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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
Psychiatrist stop paxil, (paroxetine) seroquel, lithium (bipolar1) & inderal (social phobia, agarophobia, panic attack) all together at once 2 w ago. Opinion?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Meds for depression and anxiety: sertroline and citalipram ineffective, prozac (fluoxetine) gives night sweats and anxiety. Other options? Dr said Mirtazapine?
Depression/anxiety: Please try the new medicine your doctor prescribed but you should also see a Psychologist for help. ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Any antipsychotics I can take w wellbutrin (bupropion)?Bipolar,ptsd,social phobia,agoraphobia.Wellbutrin's ONLY antidepressant 2 work.Panicky¶noid still tho.
Journalarticles/books w qualitativedifferences in benzodiazepines and corresponding treatmentstrategies in termsofefficacy 4 generalized anxiety anditsvarious symptoms? Including oxazepam & alprazolam
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
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
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
Antidepressants: Temporary, dose-related, and manageable.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can antidepressants help with pms? Are antidepressants ever prescribed temporarily to help with the symptoms of pms?
How safe is it to be taking antidepressants to control the symptoms of generalised anxiety and insomnia?
GAD: Sure. Ask.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What happens 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
I have psychogenic dystonia.When people look at me, symptoms become worse. I feel lack of self-confidence. Any medicine for me? antidepressant work?
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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