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Grinding Teetlh On Mental Meds
52 YO female. Teeth clenching, compulsive rubbing tongue on front of mouth/teeth, anxiety. Tried fluoxetine 20 then 40 mg, not helping. Suggestions?
Keep trying: Keep working with your doctor to increase the dose of your current medication or potentially add a new one. Also, studies show that patients that seek cognitive behavioral therapy from a trained therapist in addition to taking medications have a much better outcome than those just taking medications. ...Read more
Bruxism and anxiety: Bruxism can be caused by anxiety. It can also be caused by antidepressants. Pent-up anger can be another cause. I'm referring you to a mayo clinic article that is an excellent review of the subject. I recommend that you read it. Best wishes. www.mayoclinic.com/health/bruxism/ds00337/dsection=causes bruxism/ teeth grinding — comprehensive overview covers symptoms, causes, treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can buxim (teeth grinding, biting, & clenching) at night be helped without the use of a mouth guard? (sensory issues... Guard would prevent sleep)
Possibly: There are a number of possible causes for bruxism as well as different modalities of treatment that may or may not involve a mouth guard. You need to have a thorough dental exam with the appropriate studies to determine possible causes of your bruxism. If you do require an appliance there are different types of appliances that can be utilized that may allow you to sleep comfortably. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Will health insurance (not dental) cover poorly placed veneers? Causes migraines, tmj, teeth grinding, and overbite. Also bad discoloration.
Can your bite or teeth be so sensitive that any chip or adjustment throw off all the balance? Had front tooth chip 2 place. Grind, bonded. Ssri, geodon (ziprasidone)
Sure.: This spot that you had ground on could had been your favorite sub conscience spot. And you chipped it. The dentist tried to fix the spot and make it better but if this is where you mouth rested then you might need the area adjusted to get closer to where you want it to be. If your bit is off temporarily due to being open for your treatment then that too should pass. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, clonazepam: However, you must be screened for other comorbid medical conditions before being considered for pharmacotherapy. Underlying disorders and medications (e.g SSRI) may interfere with motor activities during sleep and must be assessed before other treatments are recommended. See a a sleep specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bruxism: Anxiety itself can cause bruxism (teeth grinding at night) -- but so can some medications used to treat anxiety disorder, such as duloxetine and other ssri's. Buspar (buspirone) has been used with some success in these cases. Dental appliances may be needed at times also. You haven't said whether you're getting treatment for your anxiety, but seeing a psychiatrist for this would be a good place to start. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can't stop biting inside of lips mouth guard too big to wear at work call center would Invisalign help me stop? it's anxiety and am on meds
Probably not: Discuss your problem with your Dentist oran Orthodontist. There are many barrier alliances that may be effective, but Invisalign will not prevent lip biting. Important to address the cause of your problem. Seek care from mental health practitioner, particularly a behavior therapist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can dental work like bonding and grinding of rigged teeth cause tmj, sleep apnea, problems with epiglottis, tongue enlargement, suffocation?
Bonding: And other dental work can sometimes create a slight malocclusion, which can lead to TMJ symptoms in predisposed individuals. All of the other symptoms you mentioned have absolutely no cause & effect relationship with dental bonding and enamaloplasty of teeth - outside of an acute allergic reaction to something used during treatment. Have those other issues worked up by internist & sleep med doc. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
2years on many [email protected] doses +cbt,no benefit,now 4 month without meds,still severely depressed,psy-trist couldnt help.along many appointment.
Try again!: Depression can be treatment resistant. Or sometimes a doctor patient pair isn't well suited to one another. Sometimes when a pt is depressed they may feel all past tx didn't work, when it may have at times, but depression obscures this. Go back to your doc or seek out another. There are so many treatments available that I'm sure a pharmacologic & psychotherapeutic regimen will work for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can TMJ braces also help with the alignment in your teeth like orthodontic braces? (silly question, i know, but i'm just curious)
TMJ appliances: There are Orthotic appliances that are used to temporarily reposition the relationship of the lower jaw to the upper jaw. An example= MORA (Mandibular Orthopedic Re-positioning Appliance). This can be used to confirm correct position of jaw and then restore on a permanent basis with Orthodontic treatment or restorations or both. The two are very different but can be used in combination for success. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Not necessarily: Worn down teeth can result from a wide variety of problems -- anxiety and depression only one of them. Abusing substances like methamphetamine, or crystal meth, can also result in worn down or deteriorating teeth. A dentist can help you with tooth damage. If you also have anxiety, depression, and/or meth abuse, your doctor and also psychiatrists and psychologists can help you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Post-op pain from spine surgery fusion 12/15/14. Off hard meds. on over-counter med that don't help. Anxiety, insomnia, mild depression symptoms. Help?
Help available: There are some medications that can help. Talk to your doctor about which ones are right for you. ...Read more
What are the chances of having a seizure on wellbutrin (bupropion) while drinking? I've taken it b4, but i'm on a lot of meds for thyroid, bp, cholesterol , depression , mood & sleep. I'm on it to quit smoking.
How much alcohol: Alcohol withdrawal seizures do not happen in social drinkers. If you are drinking enough that you are worried about seizures, then you are drinking too much. Bupropion does lower seizure threshhold. In addition, alcohol worsens depression and raises blood pressure. Talk with your prescribing doctor(s) about it, and get help. Nicotine replacement might be better than wellbutrin (bupropion) for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Whats a good non weight sleep med? i'm on anti psychotics want off them bad side effects i'm on them for sleep was tortured as kid how is lunesta (eszopiclone)?
Sleeping medications: With symptoms described, it would best to see either a psychiatrist or sleep medicine doctor. Antipsychotic medications should not be used for sleep, nor should medications like Lunesta (eszopiclone) be used for a long time. Psychotherapy can help as well other medications for nightmares, such as Prazosin. ...Read more