Patient: I am currently under the care of a psychiatrist and take Wellbutrin (100mg)and Topomax (75mg). However, in the past three days I have been having, not exactly suicidal thoughts (at least not actively), but just wanting to be “gone” forever, not wake up ever, hating everyone, extreme rage, etc. I am really not sure if I should just wait and see if this goes away – I’ve episodes before but this seems to be much worse. I’m not really sure why I’m writing except I’m beginning to be afraid of my possible actions right now and there’s no one to talk to here.
Already Tried: Self-calming meditation; deep breathing; reading; listening to music
Doctor: Hi there ,
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1) what is your diagnosis ?
2) are these the only psychiatry medications that you take, if there are other , then kindly mention them as well ? Continue reading I am currently under the care of a psychiatrist and take Wellbutrin.
Patient: I’ve been on Cymbalta for 5 months after going through a seratonin overdose from taking Celexa (citalopram) over several years. I have recovered from a 2 month depressive episode which occurred after stopping Celexa and starting Cymbalta. I’m concerned about the long term effects again, such as liver damage, accelerated dementia and dependency. When I miss a day I get quite dizzy. I now have side effects of headaches, extreme pain on outside of left arm/shoulder when raising arm and short term memory loss. Not sure all are related to Cymbalta. I feel comfortable saying I have general anxiety disorder when depressed. It’s cyclical. I’ve been in talk therapy for years and have some mental tools for interrrpting the negative spiral. My question is, should I be taking Cymbalta continuously or would Welbutrine for episodes be healthier if not as effective.
Age: 63 Continue reading I’ve been on Cymbalta for 5 months after going through a seratonin overdose