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Depression and Pristiq

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Depression Symptoms and Causes

Depression is a serious medical illness. It's more than just a feeling of being sad or "blue" for a few days. If you are one of the more than 19 million teens and adults in the United States who have Depression, the feelings do not go away. They persist and interfere with your everyday life. Symptoms can include

  • Feeling sad or "empty"
  • Loss of interest in favorite activities
  • Overeating, or not wanting to eat at all
  • Not being able to sleep, or sleeping too much
  • Feeling very tired
  • Feeling hopeless, irritable, anxious, or guilty
  • Aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems
  • Thoughts of death or suicide

Depression is a disorder of the brain. There are a variety of causes, including genetic, biological, environmental, and psychological factors. Depression can happen at any age, but it often begins in teens and young adults. It is much more common in women. Women can also get postpartum Depression after the birth of a baby. Some people get seasonal affective disorder in the winter. Depression is one part of bipolar disorder.

There are effective treatments for Depression, including antidepressants, talk therapy, or both.

NIH: National Institute of Mental Health

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Somnolence (214)
Tremor (199)
Decreased Appetite (193)
Irritability (181)
Suicidal Ideation (180)
Paraesthesia (178)
Blood Pressure Increased (171)
Constipation (158)
Weight Increased (158)
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Agitation (154)
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Dry Mouth (146)
Hypertension (143)
Palpitations (133)
Vision Blurred (127)
Anger (126)
Pain (120)
Off Label Use (116)
Dyspnoea (111)
Nervousness (108)
Weight Decreased (107)
Heart Rate Increased (106)
Unevaluable Event (105)
Disturbance In Attention (103)
Abnormal Dreams (101)
Tinnitus (93)
Confusional State (89)
Withdrawal Syndrome (89)
Emotional Disorder (83)
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Recent Reviews

Are there any concerns with starting pristiq about 1 month befor cataract surgery??

Hello...has anyone been on oristiq while pregant? Has anyone taken it there whole pregnacy and not had any issues with the baby. I was on 50mg and weaned myself to 12mg but I cant go intirely off it the side effects are unfuncatioable and possible ju

Hi i have anxiety an manic depressionbut its all under control nowwith my medication, im having trouble enjoying sex or even getting turned on im not sure if its all in ,my head because of my anxiety i worry bout every l

I am a 42 year old female who was started on 50 mg. once a day Pristiq for depression. It has been 4 days and I have lower abdominal pain everyday all day and night. I have been taking Tylenol for the pain around the clock. I also can't sleep much. I

I am wondering if anyone has any experience with taking over 100mg of Pristiq. In trials, it is stated that there was no difference in patients who took over 50mg per day. However, I inadverdently dosed myself with 2 per day of the 100mg, thinking th

I have been taking pristiq for 2 weeks. I feel dizzy, nervous, anxious, and I don't want to do anything or be around anyone right now. I was taking cymbalta for years and felt like it wasn't working any longer, so I asked my docto

I just want to know has anyone out of all experionst weight lost or gain on pristiq if so how much weight lose or gain plz tell mee thanks alot

I took wellbutrin two yrs ago and developed symptome of GERD, inability to swallow comfortably, abdominal pain. Took thousands of dollars of tests and was told it was not the medication, it was merely a coincidence. Fast forward t

I was prescribed Pristiq for chronic depression, as I take tramadol for R/Arthritis I stopped taking tramodol, as my pains got worse I started taking tramadol l a day amazing enough I found taking both seem to improve the depression considerably so

I've been on Pristiq for about one year. My Dr also prescribed Wellbrutin. We are nw trying to wean off of the Pristiq. I've gone from 100 mg down to 50 mg slowly over one month. I can't seem to cut down any lo

Zosert was prescribed by my cardilogist, but luckily seeing the side effects in this net, I have not started taking the tabs. Further when I am not having depression, I don't understand, why I have been prescribed this dangerous medicine

Although I have had a lifetime problem with depression (no treatment) I have noticed that since I started taking Zolipdem the depression is much worse even though I am sleeping better.

hi im 14 weeks pregnant and have taken 5mg cipralex for five days now at night for depression and anxiety,i feel better though very sleepy even during the day but im concerned for my unborn baby

Side effects I have from Nadolol are confusion, dizziness, lightheaded, increased depression and anxiety, and mild nausea.

Have just taken my first does of Loxalate 20mg for severe depression

When I read your literature, does it mean that bif vI have major depression and am taking cardizem and have photophobia that vthere is a chance for CHF, and myocarditis and that the medication should be changed? Beta blockers are out of the question

i had pounding heart and severe depression and anxiety while takeing candersartan. im waiting to see a cardioligist to see if i have done any damage. feel so much better now i have stopped takeing them

Thankyou for witing out this article I have been on 120mgs of Zeldox since November 2010 at first it seemed to work and now it has me stuck in a depression state . I was prior to that on olanzapine which held me also in a depressed state I

<span style=' '>Lexapro is a permanent life long cure for any depression if you can survive the treatment.<span style='mso-spacerun: yes;'> I was prompted by a marriage counselor to go to my doctor and requ

<span style='font-family: Calibri; '>I am experiencing severe irritability and moderate depression since I started taking Fenofibrate 160 mg 3 weeks ago, which is not at all normal for me.

Depression Clinical Trials and Studies

Treatments might be new drugs or new combinations of drugs, new surgical procedures or devices, or new ways to use existing treatments. The goal of clinical trials is to determine if a new test or treatment works and is safe. Clinical trials can also look at other aspects of care, such as improving the quality of life for people with chronic illnesses. People participate in clinical trials for a variety of reasons. Healthy volunteers say they participate to help others and to contribute to moving science forward. Participants with an illness or disease also participate to help others, but also to possibly receive the newest treatment and to have the additional care and attention from the clinical trial staff.