Depression Medicine


DEPRESSION MEDICINE - Take it if you need it

It is as the ad says “depression hurts”. However, you can change that, and life will be so much more normal and happy. It does not take much effort to re-establish yourself with the world at large, or just be quiet and live a life of serenity if that is your choice. The biggest step is talking with your doctor if you haven’t already done that. It doesn’t take long. You may need some tests to be certain your depression is not physically related.

The doctor will then more than likely prescribe you medication. This article is not going to get into all the types of medication, but if you act early, the right prescription can get you back on the right track. You will soon be to the point of not having to take it and being back to living your normal lifestyle.

If you do discover your medication treatment could be a long-term thing, just start to include it in your daily routine. You should also get advice from your doctor about the withdrawals symptoms before you stop taking the depression medicine.

Research states that “depression results from an imbalance of natural chemicals,” neurotransmitters it was said. These technical sounding entities help transport messages between nerve cells, neurotransmitters are present throughout the body and brain. It isn’t anything to feel uncomfortable about, it is typically a natural occurrence often beyond the patients control and depression medicine can most definitely help, below are some examples of what your doctor might prescribe. You should ask your doctor about the side effects of taking these drugs because they may not be right for you. Fluoxetine (Prozac) Fluvoxamine (Luvox) Sertraline (Zoloft) Paroxetine (Paxil) Escitalopram (Lexapro) Citalopram (Celexa
Some of the side effects of these medications are: Nausea Insomnia Anxiety Restlessness Decreased sex drive Dizziness Weight gain or loss Tremors Sweating Sleepiness Fatigue Dry mouth Diarrhea Constipation Headaches

Get close to your family and discuss your feelings rather than hiding away and worrying everyone, including yourself. Depression can isolate you from everything in your life, it can cause loss of friends and family, but it does not need to happen. You just need a little push in the right direction.

Depending upon your circumstances your doctor might feel it would be more beneficial to see a psychotherapist. Sometimes talking does do more than medication, or a combination of both can work wonders. If you so feel inclined you should also add a walk and some healthy food, force yourself to drink several glasses of water and eat some fruit and vegetables. This all adds to the get well faster menu.

Major life changes and stress can also cause depression. If you are feeling like nothing you do is right or can’t seem to get it together, think about your circumstances. A number of things can cause depression; divorce, death in the family, death of a pet, loss of a job. Believe it or not, these are things you can overcome and depression medicine will help. Depression medication was made to balance certain chemicals in your body that is possibly causes underlying problems such as lack of energy, underactive thyroid or vitamin and mineral deficiencies. These chemical imbalances can easily be the cause of your depression and easily resolved.

There are numerous types of medications prescribed for depression. There are different degrees of depression and different strengths of medication. If you take those few seconds to take the depression medicine prescribed it will all add up to a happy ending.