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Is gabapentin good for anxiety?

Is gabapentin good for anxiety?

A bit: It is a mood stabilizer, but not a great one. I like it for pain and anxiety, but would rarely prescribe for just andiety. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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Is Tyrptizol good for anxiety.

Is Tyrptizol good for anxiety.

Yes, depends on kind: The most important , what kind of anxiety symptoms you have ? do you have other mental disorders? Does it help you? Tryptizol (Amitriptyline), an antidepressant, is used to treat depression. It may also be used to treat chronic pain and eating disorder. May help alleviate anxiety component of depression; Did you try other medications? Do you have any side effects ? ...Read more

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Is wulbutrin good for anxiety?

Is wulbutrin good for anxiety?

Not the best: Generally psychiatrists would not use wellbutrin (bupropion) for anxiety. It can be slightly activating (cause jitteriness) early on and there isn't good data saying that it works for anxiety (although one study found it worked for anxious depression). ...Read more

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Is Risperdal good for anxiety?

Is Risperdal good for anxiety?

Usually : Risperdal can help with anxiety. However, it is not a benign medication. It must only be used with doctor supervision. ...Read more

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Is Neurontin (gabapentin) good for anxiety or sleep?

Possibly, but: There is no formal fda indication for this medication for these symptoms.....There are other meds that are probably more effective an actually fda approved. ...Read more

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Is remeron (mirtazapine) a good prescription for anxiety?

Remeron (mirtazapine): For sleep, depression and maybe focusing, yes, for anxiety only off-label through its sedative effect. ...Read more

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Is gabapentin good for fibromyalgia?

Is gabapentin good for fibromyalgia?

Yes: Lyrica (pregabalin) is fda approved for fms. Gabapentin is essentially the same molecule, just older, off patent, and cheaper. No one wants tomspend millions of dollars on Gabapentin research to add the fms indication. ...Read more

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Is lyrica (pregabalin) good for controlling anxiety?

Is lyrica (pregabalin) good for controlling anxiety?

Not sure: As a neurologist, Lyrica (pregabalin) has no FDA indication for anxiety. I had seen it used for anxiety, but this is not my expertise. ...Read more

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Is amitriptyline good for crps?

Is amitriptyline good for crps?

Worth a try: Complex regional pain syndrome is a challenging problem to treat, and your doctors will be trying a number of options to help you. Amitriptylene at low dose may have some positive effects in pain syndromes. If you're not already working with a pain medicine specialist on this problem, you might consider a consultation. ...Read more

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Is tianeptine good for depression and anxiety?

Tianeptine: I haven't used tianeptine with any of my patients. However, I have read very positive reviews about it and look forward to using it at some point. ...Read more

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Is remeron a good drug for anxiety.or is Lexapro (escitalopram) better.thanks?

Is remeron a good drug for anxiety.or is Lexapro (escitalopram) better.thanks?

Both work well: There is no better than when it comes to these drugs. They are both effective and work well. ...Read more

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Is Vistaril (hydroxyzine) a good Medicine for Anxiety.

Sometimes: Hydroxyzine is not necessarily the drug of choice but may be applicable in certain situations. It is not likely to cause dependence. ...Read more

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Is risperidone good for insomnia?

Is risperidone good for insomnia?

It can be effective.: However, i usually try medications other then atypical antipsychotics first (because of potential side effects). Also, use good sleep hygiene. Retire ; rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark ; cool ; use only for sex ; sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs ; no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized ; finish at. ...Read more

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Is pamelor (nortriptyline) a good pain medication?

Is pamelor (nortriptyline) a good pain medication?

NO!: No. Pamelor (nortriptyline) is used to treat depression but if the pain is associated with or made worse by depression, the pain may decrease if depression responds to treatment with pamelor (nortriptyline). ...Read more

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Is Rhodiola good for depression?

Is Rhodiola good for depression?

Rhodiola: This is an Herb to boost energy. Also called Roseroot. There is no evidence that it helps depression. ...Read more

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Is gabapentin a good choice for anxiety disorder when ssri's are not effective?

Not for anxiety: Gabapentin, a relatively new anticonvulsant differs from most other anticonvulsants because it has minimal drug interaction potential and is not metabolized in humans. It is widely used for both paroxysmal and continuous neuropathic pain conditions, but not for the anxiety. Rec.: a psychiatrist consultation for further investigation and medication adjustment. ...Read more

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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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Is lexotanil good for social anxiety?

Is lexotanil good for social anxiety?

Social anxiety: Please go to a mental health professional, perhaps learning self hypnosis. Additionally, you can practice procedures such as imagery, belly breathing, and the relaxation response (see www.relaxationresponse.org). Ask your doc about medications. They may help w/symptoms but the above will treat the situation more directly. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is trifluoperazine good for depression?

Is trifluoperazine good for depression?

Ni: It's an old high potency antipsychotic--it can be energizing but it's not for depression & has lots of side effects ...Read more

Gabapentin (Definition)

Also called neurontin, (gabapentin) is an anticonvulsant medication used to treat seizure, also for post-herpetic neuralgia & other neuropathic pains, as well as restless leg syndrome. It works by lowering excitation ...Read more


Dr. Joseph Weiner
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Neurontin (Definition)

Neurontin is a seizure agent which is a kind of ...Read more