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    Depression Resources

    Below are listed recommended resources for users who wish to read more about depression, get self help, treatments etc. Users can also post the link to this discussion in any replies to guide users to this info. The post will not go for moderation as it is an internal link. The link to post is https://patient.info/forums/discuss/depression-resources-298570...

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    Are you in crisis? Please read

    If you are feeling in despair, or are having thoughts relating to self-harm, it can be hard to realise that there is any hope. But there is hope and there is help available to you – so please do ask. The Samaritans Helpline is available 24 hours a day and you can call free on 116 123 from the UK. HOPELineUK...

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  • Good days are good, bad days are sooooo bad

    I developed very bad depression due to chronic migrianes.  So bad I tried to kill myself.  Ive gotten better and my good days are good.  But anything can take a good day to a nightmare and quickly slip into a life is over, I wanta die again.  Like twice in the last month. ...

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  • Missed tablet for a few hours, caused anxiety

    Hi! Ive been on sertraline for 10 month, started at 50, 6 month ago became 100 however if i miss a dose by a few hours i get really bad anxiety, doctor said if this carries on may need dose upping to 150, has anyone else experienced this, does upping the dose help, im only 20 so really wanting to get...

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  • Lingering Migraines and Vertigo leading to dangerous depression

    I've been dealing with vertigo and migraines since March. They are debilitating. Multiple hospital visits have only ended with doctors saying there is nothing wrong with me. Vestibular therapy has helped the vertigo a bit. However the migraines remain. I can't even sit in a chair without developing...

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  • Are my mood swings im getting now a sign of improvement

    Hello, after an unsuccessful switch to citalopram, am now on venlafaxine, 150mg for 5 weeks. The citalopram disaster and long drawn out switch to ven, made me more depressed than ive ever been. I was constantly terrified and really down, all the time. No good days at all. First 4 weeks on ven 150mg dose,...

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  • Are my mood swings im getting now a sign of improvement

    Hello, after an unsuccessful switch to citalopram, am now on venlafaxine, 150mg for 5 weeks. The citalopram disaster and long drawn out switch to ven, made me more depressed than ive ever been. I was constantly terrified and really down, all the time. No good days at all. First 4 weeks on ven 150mg dose,...

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  • Fighting the depression

    I have been on 50 mg of Zoloft for 4 weeks now. RIght now, every time I take a pill, I try to convince myself that things will be better tomorrow. It has to get better eventually. I keep telling myself every day that it’s going to get better, and sometimes I even believe myself. Other times though, I...

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  • What is wrong with me???

    I don't know what to write. I get really low at times and even think about suicide which I never thought I would do. I just can't see past wanting to end this misery and let everyone else be happy without me here.  I have a wonderful husband that does his best to make me happy and care for...

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  • Trying to stop dreams to sleep

    I dont know why after my divorce I cant sleep. I lay there and think about my ex wife. She cheated and i cant hate her but i dont want to think anymore at night. We were together 20yrs. I just dont know what to do.

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  • I've had depression for 8 years. What can I do?

    Long story short, I've been in a hole ever since my mother passed away from cancer 8 years ago. I held her hand until it happened and the second I saw life leave her eyes, my own life felt like it ended. I could never go back to how I was and who I was. At the time I was 14 and I had given up on...

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  • I'm a hypocrite

    I've told other people on here not to do anything 'stupid'. But I have times when I really have had enough and don't want to be here anymore. I don't really want to k*ll myself, I've just simply had enough. I've had my initial appointment with the mental health team but that...

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  • I don't know how to go on? I guess?

    Hello I'm a 18-year-old girl from earth. For about a year by now I've been feeling gone and emotionally numb ect.. I've been waning to write to a mental health forum for a while for advice, and now I'm finally doing it! There's a...

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  • My Life is Worthless. Why Can't I Just Die?

    I've overcome a lot of things in my life, but now that I'm an adult I feel absolutely worthless. I was diagnosed with Autism at age 3, making me quite rare since I'm also a girl. I was told I wouldn't be able to do a lot of things. And while I've proven those quacks wrong by graduating...

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  • Hello, I'm sorry to bother you all

    I'm an older person and have lost my Dad, Mum and Sister to brain tumours. My Mum Aldo's had dementia and I had her living with me for a while. Unfortunately I had a brain Hemorraghe and couldn't look after her anymore. She has passed away now bless her. I just feel so alone now

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  • Going through heartbreak.. I need help

    I dated this girl for a year and four months. She broke up with me because she didn’t feel like she was mentally stable for a relationship and I try my best to respect it and give her space... but I can’t help but think “maybe if I send her this I’ll get her back” she still claims she loves me.... and...

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  • Why bother

    Go on a nice holiday they all said, it will be good for you too relax. So here I am stuck in not so sunny Mexico. All the wife is bothered about is swimming and sex. I can't swim and since being on anti depressants the sex ain't much too behold. All I want to do myself is get into the rough water...

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  • Depression and reduced cognitive ability.

    Hi, So I’ve been wanting to talk about this for quite some time because I’ve been researching these symptoms for months on end and haven't really managed to pin it down properly but I trueley believe it’s a level of depression, but maybe it’s something else... So last August I started to...

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  • Venlafaxine gives me bad headaces.

    Hi .I have been on venlafaxine for 9 weeks now .My mood has improved. But the headaches are severe. Did anyone else have this side effect? I was previously on Setraline. But it stopped working. I would like to try another SSRI. As the side effects of things medication are severe.

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    I want to die...but can't kill myself

    I'm so miserable! I feel as though I've been depressed my whole life (when in reality I was diagnosed 15 years ago making it half my life). For years I've wanted to die. I've tried to hang myself and the rope broke, I overdosed on pills but simply felt sick and to be honest I'm not...

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  • Depression

    I was on celexa for several years it got to where it didn’t help plus I was on an odd shift I think that was my problem dr changed me to viibryd now after three months with bad side effects I’m going to try celexa again. What do y’all think? 

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  • Surviving the side effects while maintaining your job?

    Hey everyone.  Need some advice.  I’m 12-days in to taking Prozac 20mg. The side effects have been rough to say the least.  Nausea, tired, and heightened anxiety/stress.   Bad! Question.  How do you survive the side effects while maintaining a demanding job?   I’m so messed...

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  • Binge eating on sertraline

    I have been on sertraline for over a year now, it's helped me to get through a dark patch. Despite the initial side effects, I was able to stay on it and gradually increase my dose to 150mg. Over the last 5 months or so I noticed sugar and carbs cravings, often binge eating at night. Tried doing...

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  • How ?

    I’m not scared of dying but I worry about what to write to loved ones I’m more scared of what will happen I don’t know if I want a cremation or to be buried why am I more worried about after the fact? I’m a doner although not sure that makes much difference? I’m so worried about it 

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  • I don't want to live anymore

    The last couple years i've been dealing with what i'm told is depression. I've felt this way for really as long as i can remember just on and off and much more subtle but, ever since highschool graduation it's manifested into something i don't want to live with anymore. It's not...

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  • Completely plumeted fue to work situation

    I went to work today where I have been for 1.5 years. When I started, they agreed I could work at home 3 days a week as I lived far from the office. My contract however was generic and said office location. Today I am told this will no longer work and I have to be in office 5 days a week....I explained...

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  • Mr.

    I have suffered with OCD and depression on and off for a very long time.  I was on prozac for over 28 years and was doing fine. However, in 2017, my depression returned and OCD kicked in. I was taken off Prozac and given Lexapro which did nothing to help me. I was then placed on MIRTAZAPINE and...

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  • I'm so stressed out

    I have suicidal thoughts all the time but I mostly get them at night. I try to do the suicide prevention lifeline chat but it's always a long wait and I have to wait an hour or more to talk to someone. Anyway, everything is really piling on top and I feel like I'm going to snap soon. I try so...

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  • Am i being paranoid?

    I feel really really unhappy about people who sitting around me or stand next to me, they always touching their noses like i am smelly or something. I don't know if i am a smelly person. I am a clean person. I always take shower in the morning and night. I wash my hair every night. I also use...

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  • Escitalopram.. do I increase or change

    Hi, really need some advice, I’ve never suffered from mh before but in April I was hit hard with depression and anxiety, doctors prescribed me with 5mg of escitalopram, only a small dose as I’m very small and very sensitive to meds, first 2 weeks were hell but by week 3 I was definitely improving, hit...

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  • Depression and anxiety from fear of not recovering

    I'm 13, male, and live in North America. In the last 1.5 months or so, I've had brain fog, fatigue, and the occasional few hours of apathy (probably mood swings). Thing is, though, in the last two days, I've suddenly become kind of really hopeless, like I can't take it anymore. I just...

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