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Do you take psych meds?  

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  1. 1. Do you take psych meds?

    • Yes, I take an antidepressant.
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    • Yes, I take other psych meds.
      9
    • No, I don't take meds now but I used to.
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    • I never took psych meds.
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Butter Cup,

From my previous experince, the Lexapro didn't really start working for me until I started taking 40mg a day. Before that I felt some changes, but the realy "New Me" came after the 40 mg, so I say talk to your doc about using it a little more. My doc and pharmicist say that the Lexapro stops working once you exceed 60mg/day which is a high dose, but before that there is much more room for good results.

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My doctor said Wellbutin is the only antidepresent that will not make you put on weight. Is this right?Can I take wellbutrin with the Band??????Im not doing very well on my smoking and I would like to get back on it.

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I originally started welbutrin to quit smoking, but I also had some depression- so my doc kept me on it long term. I've been on it for almost 3 years now. When I first started the welbutrin, I was able to see life as "half full" and lost 86lbs on Atkins. My willpower and determination were unstoppable. I'm not really sure what happened, but suddenly I lost track of that determination and slowly have gained back around 75lbs. I still have some depression issues, but nothing compared to how I was before.

Magic- I gained 100lbs the first year I got married. I married at the age of 17 and moved 5 states away from my parents. I couldn't get far enough away from them, but guess where I am now? About 10 miles away from them :) So, unlike you, it wasn't from medication- but it is possible! :)

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Obesity and depression are kind of like pork and Beans.< /p>

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wow, the majority of bandsters are crazies like me!

You know...if the majority of us are nuts, doesn't it seem likely that it's *everyone else* who really has a problem? LOL

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Panic Disorder w/ Agoraphobia

150mg of effexor==> been on it for about 6 months

2 mg of clonazepam==>been on it for 7 years

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I was on Paxil and trazadone for post traumatic stress, i've been off meds for over 2 years, talk therapy works much better for me.

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I take 10 mg of Lexapro and Wellbutrin XL. I'm guessing that I'll have to switch to Wellbutrin twice a day after surgery instead of the extended release ones since I can't crush them without messing with the time release.

Emily

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I'm on Effexor XR (time release). I just got banded in Mex and one of the other patients was a pharmacist. He said once I get restricted and can't take 'em whole anymore to open it up and sprinkle it on some applesauce or the like. It should do fine. I hope so cuz it's still working for me.

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1.5 mg of clonazepam to sleep at night! or 3 pill's 0.5 this almost feels like Im talking dirty! Why?

I had to laugh at this. Although you are right!

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Maybe he thinks we're dangerous psychos...bwaa-haa-haa. :devious

He should see us OFF our meds!

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