are you on anti-depressants? - page 7

With nursing being such a high-stress career, and the constant problems with understaffing, overworking and being underpaid... did this drive you to start taking some type of anti-depressant? I know... Read More

  1. by   NurseRatchet26
    JnJ Tyson-
    " The only long term result of my manic stage is debt."
    Boy do I hear you on that one!!! That is my MAJOR mania thing. And Insomnia.
  2. by   NurseRatchet26
    Quote from Enslow28
    Did the Remeron make you gain weight? I gained about 20 pounds in two months on Remeron and stayed tired constantly. I switched to Topamax and lost the 20 pounds in about a month. One of the good side effects of Topamax is the weight loss!
    My sons dr has given him Remeron before for the specific reason that it has the side effect of appetite increase and sedating effects, due to the ADHD drugs tending to rob his appetite and make it sometimes difficult to wind down at night. I would ask for a med switch.
  3. by   KattB
    Quote from cheerfuldoer
    I have been on Celexa for two years now. I feel great taking the drug. Tried to wean myself off of the drug a few months ago, and noticed a difference in me that wasn't for the better. Therefore, I take 20 mg of Celexa once a day, and feel great on the drug. Don't give a "schick" what people think. I do what is right for me...period!
    Did you have weight gain from taking celexa? How about loss in libido?

    Thanks!
  4. by   LesJenRN
    Quote from Enslow28
    Did the Remeron make you gain weight? I gained about 20 pounds in two months on Remeron and stayed tired constantly. I switched to Topamax and lost the 20 pounds in about a month. One of the good side effects of Topamax is the weight loss!
    I tried it and slept....and slept....tried to drive to work and realized there was no way I could care for a patient while taking it. (Remeron)
    I will have to check info on Topamax. Currently am taking Wellbutrin XL & Effexor XR but am finding I still have lots of "downs".
    Wish there was a miracle cure....
  5. by   RevBKPrince
    I"ve been on antidepressants, antimanics, mood stabalizers, paxil, prozac, wellbutrin, lithium, depakote. . .

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