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Is there an OCD or anti anxiety med that will not put me to sleep so much? I tryed paxil, (paroxetine) wellbutin, elavil, but could not stay awake. Knocks me out.
Are recurring health thoughts hyphochondria or ocd? Have to tell myself every 2 seconds that i'm ok, and don't have cancer. Which is better to treat? Amitriptyline or celexa (citalopram)?
None, counseling: It sounds like you already diagnosed yourself! i would talk to a counselor or your familydoc about your feelings. Sometimes it is better to get some reassurance or getting to the bottom of why you feel this way instead of taking pills that have side effects that make you worried again! good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it okay if I take small dose amitriptyline (25mg) for neuropathic pain and regular dose of citalopram for depression and OCD ?
Use Caution : The combination of these drugs can be used Important to check with your doctor .combining these medications can cause Serotonin syndrome such as confusion hallucinations and even seizures changes in blood pressure increase heart rate fever , excessive sweating blurred vision muscle spasms nausea vomiting and tremors. There may be alternatives you can use check with your doctor. ...Read more
What do you think is the best antidepressant for depression, OCD and GAD? I've tried citalopram, amitriptyline and cymbalta (duloxetine) so far and nothing .
See below.: U can speak w/ your dr. about a trial of Effexor (venlafaxine) which may help for depression & GAD & to a lesser degree for OCD. Seek a referral to a therapist w/ training & experience in teaching relaxation techniques such as deep breathing, guided imagery & muscle relaxation prior to a trial of exposure and response prevention, systematic desensitization or flooding. Luvox or Anafranil may also help for OCD. ...Read more
Many: In that it affects multiple neurotransmitters, it can cause many side effects. Receptors and side effect: histamine - sedation, weight gain; cholinergic - dryness, urinary retention, memory decline, ed; adrenergic - low blood pressure, tremor, rapid heart rate; serotonin - tiredness, weight gain, ed. ...Read more
Proceed With Caution: Using Elavil (generic amitriptyline) with nulev (generic hyoscyamine) may increase side effects such as drowsiness, blurred vision, dry mouth, heat intolerance, flushing, decreased sweating, difficulty urinating, abdominal cramping, constipation, rapid heart beats, confusion, and memory problems. The elderly are especially vulnerable to these side effects. Work closely with md. ...Read more
Yes: In small doses.Get a more detailed answer ›