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A 30-year-old male asked:

My doc advised me cymbalta 30mg, paxil (paroxetine) cr 25mg, zyprexa 5mg, tizanidine 4mg for severe anxiety, panic, depression.i feel no improvement. advice please?

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Dr. Patricia Foster
Psychiatry 45 years experience
See ans: Reassess meds with prescribing doctor who knows you best. See your primary care doctor for any possible medical factors that might contribute to anxiety or depression symptoms: check thyroid, vit D, iron, etc. Consider psychotherapy for coping strategies and support. I hope this helps.
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Dr. Lily Bhattacharya
A Verified Doctoranswered
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Call your dr: and explain there is no improvement. Are you taking the meds consistently as prescribed and at the same time daily? Note your symptoms and call immediately to find out if he/she can adjust your meds to improve your health. Dont wait. Medicine takes some time to start affecting your system. Get educated.
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Last updated May 15, 2016

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