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Best Antidepressant For Hypothyroid
I take Vyvanse to treat narcolepsy and Zoloft for depression/anxiety. My md has suggested adding wellbutrin (bupropion) for anxietyas well. Is this a safe combo?
Re-evaluate Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine): I'm wondering if the vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) itself is causing you some anxiety. Perhaps adjusting its dose or trying another psychostimulant will help with the anxiety. I would also like to encourage you to consider supplementing with inositol, gaba, holy basil, or magnesium (peter gillham's natural vitality calm -- a "bioavailable" form of magnesium). Also aerobic exercise to energize and ease the anxiety. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
No: Maoi = mono-amine oxidase inhibitor. This class of medication is intended to treat depression. Due to their many and severe interactions with other meds and food, they are rarely used any more. They are unrelated to thyroid hormone, either so-called "natural" armour, or synthetic levothyroxine. ...Read more
Menopause, on Celexa (citalopram) for anxiety, low sex interest and challenging for orgasm. Thyroidectomy /hypo, What med. may be alternative for anxiety ? Help?
Talk to your doctor : Tell your doctor about your symptoms. There are alternatives for you that might help improve your quality of life. Your doctor might consider adding or switching medication. For instance, Wellbutrin has a lower risk of sexual side effects. It does tend to be stimulating and can increase anxiety. Buspar (buspirone) can be added for anxiety and it also can help with sexual side effects. Hope this helps. ...Read more
A # of options: This is best discussed with the patient's provider. If the depression is atypical, wellbutrin (bupropion) is a good choice. For typical depression or anxiety - a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor can be used. If the person needs something more on the sedating side - a medication like Remeron may be considered. There isn't one best medication to use - it depends on how the patient tolerates possible >>. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Generally no: It's not the drug of choice but may be useful in the specifics of your case. Only your treating doc can make that judgement call. ...Read more
Steamline, ssri: Is probably all you need. The difference in treatment for anxiety requires more robust doses than for treatment of depression alone. Effexor (venlafaxine) is an snri; it increases norepinephrine which could be fueling anxiety in the first place. Except in some exceptions, not good practice to combine multiple antidepressants as side effects become more likely. Discuss w/ doc. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best SSRI medication to take with Abilify (aripiprazole) 5mg for MDD recurrent ,severe without psychotic features?
Yes: Lithium, lamictal, and atypical antipsychotics (seroquel, zyprexa, risperdal, geodon, (ziprasidone) abilify) are probably the first line agents for bipolar depression. Antidepressants can make bipolar depression turn into bipolar mania in some people, and should probably be reserved for situations in which the first line agents have failed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
OTC supplements: There is no best otc supplement that works universally for anxiety, depression and sleep. You could consider taking vitamin d, omega 3, and magnesium. 5-htp and st. John's wort may help some people with depression. Kava may help relieve anxiety. Melatonin in low doses 1-3mg may help relieve insomnia. Check with your doctor first. We cannot guarantee the safety of otc supplements. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do Prozac and Lexapro (escitalopram) work the same way? Which one works best for treatimg depression and anxiety?
SSRIs: Prozac and Lexapro (escitalopram) are ssris for the treatment of depression. Lexapro (escitalopram) is also approved for treating anxiety, panic, and ocd, as well as in treating autistic spectrum disorders such as asperger's. While both medications are similar, the molecules are still somewhat different. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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