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(no subject) [Nov. 12th, 2011|05:24 pm]
Living on meds, with meds, and beacuse of meds.

Hey everyone, I'm really nervous at the moment because I've just been prescribed Sertraline (for depression) and one of the side effects is nausea and vomiting.
I'm emetophobic and I'm so scared. I'm now reluctant to try them.
I did some googling and found a forum full of people saying they had nauses and vomiting and dry heaving. And now I'm so scared, I don't want any of this to happen to me!
I was thinking I'd take the first one on Monday night, because then I have Tuesday and Wednesday free (I'm at university), but then I really need to go into classes on Thursday!
I know that if I think about it I'll probably make it worse. Ergh, I whsi I'd never have visited that forum.

So, basically what I'm asking is has anyone taken Sertraline (Zoloft or Lustral), what side effects have you had?
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(no subject) [Aug. 16th, 2010|08:15 am]
Living on meds, with meds, and beacuse of meds.

[Current Location |ward 8]

 hay people.
ive been with this community for aages but i mostly just watch it, hardly post here, though i post on my journal loads.

anyway im 23 and i have borderline personality disorder and fibromyalgia, i also think i may have slow onset schizophrenia because i hear voices and weird things happen to me.

anyway right now im only on 3 meds
clonazepam for anxiety and pain
dihydracodeine for pain
and parapexole which is for parkinsons desiese but i use it for restless leg syndrome which comes with my fibromyalgia.

im seeing my psyciatrist today for the first time in 6 months and im gonna ask for an anti depressent, somthing to help me sleep and maybe somthing for my hullucinations, although im not happy about the weight gain alot of them have as side effects.

in the past ive been on

ive used diphahydramine recreationally coz it helped me sleep and stopped me getting itching from my pain medication.

also it took me along time to get upto dihydracodeine 120mg tabs, i started at the bottom of the opiods ladder, alot of doctors woudnt give me them said i was a drug seeker, coz it did take aages to get my fibromyalgia diegnosed.. bastards.

so yeah in genral im in pain alot, i dont sleep well or i sleep too much and im pretty sure im loosing touch with reality more and more heh.
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Community [Nov. 11th, 2009|08:23 pm]
Living on meds, with meds, and beacuse of meds.

Hi, so I don't know where this is allowed and where this isn't, and I will be posting it to several communities, so if it isn't alright then feel free to let me know and I'll delete the post.

I created a community called [info]co_morbidity , where people dealing with more than just one specific issue can go to discuss them all in one place, as well as  how these issues may be connected and dealt with instead of focusing on them separately. There is more detailed information at the community about what I hope this place can be, and of course that will change and grow as people join and make it what they need it to be.

Anyways, if people join then they join, and if they don't then they don't. But I really think it could be something great to have in addition to our more specific lj communities.
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just joined... just started effexor XR - worried about weigh gain [Nov. 6th, 2009|10:30 pm]
Living on meds, with meds, and beacuse of meds.


I am a 21-year-old female who just started Effexor XR. I have suffered from depression since I was 11 or 12. It runs in the family. (history of depression, alcoholism, and suicide on both sides of my family, how nice).  I was on and off meds in high school (prozac, paxil, zoloft, trazodone), but never took anything very long term. I hadn't taken anything in over 2 years, then I took Wellbutrin for one day in April, but the dumbass psychiatrist started me at 300mg and I felt horrible and manic so I never took it again. My depression has only seemed to continue to worsen, so I'm attempting meds again as a last resort.  My family practice doctor just put me on 37.5mg of Effexor and i'm going to keep going up every week or so I guess. I'm extremely concerned about the weight gain I've been reading about online. Has anyone experienced weight gain with Effexor? Obviously I want to feel better, but if I gain 15lbs I will absolutely hate myself. I'm extremely weight conscious and terrified of gaining weight. Any advice? Please share any experience you have with Effexor. Thanks so much!

(I've been on it for 4 days now and have had very minimal side effects. I'm a little bit tired and out of it, but other than that nothing horrible. My appetite seems a little less.)

Thanks again for your help. I really appreciate it.
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(no subject) [Nov. 2nd, 2009|11:45 pm]
Living on meds, with meds, and beacuse of meds.

hi, i just joined this community.

but anyway...
i have depression and anxiety... and insomnia, but my doctor just tells me to think "happy thoughts," so that doesn't really count worth shit, i guess.
i had been given some lorazepam(sp) before. it was super low-dose, 0.5mg, and was told to only take it at signs of a panic attack.
however, i didn't really find it effective at all. i had even tried taking 2-3 at a time, and that even didn't seem to help... 
so now, i just recently been put on effexor, which i'm not exactly thrilled about, but whatever. i'll give it a try for a month. 

i was wondering, is anyone on both an snri or ssri and a benzo? is it likely that a doctor would put me on both?
i feel as though that would be more effective, because i'm still get bad anxiety and panic attacks, partly because i'm uncomfortable being on this medication and i kinda freak out and think i can feel my brain changing and just irrational thoughts like that, plus just the normal anxiety i would normally get (although i haven't exactly been on it long enough). 

really, i don't want to be on the effexor (or any ssri's) at all. but i don't know, can you take benzos daily? everything i read on the internet is keep saying you shouldn't take it daily for more than two weeks, so i'm confused. 

sorry my questions aren't exactly clear. 

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i need help [Nov. 2nd, 2009|08:11 pm]
Living on meds, with meds, and beacuse of meds.

  i need help from you guys, who here has done anti-depressants? 

specifically, who has been on celexa? 

should i do it? i am terrified of trying medication because of the side effects. please give me  a review, advice, or something. 

and i hope you all are okay out there. <3 
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a question - Reboxetine? and intro [Sep. 9th, 2009|11:51 pm]
Living on meds, with meds, and beacuse of meds.
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hey, im sara from the UK and im 23.  I have Borderline Personality Disorder w/ depression and anxiety, possible OCD.

meds im on currently:  Effexor 375mg, Risperidone 5.5mg, Carbamazepine 100mg.

have been on: Prozac, Abilify, Quetiapine, Haldol, Promethiazine, Diazepam, Lorazepam, Half Inderal LA. 

now the question >> responses really apreciated >>>

im looking for some personal experience with Reboxetine (Edronax), but im not having much luck... anyone taken it or know someone who has?

are/were the side effects bad for you?

what were you taking it for? did it work? how long did it take for a noticable effect?

weight gain/loss?

its one of the possible ones i'll be trying to counteract side effects like lack of motivation, energy, concentration and for the lack of sex drive my other meds cause.

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I'm new here... [Sep. 1st, 2009|06:04 pm]
Living on meds, with meds, and beacuse of meds.
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Hello everyone! I am new to the community so I hope that this post is okay. If not, I will delete it.

I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2007 and since then have been placed on Lexapro. I've had good results with this medication and I know that I need it because how down and out I can get if I dont have this daily help.

Unfortunately I have recently lost my job and my insurance does help a lot but it is getting a little costly to purchase this medication. Lexapro isn't on the Walgreens meds list but a generic version of Zoloft is. The pharmacist said that they are very similar and I was wondering if someone can tell me if they have gone from one to another? If so, is it recommended do you think? I dont have symptoms with Lexapro and never did, only when I stopped taking it (my own decision-wont happen again lol) I suffered from withdrawals.

Any opinion is welcomed...I haven't talked to my doctor yet, I will. But I would just like to hear from real people and not read a pamphlet you know?
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Newbie [Feb. 21st, 2009|01:49 am]
Living on meds, with meds, and beacuse of meds.

Hello guys,
I'm Jen, Finnish and (obviously) new.

I'm not that "hardcore" when it comes to meds; for the 411 I could make a small list too;

Seronil (that would be the Finnish name for Prozac; SSRI, prescribed for unipolar depression - don't take these any longer)
Sertralin (=Zoloft; SSRI, prescribed for unipolar depression - recently quit these due to a bipolar diagnosis)
Diazepams (=Valium = benzos, mainly for aiding with sleeping and to help during anxiety attacks + they lessen the urge to purge as I'm bulimic)
Melatonine (=sleeping pills for me, shown to work on bipolars as well so I guess they're multitasking, for some reason a prescription drug in Finland)
Naproxen (=muscle relaxant, also have some codeine-based for pain, but I don't use these often, and deffo not daily)
Am currently waiting for my new meds for the bipolar- am expecting atleast
Seroquel (=Quetiapine, is an antipsychotic drug) , alternatively Olanzapine but I don't know about these yet.

Nice to meet y'all :)


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meds, meds for med withdrawel, meds to counteract meds, and more meds! [Aug. 14th, 2008|09:27 pm]
Living on meds, with meds, and beacuse of meds.

hay all
my name is jade, im 21 years old and have been taking various medications for the past 6 years. Im from the UK btw.
i have fibromyalgia and bipolar disorder.

this is the whole list of medications i have taken.

in sort of an order.

ibeprofen/ paracetamol
codeine 8mg
paramol (OTC 7mg dihydracodeine+ paracetamol)
co-proxamol (dextropropoxyphene + paracetamol)
co-codamol (8mg codeine+paracetamol)
co-dydramol (10mg dhc+paracetamol)
remadine (20mg dhc+paracetamol)
remadine forte (30mg dhc+paracetamol)
df118s (30mg dhc NO paracetamol)
methadone (30ml used for heroin addiction, painkiller)
dosulapin (anti depressant)
amytripiline (anti depressant with sedative effect)
fluoxetine (prozac)
diclofex (anti inflamatory)
lodine (slow releese anti inflamatory)
valium (diazepam 2mg)
Dextromethorphan cough syrip can be used for fibromyalgia
diphenhydramine (OTC sleep aid 50mg)
tramadol (100mg slow relelse opioid)
clonazepam 0.5mg (benzo hypnotic sedative and anti cunvusant)
carbanmiazepam (anticunvulsant)
oramorph 5ml/10mg (morphine sulphate liquid form)
imodium (OTC relife for dihorea)
zopiclone (7.5mg sleep aid)

OTC= other the counter
DHC= dihydracodeine
benzo= Benzodiazepines

So anyway those are all the pills i have taken over the years, i was on df118s for a year and had to come off them because i always got doctors saying i wont give you anymore, so i decided to come off myself, for this i took a 12 day course of temgesic which is like methadone but better.

now i am on zopiclone, clonazepam, floxetine, and after i see my pain specialist i will be on pregabalin (an anticonvulsant)
i will also see a psychologist and ask for a mood staberlizer like lithium.

i am aware that alot of these drugs can be abused and some may think im lucky to have my hands on such "cool" drugs but belive me it aint fun.
im used to it though because i know without these i wouldnt function.
apart from that im normal, but honestly i cant remember a time when i wasnt high on somthing.
and just in case you wonder yes i have taken illeagal stuff, such as lsd, mushrooms and opium. nothing else though.

anyway thats me jade
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