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I take 150 mg. Amitriptyline at night for anxiety and depression. Does drinking caffeine takes away the benefits of the medication?

I take 150 mg. Amitriptyline at night for anxiety and depression. Does drinking caffeine takes away the benefits of the medication?

Can add to anxiety: Caffeine doesn't alter the antidepressant effect of Elavil (amitriptyline), but it can cause or worsen anxiety. So in that sense it could counteract the effect of the medication. Low to moderate amounts of caffeine shouldn't be a problem unless you're fairly sensitive to it, but on general principles i advise anxious patients to minimize caffeine. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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Can caffeine interact with diazepam? Prescribed 5mg diazepam prn for anxiety. Feeling nauseous after 2cups of coffee.Have caffeine sensitivity. Thanks

Can caffeine interact with diazepam? Prescribed 5mg diazepam prn for anxiety. Feeling nauseous after 2cups of coffee.Have caffeine sensitivity. Thanks

Diazepam is a: sedative and caffeine is a stimulant. If any thing, they might cancel each other out. However, equal parts uppers and downers don't necessary make you feel good. If you get nauseous after 2 cups of coffee, why not stop at one? or 1 1/2? Or half decaf, half regular? Or tea (which has a lower concentration of caffeine.)? Hope this helps. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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Gp prescribed midrin-only migraine med that doesnt interact w myother meds.medicaid won't cover it!cant take NSAIDs or caffeine otc's,have IBS&anxiety?

Gp prescribed midrin-only migraine med that doesnt interact w myother meds.medicaid won't cover it!cant take NSAIDs or caffeine otc's,have IBS&anxiety?

Talk to your doctor: As long as a doctor can request exceptions for those patients who need exceptions, and exceptions can be given, you may be eligible for Midrin. It's important that you and your doctor are able to communicate well so you can get what you need. ...Read more

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If one stimulant for ADHD causes me more anxiety will all stimulant medication cause me anxiety? Does the anxiety go away?

If one stimulant for ADHD causes me more anxiety will all stimulant medication cause me anxiety? Does the anxiety go away?

Not necessarily, tho: Lots of caffeine + a methylphenidate or an amphetamine is probably not a good idea. Either stimulant can increase anxiety in a person with adhd & comorbid anxiety disorder(s) or decrease anxiety from a situational reaction to inability to please teachers, parents, bosses, meet deadlines, sustain relationships, etc. Because of having untreated adhd. The fda-approved adjunct Intuniv may help. ...Read more

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Is anxiety a side effect of all stimulant ADHD medication?

Is anxiety a side effect of all stimulant ADHD medication?

yes...: Pretty much all adhd meds can cause anxiety as a side effect but what is important is for each individual as well as each individual medication it may not be the case. While frustrating it may take a trial of one, two, three or maybe even more to find the right one at the right dose that works for you. ...Read more

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Which ssri meds or meds for OCD and anxiety problems are the safest to take with stimulant ADHD medications like ritalin (methylphenidate) ir ?

Which ssri meds or meds for OCD and anxiety problems are the safest to take with stimulant ADHD medications like ritalin (methylphenidate) ir ?

CAUTION: Ocd meds are antidepressants. Antidepressants by default are activating/stimulating meds. They will be an add on with stimulant use to cause you overstimulated agitated, restless, a. Also stimulants can stimulate propagate ocd.. Younxious, insomniac etc. You need to discuss this further with your md. ...Read more

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Can stimulant drugs such as ritalin (methylphenidate) and Adderall help depression and anxiety?

No: No, I would not rely on stimulant medications for attention problems to treat depression and these meds can potentially make depression and anxiety worse. ...Read more

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Can caffeine or diabetes cause anxiety attacks?

Can caffeine or diabetes cause anxiety attacks?

Caffein can cause: anxietyt attacks. PLEASE ask your general practitioner doctor or psychiatrist whether diabetes can do so. I doubt it but am unsure. I have not heard any association b4. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Feeling Anxious (Definition)

different subjective and objective symptoms of anxiety. The ones usually first encountered are: rapid heart beats, increased breathing, hypervigilance, and rapid thinking. For a complete list and a thorough understanding of the how's and why's ...Read more


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Stimulant (Definition)

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