K.M. asks from Streamwood, IL on January 29, 2011
Medication Question - Streamwood,IL
Have you or a loved one been offered or perscribed any of these meds? If so, who, why and what was the result? I am wondering since they have been brought to my attention as an option to treat some medical conditions. I am as well doing other research online etc but you are always quick and ready with info so if you could answer that would be great.
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Thank you for the responses and after careful consideration of the side effects and minimal research that is avail I am opting to not use any of these medications at this time, but thank you for the responses.
D.B. answers from Boston on January 29, 2011
I think it would help, if you are comfortable revealing it, to know what medical conditions you are trying to deal with. Research on line can be confusing and misleading - there is SO MUCH and it's hard to evaluate the source and the reliability.
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M.R. answers from Columbus on January 29, 2011
Yes, but everyone is different. I know some people who have done well, and some who have not. Your best bet is to talk to your doctor and have a good working relationship with them. There is a new medication, Intuniv, which has the same ingredients as tenex (I think) and it has shown some good results. Speak to your doctor.
T.J. answers from Modesto on January 29, 2011
My husband has been taking abilify for about 4 mos. It helped him for depression for a little while but he is lapsing back into it as we speak, so I dont think it's doing it's job. It also raised his cholesterol level so much that he had to have his cholesterol medication double dosed. Also resulted in a high potassium level which is not good for the heart. Doc appointment on the 8th will probably make changes in meds I hope.
S.H. answers from Chicago on January 30, 2011
I would ask the Dr. if these drugs a "need" or if a trial. I was offered Risperdal a few years ago (all I have is Anxiety, I worry about things), went on line and found out that it was an "anti-psychotic". So the MD was giving it to me as it was an Off-label use. No way am I having that on my health records, especially if I ever apply for insurance. The companies, treat this a little different.
Again, just ask if these are needed, or a trial.
Best of luck to you.