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Clonidine For Ptsd
Can be: There is no one med that is best for PTSD. Clonidine used alone or in combination with other medications may be helpful for symptoms of PTSD. PTSD treatment should include psychotherapy which may be one of several different types. See: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd/nimh_ptsd_booklet_38049.pdf ...Read more
Bipolar II and anxiety disorders. Take klonopin for the anxiety, Neurontin (gabapentin) for mood stability. Recommendation for antidepressants for the depression?
Your doctor: is the best person to answer this question. The answer requires detailed knowledge of your situation, no two are alike, and your struggles with depression. The medications you are taking may, over time, work on your depression as well as your other symptoms. Ask at your next visit or schedule one. If at any time you feel you may harm yourself, have any thoughts of suicide, go right to ER ...Read more
Possibly fine: Remeron, (mirtazapine) aka generic mirtazepine, is often used for depression, anxiety, and to increase the appetite. It seems to be well tolerated in elderly people with dementia. It causes sedation, so its taken at nite. Klonopin aka generic clonazepam. This is used for anxiety, panic attacks,and restless leg syndrome. It is long acting, causes sedation and can worsen balance, so I'd suggest caution with it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Not by itself: Risperdal is an antipsychotic medication, usually used for people with hallucinations, delusions, paranoia, thought disorder, etc. When someone's depression has psychotic features like these, medications like Risperdal can be added to an antidepressant. In some cases, it can also be used to "augment" antidepressant treatment in non-psychotic depression with anxiety -- but usually not by itself. ...Read more
I take Lexapro for ptsd used to take geodon, (ziprasidone) abilify, trazodone and seroquel what are other meds for ptsd?
Dr Jacobson is RIGHT: Minipress (prazosin) is a wonderful medication for nightmare control in some people where nothing else works. Quite a revolutionary step in some very bad and chronic cases for parasomnias (nighmares) in folks with PTSD. Ask your doctor about it if you suffer from this condition. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sleep symptoms: I agree with dr. Ali. In order to reach a therapeutic dose to treat ptsd, the side effects from Elavil (amitriptyline) could be profound. It may be beneficial in small doses for the insomnia associated with ptsd. Ssri's are first line antidepressants for ptsd. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Amitriptyline: Tryptizol is an international brand name for amitriptyline marketed in Egypt and Lebanon. Amitriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant that may be helpful for anxiety disorders. However, there are safer meds, more widely used for anxiety, eg., SSRI serotonin - boosting, today. See: http://www.drugs.com/international/tryptizol.html ...Read more
Clonazepam: Not for daily use. Absolutely not. This is setting you up for a lifetime of being medicated. Neither of these drugs are curing a problem. The underlying problem needs to be solved. ...Read more
Yes it can be: In hypnosis, you're focusing very intensely on the hypnotist's voice & suggestions, screening out other things. It can be like getting involved in an exciting movie. Through practice, can learn how to focus on things other than anxious body symptoms -- which if you do that, they enlarge. Or there can be reframing of physical symptoms. Self-hypnosis can be very useful also. Session recordings help. ...Read more
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
Would a mental and substance abuse doctor perscribe Xanax (alprazolam) for axiety and panic attacks?
I wouldn't: Consult a board certified child psychiatrist. No delay. ...Read more
Sometimes.: Meds like Tenex (guanfacine) work like "addition by subtraction". By reducing "hyper"activity &subduing some impulsiveness, the patient has better self control &can essentially make informed, beneficial choices -rather than just react excessively to various stimuli. A much better form of Guanfacine is the newer Intuniv - its long, stable delivery of the same med causes less drowsiness & is much more effective. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer