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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Yes, but...: Both Tryptizol and Remeron are used to address insomnia secondary to depression and anxiety. However, the more medications you are on, the higher the... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Further evaluation: There are various causes of initial insomnia.These include physical problems and/or mental health conditions. Medications can interfere with sleep. Li... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Do not take together: There is a moderate interaction between NSAIDs (such as Advil (ibuprofen)) and corticosteroids (Prednisone) in that there is an increased risk of gast... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Possibly, but....: Seroquel has significant sedating effects; hence it is used frequently to help with sleep. However, even though Saphris (asenapine) typically does no... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
It depends: Dosing of lithium depends on the form taken and the patient response, and interactions with other medications. Levels are used to determine if they fa... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Managing anxiety: Anxiety, if severe enough, can cause extreme distractibility, impaired concentration and difficulty focusing. You say you have OCD and are on Prozac ... Read More
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Synergy: Effexor (venlafaxine) and Effexor (venlafaxine) XR are In the category of SNRIs -serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors. This results in en... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Up to you: Although you are seeking the professional services and recommendations from your therapist, ultimately it is up to you as to how comfortable you are w... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Pass the peas please: Though peas contain carbohydrate, their high fiber and protein content slow digestion. This results in moderating blood glucose levels.They rate low o... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Yes: Celexa can potentially affect appetite and make one tired. Vistaril (hydroxyzine) can cause tiredness as well, but doesn't impact appetite directly. H... Read More
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