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Persisting depression problem even after medications - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   taking seroquel 50mg and celexa 60mg at night. Still am very anxious in the day and feel like crying. Taking this mix over 2 months and up. I tried several meds and they weren't working on me. I am into therapy too. but these symptoms are making me more worried....what to do? take higher dose?
User :   hello
Doctor :   hi
User :   nice to chat with you Dr.
User :   i am going through these anxious times and really am fed up with all these drugs
Doctor :   same here
Doctor :   f these medcnes aren not workng, then u can ask your psychatrst to change ether the dosage or gve a new better medcaton
User :   how much of a dose is good with seroquel?
User :   can the doctor presecribe a higher dose?
Doctor :   yes
User :   is this safe?
User :   what dose would u recommend with celexa at 60 mg?
Doctor :   150 mg -200 mg can be prescrbed , but safety depends on each prson and body weght
User :   i see
User :   i am asking this because i tried 4 other types of antidepressants before this mix, and can't afford to change again
User :   menaing in symptoms
Doctor :   i understand, but wlll not be able to prescrbe any medcine online wthout having a first hand knowledge about your current condition
User :   sure i know
User :   but why aren't the meds working ?
User :   i tried effexor, cipralex and some other one i forgot
Doctor :   do u take any other meds?
User :   no
Doctor :   in that case increasing the dose of the medication may help
User :   can i take only seroquel and drop celexa?
Doctor :   dosage of antidepressents needs to be titrated with time
Doctor :   sure,
User :   seroquel has the same ingredients as celexa?
Doctor :   but the efficasy may change
User :   i see
User :   i read it is prescribed for real psychotic cases
User :   i am just battling anxiety
User :   anyhow, thanks for the input, i shall return to see my doctor
Doctor :   Citalopram is Celexa
User :   is it?
User :   ok
Doctor :   and seroquel s quetiapine
User :   it is knocking me out seroquel and am haveing muscle jerkings
Doctor :   both are different
User :   ok
User :   it just feels like am a zombie
Doctor :   and both are newer medcations are are quite efficent
User :   hopefully, it works
Doctor :   it will work well
User :   thanks,
Doctor :   give it some more time
User :   ok
User :   thank u for your time
Doctor :   u r welcome
User :   good night
Doctor :   thanks and take care
User :   You too bye
Doctor :   bye for now
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