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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zinia Thomas
21 years experience Psychiatry
Serotonin vs dopamin: Paxil, a serotonin med, will have more GI side effects- nausea, cramping, Bowel changes, since it has a short half life, if not taken regularly some p ... Read More

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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience Psychiatry
It can happen with: Any antidepressant. We do not know why this happens. We also unfortunately do not have any comparative data on the antidepressants in this regard. Cli ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
35 years experience Psychiatry
The same way: As you would if you were not on them. Eating sensibly, sleeping well and getting daily exercise.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Paxil (paroxetine): Gradual tapering under supervision by your prescribing physician.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Safe: And may be very effective.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Too many medications: Nope. Only because you are on too many medications at once. This level of medications cannot possibly be safe in any circumstance. There is no scien ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Collins
40 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: They can be taken together, but usually aren't, since Remeron and Zoloft (sertraline) are both antidepressants. Remeron can sometimes be added to hel ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernadette Onuoha
37 years experience Psychiatry
Wellbutrin, (bupropion) possible: Wellbutrin (bupropion) can cause seizures over a certain dosage. Your doctor is aware of this, so follow his/ her instructions and do not take more me ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Reidbord
35 years experience Psychiatry
Many meds: You've tried many meds already, although there are some you haven't mentioned that often help anxiety: buspirone, beta-blockers, other mood stabilizer ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcello Maviglia
39 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: However is not the best practice. You need to check with your dr. The best approach is to take just one at an appropriate dose.
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
There is interaction: There is 11 interactions for the 5 drugs that you have listed. the most serious is trazodon, Buspar (buspirone) and zoloft increase affecting serotoni ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Not at all!: These do together with major risks between ALL! Don't just stop them but DO contact your Dr immediately and if there's any delay, find a good pharmaci ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jagwinder Sandhu
26 years experience Psychiatry
Switching meds: Yes they can be taken together when cross tapering but you have to watch for possible rare phenomenon called serotonin syndrome.You need to discuss wi ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Wellbutrin (bupropion) too!: Really, please do heed my last suggestion - be careful about too many interactions. Now it also seems you may have blood pressure issues. Note - it is ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christine Forest
25 years experience Psychiatry
Not ideal: There are better choices for anxiety and pms group of symptoms. Celexa, lexapro, (escitalopram) viibryd--likely more helpful. Also consulting an obgy ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
18 years experience Psychiatry
SSRIs: These are medications that prevent the reuptake of serotonin, a chemical messenger that plays a role in brain activity including depression/anxiety. B ... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Drug interaction: Concurrent use of BuSpar (buspirone) & Brintellix (vortioxetine) could increase risk for serotonin syndrome.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jane Steiner
42 years experience Psychiatry
Don't take together: You may not feel very good. You don't need to take both from the point of view of helping with depression, as they work in a very similar way on serot ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Wuarin
23 years experience Psychiatry
Maybe paxil (paroxetine): All ssris can have sexual side effects of decreased libido or function. If however, there is sexual dysfuction due to depression or anxiety, function ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Byars
43 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Yes. If you have an anxiety diagnosis (which is suggested by your interest in buspar), be aware that wellbutrin (bupropion) sometimes can aggravate an ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Why?: I'm wondering why you'd want to take 2 drugs in the same class? Depending on the doses of each, it could result in serotonin syndrome. I recommend a ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Prozac (fluoxetine) combo: Not best combo since crack adds to the agitation and irritability and can interfere with Prozac (fluoxetine) action. Add to that the legal ramificatio ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kaushik Raval
36 years experience Psychiatry
No: If your fatigue is related to depression or anxiety then both Celexa and zoloft (sertraline) might help.
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: They can be used together.

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