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Hi All,

I am new to this board. I have a long history of depression and have been on meds for 20+ years. I've also been diagnosed with ADD and am taking adderall for that, which I love. Unfortunately in the past 5 years I've started having reactions to every single depression med I'm put on. The main reaction I get is high blood pressure, but also other side effects such as major hair loss, zombie like state, weight gain, etc.

Some meds just don't work at all for me.

I am tired of trying a new med every few weeks. I'm tired of calling my psychiatrist for help again and again. But my depression becomes so bad that I can't function and that is not fair to my husband and our small children.

My question is - has anyone suffered from high blood pressure from most anti-depressants? Have you found one that doesn't cause this?

One that worked well for my depression was Cymbalta, but the blood pressure shot through the roof. Another was Effexor and Prozac. Both caused high BP among other problems.

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Hi,

I was on Effexor before and it caused high blood pressure in me too.

I am on zoloft now along with abilify and I feel great with no side

effects from either. I hope you find relief soon,

best wishes,

starr

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