Are anti-depressants OK long term?

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semirade

New York, NY

#1 Jul 27, 2011
I thought I'd just mention that I recently went on a "paleo" diet life style, after years of vegetarianism, I left grains and went "meat" - not only did it cure me of several health issues - RA especially, but it turned out to be an anti-depressant - my attitude has never been so stable! Look up Robb Wolf - the diet isn't quite as difficult as it looks!
Just thought I'd share what has been successful for me!
Kathleen Lopez

Chicago, IL

#2 Jan 16, 2012
Many antidepressants, such as Paxil, are used for maintenance medications. Long-Term usage for Paxil have been questioned because of its side effects such as nausea, sleepiness, weakness, dizziness, feeling anxious or trouble sleeping, sexual problems, sweating, shaking, not feeling hungry, dry mouth, constipation, infection and yawning. It also increases risk for suicidal thinking, clinical worsening, or unusual changes in behavior. See: http://www.paxilbirthdefectlaw.com/paxil-side...
Rob Smith

Chicago, IL

#3 Jan 24, 2012
If you take antidepressants for a long time, you body will learn to build tolerance to the drug. Once your body has developed a tolerance to the drug, the drug won't have an effect anymore. That is why taking antidepressants should only be used for a short time or you read the whole story about " FDA issued a Warning regarding Zoloft here: http://www.zoloftsertralinebirthdefects.com/z...
Ezra

Czech Republic

#4 Sep 24, 2013
I have ordered 2 times from this website PILLSMEDSHOP. COM . I called yesterday the customer care and asked for a discount as i was about to order twice the regular amount.
Fina

UK

#5 Jan 30, 2014
I've been on Effexor from http://goo.gl/TRCx1y only one week but am cautiously very optimistic. Prior to this I was on citalopram but still feeling very low and sleeping poorly, feeling like I needed to be in bed 12-16 hours a day. Now I am waking naturally after only 8 hours sleep and finding it much easier to concentrate at work. I can hardly believe it is working so quickly but I feel so much better. I've had no side effects.

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