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Old 10-24-2005, 07:00 AM   #1
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they are both brand name methylphenidates

I just use ritalin, since most people know what that is

the only thing that is different between ritalin and concerta is the delivery system
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Old 10-27-2005, 07:00 AM   #2
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I need anti depressants. But I hate going to the doctor, so I just go without.
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Old 11-03-2005, 07:00 AM   #3
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Wellbutrin... sucks, does nothing, risk of seizure in high doses

Paxil/Zoloft... sucks, does nothing but has undesirable sexual side-effects

Risperdal... helped me sleep... not really an anti-depressant though

Abilify... anti-psychotic, used in small doses to help change depressive thought processes

Effexor... dangerous medication... physically addictive, probably lead to my first suicide attempt

Nortriptylene... sucks, had no effect on me whatsoever
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Old 11-03-2005, 07:00 AM   #4
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yes Dunhill 1mg is my poison
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Old 11-19-2005, 07:00 AM   #5
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Don't be surprised by that, some antidepressants act in wildly different ways in different people...in fact it is the subject of great controversy that in some subjects that antidepressants can actually exacerbate the problem, hence the need for careful monitoring. There is one hell of a lot of controversy surrounding Seroxat/Paxil (Paroxetine HCl) at the moment...
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Old 11-19-2005, 07:00 AM   #6
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Originally posted by Mrs. Tuberski
Depression is a coping mechanism for most people. It is as somebody asked caused by chemical imbalances in the body. However the mind is a very powerful thing. There are other methods to battle this Medication is just faster and quicker with what docs claim a higher sucess rate. For me a classic case of a person that should need them dont take them. I say this because of a rape i experienced and loss of a few jobs because of that rape try to stay strong in mind and faith. So far and after at least 10 years of counseling i havent taken the pills. That and the fact that i have a wonderful husband and sometimes kids help. Don't deny something that could make your life a lot easier though. You have someone around you constantly so he would be able to tell if things were going wrong and get you sorted out. It's always an option, one I wouldn't take for the best part of a decade but when I did it made my life so much easier.
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Old 11-28-2005, 07:00 AM   #7
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Well you've obviously never entertained the fact...but you should always consider the options, especially after such a stressful incident as that.

Well it makes life that much more pleasant. I am sure many of you remember the 'good old days' when my celibacy used to drive me insane (and one of the contributory factors to my depression). I have never been able to heal the problem, I just don't have the confidence and the time that has elapsed has made it really, really difficult. But I can face it now and not let it bother me.
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Old 12-02-2005, 07:00 AM   #8
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I have a son that takes an anti depressant as well but it isnt for depression he takes it to counter act the concerta he takes for adhd. He was on adderal nothing like amphetimes to lighten the life. but he couldnt sleep, so the gave him the anti depressent i cant spell it but it is imperadol or something like that . Now he just sleep walks. What to do?
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Old 12-07-2005, 07:00 AM   #9
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Yeah one doctor told me that Risperdal might actually be making things worse, great to know when you've been taking it for months.
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Old 12-26-2005, 07:00 AM   #10
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I have so many emotional problems, I fail to see how a single (or multiple) drug can fix them. This is why I have never sought treatment. That and the fact I don't have the money to do so.

Is there any place where I can get free mental help?
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Old 12-30-2005, 07:00 AM   #11
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Pardon my ignorance, Verres, but are these kind on depresisons ver common? I am asking not in order to troll, but because I really don't know.

All cases of depression I have knew in my life (directly 2, probably 3 or 4 indirectly - I don't recall exactly) were caused by some change in the life of the people involved (well, the broke up with their gf in many of the cases)
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Old 01-04-2006, 07:00 AM   #12
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Originally posted by Japher
Mrs. Tbrs I am sure your child is needing of the meds. However, my lil sis was a 1st grade teacher, my wife taugt HS, my brother-in-law teaches special ed (yaaay!) in HS, and my father is on the School board, and I can say with all due honesty that a kid getting the right diagnosis for the situation is rare... I am certain that ADHD is over diagnosed Im sure you are right. Adhd is overly diagnosed especially in young boys. The first dr told me that my son has no fine motor skills. Im not sure I have meet a bot or man that does. The meds worry me because they do take a toll on the liver,and hes still young.
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Old 01-05-2006, 07:00 AM   #13
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Originally posted by asleepathewheel
I'm generally in favor of people taking what they need to feel normal, whatever that is, but I think they are too heavily prescribed to children. Working where I do with juveniles, probably 2/3 of my clients, are on some type of mood altering medication. When did being a kid become an illness? God knows I would have been put on meds if I was ten years younger.
You know I struggled with this same thing before I put my teen on concerta. But when he started striking his younger sibblings because they made him mad i had not much of a choice.
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Old 01-24-2006, 07:00 AM   #14
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but not smoking is more important. you already know my view on smoking.
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Old 01-24-2006, 07:00 AM   #15
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I have a son that takes an anti depressant as well but it isnt for depression he takes it to counter act the concerta he takes for adhd. He was on adderal nothing like amphetimes to lighten the life. but he couldnt sleep, so the gave him the anti depressent i cant spell it but it is imperadol or something like that . Now he just sleep walks. What to do? How old is your son? 1 in 10 kids sleep walk, it's rather normal.

A lot of my family is on anti-depressants. I find the whole SSRI fad a little distrubing, as well as the whole ADHD medication. I wonder how much it is over prescribed, and this comes from some one who works for the company that makes concerta. I would just think twice about taking any type of medication as they can lead to serious medical problems down the line. My lil sis has been on and off of anti-depresants for god knows what and she takes migrane medicine like it's candy... She has an ulcer, and probably will for life, and she doesn't even drink.
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Old 01-24-2006, 07:00 AM   #16
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Originally posted by Provost Harrison
Prozac (Fluoxetine HCl) in combination with propranalol for anxiety and depression. I suppose you could therefore say I've taken anti-Ds, though not for depression. I was on Propranolol for about a little under a year due to migraines, which is the other use for them. I hated them, I didn't feel like me on them, I just felt like when I was having an attack, it was happening to this person I couldn't control. Plus the blood pressure effect, while helping with migraines, meant I couldn't sprint to the same level, and still can't. I lost the will to try or something, but either way, it stopped me running competatively.

if only the doctor had told me they were anti-Ds as well, rather than blood pressure/migraine tablets. It makes sense now, in that they'd reduce stress, but it was never worth it, IMHO.
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Old 01-27-2006, 07:00 AM   #17
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Old 02-22-2006, 07:00 AM   #18
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If you're talking about Efexor not working as a serotonine raising drug my doctor said it is, as well as affecting other substances in the brain.
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Old 03-18-2006, 07:00 AM   #19
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Originally posted by Sava


Effexor... dangerous medication... physically addictive, probably lead to my first suicide attempt
How could it lead to a suicide attempt?
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Old 03-25-2006, 07:00 AM   #20
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Originally posted by Alexander's Horse
I took 3 glasses of red wine today and about a dozen cigarettes and I feel great. I have had bout 12 beers and a pack of cigs feeling not to bad my self. course the beer i drink most of you would say is water anyway. And the cigs i smoke are ultra lights
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