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Re: Meridia as anti-depressant

Posted by ethel basset on January 7, 2004, at 20:39:44

In reply to Re: Meridia as anti-depressant ethel basset, posted by SLS on January 7, 2004, at 7:06:01

I have only been taking Meridia for a while, but it seems to do as well or better than the Celexa that I was taking, without the side effects of Celexa. I have weaned myself off of Celexa while I have been on Meridia.
My depressive symptoms were due to a combination of my own body chemistry and depressive disposition, combined with the circumstantial problems of living in an environment which I find depressing (native Californian who was transferred to the Midwest at middle-age). I was very hyper-sensitive and cried alot. If someone looked at me side-ways I would cry. I had a very negative outlook on the future and myself.
The Meridia just makes me feel normal and not so negative. I enjoy being around people and little things don't bother me like they used to. The world isn't gloom and doom anymore. The Celexa seemed to have that effect, too, but it also made me sleepy and puffy and tired and a little spacey...
The best thing about Meridia is that I don't feel drugged or "unreal" as I have on other anti-depressants. I feel like my "normal" self (an oxymoron?)
It could be the placebo effect, but I don't think so. The article another poster referenced
also talked about Meridia as having an anti-depressant effect.
Another interesting thing that the article mentioned was that anti-histamines can cause depression. I sometimes take the anti-histamine benadryl at night to help me sleep, which I have since discontinued because of that.
I am not a psychiatrist; I just know how I have been affected by this medication. Hopefully, this has helped you. I know many of the posters on this site have helped me with their insights.
Good Luck!
=================================================The questions you asked was:
"How well does Meridia work as an antidepressant? Does it relieve your depression 100%?"




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