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Citalopram For Ibs
Been on celexa (citalopram) for a month for depression and anxitey and before battled chronic constipation. After taking celexa (citalopram) I have no constipation why?
Citalopram is a ssri medication used to treat anxiety and depression disorders, it's also used to treat ptsd and ocd. It takes 4 to 6 weeks to be fully effective. Side effects; sedation, minor temporary stomach issues, delayed orgasm in males and rarely weight gain. It is ...Read more
Dr prescribed amitryptaline in addition to Lexapro (escitalopram) to treat anxiety. Have been taking Lexapro (escitalopram) for years but still having panic attacks and insomnia.
Insomnia: Amitryptaline is effective for depressive symptoms and to help you sleep. It is not the best treatment for anxiety. I would give it a couple of weeks to see if it at least helps the insomnia. If no improvement, see your doctor for alternative meds. Cognitive behavioral psychotherapy is very effective for anxiety in conjunction with short term meds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not exactly: ? Whether Lexapro (escitalopram) is effective for fibromyalgia. Lexapro (escitalopram) is an antidepressant, which is common in FM; probably due to non-restorative pain-interrupted sleep. Better to cure cause & try soft memory foam mattress, walks to raise endorphins, and Cannabis indica to both impart sleep and relieve pain. None of the FDA-approved meds for FM have been proven to benefit the sleep disorder attendant with FM. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prescribed Celexa (citalopram) for insomnia but have read that it causes insomnia. Is Celexa (citalopram) commonly prescribed for insomnia? Thank you.
Reason to ask: Always ask the Dr to explain what they expect the Rx to do for you as well as possible side effects. It is not intended to relieve insomnia in most folk. And it is a common side effect. But your Dr might believe your insomnia is due to depression or anxiety which is the main uses. Discuss it all ASAP and if it doesn't make sense to you ask for a change. Best! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm taking 25mgs of nortriptylne for depression & 1 mg Xanax (alprazolam) for anxiety daily. Can i take Dulcolax for bad constipation?
Take 20mg of Celexa a day and 20mg Valium for panic disorder. Doctor added 15mg Remeron (mirtazapine). Can Remeron (mirtazapine) with Celexa cause Serotonin Syndrome?
Yes-watch carefully!: If you have any of these: confusion, hallucination, seizure, extreme changes in blood pressure, increased heart rate, fever, excessive sweating, shivering or shaking, blurred vision, muscle spasm or stiffness, tremor, incoordination, stomach cramp, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea - call provider ASAP and even consider ER. It can be life-threatening. Before starting, talk about it. Talk Tx can help! ...Read more
The dose of: zoloft will depend on how the patient responds. Are there side effects? How much have symptoms been reduced? Adults often respond to 50 to 200 mg of zoloft. However, I have seen adults that do well on 25mg and some people may need 300 or 400 mg (off-label dose) of Zoloft. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Taking 20 mg adderall bid for binge-eating disorder. Also 30mg lexapro (escitalopram) qd for dep. Need adderall tapering schedule that won't cause dep. to worsen.
First do no harm: 'Primum non nocere' - you need to be doing this with your physician/ psychiatrist. It is not standard of care for us to just provide a taper schedule. Please do this under direct physician care. ...Read more
I take wellbutrin (bupropion) previcid plaquenil Zantac &elivil.Dx of gastroparisis IBS am early ai disorder. What is the best OTC med for pain in joints?
Digestive enzymes for Ibs constipation? witch type? Contraindication with any of the following? Xanax, Seroquel, Escitalopram, Lamotrigine?
“Plant” source a mix: IBS has many reasons , including but not only , pancreatic problems, brush border dysfunction, inflammation food allergies , aging ,Low stomach acid,stress,; Paleo-style diet helps; side effects Diarrhea, abdominal pain/cramps, or nausea, allergic reaction, severe abdominal discomfort, painful urination, joint pain, May interact with acarbose, miglitol. IN Pregnancy use in caution; ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, I am taking celexa 20 mg for depression and anxiety and klonopin (clonazepam) for anxiety and panic. Could I replace the klonopin (clonazepam) with amitriptyline safely?
Not enough info: Switching medications requires knowledge of your entire clinical situation. You need to discuss with prescribing doctor reason for changing any med and how to do so. Also you must be seen and carefully monitored for symptoms and side effects. I hope this helps. ...Read more
I am prescribed Celexa (citalopram) 40mg. , tramadol 100 mg. t.I.d. Isn't there a caution for serotonin syndrome?
I have seen two: cases of serotonin syndrome in the last ten years. Both involved an SSRI and tramadol. This doesn't mean that the drugs can't be used together but they would need to be monitored to insure that there aren 't any significant drug- drug interactions. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Paxil (paroxetine) for social anxiety? (Taking Prozac 40mg and it's not helping anxiety.)Can I take Paxil (paroxetine) with Ritalin? (Ritalin dose 5-10mg x 2-3 daily.)
It is possible but..: Yes they both work in the body differently so in some cases it can be a good combination with Luvox (fluvoxamine) being effective for ocd and depression and Wellbutrin being an antidepressant that works differently than the Luvox (fluvoxamine). However, they both can cause side effects and it is possible that in some cases they could magnify each others side effects. So you need to go slowly with the guidance of your doctor ...Read more
Depression: Yes, you can take your "pain and depression" meds but you really should set up an early appointment to see a Psychologist. If done properly you will be very grateful to the Psychologist. You might, over time, also get rid of your two meds. ...Read more
Hello, Iam taking remeron 30 mg daily, for sleeping. Can I take paroxitine or zoloft (sertraline) with it for social anxiety?
Yes you can: You can take Remeron (mirtazapine) along with an SSRI. There is a slight increased risk for serotonin syndrome. However, your doctor can advise you on the risks, benefits and side effects of your medicine and monitor you accordingly. This combination is usually well tolerated in healthy younger patients. Best wishes! ...Read more
Take Klonopin (clonazepam) for anxiety and sleep,Fetzima for depression,what's an alternative for Klonopin (clonazepam) that I can use,take1mg 1am,1noon,2 bed?
Many alternatives: There are many alternatives, but it depends on why you're looking for an alternative. Is Klonopin (clonazepam) not working? Perhaps the dose in wrong. Are you looking to get off of benzodiazepines (the drug class that Klonopin (clonazepam) is in) altogether? If so, then your doctor should slowly titrate you off the medication (10-25% weekly or biweekly, depending on how long you've been taking) while initiating another med ...Read more
Taking 300mgs luvox, 37.5mgs effexor, (venlafaxine) 10mgs evekeo and 1mg klonopin for depression and anxiety. Am I at risk for serotonin syndrome?
Drug Interactions: Effexor plus luvox together may increase risk of serotonin syndrome per Drugs.Com drug interaction checker. For full information about potential of each of these medication to interaction with each other see: https://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=2296-1524,2543-17160,703-357,1128-9754 ...Read more