Antidepressant Side Effects

Antidepressant Side Effects

Alternative to Meds Center recognizes that antidepressant side effects are often more troubling than the symptoms antidepressants are prescribed for.


We also realize that there are more effective and side effect free methods of addressing depression besides long term antidepressant use. Alternative to Meds Center has created intricate antidepressant side effects help techniques that alleviate side effects and allow users to get off medication with comfort and safety. Would you like to watch yourself or someone you love live life in ways you know are reachable?

Do you want side effects to be gone, but you are afraid of withdrawal or lasting depression?

If you are suffering from serious depression, the last thing you need is more suffering from side effects of antidepressants that are supposed to help you. The many common side effects which often lead people to seek antidepressant side effects help include, but are certainly not limited to: nausea, antidepressant weight gain or antidepressant weight loss, insomnia, dizziness, anxiety, restlessness, tremors, decreased sex drive, impotence, sexual dysfunction, sweating, diarrhea, sleepiness, constipation, headaches, dry mouth, and fatigue.

Selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors ( SSRIs ) like Prozac and selective norepinephrine re-uptake inhibitors ( SNRI's ) such as Effexor are among the types of anti-depression medications known for adverse effects. Alternative to Meds Center provides intricate medication tapering treatments that allow anti-depressant users to discontinue their medication in content and safe ways, which subsequently eliminates side effects. We also provide customized alternative treatment regimens and discover the underlying causes that led to antidepressant use.

There are other, more effective, ways of dealing with depression.

Antidepressant medication side effects, for example, Cymbalta side effects and Effexor side effects can affect people in all ways; emotionally, spiritually, physically and mentally. They affect every person in a different way; some people don’t notice them or maybe they don’t want to. It is necessary to be aware of the fine print in prescription leaflets; it is crucial to be aware of all of the potential side effects that are associated with the drug you are taking. Aside from the average effects commonly reported to be associated with anti-depression drugs, there is a whole other realm of effects that include suicidal thoughts, behaviors or attempts, new or worsened depression, new or worsened anxiety, aggression, hostility, acting dangerously impulsive, new or worsened irritability and other strange changes in behavior. We can help you overcome any troubling antidepressant interactions with a customized side effects treatment plan.  We can help you eradicate side effects, get through withdrawal painlessly and continue life without depression.

Not only do antidepressants such as SSRIs come with SSRI side effects and significant dangers, but recent research also has concerns about the effectiveness of these drugs. For many people, these drugs make depression worse; induce suicidal behaviors, and other worsening factors. Many people try several drugs without finding one they can tolerate, knowing the facts about antidepressant adverse effects and being able to weigh the benefits with the risks can help anyone make a rational decision about taking these medications. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors ( SSRIs ) act on serotonin, a chemical in the brain. Serotonin regulates mood; however, it also plays a role in pain, sleep, digestion, mental clarity, and other functions. As a result, SSRIs such as Effexor do not affect just mood, but also affect other parts of the body and can cause Effexor side effects. Alternative to Meds Center can bring your body and mind back to stability with antidepressant side effects help.

Using an investigative approach, we find and correct the source of depression.

Side effects of antidepressants, such as Bupropion side effects, in children are concerning, including the risk of antidepressant withdrawal. In adults who are over the age of 65, SSRI use has additional concern. Research shows that SSRI drugs may increase the risk for bone loss, falls, and fractures in adults 65 or older. Some SSRI side effects diminish after the first few weeks of treatment while others may persist and even become worse. Anti-depressant drugs can cause severe antidepressant withdrawal symptoms if you stop taking them, especially if you discontinue them abruptly; this is described as discontinuation syndrome and can certainly be considered a side effect. These serious problems often require professional antidepressant side effects treatment and alternative medicine. Even the underlying issues of why you are on antidepressants can be addressed better without these drugs present.

It is dangerous that in some people, anti-depressants can cause an increase instead of a decrease in depression and in many cases, an increased risk of suicide. This is particularly relevant for children and adolescents taking antidepressants, however, anyone taking these drugs should be extremely careful and watchful for suicidal thoughts. Side effects should be closely monitored, especially if there is a change in dose or in adolescent patients, presence of antidepressant side effects such as anxiety, hostility, extreme agitation, and anxiety are signs that the drug is making things worse. Overcome these problems by seeking help and using an alternative to psychiatry treatment for depression that may be equal or much better in effectiveness minus all of the side effects.

We design extensively customized treatment programs for each client to create lasting success.

Even when an individual is not deficient in Serotonin to begin with, the antidepressant can cause a Serotonin deficiency to develop. SSRI’s and SNRI’s don’t produce or help to create Serotonin, these drugs block reuptake of Serotonin. The Serotonin is supposed to be re-up-taken so that the nerve cell can reuse it. This is a process of conservation. But if the Serotonin is forced to stay out in the space of the nerves (the synapse), it is caused to degrade into metabolites, and there is then no Serotonin left for reuptake. This is a similar process to the way Cocaine use only alleviates depression temporarily. Cocaine wastes all of the Dopamine, instead of creating it. Dopamine is our “reward” neurochemical, when an individual first ingests cocaine, everything will feel rewarding. But at some point, all Dopamine will be exhausted and there is nothing that will hold reward or value to the individual. Serotonin’s nature is inhibitory; it inhibits stimulation from the environment and additionally reduces compulsive thinking patterns and behaviors, and produces the neuro-hormones for sleep.

Side effects can be a sign that the neurochemistry is out of balance.

When an individual chooses to go through medication withdrawal from an anti-depressant, they will most likely suffer with over stimulation, sleeplessness, anxiety, symptoms of OCD and even symptoms that are similar to Tourette’s syndrome. This occurs because there is now truly a Serotonin deficiency. Alternative to Meds Center rehab searches for the underlying reasons why an individual may be depressed. To combat depression while medication is being withdrawn, we employ the use of targeted orthomolecular medicine and IV nutrient treatments and other supplements that will actually help to create Serotonin. 

Our drug help program also uses lab testing, purification of neurotoxins accumulated in the environment, natural substances that will stabilize and balance the neurochemistry, medication tapering techniques for comfortable medication withdrawal, peer support, massage, exercise, yoga, and alternative mental health therapies to manage symptoms of depression and provide successful relief from antidepressant medication side effects. The scientifically proven techniques we employ have effectively helped thousands. We invite your telephone call so you can speak with us and know about the variety of antidepressant side effects help available.


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