Experiences with Depression

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Also known as:
depressed
ICD10 Code: F32
ICD10 Group: F00-F99, Mental and behavioural disorders
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Depression
Also known as: depressed
ICD10 Code: F32, ICD10 Group: F00-F99, Mental and behavioural disorders

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Valdoxan

15/06/2022 | | 33moderated by Philip
agomelatine (25MG) for Depression

I take this for depression and sleep issues. It definitely helps with the sleep. The full dose (50mg) is very strong, I quickly went back down to 25mg. The trick is timing the dose, if you take it too late at night, too close to bed, you will wake up drowsy, and it can through your day out. I can't speak much to the anti-depressive effect. The fact that it helps with sleep definitely will impac...
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Valdoxan

16/11/2021 | | 54moderated by Susan
agomelatine (50MG) for Depression

I've found valdoxan very helpful , I've not had any alcohol in 60days, , You realy have to want to stop heavy drinking as well , valdoxan helps me with the anxiousness once I detoxed from alcohol, as I used alcohol to medicate myself with anxiety issue's.
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Paroxetine

29/08/2018 | | 23moderated by Henry
paroxetine hydrochloride anhydrous (40 mg) for depression

I've had depression for about 4 years and finally decided to talk about it. I was put on Paroxetine 20mgs with nil changes, then i was put on 40mgs. Depression subsided but my weight gain was HUGE i put on 10 kilos in just a few months which made me MORE depressed and if i missed a dose i would feel awful shaking, headaches, electric shocks, etc. I also had no sex drive at all, affected my re...
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Sertraline

17/06/2018 | | 72moderated by Susan
sertraline hydrochloride (50mg) for depression

Bad side effects first three weeks (Nausea, tiredness, feeling spaced out, unsteadyness,tinnitus ) then suddenly gradual improvement. Like many people say, don't give up hope when you feel lousy.
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Zopiclone

16/04/2018 | | 24moderated by Charlotte
zopiclone (7,5mg) for depression

I went through a stage of strong depression and believe this medication saved my life! One night I couldn't cope with my feelings and was in a hysterical state. I took a tablet and automatically started calming down and got sleepy- I finally had a good nights sleep since then. I might have woke up once or twice in the night but was still sleepy so managed to get back to sleep. On the bad night ...
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Sertraline

25/02/2018 | | 50moderated by Charlotte
sertraline hydrochloride (25mg) for depression

It nubs dark and depressing emotions. In my case, after just a couple of weeks, it has somehow stabilized my mood. Not a great improvement but I have much less ups and downs. Effective against sadness, I was feeling very sad at all times. Not so effective against not feeling capable of doing anything. Less anxious. By now, just 25mg every morning, combined with 2.5mg of diazepam at night. Heada...
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Valdoxan

17/08/2017 | | 39moderated by Charlotte
agomelatine (25mg) for depression

After 2 years of fluoxetine, switched to valdoxan. Within 2 weeks, I felt calmer already. I can drive again and I'm no longer spaced out. Haven't had any side effects, my headaches and stomach complaints from years of medicine use have genuinely been reduced!
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Amitriptyline

16/08/2017 | | 33moderated by Charlotte
amitriptyline hydrochloride (275mg) for depression

By taking this TCA for the first time in my life I have been able to experience what it is like not to be depressed. When my blood levels are good and I take lithium as well I am a bit happier and feel lighter. Unfortunately my blood levels fluctuate regularly and I need to keep taking higher and higher doses. I'm now on 275 mg. Can't and not allowed to drive a car and I can't do my old job in ...
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Venlafaxine

02/08/2017 | | 50moderated by Henry
venlafaxine hydrochloride (225mg) for depression

I got post natal depression after having my first child, for which I was given Anafranil and hormones. After my 2nd child, I got depression with panic attacks. The doctor then prescribed me Venlafaxine. I started on 150 mg but in the meantime I've gone up to 225 mg.
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Citalopram

01/08/2017 | | 23moderated by Charlotte
citalopram hydrobromide (20mg) for depression

I was prescribed this medicine for a burn out that was caused by depression. In the beginning I was on 10 mg, it worked well and dampened my thoughts. In the 3rd week I increased to 20 mg.. In the first 2 weeks I had quite a lot of problems with my stomach and bowels and then after the 3rd week when I increased to 20 really bad problems with inexplicable bruising, not being able to cope with da...
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Venlafaxine

25/07/2017 | | 49moderated by Charlotte
venlafaxine hydrochloride (150mg) for depression

I experienced impotency and stomach pains while I was on this. After stopping (came off it too quickly but the speed was agreed with the GP) I still now (2 months after stopping) have lots of problems, dry lump in my throat, pins and needles all over my body, really bad stomach pains. Currently seeking help from GP and homeopath. Still no improvement.
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Fluvoxamine

22/07/2017 | | 53moderated by Susan
fluvoxamine maleate (50mg) for depression

I have got depression and suffer from anxiety and panic disorder. I'd been on 50 mg for a long time but I got more stressed and depressed and the GP increased the dose to 100 mg and the psychiatrist then later to 150 mg per day. My symptoms haven't gone away but the panic attacks at least are fewer.
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Paroxetine

21/07/2017 | | 56moderated by Charlotte
paroxetine hydrochloride anhydrous (30mg) for depression

Helped really well. Felt so good that I thought (after 17 years) I could manage without. Tried to come off it slowly. But after I'd finished, the symptoms all came back. So on the advice of my psychiatrist back on to medication, trying Citalopram as it's easier to come off it and it's supposed to be a more modern drug. Side effects: shaky, loss of libido, drowsiness, weight gain.
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Citalopram

20/07/2017 | | 35moderated by Henry
citalopram hydrobromide (20mg) for depression

I've been using citalopram for about 2 years, on the same dose of 20 mg per day. Came off it over the course of 2 weeks in 5 mg steps. Within those 2 weeks I noticed a difference (reduction of depression, reduction of irritability) and a few brief side effects like nausea, dizziness and headache. The effect is still noticeable. Few irritating (mild) side effects like weight gain and occasional ...
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Quetiapine

18/07/2017 | | 61moderated by Charlotte
quetiapine fumarate (100mg) for depression

This is an atypical antipsychotic as I've become more depressed as a result of my ever weakening body caused by various illnesses and stress. It has loads of side effects and affects, among other things, my digestive system and muscular system. Of course it also does all sorts of things to your brain. And combined with a corticosteroid I just feel myself getting weaker and more ill.
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Sertraline

16/07/2017 | | 46moderated by Henry
sertraline hydrochloride (50mg) for depression

Nothing but side effects. Headache, diarrhoea, nausea, dizziness, no concentration, fever, seeing double and it doesn’t get any better. Coming on took weeks. My mood, fears and restlessness are unchanged. As soon as I try to quit the side effects and complaints get worse. I would not recommend this to anyone, it’s very addictive.
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Seroquel

12/07/2017 | | 28moderated by Susan
quetiapine fumarate (20mg) for depression

Works in case of PTSS, depression and insomnia. Does what it’s supposed to do, in my case no side effects. Dose probably needs increasing.
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Prozac

12/07/2017 | | 28moderated by Susan
fluoxetine hydrochloride (20mg) for depression

Helps me to overcome my PTSS, depression and sleep problems. It does what it says in the leaflet, no side effects yet. The current dosage is not yet ideal.
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Concerta

11/07/2017 | | 41moderated by Philip
methylphenidate hydrochloride (30mg) for depression

I can only say this medicine is not a solution for me. Gives me a lot of sweating, unrest, insomnia, palpitations and makes me very uncomfortable in social settings.
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Sertraline

10/07/2017 | | 57moderated by Philip
sertraline hydrochloride (50mg) for depression

This medicine has changed my life. I could function without, but not without problems. I was plagued by vague feelings of depression, fear and a feeling of not being able to cope. I was a single mom, on the dole, living in a very small house. Sertraline helped me to get in control. Without feeling depressed and fear I’m able to fight for my life. Now I have the life I wanted and I’m happy.
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