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Would Suboxone help with withdrawal symptoms from effexor (venlafaxine)?

Would Suboxone help with withdrawal symptoms from effexor (venlafaxine)?

No: Naloxone is an special narcotic drug that reverses the effects of other narcotic medicines. Effexor (venlafaxine) should be weaned off and you should be fine once the drug is out of your system. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Any ti[s on dealing with ssri withdrawal anxiety (zoloft)?

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Any ti[s on dealing with ssri withdrawal anxiety (zoloft)?

Zoloft (sertraline): Very slow gradual tapering of the daily dose, under your doctor's supervision. ...Read more

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I've depression + manic episodes postnatal depression generalised anxiety which meds best fluoxetine quetipine olanzapine or mirtazapine?

I've depression + manic episodes postnatal depression generalised anxiety which meds best fluoxetine quetipine olanzapine or mirtazapine?

PostNatal Depression: Because patients' responses to these drugs, singly or in combination, are varied and dependent on each patient's specific condition, it is best to defer to your managing physician who will monitor your condition and response to treatment closely and titrate the doses of these drugs accordingly for optimum effect. Good luck! ...Read more

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Does Lexapro (escitalopram) help anxiety along with depression better than prozac?

Does Lexapro (escitalopram) help anxiety along with depression better than prozac?

Not Necessarily: Some people respond to lexapro, (escitalopram) some to prozac. They are both equally effective for anxiety at high doses. ...Read more

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Need of social withdrawal while treating depression symptoms?

Need of social withdrawal while treating depression symptoms?

Not sure I : Understand your question. Social withdrawal is not necessary for depression treatment and may make recovery harder as you are not making use of the supportive people in your life. ...Read more

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Does Xanax (alprazolam) help with post partum depression?

Does Xanax (alprazolam) help with post partum depression?

It shouldn't: Xanax (alprazolam) is an anti anxiety, not an anti-depressant. I would go to curecrowd.Com to see a multitude of treatment options and crowd sourced results. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Psychiatrist stop paxil, (paroxetine) seroquel, lithium (bipolar1) & inderal (social phobia, agarophobia, panic attack) all together at once 2 w ago. Opinion?

Psychiatrist stop paxil, (paroxetine) seroquel, lithium (bipolar1) & inderal (social phobia, agarophobia, panic attack) all together at once 2 w ago. Opinion?

Combo: Depending on the dose & reasons why all med's. were stopped, & also how long you were taking them. Those factors determine whether withdrawal symptoms would occur. I recommend gradual tapering. ...Read more

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Could Buspar (buspirone) help with klonopin withdrawal?

Could Buspar (buspirone) help with klonopin withdrawal?

No.: Buspar (buspirone) and Klonopin are from two different classes of drugs. Buspar (buspirone) is not a benzodiazepine and does not cause tolerance or withdrawal. Klonopin is a benzodiazepine and does cause tolerance and withdrawal. Symptoms of withdrawal from Klonopin like increased anxiety, tremor, seizures, and possible death if severe would not be helped by buspar (buspirone). If taper off of Klonopin needed, use like medication. ...Read more

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Long history depress/anxiety. Had SSRI and CBT. Feeling v black. Suggestions instead of SSRI, wish to deal with anxiety symptoms as they are worse?

Long history depress/anxiety.  Had SSRI and CBT.  Feeling v black.  Suggestions instead of SSRI, wish to deal with anxiety symptoms as they are worse?

Work with your: Psychiatrist & therapist.Talk about feelings & address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine & alcohol (or moderate). Try Qi Gong, Tai Chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, Yoga, exercise program, deep breathing exercises or Progressive muscle relaxation ...Read more

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Does Lexapro (escitalopram) & klonopin make depression / anxiety worse?

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Does Lexapro (escitalopram) & klonopin make depression / anxiety worse?

Lexapro/Klonopin: This combination can safely be used initially to combat anxiety in depression, as Klonopin is used for short period of time to calm anxiety until Lexapro (escitalopram) kicks in & starts working for depression & anxiety within 2-4 weeks. ...Read more

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Does effexor (venlafaxine) help with opiate wd?

Does effexor (venlafaxine) help with opiate wd?

Not really: That medication will help underlying depression that may be secondary to or certainly an underlying condition with a history of drug use. Check with your Doctor as there are other meds that can help with opiate withdraw, that can be prescribed in a plan of care designed specifically for you by your doctor. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does clonodin help with opiate withdrawal symptoms?

It can be: Clonidine is an older blood pressure medication that is used off-label for a number of other reasons, including opiate withdrawal. It is non-addictive. Lightheadedness is a common possible side effect. ...Read more

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Have tried pristiq, (desvenlafaxine) wellbutrin, paxil, celexa, effexor, lexapro, etc. With lithium, haliperidol &abilify. A couple improve mood. Still anxious!thoughts?

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 more

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I have depression and anxiety. Anxiety is worsened with ssri's. Any other med types?

I have depression and anxiety. Anxiety is worsened with ssri's. Any other med types?

Ssri failure: After years of practice and patients I have learned medication failure of psychiatric symptoms is often the results of 4 reasons. 1 wrong diagnosis 2. Co existing drug or alcohol abuse .3 existing undiagnosed medical condition such as thyroid disease or dysautonomia 4. Genetic mismatching to medication treatments. New technologies and rapid assays in genetics can often provide acurate treatment ...Read more

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What r possible alternatives to anafranil in treating severe purely obsessive ocd? Clomipramine along with zoloft, (sertraline) lamictal, propranolol, and trazodo

What r possible alternatives to anafranil in treating severe purely obsessive ocd?  Clomipramine along with zoloft, (sertraline) lamictal, propranolol, and trazodo

Hi-dose SSRI, CBT: On the medication side, ssri antidepressants such as zoloft (sertraline) are the most used, often at doses higher than typically prescribed for depression. It's also worth considering psychotherapy. Cognitive-behavioral approaches such as cbt or erp (exposure and response prevention) are often helpful for ocd. ...Read more

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Bupropion & Abilify (aripiprazole) & Vyvanse combination effective for BP and depression?

Bupropion & Abilify (aripiprazole) & Vyvanse combination effective for BP and depression?

More information: I think you're not getting an answer because your question is not clear. What is "bp?" borderline personality? Bipolar disorder? Blood pressure? The clearer your question, the more likely you will get helpful information. ...Read more

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Any antipsychotics I can take w wellbutrin (bupropion)?Bipolar,ptsd,social phobia,agoraphobia.Wellbutrin's ONLY antidepressant 2 work.Panicky¶noid still tho.

Any antipsychotics I can take w wellbutrin (bupropion)?Bipolar,ptsd,social phobia,agoraphobia.Wellbutrin's ONLY antidepressant 2 work.Panicky&paranoid still tho.

Speak with doc: It is possible to take a variety of other meds, including antipsychotics and mood stabilizers along with Wellbutrin (bupropion). Speak with your doctor to figure out what the best choices would be for you given your symptoms. ...Read more

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If I book an onlineappointment on here, will a Dr be able to advise me on a potential correct antidepressant and dosage for me and my symptoms?Regards

If I book an onlineappointment on here, will a Dr be able to advise me on a potential correct antidepressant and dosage for me and my symptoms?Regards

Probably but...: Studies show that the most effective treatment for depression is a combination of medication and cognitive behavioral therapy. SEEK a psychiatrist here in the virtual world for a medication consult , but don't neglect the part of mood disorder treatment that seeks to change the way you think about things. A good CBT treatment will speed up and enhance your recovery! ...Read more

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What's the best way to go off antidepressants? I've taken them for 9yrs. Tried to stop several times w/dr help and counseling. Symptoms return

What's the best way to go off antidepressants? I've taken them for 9yrs. Tried to stop several times w/dr help and counseling. Symptoms return

Antidepressant dose: You may need a low maintenance dose to keep symptoms of depression or anxiety controlled. Discuss with your prescribing doctor or psychiatrist. Many people take antidepressants long-term at the lowest possible dose for just this reason. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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I recently missed 3 of my antidepressants just wondering what the withdrawal symptoms are?

I recently missed 3 of my antidepressants just wondering what the withdrawal symptoms are?

DEPENDS.: Some antidepressants are in your system very briefly and can lead to withdrawal from the receptor site. Notorious are Effexor (venlafaxine) and paxil. Prozac has a long half life and should not lead to withdrawal. Try not to miss any medication doses. ...Read more

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How long after stopping antidepressants might symptoms return?

Antidepressants: Withdrawal emergence depends on length of time you took the medicine, dosage you're on, and if other medications are given to replace it or to lessen withdrawal. And also half life of medicine. On average, couple of weeks. ...Read more

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People with antidepressant overdose typically have what symptoms?

People with antidepressant overdose typically have what symptoms?

It depends: It depends on which anti-depressant. Most commonly, lethargy and confusion...Tricyclics can be lethal in overdose, thus requiring more urgent intervention. ...Read more

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Is anxiety a symptom of antidepressant discontinuation? If so, how long does it last?

It can be: It can be yes. It can also be the anti-depressant was treating the anxiety disorder which has now re-emerged. Two weeks is what the publications generally state, however, genetic variances in metabolic rates and medication responsiveness can shorten or lengthen that period for a few people. Please see a psychiatrist for help! The discontinuation syndrome can be avoided! ...Read more

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Can the antidepressant Lexapro (escitalopram) produce euphoric symptoms?

Can the antidepressant Lexapro (escitalopram) produce euphoric symptoms?

Hmm, well, er, uh!: Not normally. The exception would be if an anti-depressant flipped someone with a bipolar spectrum disorder into mania or hypomania. ...Read more

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Might taking a higher dose of an antidepressant cause you some anxiety symptoms?

Might taking a higher dose of an antidepressant cause you some anxiety symptoms?

Anxiety: In addition to the reasons provided by dr. Coffin, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (ssri's) may initial lead to an increase in anxious symptoms. The brain gets used to the medications and this usually abates. Ssri's are used to treat anxiety. ...Read more

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Can antidepressants help with pms? Are antidepressants ever prescribed temporarily to help with the symptoms of pms? .

Can antidepressants help with pms? Are antidepressants ever prescribed temporarily to help with the symptoms of pms?

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Yes: Antidepressants are frequently used to treat pms symptoms especially pmdd. Depending on the symptoms you are having, there are several options. I would consult a psychiatrist and if you can, a reproductive psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Can antidepressants help with pms? Are antidepressants ever prescribed temporarily to help with the symptoms of pms? .

Yes.: Antidepressants are often prescribed to help deal with the symptoms of pms. Talk with your physician, but also take self care steps including exercise, rest and good nutrition to help you through the difficult times. ...Read more

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Can i experience antidepressant withdrawal when transitioning from a tricyclic to an ssri? If so, what are some of the symptoms?

Yes: Symptoms of gastrointestinal and somatic distress, sleep disturbance, and movement disorders and mania have been temporally linked to withdrawal of tcas. Cholinergic and adrenergic overdrive after tca discontinuation have been suggested as the proposed mechanism for this syndrome. Reported symptoms may be psychosomatic or related to underlying mental illness. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8219442. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between antidepressants and symptoms of restless leg syndrome?

Could be, but: Details of rls, see my prior answer. Antidepressants may be associated with rls, but poor sleep state, fatigue, other sx of depression may also lead to rls. In these cases antidepressants may, in fact, help.It must be used correctly dx, and monitored carefully; as with any psychotropic drug, each interacts differently from 1to other. C primary care doc for DX or rx or proper referral. ...Read more

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What happens if I were to stop my antidepressant or ritalin, (methylphenidate) would my ADHD symptoms return?

What happens if I were to stop my antidepressant or ritalin, (methylphenidate) would my ADHD symptoms return?

Stopping...: ...psychiatric medications without physician supervision is very dangerous and can produce serious mood swings. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i were to stop my antidepressant or ritalin, (methylphenidate) would my ADHD symptoms return?

Can you tell me if i were to stop my antidepressant or ritalin, (methylphenidate) would my ADHD symptoms return?

No Ritalin-Yes ADHD: Definitely if you stop your ADHD medications-Ritalin your ADHD sympotms would return--If you are inatentive type or the hyperactive type or Combined type symptoms would return. If you stop the antidepressant which iis SSRI it should not affect your ADHD. However if you are on a tricylic then it may affect the return of your ADHD as well. ...Read more

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I have psychogenic dystonia.When people look at me, symptoms become worse. I feel lack of self-confidence. Any medicine for me? antidepressant work?

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Anxiety: is state of tension, apprehension, worry, uneasiness or fear. It may be related to anticipated danger or arise for no apparent reason. While mild episodes of anxiety are common and do not usually require treatment, more severe forms can be chronic and debilitating. See your PCP for evaluation and referral. ...Read more

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What symptoms and signs could be seen in patient taking antidepressant cipralex for 6 months , but in reality he doesn't have any psychiatric problems

What symptoms and signs could be seen in patient taking antidepressant cipralex for 6 months , but in reality he doesn't have any psychiatric problems

Likely nothing much: I'm assuming that this person also has not suffered any significant side effects during these 6 months of being the medication. That being the case, I would not expect anything to happen of major significance in a person taking Cipralex who is later found to not suffer from psychiatric illness. ...Read more

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Why do all dr's seem to push antidepressants when a woman has only symptoms of perimenopause and not depression? Drug company kick back? Its so wrong!

Why do all dr's seem to push antidepressants when a woman has only symptoms of perimenopause and not
depression? Drug company kick back? Its so wrong!

Treats more than dep: I'm sorry if you've gotten the impression that "all doctors" push anything. Some of us stop more meds than we start. But ssri antidepressants treat more than depression. Fluoxetine (prozac) is fda approved for pms symptoms, and ssris are used pretty often for this. Some perimenopause symptoms can be helped too, but no one should take such meds unless they are comfortable with the pros & cons. ...Read more

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