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By September 16, 2009 - 11:04am
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can depression make you feel physically sick and I am take pills for pyschosis but there not working anymore could this have anything to do with the fact that I went off my depression meds

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No doubt what you have done can make you feel physically sick. The mind controls everything in a human being's body - even making you feel extraordinarily stronger even if your not.

Please do see a doctor about this right away. Your medications are there to assist up until the time you get to a point where you can take care of yourself better without the need of medication, but it really depends on what your condition is.

September 16, 2009 - 6:52pm

Hi, passionfruit. So sorry you're having a rough time right now. It's really hard when meds stop working.

Do you have an appointment soon to see your doctor? Does she or he know that you've gone off your meds?

What have you been diagnosed with? Please don't give up on your meds. There are many options and some may work better for you if yours have stopped working. The best thing to do is to call and make an appointment with your doctor as soon as you can get one so you can get some help with your symptoms.

Please take care of you, and see your doctor. Can you do that soon?

September 16, 2009 - 5:30pm
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Hi Passionfruit3

Thank you for your question!

Yes, it's possible to have a physical reaction to ceasing medication, especially if you stopped taking the medication without a doctor's supervision. Are you under a doctor's care right now and is she aware that you are no longer taking your meds?

According to our Encyclopedia, there are multiple symptoms for depression and many of them are physical. Here are a few but it's not an exhaustive list and people with depression have none, some or all of these.

Symptoms of depression are highly variable from person to person. Some people have only a few symptoms, while others have many. Symptoms also vary over time.

Symptoms can change over time and may include:

◦Persistent feelings of sadness, anxiety, or emptiness
◦Feeling guilty, worthless, or helpless
◦Loss of interest in hobbies and activities
◦Loss of interest in sex
◦Feeling tired
◦Trouble concentrating, remembering, or making decisions
◦Trouble sleeping, waking up too early, or oversleeping
◦Eating more or less than usual
◦Weight gain or weight loss
◦Thoughts of death or suicide with or without suicide attempts
◦Restlessness or irritability
◦Physical symptoms that defy standard diagnosis and do not respond well to medical treatments

When you say your medications for psychosis were not working, what do you mean by this? Did you let your doctor know?

September 16, 2009 - 11:15am
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