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Suggest medication for depression

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i want a medication for depression that should be like tylenol that i want to take only from time to time when i am depressed and i have to go to a wedding ..... and some like that . and it shoult work in the next 3-4 hours. is there such a thing ? and whats the best one?
Posted Sun, 23 Mar 2014 in Depression
 
 
Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko 50 minutes later
Brief Answer: Detailed below. Detailed Answer: Hello! Thank you for the query. Unfortunately there is no such pill. Depression needs regular and long term treatment (which is not always effective). Its because the reason lies somewhere in brain biochemistry. To modify this biochemistry, antidepressants needs to be taken for a long time and first effects are noticeable after about 3 weeks. However in some cases substances like THC (marijuana) or even alcohol can improve the mood. But considering possible complication of its usage, are not a good idea in depression treatment. Hope this will help. Feel free to ask further questions. Regards.
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Follow-up: Suggest medication for depression 5 hours later
ok thanks . i also want to know if there is such a thing for axsiety i also suffer from that from time to time it sometimes come together with depression . i heard that there is some pills for temperety help to make com the person and i want to know about that . thanks.
 
 
Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko 12 hours later
Brief Answer: . Detailed Answer: Hello! There is few medicines which can help in temporal anxiety relief. I suggest you to try with Hydroxizine which does not cause an addiction and is quite safe. If you will find it ineffective, Alprazolam should work for you. Please also start Magnesium 400 mg a day supplementation and avoid coffee and caffeinated drinks. Regards.
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Follow-up: Suggest medication for depression 4 hours later
i would be able to take this about once in 3 weeks and it will help in the next hours? and can you give me a prescription for that? thanks
 
 
Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko 13 hours later
Brief Answer: . Detailed Answer: Yes, you can take it few times in a week, when you feel a need. Unfortunately I am unable to give you a prescription. Regards.
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Follow-up: Suggest medication for depression 6 hours later
i was asking if i can take it once 3 weeks not 3 Im week. What i want to know if it will work right away in the next hours . Thanks . And how do i get that.
 
 
Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko 8 minutes later
Brief Answer: . Detailed Answer: Yes, this medicines (Hydroxizine, Alprazolam) work after about 30 minutes from intake. The effect last for about 6-12 hours. You can take it once in 3 weeks. No problem in that. You should consult your doctor for prescription. There are also some online services which offer this medicines without prescription. But its better to ask your regular doctor. Regards.
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Follow-up: Suggest medication for depression 16 minutes later
thanks . Very clear. I did not understand what you said In the first message that i should take 400 mg magnesium . Thats for what . And should avoid coffee only on that or any way.thanks
 
 
Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko 8 minutes later
Brief Answer: . Detailed Answer: Magnesium is a very important ion for nervous system proper work. Lack of it causes nervousness, heart arrhythmia, anxiety. So its supplementation is very important for general nervous system balance. Coffee contain caffeine which stimulates nervous system. Some persons are more sensitive to caffeine so it can cause feeling of fear, anxiety. Moreover coffee causes Magnesium deficiency. So it is good to do not drink coffee at all if you have nervousness, anxiety problem. If you really have to drink it, try to not have more than one coffee a day. Regards.
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