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Dr. Winston Hughes
Specializes in Psychiatry
Duloxitane insomnia: Cymbalta is most likely source of insomnia compared to gabapentin when both are taken together.
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A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gould
26 years experience in Neurology
Underlying cause: Unfortunately, meds can treat the symptoms but not the problem which may be leading to the symptom. Consider blood work, sleep diaries, caffeine intak ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
Maybe . . .: Yes Remeron can be added to Cymbalta (duloxetine) but you need to discuss this w/your prescribing physician, preferably the one prescribing both. More ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Long-time depression: You've been suffering a long time, but it's not clear whether you've consulted a psychiatrist? Or has your treatment been mainly meds from your primar ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
32 years experience in Neurology
Possibly: Cymbalta (duloxetine) should help your depression as well possibly cause improvement of social anxiety.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Konold
32 years experience in Family Medicine
Probably not : That is a complex disorder not easily treated with just a pill. See a psychiatrist.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Malen
50 years experience in Psychiatry
Cymbalta (duloxetine): Cymbalta (duloxetine) is approved for treatment of major depression. Most of the consumer marketing has focusted on its use in pain conditions. It is ... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jane Steiner
42 years experience in Psychiatry
Don't expect it to: Buspar (buspirone) helps with generalized anxiety. It does not typically work as an antidepressant . It can augment the action of many antidepressants ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Most likely not.: It is for most often prescribed for major depression. Tremors are a possible serious side effect that should be reported immediately to a doctor. It w ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Ducate
Specializes in Psychiatry
No.: Buspar (buspirone) and Klonopin are from two different classes of drugs. Buspar (buspirone) is not a benzodiazepine and does not cause tolerance or wi ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Douglas Brant
25 years experience in Family Medicine
No: Helps depression and chronic pain, no approved for withdrawal.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience in Neurology
Be happy to help: Your problems are likely inter-related and need to be dealt with on a more detailed level than what we can do in a simple response here. Please visit ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience in Psychiatry
Common: You should be in psychotherapy and discuss with your psychotherapists other ways to decrease your anxiety. However, combining clonopin and Cymbalta (d ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience in Neurology
Buspirone can help: The medication is indeed classified as an antidepressant and is one of the most common prescribed in the country. Many neurologists have the same conc ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience in Family Medicine
Probably: Cymbalta (duloxetine) for depression is fine. I find no indication for the use of Naltrexone in depression. If you are referring to just having to u ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Kirk Clopton
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: Restoration of sleep is very important in the overall treatment of depression. Ambien (zolpidem) can be a very helpful medication to help people fall ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Newton
18 years experience in Pain Management
Not FDA approved: This medication is not fda approved to treat anxiety and or depression. Discuss this further with your doc.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience in Family Medicine
Not really: That medication will help underlying depression that may be secondary to or certainly an underlying condition with a history of drug use. Check with ... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barbara Toohill
11 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Call your doc..: For whatever reason, on occasion even people on medication have symptom recurrence. Your doc can determine whether adjustments need to be made. If not ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience in Endocrinology
Depression/anxiety: Please try the new medicine your doctor prescribed but you should also see a Psychologist for help.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
25 years experience in Psychiatry
Meds: Without knowing much information, Cymbalta (duloxetine) and Remeron work in a similar fashion on serotonin and norepiphrenin, if you are sleeping fine ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julie Stahl
32 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: While Elavil (amitriptyline) can be good for sleep, sometimes people need more as a sleep aid. Trazodone 25 mg is a very low dose, and if it helps wi ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
One make work : Better for one individual and vice versa. In other words - there is not a one size fits all response to these medications. They both can be very eff ... Read More
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