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Lamictal And Antidepressants
Lot of medications: I'm not sure whether these are all prescribed by the same physician? It sounds as though your bipolar disorder (from the additional info you supplied) may be quite hard to manage, and meds have been added but none removed. Perhaps you'd benefit from a second opinion about your case and possibly simplify your regimen. It could also be that your symptoms demand high intensity measures. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Do any of these drug combinations work? Prozac abilify, (aripiprazole) Prozac zyprexa, wellbutrin zyprexa, for schizophrenia.
Side effects.: All psychiatric rx's have side effects. If you check with side effects in the pdr, you will not want to take another drug. Mostly, your individual should be concerned about the drug/drug interactions. It is almost unamerican not to be polymedicvated. The prescribing md should talk with the patient about what the drugs will do and more importantly what the drugs will not do. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes but: This seems a bit much for anyone. Is there a way that you can speak to your doctor about streamlining your meds. The doc is treating you for bipolar issues,anxiety, depression, and sleep disorder. I suggest that you see if this doc or another can put you on a regimen that might help you sleep and still take care of the problem. Have the doc consider remeron (mirtazapine) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes.: If the tremors are due to anxiety, Celexa and Abilify (aripiprazole) help by alleviating your anxiety. You have to keep in mind that Abilify (aripiprazole) can also cause extrapyramidal side-effects. one of which is akinesia, fine tremors, tight muscle which gets more pronounced with increase dosage. These are the reasons your doctor has to follow you up closely, to monitor the response and side-effects. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Have tried pristiq, (desvenlafaxine) wellbutrin, paxil, celexa, effexor, lexapro, etc. With lithium, haliperidol &abilify. A couple improve mood. Still anxious!thoughts?
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 stabilizers besides lithium, etc. But after a person has tried so many medications and still has symptoms, i'd suggest non-medication approaches: psychotherapy, mindfulness, relaxation training, exercise/yoga, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can wellbutrin (bupropion) 150mg XL taking with Zoloft and Risperdal and can help this dosage depression?
Combination: Combination of agents is a very effective technique to improve results on difficult mood disorders due to unipolar or bipolar depression. As long as you don't experience side effects, you may improve your mood and energy level with that combination. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which is better for borderline personality disorder n mood swings?Prozac, topamax, paxil, effexor, (venlafaxine) lexaproor wellbutrin?
Cymbalta (duloxetine) 60/tegretol 600/lamictal 100/klonopin 2.5..Terrible racing thoughts..Cannot take lithium and diabetic...Any thoughts?
On Effexor (venlafaxine) XR 75mg, Can my doctor add Wellbutrin to help with depression and also the sexual side effects of Effexor (venlafaxine)? Dosage?
Reasonable combo: Cymbalta (duloxetine) is a SNRI for depression, anxiety and pain and Risperdal is a med that helps with agitation, paranoia. A low dose of Risperdal added to antidepressants can boost the antidepressant effects esp as it helps anxiety/agitation. Additional side effects are possible but can be monitored by prescriber. All patients on these meds should be regularly monitored. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes.: Celexa (citalopram) helps with depression which is often associated with anxiety. GAD causes excessive anxiety and worry fatigue, irritability, restlessness, muscle tension, poor concentration and sleep disturbance which then causes depression. Sometimes minor tranquilizers work but when the anxiety reaches psychotic proportions, Risperdal and drugs in this class are used. ...Read more
Does caffeine reduce the effect of psychotropic drugs? Particularly Effexor, Buspar, (buspirone) Trazodone, and Topamax.
No interaction but..: I ran the interaction checker and there is no known interaction between caffeine and any of the meds you mentioned. However, it is well known that caffeine disrupts sleep patterns and can increase anxiety either on it and while withdrawing from it. Therefore, it is best to cut caffeine to a very minimum ...Read more
Yes and No.: Depending on the dose, as with lithium and risperidone, seroquel (quetiapine) can be used as a mood stabilizer, an antidepressant, or both. Like, risperidone, seroquel (quetiapine) is classified as an atypical antipsychotic and its effects are more similar to that drug than lithium. However, everyone is unique and I have seen the same patient respond very differently to these three medications. ...Read more