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1 day ago · Getting off of Seroquel in Depression & Anxiety

Hi, @malloryrene – that is sure a hard place to be to not have insurance to cover an expensive medication for a bit and feel forced to quit. Good to hear you have not had any manic or depressive episodes, but the nausea daily sounds difficult to deal with.

Wanted to suggest you might check out this thread on bipolar https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/bi-polar-issues

I also wanted to invite members in this thread like @lla2019 @jakedduck1 @brucerwilson @cameo009 @sqnomore @kwilder01 to return to this discussion to offer any insights they have on how long the nausea resulting from stopping the quetiapine (Seroquel) may last.

Is your nausea constant, malloryrene, or does it come and go throughout the day?

1 day ago · Restarting Effexor and Struggling in Depression & Anxiety

Hi, @njp1013 – I've also had the experience of going on an antidepressant and just having to wait it out and wade through some not fun side effects as my body got used to an antidepressant. I almost gave up on bupropion (Wellbutrin) while in that process, as I was agitated and didn't like it at all. Thankfully a pharmacist told me it might take multiple months till it all settled down and it would be a good place to analyze if it was working well for me. That was so right. Doesn't make it any more fun to have to go through the process, however.

I think that @grandmar @brightwings @sandij @guener @sundance6 may have some thoughts about going through the sometimes unwelcome ups and downs of getting used to an antidepressant.

Is there anything that seems to calm the agitation down so far for you, njp1013?

1 day ago · Extreme Fatigue and Lack of Motivation in Depression & Anxiety

How are you doing, @enska? Do you have a friend or family member who could help clear out some clutter with you? I at one time had our upper story of our previous home (it was small – hall, closet, one bedroom) filled with stuff I'd stashed on one side of the hallway (various decorative objects, storage bins, etc.). It got overwhelming to me, and finally my mom offered to help me out. That really helped get it back to not-so-cluttered to have someone's help motivating me and more than just my hands doing the organizing work.

1 day ago · Facial Hair on Women in Women's Health

Hi, @ainsleigh – I actually take Prozac/fluoxetine, and I have not noted anything with my facial hair.

Some Mayo Clinic information on hirsutism (male-type hair growth in women) talks a bit about medications that might lead to this symptom in the "Causes" section https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hirsutism/symptoms-causes/syc-20354935

Here is a list of side effects of clonazepam https://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/clonazepam-oral-route/side-effects/drg-20072102

And here is a list of side effects for fluoxetine https://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/fluoxetine-oral-route/side-effects/drg-20063952

Are you noting some increase in facial hair since you started on one of these medications?

2 days ago · Depression and Anxiety at an older age in Depression & Anxiety

Hi, @iplaybunco1970 – welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. Since you mentioned you take duloxetine (Cymbalta) and clorazepate (Tranxene), you may be interested in:

Mayo Clinic information on clorazepate (Tranxene) https://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/clorazepate-oral-route/description/drg-20072306

Mayo Clinic information on duloxetine (Cymbalta) https://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/duloxetine-oral-route/description/drg-20067247

Connect thread on duloxetine https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/cymbalta-2/

Have you experienced any side effects with these medications?

2 days ago · PMS in Women's Health

Hi, @olivia22819 – I'm very close in age to you, only I don't have PMS anymore cause I had a hysterectomy with prolapse repair. I remember some intense PMS prior to the surgery, however.

This Mayo Clinic information on endometrial ablation may be of interest https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/endometrial-ablation/about/pac-20393932

Does your doctor recommend this procedure for your case, then?

2 days ago · ~ Depressed and scared ~ in Mental Health

How's it going @smilie? Where are you at in your moving process?

2 days ago · Vaginal Tears/Fissures in Women's Health

@christatierney – I wanted to welcome you to Mayo Clinic Connect. Glad you have connected with @olivia22819. I also wanted to introduce you to some other members who may have some thoughts for you – from their own experiences or otherwise – on the type of vaginal tears/fissures you are talking about occurring randomly or after sex. Please meet @baxtersmom @brightwings @lioness @mri8191 @dval @harper2018.

That is really rough that regularly you and your boyfriend have to go 1-3 months without sex while the tears heal. I imagine it must be frustrating that nothing has come up as diagnosable so far.

Curious also about what olivia22819 asked about whether these tears still happen if you use some type of lubricant? Have you considered getting a second opinion from another gyn on your situation?