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Stopped medication of depression and anxiety before 4 months. Now anxiety symptoms are there. My Dr. prescribed etilaam 0.25.will it enough. How much time it will take improve situation.

Mr.Saul Pereira 94% (49656ratings)
Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd, Transactional Analysis
Psychologist, Bangalore
Stopped medication of depression and anxiety before 4 months. Now anxiety symptoms are there. My Dr. prescribed etila...
The medication you are on is pretty good for your condition. But the problem is that medication will not teach you skills to last you for a lifetime. You need to visit a counselor and get some help to learn to handle your depression and anxiety. Before it gets out of control and difficult to deal with seek help earlier, especially about this fear. If the fear is of recent origin, you could perhaps identify it and deal with it. But if it is from the long past, then much work has to be done to sort that out. Medication is still required but please cooperate with both the therapies to get the best results. Sometimes this kind of nervousness could be genetic too. In the meantime, you must do certain things to build your constitution physically, spiritually, emotionally, and mentally. Mental stability can be achieved by learning a few skills in handling emotions in an appropriate manner. Stress management skills, which have a lot to do with expressing emotions, will need to be a major part of your recovery program. Emotionally you need the help of a counselor and that will help you tremendously to move from anxiety to normal fear. Please persevere and cooperate through all the support you need and you will come through successfully. Develop your body’s health by physical fitness through exercise, good rest (sleep), and a proper diet. Anyway, what you need to focus on is to do vigorous exercise of the aerobic kind for the heart’s fitness; meditation for the brain’s fitness; sleep for a well-rested mind and body; sound spiritual well-being for good confidence and stability; and a diet with lots of vegetables, fruits, and whole grains. Vigorous exercise, especially of the callisthenic kind, will make your heart, which is a muscle, grow larger; and then your heart will need to beat less often and you will respond to the anxiety with a calmer disposition. If your mind, constitution, and your emotions are in check and fit, you will never be disturbed again.
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I'm a student. I'm preparing for neet pg competitive exam. But i'm taking medications for my depression that I was suffering from. I'm taking medicines for more than a year. I'm taking amisulpride, escitalopram and clonazepam, nortriptyline, desvenlafaxine, lithium carbonate. But i'm sleeping too much due to these medicines. I sleep for more than 12 hours a day. Even after waking, I feel drowsy. I'm not able to get time for study. So i'm feeling so insecure about my exam. Pls help. Is there any solution of this problem? If I try to avoid amisulpride, then I get symptoms again. Pls help.

Dr.Shoeb Khan 90% (29ratings)
MBBS, DNB (PSYCHIATRY)
Psychiatrist, Raipur
I'm a student. I'm preparing for neet pg competitive exam. But i'm taking medications for my depression that I was su...
You seem to be taking a lot of medications, some of which don’t really stick to the diagnosis of depression. Would you be comfortable elaborating about your symptoms? Going through neet exams is a very tiring and stressful situation, and I understand that its important that you are alert and awake during this period. Let me know a bit more about your symptoms and diagnosis, and maybe I can help.
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My 19 year old son suffering from anxiety and depression issues from last 6 months. 20 days ago I consult a psychiatrist. Who prescribed neurosert - 5ht, citadep 10, and venlor xr 37.5. After taking medicines I feel he became more anxious and depressed. All the time he feel restless and irritated. Is it a side effects of medicines? Will these medicines cure him? Will there be any side effects of these medicines which can make his disease worse?

Ms.Rachna Mishra 91% (501ratings)
M.A.(H)Psychology, PG Diploma in Child Guidance and Family Therapy
Psychologist, Noida
My 19 year old son suffering from anxiety and depression issues from last 6 months. 20 days ago I consult a psychiatr...
Have regular meals and keep yourself hydrated. It might seem not important but sometimes being in a rush for deadline will cause you to forget your meals and making you irritated, nervous or anxious. When you feel irritable or anxious, check the time. It might be just your low blood sugar and your body needs to feed. Being dehydrated also can cause migraine. So keep a water bottle by your side and take a sip regularly. It is also a good way to take a break. (See also: Foods for Anxiety and Stress) Distract yourself. If you feel that you do not have enough time to do something that takes up a lot of time, why not take a break and watch a half an hour episode of a comedy show or a funny YouTube clip. It is a break from the anxiety and can help balance your mind out. If you have more time, called up a friend and have a conversation. Being connected will energize you and having a support pillar will be a comfort. Even better, go to gym or have a night out to get it out of your system. Prioritize. It is important to categorize the list of things you need to do. Put the most important task at the top of the list. Make sure you finish doing it. Then as you go along doing the task, you will not be thinking about how to finish all the tasks at one go. You will know that you are finishing your tasks step by step. The feeling of being able to cross out the list does feel extremely satisfying. Be positive. Being anxious is a negative emotion. Do not let the feeling overruled you or you might be in a deeper rut. Just think positively and let yourself immersed in work. Without you knowing, you would have one task down and you can proceed to another one. Be confident. Being uncertain of something causes anxiety. Having the confidence armed with knowledge will help bring certainty and portray a clear picture of the next probable situation. (See here → How to Build Self-Confidence & Improve Self-Esteem : 5 Ways) Keep yourself grounded. Do not try to overwhelm yourself with too much things at a single time. Anxiety is a fear of the future. Try to stay grounded and keep thinking in the present. Do not imagine unnecessary things that might be proven unfounded later. Just pay attention to the presence and what can be done in that time. Take deep breaths. Sometimes when in an anxious situation, you might not be breathing properly or just taking shallow breathing. Take 30 deep-into-belly breaths, you feel that your anxiety dissipate and feel a lot calmer. This is a simple method that can help bring negative emotions such as anger or anxiety. Relax. it is important to be able to find ways to relax. Practice relaxation techniques like meditation or PMR regularly to evoke the relaxation response and reduce anxiety and stress.
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Two years ago I am depression so to harm my self I take a more then 2000 mg/day atenolol tablet for 8 day is it causes genetic mutation or genetic toxicity or genetic disorder if yes plez tell me how to diagnosis disorder I am very afraid plez answer.

Mr.Saul Pereira 94% (49656ratings)
Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd, Transactional Analysis
Psychologist, Bangalore
Two years ago I am depression so to harm my self I take a more then 2000 mg/day atenolol tablet for 8 day is it cause...
You are in an anger related depression and are blessed to be alive in spite of your attempt. I doubt that there is any physical damage as you describe. You don't get second chances in life, and clearly, for whatever reason, you have got it. Grab this opportunity and make the best out of it. Life is extremely precious and you must make every effort to preserve it and also to enjoy it. Life is no doubt difficult but the pleasure you get when you overcome obstacles is tremendous. At the age that you experienced this problem is a very suggestible age and you should have gone for therapy straightaway but you acted out instead. Anyway, now that you are alive you can do something about it. At your age this claim is serious. If you have depression, then there are some major ramifications to take into account. I believe there may be some genetic predisposition or there has been some childhood issue, related to anger, that needs urgent attention. You must go and meet with a counselor immediately and if that person advises that you meet with a doctor you must do so and cooperate to your utmost. Please visit these professionals along with your parents. In the meantime, please do the following sincerely because you could resolve the problem better with good cooperation: have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber, nuts, avocado, exercise regularly, eat dark chocolate, do yoga meditation exercises, spend time in nature or gardening, etc. I suggest you do the opposite of what this depression makes you feel like doing (actually, not doing): you will need to fight this condition. You must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, wake up by 6 am every day, play some active games, especially contact games, do physical exercises, talk to people and join some social clubs, attend yoga classes etc. Watch sitcoms on tv or comedies and cheer yourself up. Go for excursions in groups, for outings, camps, conferences, and religious conventions. Get a pet dog and spend time training it, exercising it and relating to it. Expose yourself to some sunlight every day, at least, 30 minutes but not in the scorching heat. Whatever happens, please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three, lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in god to alleviate your sufferings. Don’t wait for others to help. Use your own motivation, which might be at its lowest, but persevere and win this battle. Above all to be really happy, you need to live in love and for love. Learn all about emotions and how to handle them and that will get you out of the depression rather easily and quickly. A counselor is there only to facilitate you, all the hard work must come from you, and your cooperation with that person is very critical for your success. Be positive every day and learn to be content with what you have. Whatever happens please cooperate with the therapy and do not discontinue until the condition is completely resolved.
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I am suffering from anxiety .depression and chronic fatigue syndrome from last 4 years .pl tell which medicine is better nexito or serta .my age is 41 male.

Dr.Prof. Jagadeesan M.S. 94% (12970ratings)
MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I am suffering from anxiety .depression and chronic fatigue syndrome from last 4 years .pl tell which medicine is bet...
Both are ssris and need to be taken after consulting a psychiatrist and not purchased over the counter as they are schedule h drugs. They need to be monitored, followed up. Both have different effects on different anxiety and depressive symptoms. Good luck.
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I am 22 years old. Two years back I am be in depression so I take a more than 2000 mg/day for 8 of atenolol tablet (selective b eta blockers, cardiac depressant) to harm my self that time I wasn't have any effect on my body and but now I suffer from erectile dysfunction from 3 weeks is it due to atenol tablet? Now what I do to fix it?

Dr.Shoeb Khan 90% (29ratings)
MBBS, DNB (PSYCHIATRY)
Psychiatrist, Raipur
I am 22 years old. Two years back I am be in depression so I take a more than 2000 mg/day for 8 of atenolol tablet (s...
Whatever damage the medication overdose causes, they are immediate and acute. It will not cause ed after 2 years. How are you doing otherwise? If you still have depression then that can explain your issue.
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Hello sir I am a schizophrenic. I have been taking medications from 9 and a half years. Now I am taking oleanz 10, joykem odt 100, clonotril and peracit. I am feeling a lot of stress and tension. Also I am having depression. Please suggest me some good medicines.

Mr.Saul Pereira 94% (49656ratings)
Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd, Transactional Analysis
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hello sir I am a schizophrenic. I have been taking medications from 9 and a half years. Now I am taking oleanz 10, jo...
This is a serious condition and you desperately need to go for therapy. You need to cooperate with he therapy and it may last for several years. Because you are relatively young, it is possible to recover if you commit yourself. Medication by itself cannot help all the way. There is no doubt that this disease is debilitating but you must persevere not only with the medication but also with counseling. The counseling gives you an avenue to work with your emotional issues and you will develop skills in coping with the everyday challenges that life throws at you. I hope your visits to the psychiatrist were regular and the medication has been frequently reviewed during these nearly ten years. You need to be occupied, and fit into a routine of interesting activities every day. Yoga and meditation are also necessary to train your brain to be disciplined. Exercise always plays a stabilizing role and is the most holistic medicine besides. Since the psychotic mind is regularly perturbed by unreal fears, a reality check through counseling will help you discern fact from fiction. Your socializing and maintaining steady relations is the hallmark of a good recovery program. If I am to assume that there were no relapses during this period, then that is a good sign too. This means that your condition has remained stable all of these years! now go to the next level along with therapy and you can look forward to a more functional and productive lifestyle. The depression is clearly a sign that you are disappointed with the progress, which is why I am suggesting that you go for active therapy.
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I am taken one pill of nexito 10 mg tablet, now I don't want to take, how much time will take to reduce side effects from one 10 mg of nexito.

Dr.Shashank Raikwar 93% (272ratings)
MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Kanpur
I am taken one pill of nexito 10 mg tablet, now I don't want to take, how much time will take to reduce side effects ...
since how long are you on Nexito and how good is your symptom, while taking it so if you are taking it for past 6 months to 1 year and you have good symptom control, you can take half tablet for 15 days and then discontinue it
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I have been on antidepressants since 8 years. The medicines have been changed timely throughout. Currently taking fluvoxin 100 mg, mirnite 15 mg, ativan 1 mg, feliz s 10 -1 mg and mds xr 50 mg. My weight has gained tremendously. Currently am 115 kg. My appetite has increased. I want a weight reducing antidepressant. Am suffering due to my obesity.

Dr.Prof. Jagadeesan M.S. 94% (12970ratings)
MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I have been on antidepressants since 8 years. The medicines have been changed timely throughout. Currently taking flu...
You seem to be on multiple antidepressants, which would have led to this stage due to resistant symptoms, poor symptom control, etc. The medications do have the propensity to cause weight gain, so you need to discuss with your treating psychiatrist on how to manage the same. Good luck.
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I am anxiety and depression patient for the past 6 years my previous medication were paradise cr 25, tofisopam 100 mg and clonazepam 0.5 on sos basis, but recently my doctor had chad changed me medication to vertioxetine 5 mg twice a day, etilaam cr 1.5 once a day and clonazepam 0.5 once daily for 10 days. After changes of medication I am having dizziness, sleepiness throughout the day and also a hint of confusion as well. Please suggest weather these symptoms will subside within few days or I have to change medication?

Ms.Neha Pandey 91% (29ratings)
MA - Psychology, diploma in Professional Counselling & Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Thane
I am anxiety and depression patient for the past 6 years my previous medication were paradise cr 25, tofisopam 100 mg...
Hi, I would suggest taking regular counselling/therapy sessions from a professional and reducing the dependence on the medicines slowly. Also, share with your doctor about the side - effects so that they can guide you with a changed course, if required. Take care.
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