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Been treated for depression. On protheadin. Why constipation and headaches?

Dear Doctor, My wife has been treating for depression over 4 years; in between she dicontinued medicines viz. lithosin SR, protheadin 50. She discontinued medicine for seven months during which she was showing symptoms of excitement, over confidence, high level of ego, etc. When she started showing symptoms of depression and suicidal ideal, doctor suggested her to take bupron sr 150, lamitor od 50, qutipin 50, ativan 2 mg, this followed after she had a shoulder injury and the continued sufferring and paid resulted in a no hope situation. She has sever abdominal pain , frequent head ache on the rear side, constipation , crushing of teeth, etc. Do you endorse continuation of the aforesaid medicines? Thanks and regards, Abraham, Kochi.
Asked On : Sat, 8 Sep 2012
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Hi welcome to Health care magic forum. Prothiaden is a habbit forming drug and abrupt
withdrawl may cause headache. constipation may be due to suppression of higher centeres of
brain but it is not always present. It should be stopped by tappering the dose.
Besides i advise you to follow some diet recomendations as Take more of green leafy
vegetables pulses sprouts milk fruits and juices. Thanks for calling.
Answered: Tue, 11 Sep 2012
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