Suicide thoughts normall ??

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Just starting 3rd week of meds docs says will put it up on 4th week ,was just wondering if normal to keep having thoughts of death ? Can't seem to stop these thoughts popping in my head at mo , feel so ashamed of my self for this way of thinking sad

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    What meds are you on?
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    Thoughts of death seem to be prevelant with depression - and sometimes these negative thoughts seem to get a bit worst during the first weeks of taking an/antidepressant. Hold on in there and see what happens over the next couple of weeks.
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    These thought are a known side effect.  Talking therapies are the most effective and safe solution. Be sure you like who you have therapy with and don't be shy about shopping for someone you have confidence in. From what I know after 40 years experience, drug therapies often cause problems like addiction and other difficult side effects. These drugs are really for very very severe and debilitating depressions.

    I mostly agree with Lorraine who has made a very kind post.  I disagree to give the 6-8 weeks time to "Work". These drugs are very hard to stop once you are on them. Best if you can undertake counselling as psychiatrists seem only ale to give prescriptions.  Lorraine is absolutely right in that if you feel like acting on these thoughts get to your GP (family doctor) or the nearest hospital immediately!

    You are in my prayers and I wish you full recovery to a succesful, fulfilling, and long life.  Every problem can be solved gradually so do be patient with yourself. Truly, you are dealing with a common side effect.    

     

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    Hi Richard,

    I am another troubled soul and glad you found out that you are not alone.  That is the worst feeling.  Please do not feel ashamed of yourself for these thoughts, because we know scientifically that depression is an imbalance of certain chemicals in the brain.  It is organic and can happen to anyone.  There are different root causes, but the good news is that you are right on top of this.  Commend yourself!  I know nothing about the med that you are on, but I do know that if you are not feeling the results you wish for, then speak with your doc to see if the dosage needs to be tweeked.  Yes sometimes it is too soon to tell but it is wise to report those thoughts. 

    Hang in there!  You are on your way to better!

    Dawn, USA

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    Yes I have. I think sometime the only reason is the effect on family. I am also a Christian and I don't want to displease God. I have suffered depression for 50 years and have panic attacks. I am now on Paxil and trying to lower doses of xanax.  Good luck to you. Keep strong. We are in your same shape.
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      I am also on 40 mg. It helps my depression greatly. The biggest thing for me is the weight gain. I have gained 60 lbs. I don't want the depression so I have decided to stay on the 40 mg. Hope it is working for you. ugh! the weight gain.
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      Please read the product insert (PIL- Product Information Leaflet) Also check out forums that address this drug.  Have seen massive suffering and addiction on many occasions. Finally to say weight gain is a known and very harmful side effect for this drug.

      Surely wishing you well!  

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      How long have you been on it for? I'm only on my second week of 40mg but have previously been on 20mg and 30mg.

      I seem to have an increase in appetite, is a this a good sign?!

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