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Depression Crisis

What is going to happen when I use these 'expired' meds? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 25, 2016 - 10 answers

I want my side effect back

I'm naturally very skinny and throughout my teens and early twenties I struggled to put on weight. I'm 5' 10" and I weighed around 9 stone (126 pounds). If I put a lot of effort into eating more I could put on a little bit of weight, but then after a few weeks I'd lose it all again. I started taking quetiapine for depression 6 years ago and, after taking it for a couple of years, I gained around 20 pounds without trying. [more inside]
posted by Chenko on Jul 23, 2016 - 14 answers

How long are Brintellix (vortioxetine) side effects likely to last?

I started Brintellix (vortioxetine) 5 days ago and am wondering how long the side effects are likely to last? [more inside]
posted by Year of meteors on Mar 8, 2016 - 5 answers

Side effects on Zoloft/SSRIs where previously there were none?

I've been treated with Zoloft (50mg) twice before for clinical depression. Never had the side-effects I'm experiencing now. Looking for anecdotal advice on whether this has happened to anyone else out there, with Zoloft or any other SSRI (acknowledging that YANMD). [more inside]
posted by gadha on Feb 25, 2016 - 7 answers

Will my stash stay safe?

Will TSA confiscate my emergency pain med pill box? [more inside]
posted by Thorzdad on Jan 6, 2016 - 29 answers

How to pack my medications?

I am flying on an airplane and I need to pack all my medications - roughly 18 bottles, two inhalers, and two small quantities of liquid. What is the best kind of container to use, considering the needs and desires of both the TSA and the airline staff? [more inside]
posted by Fee Phi Faux Phumb I Smell t'Socks o' a Puppetman! on Nov 2, 2015 - 21 answers

Disclosing my depression/medications in profile on a date site?

After a long break I'd like to try dating again. i'm recovering from depression and am on medication, which i've heard can be deal-breakers for some people. Should I say I'm on meds in my profile, or should I bring it up while texting/chatting or maybe on the first date? or is it none of their business until we get more intimate? please help me decide!
posted by Thanquol180 on Aug 14, 2015 - 34 answers

Why aren't my stimulating meds stimulating me?

You are not my psychiatrist! But maybe you have some idea about why this is happening. I've been diagnosed with dysthymia, major depression (in an episode now, triggered by trying to taper off of Cymbalta), and inattentive-type ADHD. I take a passel of stimulating psych meds but am still lethargic and, currently, pretty depressed, and my psychiatrists (two in the past year) don't know why. [more inside]
posted by knock my smock and i'll clean your clock on Jun 18, 2015 - 24 answers

Should I take medication for anxiety?

It's extremely unpleasant and has not gotten better after two years of "working through it", but it's technically "mild". Is it bad enough to try meds? [more inside]
posted by myitkyina on Dec 27, 2014 - 26 answers

So what's the deal with medication?

I have been in therapy for a little while for anxiety/obsessive thoughts. This has gone very well so far, but I still feel awful, and I am wondering whether I should try meds. Snowflakes after the jump. [more inside]
posted by myitkyina on Oct 10, 2014 - 17 answers

Buying modafinil (Provigil) online? What's the deal?

Is it totally crazy to buy modafinil (Provigil) over the internet without a prescription, and how would I even do it? Please educate me about the legal, practical, and financial considerations of doing this. I'm in the USA. [more inside]
posted by Cashmere Sock Handjob on Sep 28, 2014 - 18 answers

Adderall and running

I have a prescription for Adderall, and I find it has a significant positive effect on my distance running. What does the running world think about this? Am I doping if I run a clocked race? [more inside]
posted by kroshka on Sep 27, 2014 - 15 answers

Anxiety meds that won't cause sexual problems or hair loss?

Are there any traditional or non-traditional prescription medications for anxiety that don't pose a risk of sexual side effects or hair loss? SSRIs can cause both. Buspar poses a risk of hair loss, and benzos like valium pose a risk of sexual side effects. Is there anything that doesn't?
posted by iamisaid on Sep 18, 2014 - 22 answers

Finding a Reputable Online Pet Medication Store

Looking to buy Revolution Heartworm medicine for dogs from an Online Store that ships to Canada. Have had a hard time finding what looks like a reputable site. Does anyone here have experience with a good place to find pet medicine online?
posted by cascando on Jul 17, 2014 - 5 answers

Nothing to see here, move along.

I was diagnosed with ADHD ~5 years ago. Since that time, I've been on a steady dose of Adderall XR (25-30 mg per day). I've always been decent at small talk and could keep up a stream of lively banter and my fair share of comebacks. But, about a last year, I have noticed concerning changes in many aspects of my speech... [more inside]
posted by chloe.gelsomino on Apr 8, 2014 - 6 answers

Can Lithium make you irritable?

Is the lithium making me a total crab ass 24/7? [more inside]
posted by stormpooper on Apr 1, 2014 - 7 answers

looking for stories of meds or alterna-meds that helped you in ur brain

hello world. I am having a pretty terrible time with my brain. Since lobotomies didn't end well, really, I am looking around for other options. Certainly I should get right on top of exercising, and meditating, yes.. I agree.. working on that.. do not think meds are the whole answer.. but hope that they sort of be a little crack in this whole moras, which might enable me to be able to.. do all the other things (eg exercise, meditate, take care of myself, be easier for others to be around, and for me to be around, etc.) ok.. more below the fold [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 19, 2014 - 13 answers

No medical insurance, but I need prescriptions refilled

I have no medical insurance and cannot afford to see my physician to get my prescriptions refilled. Any idea(s) on how I could possibly get then refilled for nothing ? [more inside]
posted by therealshell on Aug 26, 2013 - 12 answers

Is it safe to get prescribed pet medications from 1-800-PET-MEDS?

Hello Hive Mind My basic question is this. Is it safe to purchase presciption pet medications from 1-800-PET-MEDS? [more inside]
posted by Hanuman1960 on Jun 17, 2013 - 10 answers

How can I stop binge eating, especially in the evenings?

I am in my 30s and have recently developed binge eating habits, and would like your advice/suggestions on how to approach this, when already feeling overwhelmed with life. Medication info and other elaboration inside... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 29, 2013 - 21 answers

Counterfeit grey-market medication. Now what?

Mail-order pills from a reputable overseas vendor (have seen them recommended in Ask) turned out to not contain any active ingredient according to a blood test. I switched meds when I found out, but am at a loss as to what to do beyond that. [more inside]
posted by tigrrrlily on May 19, 2013 - 13 answers

I'm Done Taking This Pills

I want to be done with my pills. So I stopped taking them. Just making sure that what I'm experiencing right now is normal because if it's not I've got a phone call to make. [more inside]
posted by theichibun on Jan 30, 2013 - 32 answers

I feel like a crying vampire mole.

Weepy and photophobic. What is going on? [more inside]
posted by lettuchi on Nov 10, 2012 - 10 answers

Girl needs therapy

Therapy hasn't helped in the past. But I need to do something, FFS. What else should I try? [more inside]
posted by indognito on Nov 2, 2012 - 13 answers

Retreat for the Medicated Soul?

Where should I go to detox from a psych med roller coaster disaster? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 10, 2012 - 4 answers

Possible pairing of prozac and paxil?

(YANMD filter) Would (according to your personal/second-hand experience) taking paxil (10 mg a day for 2 days, leftover from a previous prescription) over the weekend until I can get back to the doctor to refill my routine long-ish term 20 mg a day prozac prescription: [more inside]
posted by runincircles on Aug 24, 2012 - 12 answers

Please help me find cheap prescription meds.

Please help me lower the cost of my prescription meds. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 10, 2012 - 11 answers

Sneezy kitty won't take his meds

Need clever ideas to get kitty to take his meds [more inside]
posted by Thorzdad on Feb 25, 2012 - 27 answers

psychiatrist woes

I haven't been able to see my psychiatrist in several weeks due to my work schedule. I am out of meds and don't know what to do as his office is not good about returning phone calls. I think I need to find a new psychiatrist who can accommodate my schedule but don't know if this is possible. Help? [more inside]
posted by thereemix on Jan 5, 2012 - 9 answers

Portland shrink needed!

Need a psychiatrist in Portland, OR [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 6, 2011 - 3 answers

Changed my mind about meds--now what?

My doctor prescribed Effexor, and after filling the prescription--I'm chickening out. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 3, 2011 - 26 answers

You mean I have to take ALL the pills?

I was prescribed a shot (some broadspectrum antibiotic that hurt really bad) and pills: 500mg Keflex 4x/day for 10 days. This was to treat a pubic boil. My compliance has sucked to say the least. I try hard to remember but I'm not doing well with it. I've taken 11 pills out of 40. I should have taken 35 pills by now. Am I hurting myself? Should I continue taking them? I have a message into my doc to fess up to my slackitude.
posted by anonymous on Jul 21, 2011 - 12 answers

Help me help myself please.

I went to the doctor a couple of months ago after recognizing that my anxiety was getting out of control. I was prescribed Cymbalta and generic xanax to take as needed. My dr strongly suggested that I see a therapist and/or psychiatrist. [more inside]
posted by mokeydraws on Jun 13, 2011 - 7 answers

What are the long term effects of klonopin?

What are the long term effects of klonopin? [more inside]
posted by petsounds on May 18, 2011 - 10 answers

not getting the help I need?

Feeling frustrated and confused after dangling ADD diagnosis. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 15, 2011 - 9 answers

Amy I jeopardizing my mental health treatment by missing my prozac sometimes?

How big a problem is forgetting to take my antidepressant every few days? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Jan 12, 2011 - 17 answers

I want a new drug, not Dr. Freud

Talk therapy sucks. Did it, doesn't work for me, have the t-shirt. Meds work (or have); how do I get them without having to grovel to another therapist? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 22, 2010 - 26 answers

The cat's antibiotics need a refill. Again. And again...

I'm looking to buy my cat's antibiotics online. As it's originally a human med, online people pharmacies might work. Googling gives tons of crap, obviously. [more inside]
posted by cgg on Jul 12, 2010 - 9 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

If I need meds because I have focus problems, how can I focus on ... what, um, hmm, where was I going with that?

HeadMedFilter: How to keep track of effectiveness of ADHD/anti-anxiety/anti-depression meds. Working with a therapist and a dr to find the right meds, but I can't seem to quantify how anything effects me. I want to help them help me. [more inside]
posted by sio42 on Mar 26, 2010 - 11 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

I don't want to spiral downward

Please tell me about your experience with mood stabilizers such as Lamictal and Depakote. [more inside]
posted by hollygoheavy on Sep 18, 2009 - 20 answers

Opinion needed on meds and conception.

My meds and the conception of my second child. I know you aren't my doctor, but I'd like an opinion. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 20, 2009 - 8 answers

Alternatives to pet prozac?

Prozac didn't seem to help cat's problems. Options? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 28, 2009 - 8 answers

When and how did you decide it was time to try heavy-duty meds?

Treatment-resistant depression: When and how did you decide it was time to try the heavy-duty stuff? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 17, 2009 - 11 answers

My heart muscle is worrying me!

ExerciseFilter: I've been doing the gym thing at least 3x per week for about 3 or 4 months now. Strength training and cardio mix. About 6 weeks ago, I started Trileptal as a mood stabilizer (I am not epilectic). I am on no other meds. It's the type of drug where you ramp up your dosage over a period of time. In the last two weeks, my low THR feels like my heart is pounding as if I'd just been in car accident. [more inside]
posted by sio42 on Feb 26, 2009 - 8 answers

Filling prescriptions when visiting Canada and the UK

In order to save money on my prescription meds, I've been mail-ordering from Canada and the UK. However, I know that the online pharmacies that handle the process add a significant markup over the in-country prices available through the respective national health care systems. Over the next four weeks, I will be in both Canada and the UK. Can I fill my prescriptions directly, with a US doctor's written prescription? If not, is there some way to obtain a local physician's prescription? (The meds are psych meds, if that makes a difference.)
posted by soulbarn on Aug 30, 2007 - 5 answers

Cleaner coke

Is a saline sinus rinse a good way to clean all the excess coke out of your sinuses after a hard night of partying?
posted by isopropyl on Aug 8, 2006 - 12 answers

Undermedicated bipolar month endurance rally

Bipolarfilter: I'm in a weird situation - I lost my health insurance, ran out of two of my meds, and now it's a month til my appointment with a good practitioner. There's more to it, but I just generally wanted some help with coping strategies to help me get through this next month. Some of the time I feel ok, but other times nothing feels good and I burst into tears at the drop of a hat. [more inside]
posted by beth on Mar 3, 2006 - 22 answers

Wait- who are you again?

Drastic change? Bipolar episode? Suicide concern? [more inside]
posted by peewee on Feb 24, 2006 - 48 answers

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