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No. 58349

What medicine are you on farmers? Is it for mental health? physical health? How are you dealing with the side effects?

I just got put on bupropion, it's been really helpful for both my depression and body dysmorphia, but I've been getting horrid headaches.

No. 58397

I'm on levothyroxine because I have Hashimoto's and on prozac for depression. Before prozac I was on Celexa at first and then brintellix.
I feel like prozac makes me tired and I don't like being on an antidepressant. Apparently it can also affect bone density and weirdly enough I got a stress fracture in my foot out of nowhere. I'm also unable to orgasm. I will bring up quitting prozac at my next psych appointment for sure.
I majorly struggled with lack of motivation so my psychiatrist recommended wellbutrin, but I'm not allowed to take it due to a history of anorexia and now bulimia.

No. 58411

>>58349

I'm on Quetiapine and Clonazepam.

I have Bipolar 1 so the Quetiapine I use for mood stabilisation/sleep (and don't need bi monthly blood work like you do with lithium and the other thing for my GAD/anxiety issues.

I'm lucky in the sense that I've been on these for quite a long time and haven't had to up my dosage on these drugs. I've never abused my Clonazepam recreationally which I think maybe helps with that.

I still struggle with depression but being on anti depressants makes me either super jumpy or go full blown crazy manic..

I really don't like the Quetiapine as it makes me really sluggish in the mornings and makes me sleep super early (so I'm essentially a grandma) but it knocks me out and at least lets me get actual rest.

No. 58412

>>58411
I also take quentiapine and clonazepam! I take lexapro too.
mine are for BPD/PTSD/MDD . I want to switch to a different antidepressant because I keep getting really hungry on lexapro. I recently tried to cut back on my meds but it didn't work at all and I kept having episodes constantly so I had to increase. I've gained so much weight from my meds this past year its really. It's just ironic because becoming obese has made me more depressed.

No. 58424

>>58397
I have a history of bulimia and ednos, and I got it just fine? My doctor prescribed it to me as an alternative to vyvanse. Prozac and zoloft made me feel really sick and sluggish too anon, so I can sympathize. I hope you get your medication sorted out soon.

No. 58427

i'm on sertraline and risperidone. risperidone makes me gain so much weight but when i drop it i go back to being a depressed blob who can't achieve shit.

No. 58429

>>58397

samefagging, but my psychiatrist outright told me i was "just lazy" for saying i lack motivation. should i attempt having wellbutrin prescribed?

No. 58474

>>58424
From what I've read it has an increased risk of causing seizures in current and former AN and BN patients. She's also told me it can lead to relapse due to reducing appetite.

>>58429
If I were you I'd see another psychiatrist. Being sluggish is a real symptom of depression and IIRC a diagnostic criterion? Maybe just ask them about wellbutrin and they will assess if it's an option.

No. 58482

plaquenil for inflammatory arthritis. it's gentle and effective, and i stopped having side effects (nausea, dizziness, lack of appetite) after 2 weeks. would recommend

No. 58492

>>58397
Fucking Prozac made me unable to orgasm too. Switching to Lexapro helped. It was a gradual progression, but 5 months into the switch and I'm at a relatively normal level.

No. 58531

>>58492
Lexapro has made it harder for me to orgasm and sometimes harder to get aroused but it's better than being a depressed anxious mess. I think I may be able to go off it in a few months though, I seem a lot better emotionally and could probably just survive off the occasional xan if needed. I'm also on a low dosage.

No. 58574

>>58397
>>58492
>>58531
Reposting this here from another thread in case anyone else might know more about how to solve this issue:

I've been off of effexor for over four months now, but I don't feel the same as I did before I started taking it. At least I can actually have an orgasm now (I couldn't at all when I was on effexor), but it takes an hour or more and it's not very good. My sex drive is also a lot lower now than before. Sex doesn't feel good, either. Everything just feels really numb now. Before I started effexor, I could get off from a light breeze, and have multiple orgasms and I had a pretty healthy sex drive. I just want to get a semblance of that back.

I think the worst part is that I can't come from being with partners anymore, and it makes me not want to do anything sexual with them at all, lest I end up frustrated and they end up disappointed.

No. 58575

>>58574
Honestly I think the only solution is to switch medications. It's also possible to take something that balances out the low sex drive, I've read about people being on buproprion (I think) to counteract the sexual side effects of some antidepressants.

No. 58598

>>58349
I've been on sertraline for two years and it's amazing. Sorted me out almost immediately with physical parts of depression like lack of appetite and difficulty sleeping, which in turn helped to improve my mental health. I pretty much never want to come off it. Side effects were intense vivid dreams, inability to drink for 5 months, and lack of giving a damn.

Been on Levothyroxine for a year which has been more of a ball ache. It's hard to know if the balance is right because you don't know if your symptoms are side effects or not. I've had a lot of dizziness and trouble with memory and phasing out. My brain feels like it's stuffed with cotton wool. I do feel like I've got some personality back and feel generally perkier.

No. 58600

Have anyone here tried Inositol? (for depression, lack of motivation, panic, fears) Did it work? What's your usual dose?

No. 58615

Levothyroxine for half a thyroid missing and soon to have none left at all which has been a pretty bad experience; no concentration, hormones through the rood, irregular periods, digestive system slowed to a crawl, no energy making simple tasks feel like I run a marathon sometimes.
Fluoxetine, pregabalin, Abilify, and diazepam then in addition.
Otherwise I self medicate for digestive issues (nausea, sluggishness, intolerances to things I once was capable of eating/drinking and lack of energy involving use of veg carbo and ginseng (though the latter has been useless thus far).

Fluoxetine is just a placebo drug from my perspective since the entire time I've used it, it has been absolutely useless to me but the doc won't take me off of it since I've tested so many anti-depressants already.

Lexapro and Seroquel just made me feel like I was going to have a heart attack all the time and gave me incredible chest pains and I slept around the clock for 16 hours on the weekends and I had no concentration whatsoever while being hungry all the time.

Pregabalin does help me relax but I think it effects my digestion quite a bit so I use it only when I absolutely need it. It really does reduce my anxiety a lot.
Same deal with the diazepam but since they're quite addictive, they're really controlled and I'm limited to very little amounts which means I need to go over my limit sometimes just to get my anxiety under control.

Abilify just makes me gain a shit tonne of weight no matter how little I eat so I haven't taken those in about a year now, same with the fluoxetine.
I've hit a low point since the anti-depressants fell through but considering the psychiatric departments won't help me despite my asking for switches in meds; I'm left to my own devices on this and I can't rely on them for help so I'm going the old fashioned research route with what's available to me currently.

So I typically self medicate for those problems now too (with little results to show sometimes).
My audio and visual hallucinations have been tamed more from self medicating than with what I've been prescribed needless to say though.
I took up a lot of meditation and visualization of my own accord which has helped, including decreasing my anxiety a little bit. I also use lavender oil perfumes I make myself to wear which relax me a little when I need it. Vetiver can also help me when I can get some of it for helping out my panic attacks.

I used to be on pain meds and preventatives for constant migraines but they fucked my heart up too so I was told to get off them by my doc.

No. 58617

I was on 2 medications and now I am on one. Cipralex and effexor are the ones I was/am taking.

Both worked really well for me. I got off of cipralex which was for my anxiety. I had a minor amount of anxiety return when i was weened off and fully off of it but it is tremendously better than before I was on the medication and it is way easier to manage now.

Effexor has been absolutely fantastic for me. Im on 150mg daily and have been taking it for about 3 years. I would eventually like to ween off of it but I'm not sure when I will be ready. I feel like right now my depression has been extremely manageable but I'm just worried about what will happen when I come off the medication.

I always find it hard to discern what is a side effect of medication and what is just myself/my body so I cant really say I've noticed any side effects. If I forget to take my medication though I feel like absolute shit all day. Not depressed but I physically feel dizzy, nausea, etc. Its hard for me to stand because I'm so dizzy and weird feeling. It also makes me want to sleep a long time. When I forget to take it I can sleep for 16 hours in a day its crazy.

I've still had some mood… issues that I want to address with my doctor in the future. These symptoms before I was on medication I believed to be caused by depression but since I have not been having my other depressive issues like suicidal thoughts, sadness, etc. Im beginning to think it might be something else. I think I might have adult ADHD or something because I can get irritated very easily, cant sit still, and have an insane amount of trouble focusing on tasks I should be doing. So I end up procrastinating a lot. I dunno, maybe Im just a shitty person

No. 58629

>>58575
Thanks, anon. Hopefully it will help undo what effexor did. I actually did really well with effexor, but after a year or so, I wanted to see how life was without it. It's not all smiles and rainbows by any means, but I guess I had to see that for myself.

No. 58635

Effexor gave me a crazy tremor but it's the best thing to ever happen to me.

No. 58650

I'm on 30mgs of Mitrazapine daily, 20 mgs of Prazosin daily, 40mgs of Citalopram daily, 4mgs of Estridiol daily, 30mgs of Methylphenidate daily, and 200 mgs of Spirnolactone daily.

No. 58941

anyone has experience with nootropyl? it's a non-prescription supplement which is supposed to help with attention problems, but every source i saw recommends 3 pills a day and coupling them with fish oil to up their efficacy. honestly it seemed a bit too much to me.

No. 58974

bupropion for depression, but a pleasant side effect is that it cut down my appetite by a lot and I dropped a bunch of weight.

I'm also on naproxen for back pains that I've had for a few years now

No. 58988

When I was first diagnosed they started me on Lexapro. After highschool I tried going off medication but that really didn't work out, so I was put on desvenlafaxine for a couple of years. Recently I've been told to switch to sertraline and am currently in the process of doing so. I was prescribed metaprolol earlier last year for my heart.
It seemed like lexapro helped with anxiety and desvenlafaxine with depression. At this point I don't know what to expect from changing medication because I can never tell in the moment whether it is or isn't helping me. Honestly? I'd rather go off everything because I can't feel any difference, or more like I can't feel any differences that are helping me. Actually, it's like I can't feel anything? I can't shake this numbness and it's driving me insane. I feel like if I were sadder and less anxious I might be able to make progress. Not to mention all sexual function has gone to shit ever since I started des.

sage for blogpost just in case, but this should be alright to post, considering what this thread is.



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