Dear Pharmacist, I was saddened by the suicide of Robin Williams last summer. I've dealt with depression on and off for years, and I was wondering if you have any natural suggestions for me to
Dear Pharmacist, I just became a pharmacist and started reading your syndicated column. Your emphasis is usually centered around the benefits of vitamins, minerals or alternative treatments, as compared to prescription medications. Why don't you recommend more of our gold standard pharmaceuticals which are FDA approved, unlike nutritional supplements? –JK, Gainesville, Florida
Dear Pharmacist, I’m going through a lot right now. This year, my New Years’ Resolution is to exercise more, hoping to take my mind off everything. My schedule only allows me to go to the
I’ve been fighting low- to mid-level depression for years and at the same time trying to avoid becoming dependent on anti-depressant medication. I’ve tried St. John’s wort, and it didn’t help me. Can you recommend
Dear Pharmacist, Last week, you gave a ‘Dumb’ Award to “anti-depressant drugs and the doctors who prescribe them for every woman who is tired or tearful.” I struggle with depression, and my medications don’t help.
Dear Pharmacist, I’m 31 and the only medication I take is Camilla (birth control pills) and occasional ibuprofen for menstrual cramps. Today, the doctor prescribed Synthroid (for my fatigue and low thyroid ) and Paxil
Dear Pharmacist, My 16-year-old daughter has been taking an antidepressant drug for depression for 10 months. She was doing better and enjoying life but in the past few weeks her sadness has set back in.
Dear Pharmacist, My pharmacist told me that my antidepressant, Wellbutrin, is the same medicine that my husband takes to stop smoking. Is this true? M.M., Jacksonville, Florida Answer: Yes. It’s a surprise to most people
Dear Pharmacist, I take Zoloft for depression. It doesn‘t seem to work as well anymore. I also have a chronic illness, which I’d rather not disclose. Can Zoloft lose it’s effect like this? M.B., Sanibel,