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Is Buspar Prescribed For Fibromyalgia
Not exactly: ? Whether Lexapro (escitalopram) is effective for fibromyalgia. Lexapro (escitalopram) is an antidepressant, which is common in FM; probably due to non-restorative pain-interrupted sleep. Better to cure cause & try soft memory foam mattress, walks to raise endorphins, and Cannabis indica to both impart sleep and relieve pain. None of the FDA-approved meds for FM have been proven to benefit the sleep disorder attendant with FM. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Endep (amitriptyline) (amitriptylline) is a medication that is often used for fibromyalgia in certain people. One of the way it helps is that it causes drowsiness and helps people sleep which is a big problem in fibromyalgia. Because of its many side effects, it may not be well tolerated by older people. It should be avoided in people who have heart problems, prostate problems and glaucoma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NSAID: Etodolac (lodine) is a non-steroidal anti-inflmmatory agent used for many things inflammed. Any soft-tissue pain = myofascial symptom, can benefit from nsaids. Most "fibro" is misdiagnosed and is most likely a form of myofascial soft-tissue pain stemming from primary injury or secondary issues like arthritis. True fibromyalgia doesn't respond well to nsaids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My doc prescribed me clonazepam as well as fluoxitine for aanxiety....Is fluoxitine prescribed for anxiety generally?..Thanks
Yes, very often.: Anxiety comes in different types. The more severe ones, like panic attacks, are most helped by fluoxitine. Often anxiety can be a sign of depression, especially if it's new. In cases of severe worry about difficult life events drugs like Clonazepam are more helpful. Most importantly, tell your doctor if it helps you and if you have side effects. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Prescribed Celexa (citalopram) for insomnia but have read that it causes insomnia. Is Celexa (citalopram) commonly prescribed for insomnia? Thank you.
Reason to ask: Always ask the Dr to explain what they expect the Rx to do for you as well as possible side effects. It is not intended to relieve insomnia in most folk. And it is a common side effect. But your Dr might believe your insomnia is due to depression or anxiety which is the main uses. Discuss it all ASAP and if it doesn't make sense to you ask for a change. Best! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Amitriptyline: Tryptizol is an international brand name for amitriptyline marketed in Egypt and Lebanon. Amitriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant that may be helpful for anxiety disorders. However, there are safer meds, more widely used for anxiety, eg., SSRI serotonin - boosting, today. See: http://www.drugs.com/international/tryptizol.html ...Read more
Is gabapentin 300mg normally prescribed for prurigo nodularis? Is it ok to combine with topiramate used for depression/anxiety disorder?
No: Neurontin (gabapentin) is good for neuritic pain. However, it has also been used for seizures. Topamax (topiramate) is primarily for seizures but is being used for migraine and by some psychiatrists for mood. This makes things complicated. Too many of these meds may cause complications. Both can cause sleepiness and feeling dopey and can cause nausea and depression. ...Read more
I am being prescribed Lexapro, wellbutrin and elavil for depression and anxiety. Is this combo safe?
Drug Interactions: Elavil (amitriptyline) + Wellbutrin (bupropion) ^ es seizure risk. Escitalopram +amitriptyline ^'es risk of serotonin syndrome. Wellbutrin + Lexapro ^es seizure risk. I am assuming that the Elavil is added in for insomnia or pain control and not for depression/ anxiety. This does not mean that these drugs can't be used together but there are possible drug interactions. D/W your physician. ...Read more
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I take Vyvanse to treat narcolepsy and Zoloft for depression/anxiety. My md has suggested adding wellbutrin (bupropion) for anxietyas well. Is this a safe combo?
Re-evaluate Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine): I'm wondering if the vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) itself is causing you some anxiety. Perhaps adjusting its dose or trying another psychostimulant will help with the anxiety. I would also like to encourage you to consider supplementing with inositol, gaba, holy basil, or magnesium (peter gillham's natural vitality calm -- a "bioavailable" form of magnesium). Also aerobic exercise to energize and ease the anxiety. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Drug interaction: 'Using gabapentin together with fluvoxaMINE may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience some impairment in thinking and judgment. ' See: http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=1128-9754,1147-677 ...Read more
Complex question: There are many good medications for migraine treatment. Migraine is a serious and complex neurologic disorder. Today effective management of migraine involves three specific strategies: 1) patient education 2) non-pharmacological management (diet, sleep hygiene, acupuncture) and 3) pharmacological (triptans, topamax, (topiramate) etc) management. Rec.:see orofacial pain or headache specialist. Hope it helps. ...Read more