Doctor Q&A for Dr. Pacita David

A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Possibly so, but...: When you say "reducing" Remeron, what exactly do you mean? Also, have there been any other recent changes to your other medications? You list Lexapro... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Getting a good start: You appear to be making healthier lifestyle changes to manage BP by proper dietary changes and stopping smoking. Recommended alcohol intake is up to t... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Makes no sense: Although Seroquel, Geodon (ziprasidone) and other second generation antipsychotics can cause sexual side effects such as decreased libido or achieving... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Same symptoms: Usually, when pt experiences what appears to be a "plateau" in response to antidepressants, it could be that the medication needs adjustment. This is... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Caution....: Please keep in mind that taking medications that cause drowsiness, such as Theraflu, while taking Lexapro (escitalopram) can exacerbate the drowsiness... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Discuss with doctor: Why are you wanting to stop the medication? Even though it is a relatively low dose, it is always recommended that you discuss the situation with you... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Why every other day?: Prozac (fluoxetine), (fluoxetine) along with other antidepressant medications, are dosed either daily or twice daily, depending on the medication. Pr... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Depends: It is not unusual to be asymptomatic on day 2 off Cymbalta (duloxetine). Some people can tolerate abrupt discontinuation of Cymbalta (duloxetine) at t... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Discuss with doctor: It is certainly possible that you may need further adjustments in Effexor (venlafaxine) XR in order to achieve maximum benefit. However, it is strong... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 32 years experience
True to one's self: Being an introvert simply means that you enjoy solitary activities, and tend to prefer that over activities that involve others or groups of people. ... Read More
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