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Too sad to work?

Please help me treat a depressed boyfriend the best that I can. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 23, 2010 - 32 answers

Don't want to lose myself in the music, the moment, etc.

After an extremely favorable turn of events, I have been approved to intern at a non-profit in Tanzania. Family is worried about culture shock and my small history of past anxiety in new situations. I'd absolutely love to go, but fear that somehow I would find myself in a similar situation as before: anxious and possibly homesick. Is anxiety medication the answer for me? (obvious YANMD) [more inside]
posted by bradly on Jan 6, 2010 - 14 answers

Adderall XR and Appetite Gain

Want to return regular Adderall but afraid of what my doctor will say. [more inside]
posted by alice_curiouse on Jan 6, 2010 - 6 answers

Online resources for women weaning from anti-depressants for pregnancy?

What kind of resources -- blogs, online communities, etc. -- are out there for a woman who is trying to wean herself from anti-depressants, in hopes of getting pregnant? [more inside]
posted by palliser on Dec 29, 2009 - 8 answers

Learning to empathize

How can I understand, and empathize, with my fiancee's psychological issues? And other difficult-to-articulate questions. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 17, 2009 - 65 answers

Is passing out yesterday still an emergency today?

Where to get 2nd medical opinion as soon as reasonably possible about the medications one is prescribed by county hospital in Dallas? [more inside]
posted by DB Cooper on Dec 15, 2009 - 7 answers

Unemployed, uninsured... how do I get my medication?

So, I recently lost my job and, by proxy, my health insurance. I'd been seeing a psychiatrist for over 2 years, when I was employed and insured. Together, we found a good combination of medications that worked for me and my particular brain chemistry. Now, I am running out of medication and don't know what to do or where to look for assistance. (I'm 23 and live in New York City.) [more inside]
posted by Pleadthefifth on Dec 7, 2009 - 17 answers

Non-cavernous pill organizers

I've recently started a very-long-term daily medication. I'd like to keep the pills in some sort of daily/weekly organizer. All of the pill boxes in the drug store are of the gigantic, multiple-horse-pill, large-print variety -- much larger than what I want or need. Where can I buy/how can I make a pill box that holds just one small pill for each day? [more inside]
posted by Commander Rachek on Dec 4, 2009 - 20 answers

Medication tracking system

What's the best pill tracking system for two married people over 70, one of whom is definitely getting forgetful? [more inside]
posted by lockedroomguy on Dec 2, 2009 - 8 answers

Managing the damage. But how?

Anti-anxiety medication: blessing or cop-out? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 29, 2009 - 20 answers

Will antianxiety meds take away a temper?

Will antianxiety meds take away a temper? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 30, 2009 - 18 answers

I can't really take my 3 weeks of sick leave at once...can I?

The trial-and-error method of ADHD drugs: I am already afraid of screwing up my job and I am concerned about all these side effects I read about people having. I can't spend 3 months spaced out or whatever until I find the right drug cause then I'll REALLY screw up at work. Can you help allay my fears or tell me how you and your psychiatrist and/or therapist worked this out? [more inside]
posted by sio42 on Oct 22, 2009 - 26 answers

Lipid Med Moods

I was recently prescribed simvastatin for high cholesterol. About a year ago I tried Lexapro for anxiety, but didn't do well on it and stopped after a couple months, and otherwise haven't taken any medication for anything. See inside for where the two cross: [more inside]
posted by AzraelBrown on Sep 19, 2009 - 7 answers

Take Two and Call Your Doctor in the Morning for a Prescription Refill

I am trying to determine the cost of keeping drugs that are available without prescriptions in other countries prescription-only in the US. Please point me towards any studies that have attempted to calculate this or data that might help me calculate it myself. [more inside]
posted by decathecting on Sep 18, 2009 - 8 answers

How does one go about receiving an ADD diagnosis and medical treatment these days?

I'm a 28 year old male in Las Vegas, Nevada. When I was in my late pre-teens, I was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder, and went through various treatments (Ritalin, Adderall, then eventually easing off medications entirely). Now, due to a promising promotion and other life changes, I need to be able to focus beyond what my self-regulation allows me. What can an adult expect to go through to convince a doctor that they have ADD, and to convince them to treat it medically? [more inside]
posted by Rendus on Sep 17, 2009 - 9 answers

Do you suffer from hypertension?

Do you suffer from hypertension? Help me help other people! [more inside]
posted by nathan v on Sep 16, 2009 - 6 answers

I'm already sick. Probably best not to do further damage.

Is it safe to mix Nyquil with Mucinex (guaifenesin)? [more inside]
posted by fishmasta on Sep 2, 2009 - 7 answers

Dealing with a sore tongue and hair loss: advice from the hive mind?

I'm coping with two different side effects from two different medications--hair loss and sore tongue/dry mouth. Any advice from the hive mind? Teal deer explanation and questions inside. [more inside]
posted by elfgirl on Aug 30, 2009 - 7 answers

Adderall and YOU

How did Adderall change things for you? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Aug 24, 2009 - 25 answers

What Should I Tell The Doctor?

Doctor-Filter: I have an appointment scheduled to see a doctor this afternoon about some... sensitive issues. I'm wondering how free I should be with the information I give them, and whether or not certain factors might discourage them from giving me the treatment I feel like I need. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 12, 2009 - 20 answers

Please make this Libirum stop spoiling my water

My doctor recently prescribed some Librium for awful stomach cramps. It seems that it is making all my food and drink now taste just terrible, like it's all got nutrasweet in it. I know the simple answer here is "just stop taking it", but that's really not an option. The Google is useless on this, and I really miss drinking water that tastes like water, and not water with some awful chemical in it. I guess, long question short: Is this the medication causing this or do I have a brain tumor?
posted by reverendjim on Aug 5, 2009 - 5 answers

Mixing migraine and ADHD meds?

Possible problems mixing migraine and ADHD meds? [more inside]
posted by brevator on Jul 2, 2009 - 3 answers

Access to ADHD medication in east Africa?

Expat in Kenya looking for ADHD medication. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 18, 2009 - 2 answers

Meds from overseas?

Prescription medication from other countries to the US - logistics? [more inside]
posted by jnnla on Jun 9, 2009 - 10 answers

How do I refill my prescriptions while abroad?

What do I do about getting my prescription medications while I'm staying in another country? [more inside]
posted by c_griffin on Jun 2, 2009 - 10 answers

How can I fatten up my Kindergartner?

My six-year-old son takes a stimulant medication, and going off it is not an option. In the two months he's been taking it, he's lost a considerable amount of weight. Have any of you faced this with your kids or yourself, and if so, what did you do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 19, 2009 - 16 answers

Is drinking alcohol while taking antidepressants a serious danger?

I take prescription medication (paroxetine) in the morning and also enjoy an alcoholic beverage or two in the evening. The sticker on the medicine bottle warns me not to do this, but I do it anyway. How serious are consequences? [more inside]
posted by meantime on May 6, 2009 - 17 answers

Is Klonopin as strong as they say?

Seeking first-hand experiences with Klonopin for muscle twitches but also for other reasons. [more inside]
posted by ishotjr on May 4, 2009 - 22 answers

I gotta pee

Despertaly needing some extra income, I've applied to Target for a position unloading trucks at night. I have two concerns. Drugs and money. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 1, 2009 - 15 answers

iPod Touch medication reminder app?

Is there an application for the iPod Touch/iPhone that will remind me to take my medication via badge or alarm and note when I have? [more inside]
posted by nuala on Mar 13, 2009 - 11 answers

If you can only be happy through medication, is it real?

Have you used anti-depressants successfully? How did you deal with the insinuating little voice that said, "You may be feeling better, but it's really just the pills--without them, deep down, you're still a sad/angry/dysfunctional person." [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 26, 2009 - 44 answers

How do I get the happy pills?

I might be going to Vancouver, BC tomorrow. I would like to purchase some Tylenol with codeine pills (222s) while there, but I am not sure how it all works. Help! [more inside]
posted by karizma on Feb 15, 2009 - 20 answers

Drug Disposal

I know that when medicine expires or is no longer needed, the best way to dispose of it is to take it to a local pharmacy with a disposal program and hand it off to them to take care of it. But that gets me to wondering - then what? [more inside]
posted by sandraregina on Jan 26, 2009 - 12 answers

Does THC have any negative interaction with SSRIs?

Does THC have any negative interaction with SSRIs? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 17, 2009 - 17 answers

how do I recover my medication mess...?

I'm supposed to be taking 300mg Effexor XR every day. Except I've been so grumblingly ill this last week and a half that I've not bothered. What's the best way to get myself back up to speed? Impact load or slow tapering? And how slow...?
posted by anonymous on Dec 19, 2008 - 13 answers

How long did it take you to adjust to taking Synthroid?

How long did it take you to adjust to taking Synthroid/levothyroxine? I just began taking 25mcg this week and I'm feeling weirder by the day! I've tried googling for info, but all I can find is hysteria-filled message boards claiming levothyroxine is manufactured by Satan himself.
posted by specialfriend on Dec 11, 2008 - 20 answers

Heart racing/pounding upon waking up.

Heart racing/pounding upon waking up. This happens in the morning and also when I take naps. [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Dec 8, 2008 - 21 answers

drug prices in NZ

What will prescription medications cost an uninsured US resident who is buying them in New Zealand? [more inside]
posted by moonlet on Nov 19, 2008 - 8 answers

The Bugs are Gone, but the Bites are Still Here

What can I do to make my bug bites heal faster? [more inside]
posted by cucumberfresh on Nov 15, 2008 - 6 answers

Why are my ADHD meds making me feel so very, very sleepy?

I just started taking Concerta this week on a trial basis and I'm experiencing a rather odd side-effect ... sleepiness. Just what kind of mutant am I? [more inside]
posted by echolalia67 on Oct 19, 2008 - 5 answers

Prescription drugs in Singapore

Traveling to Singapore with lawfully prescribed prescription medication including antidepressant/antianxiety drugs (klonopin, wellbutrin, and paxil.) Is it sufficient to pack these in carry-on luggage in their original bottles? Is a doctor's letter necessary/recommended? (Nothing says overcautious like "mandatory death penalty.") Thanks.
posted by anonymous on Oct 16, 2008 - 5 answers

Adderal addict wants to go straight

How willing would a doctor be to overlooking my illegal use of prescription medication in prescribing it for me? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 6, 2008 - 11 answers

Will this drug kill my cat?

Will the drug that my vet prescribed kill my cat? It's unapproved for use in the US. [more inside]
posted by Braeog on Sep 23, 2008 - 11 answers

What is the cheapest approach for an uninsured American to obtain a basic hairloss prescription

What is the cheapest approach for an uninsured American to obtain a simple prescription for a hair-loss medication? [more inside]
posted by Auden on Sep 19, 2008 - 5 answers

Cat just starting Lasix - how long before I should see effects?

Cat just starting Lasix - how long before I should see effects? [more inside]
posted by giddygirlie on Jul 9, 2008 - 5 answers

the drugs don't work

What can we do? Kid's parents are divorced and his mom wants him to be on drugs for ADHD/bipolar disorder, but his dad is vehemently against it. He's 7. [more inside]
posted by thisisfake on Jun 10, 2008 - 33 answers

Differences between US and Scandinavian opiate RX access

Compared to the United States, how difficult is it for patients in Scandinavian countries (or Europe in general) to obtain their legally prescribed opiates? (i.e. are there the same, more or fewer hurdles?) [more inside]
posted by symbioid on May 25, 2008 - 3 answers

Looking for over-the-counter anti-anxiety medication.

What are some over-the-counter drugs (or herbal medicine) that can be taken to treat severe anxiety until I can get some health insurance? [more inside]
posted by Rhadamanthus on May 7, 2008 - 32 answers

Which antidepressant/anxiety treatment to choose?

Help me decide between Lexapro and Wellbutrin. [more inside]
posted by saturn25 on Apr 25, 2008 - 23 answers

tell me tales of neurontin

Your feelings about neurontin, for depression or anything else. [more inside]
posted by bluenausea on Apr 22, 2008 - 13 answers

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