Doctor Q&A for Dr. Pacita David

A male asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Too early to tell: In general, antidepressants take about 4-6 weeks before an appreciable difference is seen. However, during the early stages of treatment, it is also ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Yes, but....: If you do take Phenergan (promethazine) while on Fluoxetine, it is possible that you can experience excess sedation. You did not list any other medic... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Discuss with doctor: If you are having a mental health issue, it is important that you consult your primary care physician first in order to discuss and further evaluate ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Please see doctor: It is always a good idea to see your doctor and discuss your symptoms before trying any medication, whether or not it is prescribed or over the counte... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Where's the beef?: The choice of eating pork vs. beef ultimately depends on your health goals. The same size of pork compared to beef contains relatively less calories b... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Various causes: Effexor (venlafaxine) XR and other antidepressants may cause sexual side effects, including decreased libido. However, the condition(s) for which you ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Please be specific: It would be helpful if you could be more specific. Many questions come to mind. What dose of Saphris (asenapine) were you on previously? How fast w... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
You can't: It appears that you are in the unfortunate situation of dealing with someone who is unable to appreciate the consequences of his/her untreated conditi... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Please clarify: When you say you weigh 80, what units are you using? Do you weigh 80 pounds or 80 kilograms? Also, how tall are you? Need more information in order... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Not unusual: Combining two antidepressants to address symptoms is not unusual, especially if they have different mechanisms of action that influence each other syn... Read More
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