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  • 11 days ago

    Fluoxetine and Withdrawal Symptoms

    I have been on Fluoxetine (20 mg) and for a little over a year and recently went off "cold turkey", all in its been about 4 weeks or so. I work with a therapist regularly and we have been monitoring my mood, feelings, symptoms. Its been about 2 weeks since i have seen her and my feelings have been amped up. Work has been very stressful and this past week was the 10 anniversary of my Mothers passing. I am weepy, slightly anxious, and having a hard time of letting stuff go- slightly obsessing....
  • 11 days ago

    Case of Truman Show delusion - please help.

    This past May, my mother has what we 100% think is the Truman Show delusion. She thinks that we are on a reality television show, and that we are under house arrest, even though we have proved to her multiple times that this is an illusion. She refuses to receive medical help because she thinks that there is nothing wrong with her. She quit her job thinking that she is the wealthiest person alive, and because of this, we need to sell our house, however she refuses to sign. We also think she is bipolar....
  • 12 days ago

    Stress and trauma-induced manic episode without bipolar disorder?

    There seems to be little reliable information online concerning manic episodes without bipolar disorder, so I am hoping that some form of consensus on the subject can be made. There is a lot of detail to cover, but I will try to be as brief as possible: Background facts: 1) Father was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, paranoid-type 27 years ago, a few months prior to my birth; his brother had already been diagnosed with schizophrenia, and committed suicide roughly 20 years ago; their mother....
  • 12 days ago

    Worried about psychiatric meds-combination in high doses

    My brother recently committed suicide after a long battle with bipolar disorder. I went through his home and did an inventory of his current medications. He had been prescribed bupropion (450 mg/day), gabapentin (1800 mg/day), lamotrigine (300 mg/day), lithium (900 mg/day), and sertraline (200 mg/day). All of the medications had been prescribed by the same doctor within three months of his death. He had been feeling unusually tired and disoriented in the weeks before he died. I know some of these....
  • 13 days ago

    Psychosomatic disorder vs Hysteria

    What is the difference between psychosomatic disorder and hysteria?
  • 13 days ago

    Depression from Drug Use

    I'm at a crossroads and not really sure what to do. Feel free to skip to the last paragraph if you don't have time / care for the context. If you do, here's the context: So, I have what I suppose would now be considered a chronic pain issue because I'll be needing a third surgery (different from my previous surgeries) on the same area. I've been prescribed Tramadol/Ultram 50mg every 8 hours to deal with the pain. Two weeks ago, I had taken 3 pills for 2 days in a row where I had....
  • 13 days ago

    Why did Sertraline started working immediately with me?

    I'm 21, male. I's depressed for over a year, suddenly for a reason things went out of control. I started visualizing suicidal moments feeling terribly numb and nauseous. Then my doctor prescribed 25 mg sertraline, which continued to 75 mg from the fifth day. (she said to visit again after 2 weeks, it's been 8 days only) From the first day, I started feeling really great. No unwanted and disturbing thoughts, more focused in study. I'm feeling numb, but in a good way. But I feel more....
  • 14 days ago

    Jail nurses took my wife off abilify because it cost to much

    Can A nurse practitioner take someone off Abilify and switch them to Risperdal without an exam? The jail where my wife is currently incarcerated at did! Doing a 6 year sentence reasons stemming from depression. They decide they can save money by having their nurse practitioner diagnos and change the inmates prescriptions to a cheaper TOTALLY DIFFERENT MEDICINE WITHOUT SO MUCH AS AN EXAM!!! When I found out about it I told her I was calling D.O.C. When she questioned it , they pointed to a paper sign....
  • 14 days ago

    Bathroom issues of a different nature...

    I do not understand this completely, as it has been life long. There are times, when I go to use the restroom, and suddenly there is nothing. No urge to go anymore, nothing. And even trying to force a urination/bowel movement does not do anything. Within 5 minutes of leaving the bathroom....it hits me even harder. Back to the bathroom, and absolutely nothing. It eventually hits the breaking point and I end up wetting/messing my pants. I am pushing 40 now, with no hope really of finding a permanent....
  • 14 days ago

    Depressed teen

    My daughter was diagnosed with depression a year ago and has been seeing a therapist plus taking an ever increasing dose of Fluoxetine since. She has a difficult time talking about her feelings and tends to act like everything is good all the time so I often don't know how she really is until she's almost in crisis. A couple of days ago she was on the phone and I heard her tell a friend that she had been purposely putting herself in situations that she knew would trigger intense mini depressive....