. Hang in there. Rick

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@mariemarie I’m not familiar with that med at all. You might try posting this question in the Mental Health group. Just go to the Mental Health Home page and post the question as you did here. Lots of folks there are taking meds and will share with you. By the way, how are you doing with the exercise program? Looking forward to hearing from you. Teresa

Decided to take escitalopram 10 mg instead. Only been on it few days. Guess it will kick in in a few weeks. The BIG program involves stretching…simalar to yoga. Four days /week for 4 weeks. Have a good day.

@osteorick

@mariemarie, antidepressants do work. But they are not immediate (usually take them 2-3 weeks to see how they work) and your doctor may have to experiment with different antidepressants that work best for you. This is from my personal experience. Hang in there. Rick

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Teresa, escitalopram is generic for lexapro.

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