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  1. #11
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    Re: Cyclothymia: Symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment

    Moody-One,

    scary drug with many side-effects
    Without a complete medical history taken by a specialist, no one can say if a particular medication might have benefit in treating one's condition.

    Once a diagnosis is made, treatment options are considered on a benefits vs risks basis.

    All medications can have adverse (side) effects, and there is no medication which is 100% side effect free. Some side effects go away with time as the body becomes acclimated to the new medication, while others may or may not persist. Side effects are compared to how people might react if they were taking placebo (in the research studies) as people experience some side effects even when taking placebo.

    Side effects are reported in percentages of population who take the medication, so if, say, 5% of people experience a given side effect, the benefits of the medication would likely outweigh the disadvantages.

    However if 90% of people experience a given side effect, the medication would have to have an outstanding success rate to justify its use.

    Sometimes, however there are absolute contraindications which preclude the use of certain medications in people with specific conditions.

    Your doctor is your best resource to help evaluate your treatment options
    Steve

    Dum spiro spero....While I breathe, I hope

  2. #12

    Red face Re: Cyclothymia: Symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment

    Thanks for your info TSOW. Right now, I am not looking for any treatment, but I'll remember your advice when I do though.
    One thing at a time for me, I'am trying to quit smoking, with that new drug ''Champix'', it has side-effects of nausea and headaches for me....but I sure want to quit......Kathy

  3. #13
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    Smile Re: Cyclothymia: Symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment

    Please keep us posted on your progress with your smoking cessation.

    Regards,
    Steve

    Dum spiro spero....While I breathe, I hope

  4. #14

    Unhappy Re: Cyclothymia: Symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment

    I'am still taking the ''Champix'' to try to kick this habit of smoking. It does seem to make you not want to smoke as much, but getting side-effects of nausea and headaches.
    On top of that, I'am on day 3 now, with the flu..so not feeling too great at all.
    Going to try to shower today(that will be a feat for me, as just so exhausted with this flu) Maybe it will make me feel better(I hate dirty hair)
    I'll keep you posted, on my progress.

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