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Is percocet and cyclobenzapar good together for fibromyalgia pain?

Is percocet and cyclobenzapar good together for fibromyalgia pain?

See PCP first.: The Percocet is an opiate and the cyclobenzaprine is a muscle relaxant and they are often used together to treat pain. The problem is that both are very addicting if taken on a long term basis so since fibromyalgia is a chronic problem and an alternative treatment that would be better is an antidepressant Cymbalta or savella (milnacipran) and Lyrica or neurontin.See pcp for advice. ...Read more

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Fibromyalgia (Definition)

A condition that affects the muscles and soft tissue of the body, causing widespread ...Read more


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Fibromyalgia symptoms making sleep nearly impossible even with ambien (zolpidem) prescribed by rheumotologist?

Fibromyalgia symptoms making sleep nearly impossible even with ambien (zolpidem) prescribed by rheumotologist?

Fibromyalgia: In my experience it is unusual for fibromyalgia discomfort to be intense enough to interfere with sleep. Does the rheumatologist agree that your discomfort is all related to your fibromyalgia or could there be another process causing it? Of course ambien (zolpidem) is not a Pain reliever and I wonder if pain relievers or antiinflammatories have been prescribed or any other tests performed. ...Read more

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Can you take small dose of flexeril with ambien (zolpidem) for fibromyalgia pain?

Can you take small dose of flexeril with ambien (zolpidem) for fibromyalgia pain?

Not advise: Ambien (zolpidem) can be habit forming so not advise that. You need to have your sleep accessed. To decide why you can't sleep. Ask you physician ...Read more

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Dx depression on 60mg cymbalta (duloxetine). Malaise myalgia bad headaches very tired sleep 18hrs. Psych says not the meds. What?

Dx depression on 60mg cymbalta (duloxetine). Malaise myalgia bad headaches very tired sleep 18hrs.  Psych says not the meds.  What?

2nd opinion? : If not the med, wouldn't u think that perhaps it is not the proper med 4 u, ; try a different one? True it may not b the med but ur symptoms r 1 of depression so the med is not working, time 2 try an alternative antidepressant. ...Read more

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31 female, 5'2, and 175lbs.Suffer insomnia, sleep apnea, headaches, dermatoraphism and stomach anxiety. On seroquel, (quetiapine) temazapam and allery pills.Ideas?

31 female, 5'2, and 175lbs.Suffer insomnia, sleep apnea, headaches, dermatoraphism and stomach anxiety. On seroquel, (quetiapine) temazapam and allery pills.Ideas?

Need multiple docs: Treat the sleep apnea (see sleep specialist). Treat the anxiety/psychiatric issues (see psychiatrist). Headaches and insomnia could be secondary to both the apneas and the anxiety. You have complex enough complaints that you'll need to see both those specialists to start. ...Read more

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Is clonazepam and trazadone a good combo for relief of aniexty depression and insomnia?

Is clonazepam and trazadone a good combo for relief of aniexty depression and insomnia?

Very good combo: Clonazepam is an anti-anxiety medication and trazodone is an oral antidepressant drug. However, both increase sedation and drowsiness and have many other side effects (including possible suicidal thoughts/attempts). Rec.: follow instructions of the prescribing physician and if you notice worsening contact your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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I suffer with chronic insomnia and sleep apnea. I've taken different medications for depression, anxiety and sleep many years. Medications aren't work?

I suffer with chronic insomnia and sleep apnea. I've taken different medications for depression, anxiety and sleep many years. Medications aren't work?

Difficulty falling: asleep is often associated w/anxiety while waking up early and not returning to sleep is associated w/depression. Periodic waking is associated w/overall light sleep. A clinical psychologist can help w/stress management. Peace and good health. Natural treatment includes melatonin supplement but w/professional guidance. Stop all stimulants after noon. ...Read more

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What medicines can treat sleep apnea, PLMD, fibromyalgia, and CFS?

What medicines can treat sleep apnea, PLMD, fibromyalgia, and CFS?

Too confusing.: You named four different issues that have four different causes and four different methods of treatment. I think an actual diagnosis is in order before we entertain any discussion of treatment. ...Read more

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Is taking Xanax (alprazolam) and Valium okay for treating GAD (generalized anxiety disorder) and chronic back pain?

Is taking Xanax (alprazolam) and Valium okay for treating GAD (generalized anxiety disorder) and chronic back pain?

Not wise: It is not wise to take both of these medications at the same time. They are both in the same class and this could lead to overdose or addiction. Was this prescribed by your doctor? If so, ask him/her about the potential risks and benefits. If not talk to him/her. ...Read more

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Can a fibromyalgia patient on nortriptyline take cymbalta (duloxetine) for depression ?

Can a fibromyalgia patient on nortriptyline take  cymbalta (duloxetine)  for depression ?

Fibromyalgia: Dear butterfly78765, nortriptyline is an older tricyclic antidepressants which has cardiac and anticholinergic side effects. It would be best to optimize one medication, either one would be fine, Cymbalta (duloxetine) would be preferred due to lesser side effects, major one being 10% patients can get high blood pressure. The answer is purely for educational purposes, please contact your md. ...Read more

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is Cymbalta (duloxetine) work well with Risperdal? for anxiety and depression?

Reasonable combo: Cymbalta (duloxetine) is a SNRI for depression, anxiety and pain and Risperdal is a med that helps with agitation, paranoia. A low dose of Risperdal added to antidepressants can boost the antidepressant effects esp as it helps anxiety/agitation. Additional side effects are possible but can be monitored by prescriber. All patients on these meds should be regularly monitored. ...Read more

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I take Ultram for fibro, Zoloft and Xanax (alprazolam) for panic anxiety disorder, and a Ambien at night for sleep is this a safe combo?

I take Ultram for fibro, Zoloft and Xanax (alprazolam) for panic anxiety disorder, and a Ambien at night for sleep is this a safe combo?

Xanax (alprazolam): I don't really recommend short acting benzos like xanax (alprazolam) for panic, they are associated with inter-dose withdrawal, faster tolerance and gradual elevation of baseline anxiety , discuss the issue with your psychiatrist, otherwise the combination is ok. ...Read more

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Best bet for improved sleep architecture between temazepam, doxepin and cyclobenzine?

Best bet for improved sleep architecture between temazepam, doxepin and cyclobenzine?

Doxepin or cyclobenz: Tomoz upon his habit forming and you want to avoid that. Doxepin is a good choice and so is cyclobenzaprine. Neither of those are habit-forming. But It can help sleep. You need to discuss with your physician about their use their benefits in there side effects. ...Read more

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Is trazadone and clonazepam a good combo for depression anxiety panic attacks and insomnia?

Is trazadone and clonazepam a good combo for depression anxiety panic attacks and insomnia?

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

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Can I use pamelor (nortriptyline) (anti-depressant) for fibromyalgia pain?

Can I use pamelor (nortriptyline) (anti-depressant) for fibromyalgia pain?

Yes: Pamelor (nortriptyline) is the trade name for nortryptilline. It is an older medication used for fibro. There are newer meds with fewer side effects but if this is working, keep on it and good luck. ...Read more

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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

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Shorter-acting muscle relaxants? Currently taking 1/2 a Soma (carisoprodol) at night for sleep/cervical spondylosis/fibromyalgia-like pain. Tired into daytime.

Shorter-acting muscle relaxants? Currently taking 1/2 a Soma (carisoprodol) at night for sleep/cervical spondylosis/fibromyalgia-like pain. Tired into daytime.

Skelaxin (metaxalone): Pretty much all muscle relaxors have sedative side effects. Skelaxin, (metaxalone) by far, is the only one that has less pronounced one. Not too many insurances cover it. Otherwise, it is an expensive one to buy out of pocket. ...Read more

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How to come off of lunesta (eszopiclone) 3mg gabapentin 600 mg and sleep well?

How to come off of lunesta (eszopiclone) 3mg gabapentin  600 mg and sleep well?

Speak to your MD: These medicines have side effects so speak with your doctor about decreasing your dosages. Good luck. ...Read more

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Ambien (Definition)

Zolpidem is a sleep-inducer which is a kind of ...Read more