Depression mess

By shellabee Latest Reply 2014-07-08 22:38:30 -0500
Started 2014-07-07 10:48:16 -0500

Hello. My name is Shelby. I am seventeen got diagnosed with type one when I was eleven. Last year I was finally diagnosed with depression. I was taxing celexa (spl?) it wasn't working so I switched to Paxil. Paxil raised my sugars into the high 400s.

So, my question is…
Do any of you guys you depression meds? If so, what brand and how ha sit effected your sugars?

4 replies

jaydoubleyou23 2014-07-08 22:38:30 -0500 Report

I took some for about a month. Don't remember what it was, but it didn't affect my numbers. But it did affect my depression in the worst ways possible. If you change, be very careful. And if you can, try your very best to ease off of them because over time they can eat up your stomach. That's not fun. :(

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-07-07 17:19:30 -0500 Report

I was on zoloft for about a month. It had no effect on my diabetes. I no longer need to take it. You should really talk to your doctor about it and your pharmacist. Between them they may know of a psychiatric drug that will not effect your blood sugar.

Katiedid11 2014-07-07 13:47:02 -0500 Report

I'm also 17 and was diagnosed when i was 11 too! I take cotalipram for my depression amd it works great and doesnt raise my blood sugars at all :)

jayabee52 2014-07-07 11:14:20 -0500 Report

Howdy Shellby
WELCOME to DC. Sorry you qualify for this shindig. but since you do I'm glad you're here.

My esperience with antidepressanst is rather limited. So I have little first hand experience on the subject, so that means we will have to rely on other means to find out what we want. I qeried Google regarding "Antidepressants and Blood Glucose" and got the following abstract of a Pub Med rat study ~

Here is a list of general Meds which has some kind of effect on one's Blood Glucose. These are not broken down into the antidepressants or the psycoactive medications. Perhaps that could be done with another Google query.

I pray this has been helpful


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