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Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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Can antidepressant like anafranil and Lexapro (escitalopram) makes you sleepy or drowsy?

Can antidepressant like anafranil and Lexapro (escitalopram) makes you sleepy or drowsy?

Yes sometimes: Anafranil (clomipramine) is quite sedating when first administered and is always prescribed at bedtime. A small minority of patients are a bit sedated with lexipro. ...Read more

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Why is Zoloft (sertraline) making me fidget at night?

Why is Zoloft (sertraline) making me fidget at night?

^'ed nervousness ;: Insomnia are two possible side effects from zoloft (sertraline). They may dissipate with time. Let your prescribing provider know about these side effects. Take care. ...Read more

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Skipped period and increased dosage Effexor (venlafaxine) XR could be making me feel unwell? Lethargic and depressed?

Skipped period and increased dosage Effexor (venlafaxine) XR could be making me feel unwell? Lethargic and depressed?

Effexor (venlafaxine) XR: I'm unsure if you mean you doubled up on your dose because you missed a previous one. Do not double up the next time you miss a dose. Continue with the regular dose at the next scheduled dosing time. Let your doctor know what you did and get some guidance. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can Olanzapine make burning skin pain worse aswell as Zoloft (sertraline) ?

Can Olanzapine make burning skin pain worse aswell as Zoloft (sertraline) ?

Yes: This is actually a reported side effect. Dermatologic side effects frequently include ecchymosis, sweating, acne, and dry skin. Alopecia, contact dermatitis, eczema, maculopapular rash, pruritus, seborrhea, skin discoloration, skin ulcer, urticaria, and vesiculobullous rash have also been reported. It also is risky w/ Tramadol and/or Valium. Your needs are complex. Work closely w/ your Dr(s). ...Read more

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Jerky switching from Effexor (venlafaxine) to wellbriton. Dizzy, sick very emotional ?

Jerky switching from Effexor (venlafaxine) to wellbriton. Dizzy, sick very emotional  ?

Go back to Dr.: There is syndrome called discontinuation syndrome from antidepressants. It maybe that the cross-tapering is too fast or you may not tolerate one of the antidepressants. You need to go back to your doctor so he can help you cross-taper safely. ...Read more

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Is luvox great for OCD? Are the side effects worse than zoloft (sertraline) ? Im on zoloft (sertraline) now but ocd hasn't improved while anxiety has. Will luvox be better?

Is luvox great for OCD? Are the side effects worse than zoloft (sertraline) ? Im on zoloft (sertraline) now but ocd hasn't improved while anxiety has. Will luvox be better?

Luvox (fluvoxamine): If you can tolerate Luvox, (fluvoxamine) it might be better option for OCD. Review with your doctor. Also, for the OCD, talk to a Therapist about Cognitive Behavior Therapy to boost response to medications. ...Read more

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Could 120mg cymbalta (duloxetine) for mdd be making my anxiety worse?

Could 120mg cymbalta (duloxetine) for mdd be making my anxiety worse?

Possibly: Yes, Cymbalta (duloxetine) could add to anxiety in some people. Please talk with your physician about this to see if adjustments might be helpful. ...Read more

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I was prescribed Lexapro (escitalopram) to see if it would help my gastritis b/c stress makes it worse. The Lexapro (escitalopram) made me anxious, panicky and irritable. Normal?

I was prescribed Lexapro (escitalopram) to see if it would help my gastritis b/c stress makes it worse.  The Lexapro (escitalopram) made me anxious, panicky and irritable.  Normal?

Can happen: Lexapro (escitalopram) is an ssri antidepressant, and all ssris potentially can have the side-effects you list. They usually don't (so it's not "normal"), but everyone's different. If these side-effects are mild, they may fade over the first several days. Otherwise, talk to your doctor about decreasing the dose or trying something different. ...Read more

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Could cymbalta (duloxetine) be making me feel out of it?

Could cymbalta (duloxetine) be making me feel out of it?

Yes: Cymbalta (duloxetine) can be a great medicine for different problems. However, there has to be a benefit risk assessment. ...Read more

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Does Zoloft (sertraline) make acne worse?

Does Zoloft (sertraline) make acne worse?

Not generally: Zoloft (sertraline) is in the class of antidepressants called ssri's. This class of medications generally have benign side effects including: headache, diarrhea, nausea, insomnia to name a few. Acne is not a common side effect with this type of medication. ...Read more

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Counteracting effects of the antidepressant sertraline, its making me very unwell,I'm tapering off but I need a way of stopping the harm/suicide urges?

Counteracting effects of the antidepressant sertraline, its making me very unwell,I'm tapering off but I need a way of stopping the harm/suicide urges?

ER: Sounds like you're going through a really tough time. If you're feeling like you might want to hurt yourself - your best option is to head to the nearest ER to seek some help from a qualified psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Is amino energy pre-workout likely to cause depression and anxiety with me being on Lexapro (escitalopram) 10mg?

Is amino energy pre-workout likely to cause depression and anxiety with me being on Lexapro (escitalopram) 10mg?

Hard to tell: Nutritional supplements are not fda regulated and independent randomised clinical studies are rearly available to give medical opinion. It has caffein which is a stimulant. ...Read more

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I'm on my 3rd day of 25mg Zoloft (sertraline) for ptsd and ocd. Morning dosing and feel so tired by afternoon. Can Zoloft (sertraline) cause this fatigue?

I'm on my 3rd day of 25mg Zoloft (sertraline) for ptsd and ocd. Morning dosing and feel so tired by afternoon. Can Zoloft (sertraline) cause this fatigue?

Zoloft (sertraline) side effect: Zoloft (sertraline) doesn't always cause fatigue, but it is possible. Some people take Zoloft (sertraline) at bedtime, but it would be best to discuss this change in timing with your prescriber. Also, often the side effects that people have from Zoloft (sertraline) and other antidepressants resolve after the first 5-7 days on the medication, as your body adjusts to the medication, so keep this in mind as well. ...Read more

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Can discontinuing remeron (mirtazapine) make you itch?

Can discontinuing remeron (mirtazapine) make you itch?

Not likely: Would be uncommon. More likely dry skin or topical allergic contact--soap, detergent, etc. See dr if not easily resolved with moisturizer or benadryl (diphenhydramine). ...Read more

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Prozac, zoloft, celexa each improve my mood but make me unmotivated. Wellbutrin (bupropion) gives me more motivation but leaves me agitated and still sad. Ideas?

Prozac, zoloft, celexa each improve my mood but make me unmotivated. Wellbutrin (bupropion) gives me more motivation but leaves me agitated and still sad. Ideas?

Both together....: It is not unusual for a psychiatrist to prescribe both an ssri such as Prozac or zoloft together with wellbutrin (bupropion) to get the advantages that you mention of both. Ask your doctor about that. ...Read more

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Will Lexapro (escitalopram) cause skin mottling?

Will Lexapro (escitalopram) cause skin mottling?

Lexapro (escitalopram): No. Lexapro (escitalopram) should not cause skin mottling. ...Read more

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Can Zoloft (sertraline) make you ichy?

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Can Zoloft (sertraline) make you ichy?

Zoloft (sertraline) and itchy: We can be allergic to any chemicals that we take, from skin product to pills. Itchy is the main allergic reaction to anything. But itchy is not know of as a "side effect" from zoloft (sertraline). Any redness on the skin where it itch? How long does it last of been happening? Does it get worse?Had you taken zoloft (sertraline) before then take it again? You can also react to the chemical that makes the pill, not zoloft (sertraline). ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more