Dr. Erik Messamore

Psychiatry
OH
23 years experience male

About

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Psychiatry, Board Certified

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

77 Answers
12 Agrees
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erik Messamore
23 years experience Psychiatry
Possibly dangerous: Suddenly stopping benzodiazepines after taking them regularly for a long time can lead to dangerous withdrawal symptoms which may include tremors, ver ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erik Messamore
23 years experience Psychiatry
Quite a while: The "half life of elimination" of Valium (diazepam) plus its active metabolites ranges from 40 to 100 hours - depending on the individual. The the rul ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erik Messamore
23 years experience Psychiatry
Weight gain: Some antidepressants are well-known to have a weight gain side effect. Reasons are unclear, though appetite increase via blocking histamine receptors ... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Messamore is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Messamore is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks. That'd also mean I'd have to supplement with niacin, which I'm allergic to. Would you recommend any med to stimulate niacin synthesis instead?
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I don't do drugs of any kind. What is ths normal presentation of panic attacks and how does it differ from mine?
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This saved my life, Thank You! I usually have to wait 2 days for answer. Thx for ur fast response!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Illinois College of Medicine, IL
Graduated 1997MD
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