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Are recurring health thoughts hyphochondria or ocd? Have to tell myself every 2 seconds that i'm ok, and don't have cancer. Which is better to treat? Amitriptyline or celexa (citalopram)?
None, counseling: It sounds like you already diagnosed yourself! i would talk to a counselor or your familydoc about your feelings. Sometimes it is better to get some reassurance or getting to the bottom of why you feel this way instead of taking pills that have side effects that make you worried again! good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it okay if I take small dose amitriptyline (25mg) for neuropathic pain and regular dose of citalopram for depression and OCD ?
Use Caution : The combination of these drugs can be used Important to check with your doctor .combining these medications can cause Serotonin syndrome such as confusion hallucinations and even seizures changes in blood pressure increase heart rate fever , excessive sweating blurred vision muscle spasms nausea vomiting and tremors. There may be alternatives you can use check with your doctor. ...Read more
What do you think is the best antidepressant for depression, OCD and GAD? I've tried citalopram, amitriptyline and cymbalta (duloxetine) so far and nothing .
See below.: U can speak w/ your dr. about a trial of Effexor (venlafaxine) which may help for depression & GAD & to a lesser degree for OCD. Seek a referral to a therapist w/ training & experience in teaching relaxation techniques such as deep breathing, guided imagery & muscle relaxation prior to a trial of exposure and response prevention, systematic desensitization or flooding. Luvox or Anafranil may also help for OCD. ...Read more
Is there an OCD or anti anxiety med that will not put me to sleep so much? I tryed paxil, (paroxetine) wellbutin, elavil, but could not stay awake. Knocks me out.
Worth a try: Complex regional pain syndrome is a challenging problem to treat, and your doctors will be trying a number of options to help you. Amitriptylene at low dose may have some positive effects in pain syndromes. If you're not already working with a pain medicine specialist on this problem, you might consider a consultation. ...Read more