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How much inositol is safe to take in a day? Ssri withdrawal?

How much inositol is safe to take in a day? Ssri withdrawal?

Best idea. TaperSSRI: The best idea is to briefly go back on the ssri you were on at a lower dose and taper off before trial on inositol. Call your doctor to discuss treatment. Please know, stopping ssri suddenly can be very dangerous. ...Read more

Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
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Ssri (Definition)

Group of antidepressants that selectively block the reuptake of serotonin, hence increasing its levels. Examples are celexa, zoloft, Lexapro ...Read more


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Will taking Tramadol interfere with my Zoloft (sertraline) withdrawal recovery, since it's an SSRI? I take only 2 Tramadol tabs a day. (Each tab is 50mg)

Will taking Tramadol interfere with my Zoloft (sertraline) withdrawal recovery, since it's an SSRI? I take only 2 Tramadol tabs a day. (Each tab is 50mg)

Zoloft (sertraline) and tramadol: Concurrent use of tramadol and Zoloft (sertraline) has two implications 1. There is increased risk for serotonin syndrome- severe and much less common side effect from excess serotonin. A medical emergency, it is rare. 2. The tramadol is less effective as a pain medication with concurrent use with SSRI ...Read more

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Is it alright to take inositol and an ssri simultaneously?

Yes, but: There there is no known clinical benefit from taking the inositol. ...Read more

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Can you take inositol and L-theanine with and SSRI? Is there a risk of serotonin syndrome?

Can you take inositol and L-theanine with and SSRI? Is there a risk of serotonin syndrome?

No: L-theanine raise dopamine and gaba in the brain not serotonin. Taking Zoloft and Lexapro (escitalopram) together can cause serotonin syndrome. I see you are taking Zoloft and Lexapro (escitalopram) together. Consult to your prescriber if you are taking these two medications I mean Zoloft and Lexapro (escitalopram) together. ...Read more

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Can feeling shaky be a symptom of ssri withdrawal? Not actually shaking but my lakes feel like they are.

Can feeling shaky be a symptom of ssri withdrawal? Not actually shaking but my lakes feel like they are.

Yes it can: It can be a sign of rapid withdrawal. You should speak to your doctor if you are having these feelings so things don't get complicated. ...Read more

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I started taking tryciclics. My concern is stopping the ssris abruptly for withdrawal concerns. Yet, can't taking both cause seretonin syndrome?

I started taking tryciclics. My concern is stopping the ssris abruptly for withdrawal concerns. Yet, can't taking both cause seretonin syndrome?

Discuss with doc: Your doc knows you. Usually isn't a big deal. In general id start tricyclics along with ssri and then wean off of ssri, serotonin syndrome unlikely, discontinuance sx most common with Paxil (paroxetine) which is a more potent ssri, . ...Read more

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How can I handle withdrawal from Lexapro (escitalopram) (SSRI)?

How can I handle withdrawal from Lexapro (escitalopram) (SSRI)?

Taper: It is recommended that one not abruptly discontinue Lexapro (escitalopram). One should taper off of the medication. Discuss a discontinuation schedule with your treating doctor. ...Read more

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Can derealization/depersonalization be a SSRI withdrawal symptom?

Can derealization/depersonalization be a SSRI withdrawal symptom?

Possibly: Stopping an SSRI can be very challenging for some and it is very important to have close monitoring by a doctor of any symptoms that develop. It needs to be done slowly and each person's characteristics can make a difference. It's worth doing but it must be done carefully. Don't try to handle it alone - you want the doctor to be responsible for these decisions. Glad you're better now! ...Read more

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How can fluoxetine work as an ssri withdrawal aid?

How can fluoxetine work as an ssri withdrawal aid?

Fluoxetine: Fluoxetine is an ssri itself, but a very long-acting one. Compared to others, it has a long elimination half-life -- getting it completely out of your body requires at least 25 days after last dose. In a way, it tapers itself in this process. Http://tinyurl. Com/d48t524. ...Read more

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What to do if I feel depressed or is it ssri withdrawal syndrome?

What to do if I feel depressed or is it ssri withdrawal syndrome?

Uncertain: Depressed mood can be a symptom of recurrence of depression, or it may be an SSRI discontinuation syndrome symptom if you stopped an SSRI. ...Read more

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What withdrawal symptoms can you have with stopping an SSRI cold turkey?

SSRI Withdrawal: SSRI Medications are for treatment of depression. They have benefits and side effects.
Withdrawal symptoms after stopping an SSRI can be-dizziness, electrical shock sensations diarrhea, anxiety, panic, agitation, insomnia and severe depression.

See Psychiatrist for lack of benefit with SSRI medication, decreasing the dose gradually, then discontinuing Therapy, Relaxation, Visual Imagery, Yoga ...Read more

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What anti-depressants do not cause the nightmare withdrawal symptoms that ssris do?

What anti-depressants do not cause the nightmare withdrawal symptoms that ssris do?

Antidepressants: After consultation with your prescribing doctor, options might be wellbutrin, abilify, (aripiprazole) or seroquel. ...Read more

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Why can ssris (and similar medications) be considered non-addictive, yet can cause major withdrawal symptoms?

Why can ssris (and similar medications) be considered non-addictive, yet can cause major withdrawal symptoms?

You're right on both: Many medications have start-up side effects that go away after you've taken them for a few days, or they may have withdrawal symptoms if you stop suddenly. Stopping Clonidine suddenly can spike your blood pressure through the roof! Antidepressant medications can cause temporary symptoms when you start them and again when stopping. Slowly increasing and decreasing the dose helps a lot. ...Read more

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Have u had a patient that was on an ssri whom went off it gradually & but still had withdrawal symptoms for months?

No, but have seen: Patients who developed recurrence of anxious or depressive symptoms - for whom it did not show up in for quite a few weeks after ssri was stopped. ...Read more

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How long does ssri does reduction withdrawals generally last? My last dose reduction was from 100 mg of fluvoxamine cr to 75 mg

How long does ssri does reduction withdrawals generally last? My last dose reduction was from 100 mg of fluvoxamine cr to 75 mg

Might not have it: If the tapering is gradual enough, you might not experience "withdrawals" at all. Hoping you're working with your psychiatrist in reducing your medicine, so that both of you feel it's a good idea at this time. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Are there any meds besides ssri's that help with stress and the least amount of side effects and no withdrawal connected to them?

See your doctor: For a formal diagnosis and treatment. There are nsri's, mood stabilizers and Buspar (buspirone) which are not addictive. If you are on a high dose of any of these meds you may need to decrease the dosage and then stop them. ...Read more

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I was on ssri for 2 yrs 4 my OCD shifted fully to inositol pwdr 2 mnths ago. Yesterday my OCD attac again badly. What is you recommendation plz?

Inositol dose: What is your inositol dose ssri is best to treat ocd talk to your physician you may need to go higher on on inositol or go back to ssri. ...Read more

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People shrink in height from morning to night. Can withdrawals from antipsychotics, ssris, benzos cause one to lose height quicker. Feel likea grandpa?

People shrink in height from morning to night. Can withdrawals from antipsychotics, ssris, benzos cause one to lose height quicker. Feel likea grandpa?

Disk shrinkage: It's true that height shrinks a bit when we're up & walking around, because of gravity's compressive effect on the disks between our vertebrae. This can be more pronounced with dehydration, since the disks contain a lot of water. However, the total shrinkage is only about 1%, and and the disks expand again when you sleep. Withdrawal from these meds is unrelated to this process. ...Read more

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Can you treat tramadol withdrawal with a SSRI?

Nope: Won't help. Tramadolbis an opioid. Clonidine, baclofen, zofran (ondansetron) are helpful. Sedatives help but are dangerous. Suboxone may have a role ...Read more

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Any ti[s on dealing with ssri withdrawal anxiety (zoloft)?

Zoloft (sertraline): Very slow gradual tapering of the daily dose, under your doctor's supervision. ...Read more

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What percentage of people have withdrawal from ssri antidepressants?

SSRI withdrawal: That depends on the SSRI, the dose, how long you have been on it, & if taking other medications at same time. ...Read more

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What is the best SSRI anti-depressant drug that has lowest withdrawal symptoms?

No single best: There is no single best anti-depressant. Fluoxetine lacks a withdrawal syndrome due to the extended half-life of its active metabolite. However, fluoxetine has marked drug interactions and should be carefully cross-checked with other meds. ...Read more

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Would inositol make ocd/anxiety worse before it gets better? Kind of like SSRI's do. Also is inositol really effective for ocd?

Would inositol make ocd/anxiety worse before it gets better? Kind of like SSRI's do. Also is inositol really effective for ocd?

Somewhat: Like most other b vitamins, they CAN have a postive effect on mood disorders, but not as effective as drug therapy. ...Read more

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Can I experience antidepressant withdrawal when transitioning from a tricyclic to an ssri? If so, what are some of the symptoms?

Yes: Symptoms of gastrointestinal and somatic distress, sleep disturbance, and movement disorders and mania have been temporally linked to withdrawal of tcas. Cholinergic and adrenergic overdrive after tca discontinuation have been suggested as the proposed mechanism for this syndrome. Reported symptoms may be psychosomatic or related to underlying mental illness.

www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/8219442. ...Read more

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Reducing sertraline 50 to 25 mg slowly after long term use. I've had 2 migraines in the last 5 days (unusual). Ssri withdrawal? Recommendations?

Reducing sertraline 50 to 25 mg slowly after long term use. I've had 2 migraines in the last 5 days (unusual). Ssri withdrawal? Recommendations?

Not sure: A slower wean than what you are already doing would cure the possibility of any withdraw type symptoms, but discuss any medicine dosing changes with your doctor first. If migraines persist, may not be related, and then get eval for them too. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Last week started shifting from ssri (cipralex) to inositol due to weight gain but started to feel anxious and negative thoughts attacked is normal?

Last week started shifting from ssri (cipralex) to inositol due to weight gain but started to feel anxious and negative thoughts attacked is normal?

Not normal but...: Inositol can be helpful for anxiety but research shows you need a dose of 12 grams a day. Ssri withdrawal can cause your current symptoms- best to taper slowly with help from your doc. Inositol may not be enough- other treatments like 5-htp, st. John's wort, holy basil, ashwagandha, b vits., meditation & homeopathy might help. It's best to work with a holistic doctor knowledgeable in these matters. ...Read more

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Long (10yr) SSRI use. Read horror stories about withdrawal and the dangers of long-term use. SSRI keeping me anxious/depressed? Permanent brain dmg??

SSRI withdrawal: Long (10yr) SSRI use. Read horror stories about withdrawal and the dangers of long-term use. SSRI keeping me anxious/depressed? Permanent brain dmg?? ANS: This is something you need to discuss with your Dr. Never stop all at once. Recommend U go to Drugs. Com and see what % of folks experience this. Suspect you will be less nervous. Best way to minimize web medical worries is to use UpToDate only ...Read more

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Can withdrawal from ssri, benzodiazepine, and antipsychotic create insomnia for over four weeks? Does medication make a condition worse than ever befo

Can withdrawal from ssri, benzodiazepine, and antipsychotic create insomnia for over four weeks? Does medication make a condition worse than ever befo

Yes: Sleep can be a fragile venture, so withdrawal from these potent psychoactive agents can certainly disrupt it. Someone thought you needed to be on these meds, so the underlying condition could also be contributing to your insomnia. Ssri withdrawal is very uncomfortable, but temporary (so it might feel worse than your original condition). ...Read more