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Keeping the weight off

I'm obese and recently went on a new medication that's causing me massive weight loss. I can't handle the other side effects, so I'm unfortunately going to have to switch eventually. I'm looking for tips on how to maintain my lower weight once I'm off the drug, and hopefully lose some more. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 25, 2011 - 13 answers

AD withdrawal fun

I abruptly stopped Risperidone, Effexor XR, and Epival all at once and now I'm feeling like garbage. Is there anything I can do to mitigate the feeling like arse? [more inside]
posted by kanata on Oct 20, 2011 - 23 answers

Help me think of phrases that evoke youthful angst?

Help me think of some phrases, lyrics, or quotes that evoke youthful angst. [more inside]
posted by toomuchkatherine on Oct 2, 2011 - 27 answers

Can I take beta blockers and still study/exercise at my normal capacity?

I am a PhD student 6 weeks from my oral exam. I am also an avid runner. I've just been prescribed beta blockers for recurring migraine - will I screw up both/neither of the above if I take them? [more inside]
posted by lxs on Sep 12, 2011 - 13 answers

When should I take my Synthroid?

Please help me figure out when to take my daily dose of Synthroid. I know it shouldn't be this hard, but none of the options I come up with are working. [more inside]
posted by stellaluna on Sep 12, 2011 - 22 answers

employment, careers, depression, and inpatient psychiatric care

Am I depressed because I hate my job? or do I hate my job because I'm depressed? Quitting is a bad idea, right? What about going to a psychiatric hospital? (warning: long) [more inside]
posted by sarahj on Sep 1, 2011 - 29 answers

In the mental health 'strike zone'

I have bipolar disorder. I live in Ontario, Canada. I'm not sick enough for disability and not well enough to keep a job. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 28, 2011 - 6 answers

I have a family history of mental illness. I've been in therapy for four years without incident, but lately my anxiety and sadness seem out of control. What do I do now?

I have a family history of mental illness. I've been in therapy for four years without incident, but lately my anxiety and sadness seem out of control. What do I do now? [more inside]
posted by anotheraccount on Aug 15, 2011 - 27 answers

Side effects: nausea, headaches, Prader-Willi syndrome...

I'm taking a medication that slows down my metabolism whilst ramping up my hunger. What are some foods I can eat to lessen potential weight gain? [more inside]
posted by mippy on Aug 12, 2011 - 28 answers

Another ADHD meds question

I was prescribed Strattera for my adult ADHD, but after reading up on this drug I'm not so sure I want to take it. I'm looking for any Strattera experiences you may have, as well as general advice on the whole tweaking psych meds thing. [more inside]
posted by indognito on Jul 28, 2011 - 15 answers

Oh, Doctor, doctor, can't you see I'm burning, burning

Boyfriend is bipolar but won't take bipolar meds - help? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 27, 2011 - 30 answers

I'd like to not feel crazy anymore, but I'm scared of the doctor.

I suffer from severe anxiety and PTSD stemming from an abusive childhood. I have frequent panic attacks, flashbacks, and bouts of derealization that are terrifying to me. I'm going to see a psychiatrist soon, and I'd like to know what to expect. Help? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 30, 2011 - 10 answers

Resuming treatment for Adult ADD after taking a(n unofficial) break?

What is the best way to resume treatment of Adult ADD, after an extended break due to my own flakiness? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 28, 2011 - 5 answers

Trial and error for meds sucks.

MentalhealthFilter: dealing with the trial and error of meds, wondering if it's just me or if it's really a brain issue. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 18, 2011 - 11 answers

I don't wanna work, I just wanna lie in my bed all day

Should I just accept that I need to be on SSRIs? Are there other meds that would help me more effectively? [more inside]
posted by whalebreath on Jun 3, 2011 - 35 answers

Hope for sleepless brain

You are not my doctor, but I'm writing in the hope that someone has had a similar experience and might be able to help me see my way through this difficult situation. I've had a month of extremely strange experiences with psychoactive drugs, and I'm wondering if someone might reassure me that this situation is reversible. (Warning: long, messy situation ahead.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 31, 2011 - 12 answers

Please hope me take my anxiety meds.

Please help me ease my anxiety about taking anti-anxiety medication. (This is not about fear of dependence, this is about fear of altering my mental state; a little long.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 20, 2011 - 16 answers

Will taking ADHD drugs make me more socially adept?

Will taking ADHD drugs make me more socially adept? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 17, 2011 - 19 answers

Where to go after my dog tests heart worm positive?

My dog was diagnosed with heart worms this weekend even though he has been on preventative! Can anyone offer any words of wisdom on successfully dealing with the treatment course, and where to go after?! [more inside]
posted by Quincy on May 16, 2011 - 3 answers

Should I ask for xanax?

I'm considering asking a psychiatrist for a prescription for benzodiazepmes (Xanax, valium, etc.) to deal with acute anxiety episodes, but I am (surprise!) a little anxious about it. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 10, 2011 - 18 answers

Medication Information

What's the difference between Valium and Xanax? (or the between the generic versions?) [more inside]
posted by longsleeves on May 9, 2011 - 14 answers

Countdown to Kid Destruction

My friend's bipolar kid is going to be out of medication tomorrow, and no doctor is in sight. We're wondering what we can do. [more inside]
posted by suburbanbeatnik on May 2, 2011 - 29 answers

Fat pills for the fatty

I suspect I have Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Avoidant Personality Disorder. My current psychiatrist is only treating me for Social Anxiety/selective mutism. During our first session he did not focus on what I consider to be the disorders causing me to remain homebound and avoidant of people. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 25, 2011 - 13 answers

Why do I cry so easily when I used to never cry?

Have you ever switched from being a stoic to being a crier? Could this be from treating my depression or something else? [more inside]
posted by Hey nonny nonny mouse on Apr 20, 2011 - 19 answers

Anxiety and Depression

What should I do about my anxiety/depression? [more inside]
posted by dt2010 on Apr 2, 2011 - 13 answers

Searching for articles comparing efficacy of CBT versus other forms of treatment

I wanted to give someone a link to a paper comparing the efficacy of CBT versus other methods for treating depression, but I can't find it in my bookmarks. Could someone follow up with links/a link comparing the efficacies of treatments for depression? [more inside]
posted by bleary on Mar 20, 2011 - 6 answers

Los Angeles ADD therapist needed

I need to find an ADD therapist in Los Angeles. Some details inside. [more inside]
posted by klangklangston on Mar 9, 2011 - 5 answers

Cross Border Rx Shopping: The Canadian Edition

Is there a online pharmacy in the USA that will ship prescription medications to Canada? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 10, 2011 - 1 answer

what's on a medical bill for dependent?

What information is listed on a Kaiser Permanente medical bill sent to the plan holder when the fees were for a dependent? [more inside]
posted by ribboncake on Jan 26, 2011 - 3 answers

Love on other drugs?

Is it possible to feel love on antidepressants? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 26, 2011 - 38 answers

A journey to focus

I have been thinking about treating the ADHD I thought I was diagnosed with 5 years ago with medication. Two Parts: What do the scores on this ADHD assessment mean? And, does anyone know a thorough neuro-psychologist or psychologist in SF that you would recommend to help me on this journey?
posted by elationfoundation on Dec 29, 2010 - 1 answer

Tramadol?

[Med-filter] Experiences with Tramadol [more inside]
posted by handbanana on Dec 22, 2010 - 13 answers

ADD, Depression, and You!

How does someone know if a stimulant medication (adderall) is helping them the way it was intended to for ADD, or if they are searching for a reason to continue a substance that makes them feel good (aka addictive behaviors)? Where is the line between a "need for functioning" and "it makes me feel better therefore I function better"? Don't most people function better on a stimulant? (also some ethical questions inside about working in the mental health industry...) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 3, 2010 - 30 answers

He's a very good boy !

My best buddy, an Australian Cattle Dog named "Willie Nelson" has Cushing's Disease , and will require medication for the remainder of his life (he's 14). The prescription is for Vetoryl (trilostane 60mg), and through my Vet it's $100, but he said he would be happy to write a Rx for an online provider. I see prices as low as $67, but I want to make sure Willie is getting just what the Dr. ordered. Which online provider do you use? which ones do you avoid ?
posted by lobstah on Dec 2, 2010 - 11 answers

Individually packaged OTC Meds in Canada?

Is there some (legal?) reason why I can't seem to find individually-packaged OTC medications in Canada (eg. acetaminophen, ibuprofen, aspirin...)? What are some alternative ways to package small amounts of meds for a backpacking first aid kit? [more inside]
posted by Diplodocus on Nov 5, 2010 - 14 answers

How to respond to precription theft?

Stolen prescription meds (I assume). Drugstore manager is unconcerned, or he's in on it. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 29, 2010 - 14 answers

Am I really a terrible wife?

My husband is on a new psychiatric medication and he is now convinced that he was abused as a child. I am not sure... and it is tearing us apart right now. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 26, 2010 - 27 answers

My ADD meds and my heart

Heart arrhythmia and adderall. You are not my doctor, but I was hoping for some anecdotal experiences or help. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 20, 2010 - 9 answers

How to avoid multiple office visits for prescriptions?

I'm prescribed 30mg of Adderall XR for my adhd. I was diagnosed and prescribed it from the psychiatrist that my job's health insurance uses. He says he can only prescribe it to me one prescription at a time. My high co-pays are adding up and its becoming costly to have to go every time. My doc tries to help by giving me two scripts at a time (one with the correct date and one a month out) but I'm still shelling out a lot six times a year to get my prescribed medication. I completely understand that Adderall is abused in the US and there needs to be controls on how its dispensed. I wouldn't mind going every six months so he can check up on me and monitor my use of it. Usually our appointments are 15 min chats about my mood and any side effects I may be experiencing. I'm no MD but that hardly seems worth an in office visit. Has anyone else dealt with this issue? Is there a way around this?
posted by my_thai on Oct 20, 2010 - 21 answers

Getting evaluated for add in the uk.

How do I get diagnosed for add in the uk? [more inside]
posted by By The Grace of God on Sep 10, 2010 - 6 answers

wrong dog ate the phenomav!

Wrong dog ate the phenomav- now what? (And we're dogsitting!) [more inside]
posted by titanium_geek on Sep 10, 2010 - 5 answers

Help keep my FIL's medication straight!

Looking for a digital medication reminder with text for my 72 y/o father-in-law that is not an iPhone app. Dream product described inside. [more inside]
posted by thinkingwoman on Jul 20, 2010 - 10 answers

Can cats have Type A personalities?

Cat owners share your wisdom please! Anybody tried homeopathic remedies (i.e., Composure Cat Chews) for managing anxious behaviors? [more inside]
posted by gilsonal on Jul 14, 2010 - 21 answers

Are these anti-malaria (malarone) pills safe to take overseas?

TravelFilter: When does Malarone (anti-malaria medication) expire? [more inside]
posted by ageispolis on Jul 8, 2010 - 7 answers

Xanax for flying phobia?

Tell me about using Xanax or other anti-anxiety meds to combat fear of flying. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 22, 2010 - 24 answers

ADHD Specialists in New York

Can you recommend ADHD specialist psychiatrists in New York that are not at the Hallowell Center? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Jun 14, 2010 - 2 answers

How to get rid of migraine without nausea

TMI medical filter! I need help with migraine meds, nausea and constipation. Complicating factor: crappy insurance [more inside]
posted by queseyo on Jun 10, 2010 - 19 answers

Getting good psychiatry

First psychiatry consult: how to get the most out of it. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 30, 2010 - 13 answers

Will robo-pill help Mom take her meds?

Does anyone have experience with the Phillips Medication Dispenser service? [more inside]
posted by Thorzdad on Apr 25, 2010 - 3 answers

I'm in the military. Can I use ADD medication?

I would like to try ADD medication. I'm in the National Guard. What ramifications would this have for my Guard career? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 16, 2010 - 11 answers

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