Has anybody here taken symbyax?

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Registered: 01-13-2005
Has anybody here taken symbyax?
Mon, 01-11-2010 - 2:14pm
Hi. My name's Jaime. I'm not very frequent on IV anymore. I'm hoping to get some information from real people that I can't get from the insert. I'm really nervous about this new medication. It's been 7 years since I have taken anything. I took paxil before and took myself off of it. Not only did it not work, it also had a permanent effect on me that actually made things worse. I have 3 kids and this will be the first time since I became a mom. My BFF says I shouldn't take it.
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Registered: 01-12-2010
Tue, 01-12-2010 - 12:25pm

I've never taken symbyax, so I can't comment on the drug specifically.

I did take an antidepressant from my MD that almost resulted in the death of my entire family, then went to a psych-doc and got meds that helped.

Personally, I'd pitch that script; and then go see a psychiatrist.


that being said am NOT a doctor, I am NOT a nurse, this NOT a medical opinion, it is ONLY a PERSONAL OPINION and should only be taken as such.

Good luck to you.


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Registered: 05-22-2006
Tue, 01-12-2010 - 6:38pm
Hi Jaime and welcome to the board. I don't take symbyax and only know that it's a combo of zyprexa and prozac, neither of which I take also,

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Registered: 04-27-2006
Tue, 01-12-2010 - 10:19pm

Hi Jaime & Welcome!

I first want to say that depression is a medical condition that can and should be treated. Depression that is not treated can and will most likely lead to debilitating,

     ~ Tina ~

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Registered: 01-13-2005
Tue, 01-12-2010 - 10:56pm
Thank you all for taking the time to read this. I actually did decide to see a psychiatrist. I made the call and my first appointment is on friday. I'm actually happy about it. I'm feeling very hopeful, even just to be able to make somebody listen for an hour. Thanks again and it's nice meeting you all.
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Registered: 02-12-2007
Wed, 01-13-2010 - 3:09pm


I don't post often, but I thought I might be able to offer some advice.

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Registered: 03-08-2009
Thu, 06-10-2010 - 9:59pm
I have been on almost every drug used for BP over the last 20 years.