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    carol b
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    i was wandering if anyone has any good anti depression drug. something that makes you happy…im on clanasapam 1 mg and it aint working and all it does it make me sleepy. i want to know are there any happy pills out there??

    i was wandering if anyone has any good anti depression drug. something that makes you happy…im on clanasapam 1 mg and it aint working and all it does it make me sleepy. i want to know are there any happy pills out there??

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      If clonazepam is what you mean, that is for anxiety, not depression.  You need to talk to your doctor about anti-depressants.  There are many different kinds, and I wouldn't know what to recommend.  The most popular ones are the SSRIs (serotonin-reuptake inhibitors).  They are effective and have few side effects.  

      Good luck with your treatments.

      ellen

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      If clonazepam is what you mean, that is for anxiety, not depression.  You need to talk to your doctor about anti-depressants.  There are many different kinds, and I wouldn't know what to recommend.  The most popular ones are the SSRIs (serotonin-reuptake inhibitors).  They are effective and have few side effects.  

      Good luck with your treatments.

      ellen

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      carol b
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      well than you for letting me know thats not for depression…i asked for an antidepressant and thats what i got, guess me n doc will have a conversation tomorrow,,,thanks again

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      carol b
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      well than you for letting me know thats not for depression…i asked for an antidepressant and thats what i got, guess me n doc will have a conversation tomorrow,,,thanks again

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      glewis923
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      Dear Carole,   When it comes to feeling down, i think everyone processes it with different responses; and,  there is certainly no one-size fits all drug or "technique".   The "depression" pills such as Lexapro, wellbutrin, zoloft, and so on don't do much for me, so i don't take them.  However, I think they do wonders for many.    I personally take 2 to 4 Vicodin / day then 1 to 3 mg. of Lorazepam after 7 pm or so.  Not so much for pain or sleep, but just to "make me feel better".  I normally feel good in mornings and early pm.  

      It's so easy to get down evryday, every hour even if i dwell on my situation too much…..but not to think of it would be even crazier i guess.  I mask things often with humor or stoic pragmatism.  I talk to God a lot.  I also feel guilty that I'm self-consumed in my own pity at times.   a million feelings at once, sometimes.  Inevitably, we will all be at peace one day, as we all face good, bad, and ultimate human mortality.  I hope i don't sound like i'm preachin' or somethng!,   i'm not.  I guess you just gave me an opening to let my feelings out a little.

      Thanks,  Love, Grady.

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      glewis923
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      Dear Carole,   When it comes to feeling down, i think everyone processes it with different responses; and,  there is certainly no one-size fits all drug or "technique".   The "depression" pills such as Lexapro, wellbutrin, zoloft, and so on don't do much for me, so i don't take them.  However, I think they do wonders for many.    I personally take 2 to 4 Vicodin / day then 1 to 3 mg. of Lorazepam after 7 pm or so.  Not so much for pain or sleep, but just to "make me feel better".  I normally feel good in mornings and early pm.  

      It's so easy to get down evryday, every hour even if i dwell on my situation too much…..but not to think of it would be even crazier i guess.  I mask things often with humor or stoic pragmatism.  I talk to God a lot.  I also feel guilty that I'm self-consumed in my own pity at times.   a million feelings at once, sometimes.  Inevitably, we will all be at peace one day, as we all face good, bad, and ultimate human mortality.  I hope i don't sound like i'm preachin' or somethng!,   i'm not.  I guess you just gave me an opening to let my feelings out a little.

      Thanks,  Love, Grady.

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        LV
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        Grady – never feel guilty about how you feel. It's a waste of energy that's better spent elsewhere.

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        LV
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        Grady – never feel guilty about how you feel. It's a waste of energy that's better spent elsewhere.

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        EddieM
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        I agree. Sometimes its bad enough feeling the way you do without adding guilt on top.

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        EddieM
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        I agree. Sometimes its bad enough feeling the way you do without adding guilt on top.

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      MichaelFL
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      Hi Carol,

      As Ellen stated, clonazepam which is also called: Ceberclon, Klonopin, Klonopin Wafer, Ritovril, or Valpax is used for the short-term relief of the symptoms of anxiety, and not depression. (there is a difference). Be aware that if you do decide to get off this drug, I believe you should discuss with the doctor about weaning yourself from it and not going off it cold turkey as the potential for some withdrawl symptoms may occur. Remember also that taking a new depression or anxiety drug may also take a few weeks to kick in too.

      For a reference, here are some depression and anxiety drugs:

      Drugs for anti depression:

      Sertraline (Zoloft)

      Escitalopram (Lexapro)

      Fluoxetine (Prozac)

      Bupropion (Wellbutrin, Budeprion, Zyban)

      Paroxetine (Paxil)

      Venlafaxine (Effexor)

      Citalopram (Celexa)

      Trazodone (Desyrel)

      Amitriptyline (Elavil)

      Duloxetine (Cymbalta)

      Mirtazapine (Remeron tetracyclic)

      Nortriptyline (Pamelor)

      Imipramine (Tofranil)

      Drugs for antianxiety:

      Alprazolam Intensol
      Alzapam
      Ativan
      BuSpar
      Centrax
      Equanil
      Inderal
      Inderal-LA
      Inderide [CD]
      Inderide LA [CD]
      Ipran
      Klonopin
      Lexapro ( Lexaprotm )
      Libritabs
      Librium
      Lipoxide
      Loraz
      Lorazepam Intensol

      Luvox
      Meprospan
      Miltown
      Neuramate
      Novo-Alprazol

      Romazicon
      Paxil
      Paxipam
      Serax
      T-Quil
      Tranxene
      Tranxene – SD
      Tranxene T
      Valium
      Valrelease
      Versed
      Xanax

      Best wishes,

      Michael

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      MichaelFL
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      Hi Carol,

      As Ellen stated, clonazepam which is also called: Ceberclon, Klonopin, Klonopin Wafer, Ritovril, or Valpax is used for the short-term relief of the symptoms of anxiety, and not depression. (there is a difference). Be aware that if you do decide to get off this drug, I believe you should discuss with the doctor about weaning yourself from it and not going off it cold turkey as the potential for some withdrawl symptoms may occur. Remember also that taking a new depression or anxiety drug may also take a few weeks to kick in too.

      For a reference, here are some depression and anxiety drugs:

      Drugs for anti depression:

      Sertraline (Zoloft)

      Escitalopram (Lexapro)

      Fluoxetine (Prozac)

      Bupropion (Wellbutrin, Budeprion, Zyban)

      Paroxetine (Paxil)

      Venlafaxine (Effexor)

      Citalopram (Celexa)

      Trazodone (Desyrel)

      Amitriptyline (Elavil)

      Duloxetine (Cymbalta)

      Mirtazapine (Remeron tetracyclic)

      Nortriptyline (Pamelor)

      Imipramine (Tofranil)

      Drugs for antianxiety:

      Alprazolam Intensol
      Alzapam
      Ativan
      BuSpar
      Centrax
      Equanil
      Inderal
      Inderal-LA
      Inderide [CD]
      Inderide LA [CD]
      Ipran
      Klonopin
      Lexapro ( Lexaprotm )
      Libritabs
      Librium
      Lipoxide
      Loraz
      Lorazepam Intensol

      Luvox
      Meprospan
      Miltown
      Neuramate
      Novo-Alprazol

      Romazicon
      Paxil
      Paxipam
      Serax
      T-Quil
      Tranxene
      Tranxene – SD
      Tranxene T
      Valium
      Valrelease
      Versed
      Xanax

      Best wishes,

      Michael

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      carol b
      Participant

      thanks for all the replies.. i will def ask my Dr tomorrow. Another trip to vandy. Sure wish i lived closer. I hate the rides. For some reason stress make the pain worse. But im not whinning i know i got to do what i got to do.. Thanks again to you all and i hope you all have the best day ever

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      carol b
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      thanks for all the replies.. i will def ask my Dr tomorrow. Another trip to vandy. Sure wish i lived closer. I hate the rides. For some reason stress make the pain worse. But im not whinning i know i got to do what i got to do.. Thanks again to you all and i hope you all have the best day ever

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        Fen
        Participant

        Carol – maybe your PCP could prescribe the anti-depressant and you could just tell your Vandy man.  SSRIs are routinelty prescribed and as long as your onc knows about it you could save yourself a trip.    It may take awhile to get them into your system (around 6 weeks or so) and might take some time to regulate too, but don't give up – they're really effective once you get going.

        fen

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        Fen
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        Carol – maybe your PCP could prescribe the anti-depressant and you could just tell your Vandy man.  SSRIs are routinelty prescribed and as long as your onc knows about it you could save yourself a trip.    It may take awhile to get them into your system (around 6 weeks or so) and might take some time to regulate too, but don't give up – they're really effective once you get going.

        fen

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