Question: Susan wrote... The other day I sat down and read my side effects to the med Lexapro. While reading the some of the effects I found one symptom that I didn't know that can affect your life. The symptom was lower back pain. Now I have been taking Lexapro now for 6 years. I have had lower back pain for the same amount of time. Has anyone else had this can of problem? My mom side that this is just quaysidence but I don't know. The pain started about 5 mouths after I started taking the Lexapro or I main started appear and got worse actually. The doctors say that they can not find a reason for the pain in my lower back. Can the Lexapro be the cause of the pain instead of ms or any other hidden problem? Please if any one has had the same problems let me know. I wanted to get a part time job but the pain is bad I can't stand up for more that 15 minutes. I love working and using my hands now I feel so worthless as a person. Take care and God bless everyone. &n...
Several new medications for the treatment of depression have been introduced over the last 20 years. What has been missing is any consistent data about the effectiveness of these "second-generation" antidepressants.
A team of researchers have now reviewed 117 controlled trials to compare second-generation antidepressants for the acute treatment of unipolar major depressive disorder in adults. The medications were reviewed for efficacy (effectiveness), patient acceptability, and cost.
Researchers reviewed 117 controlled trials of second-generation antidepressants.
These trials had a total of 25,928 participants.
The antidepressants compared were:
Medications were judged by the proportion of patien...
About a decade ago, a nurse I know tried to start an adult day care center in my town. I thought it sounded like a good idea, though I wasn't sure there was a market for it. I'd contracted some in-home care for my uncle and mother-in-law, and enough nursing home care for several family members- but adult day care was a new concept for me. My friend's efforts with the day care failed, perhaps because, like me, no one was familiar with the idea. When I asked her about it afterwards she said she was "ahead of her time." She now owns a franchised in-home care business. News.inquirer.com recently ran an in depth article titled "Adult day- care booming." One of the day cares they interviewed referred to themselves as "a best-kept secret." I think that secret is now out. Several nursing homes in my area have started adult day care services. Several of them also have child day care centers which allows fo...
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