it is an interesting new medicine. it has SSRI properties like zoloft to some degree but also manipulates serotonin by turning on or off other brain receptors.... so it is unique and different. It doesnt mean it is better, just different and sometimes it works better for one person and not the other. its side effects are similar to other mainstream antidepressantsView Thread
ditto what has been said.. you have 20 things going on...My suggestion, if you can find a new psychatrist and start from scratch (even though that sounds bad in that you have to meet someone new and re tell your story...) as you will get a new opinion and fair shot at getting better. please go see someoneView Thread
could be stress, anxiety, depression or all. Suggest you see your general doctor and given your age group suggest you ask him to be referred to a psychology for a more formal evaluation and possibly psychotherapy. this may be best and most accurate way to figure out what has happened////View Thread
so not sure which medicine is three, 25mg tabs... withdrawal states depend on the med. if this is zoloft/sertraline, sounds like withdrawal... it is not life threatening (if zoloft or other SSRI med) and will graduallt gey better over few days to weeks. or you can talk to your doc and re start the med. it usually goes away within hours....View Thread
Hi- I have not seen or evaluated you but if you truly have bipolar, you likely should not take antidepressants. If you are borderline personality, yes there effects are limited.
The medicine with the best effects (better than placebo) would be to take the schizophrenia antipsychotic meds (I know you dont have schizophrenia, but these meds at lower doses treat bipolar per the FDA and per researchers help borderline personality the most...)
My suggestion, be re evaluated, clear up the diagnosis, get on a better set of medications if needed or better yet weekly dialectical behavior therapy or psychodynamic psychotherapy.
So. am trying to match your disorders with the best researched treatments in hopes of getting you better results....View Thread
yes, tough call. walmart and target have $4 antidepressants and a reasonable variety of them... problem is you need a doctor to see you and write the prescriptions...
you can try finding doctors who will see you for cash but on a reduced scale based on income..? you may need to call around.
In NY, if your income is less than a certain amount you get medicaid, get paid slightly higher there are other NY plans. So not sure if you have gone to the county and the state social services group (maybe that is where you have gotten your info)?View Thread
I have prescribed and seen in the literature some weight loss options like belviq, qsymia, xenical/ally, zonegran, metformin, byetta, diet and exercise being good options. in my experience the drugs above may lose half of the weight you gained on seroquel, and they rest likely will need diet and exerciseView Thread