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Dr. Mark Moran
18 years experience Pain Management
Usual: It's not uncommon to feel new side effects when changing meds. I would talk about your symptoms with your doctor to see if another option is availabl ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Better off Xanax, be: It would be better to be off Xanax and benzodiazapine. You would be slowly tapered off. There are bettr ways to reat fibromyalgia - Gabapentin up to ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Bass
27 years experience Family Medicine
Anxiety: Xanax (alprazolam) is for the short term treatment of anxiety.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Xanax (alprazolam): For anxiety, especially panic disorder.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
52 years experience Addiction Medicine
Indirectly.: Xanax (alprazolam) reduces anxiety which may help the ibs.
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Nasky
15 years experience Psychiatry
Many alternatives: There are many alternatives, but it depends on why you're looking for an alternative. Is Klonopin (clonazepam) not working? Perhaps the dose in wrong. ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
21 years experience Psychiatry
Not wise: It is not wise to take both of these medications at the same time. They are both in the same class and this could lead to overdose or addiction. Wa ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Haake
22 years experience Anesthesiology
Yes: Neurontin (gabapentin) is an excellent choice for fibromyalgia pain and is something that is often used.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience Family Medicine
Well: Xanax (alprazolam) is a very dangerous drug. It is highly addicting. Now I would avoid that drug and if you suffer from panic attacks there are safer ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shahid Rafique
43 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Ultram and zoloft are generally not effective in fibromyalgia syndrome. Xanax (alprazolam) is generally not recommended for long term management of ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
25 years experience Psychiatry
Fibromyalgia: Dear butterfly78765, nortriptyline is an older tricyclic antidepressants which has cardiac and anticholinergic side effects. It would be best to opti ... Read More
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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Billy
27 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes: Amitriptyline (elavil) and nortriptyline (pamelor) have been shown to potentially be effective in reducing pain associated with fibromyalgia.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
40 years experience Pediatrics
Your doctor: is the best person to answer this question. The answer requires detailed knowledge of your situation, no two are alike, and your struggles with depre ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Often: In my experience savella (milnacipran) often provides good benefit for this disorder.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Doctor approval: You would need to ask your doctor about this. Valium is dosed differently than xanax (alprazolam). It will stay in your system much longer than xanax ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Anxiety meds.: That depends on type of anxiety, whether panic or generalized anxiety, and on individual susceptibility.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
31 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See below: Endep (amitriptyline) (amitriptylline) is a medication that is often used for fibromyalgia in certain people. One of the way it helps is that it cause ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaym Puppala
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Lyrica, (pregabalin) probably: Lyrica (pregabalin), Cymbalta (duloxetine), and savella (milnacipran) are fda approved for fibromyalgia, although other medications including Flexeril ... Read More
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Dr. Charles Kaegi
44 years experience Psychiatry
Several medications : There are no best, some benefit is possible with lyrica, Neurontin , savella, (milnacipran) cymbalta, and elavil.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clifton Schermerhorn
39 years experience General Practice
Possibly, but: There is no formal fda indication for this medication for these symptoms.....There are other meds that are probably more effective an actually fda app ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
17 years experience Family Medicine
Not really: Narcotics do not work well for fibromyalgia. Try a yoga class.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Lado
31 years experience Psychiatry
Xanax (alprazolam) panic: By itself Alprazolam does not work. Alprazolam has a very short stay in the body causing tolerance, dependence and rebound anxiety. Between 27% and 3 ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
29 years experience Neurology
Generally: ... The shorter the effect, the more addictive the compound is. Klonopin has a longer effect than xanax (alprazolam).
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