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Lexapro 6 Days
Been on clonazepam 0.25 for 6 months. Wean off 6 days leg went numb. Went back on for 6 days along with cymbalta (duloxetine) 30mg. Head feeling cloudyon 4th day.
Body is confused: Weaning off clonazepam can definitely cause neurological symptoms and 6 days might have been too fast of a wean. Then you go back to the clonazepam and add another psych med which has a similar side effect profile! No wonder your head feels a little off! Talk to your doctor about a longer taper off the clonazepam once you are stable on cymbalta (duloxetine). ...Read more
Only side-effect of Effexor (venlafaxine) (150mg, 9 months): constipation. In tapering off (over 6 wk.) and 6 wks since: loose bowels/ diarrhea. Withdrawal effect?
on Prozac (fluoxetine) 2 weeks 10 mg. suffered insomnia, anxiety and being cold. Have gone off it, 6 days ago. now have been having brain zaps. Ssri withdraws?
Probably: SSRIs can have a discontinuation syndrome. Often people describe symptoms similar to what you mention. However you should follow up with your doctor to be sure. Usually the syndrome only lasts a few days and is a nuisance but not dangerous. Self-limited. ...Read more
Tapered off 150 mg of Effexor-XR (had been taking for 9 months) over a 6 week period. One month later still experiencing withdrawal symptoms. Unusual?
Not unusual: Withdrawal symptoms vary depending on the specific drug, how long you were on the drug, and how quick the taper was. For Effexor (venlafaxine) XR it would not be unheard of to have symptoms for 6 weeks or possibly a little longer. Let your MD know that you are still experiencing problems due to the changes. ...Read more
I started Prozac (fluoxetine) 10mg 7 days ago. The last few days I've been really forgetful. Could the Prozac (fluoxetine) cause this? Scared of brain tumor. MRI 6 months ago.
Contact doctor: You should contact the doctor who prescribed the medication. It has many side effects and your doctor needs to discuss the risk/benefit ratio with you. Are taking both prozac (fluoxetine) and amytriptiline? Do tell your doctor. You may consult this site for more information on this drug. http://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-6997/prozac (fluoxetine)-oral/details#side-effects ...Read more
Major Depression: Your Life is PRECIOUS! Thinking about taking 6 Paracetamol and 6 Sertraline indicates Feeling overwhelmed - too many problems to deal with, too many stresses to cope with, too many thoughts to handle, too many painful and upsetting feelings, feelings of hopelessness and confusion.” Both medications can have severe side effects. Go to ER for Diagnosis, see Psychiatrist for Treatment. ...Read more
Hormonal imbalance: To prevent iron deficiency anemia, you should take oral iron supplement with multivitamins. Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx Practice safe sex. ...Read more
You are not pregnant: Nope. You do not ignore them. You believe them and you stop spending money on tests that you know will give you the same result. If you cannot move on then perhaps it is time to see a mental health professional to get a reality check. ...Read more
My meds are gabapentin 1 3 a day, lortab 10/500 6 a day, tramadol 50 mg 4 a day, tizanidine 4mg 4 a day, clonazepam 1mg 1 @ bedtime.Does this seem safe?
No: Tramadol and loratab interact with each other so that neither is effective for pain relief. Your pharmacist should have contacted your provider if you got them filled at the same pharmacy. The other medications are fine but i sure do not know how you stay awake, all are very sedating, especially the tizanidine all day and the Gabapentin though y9ou did not specify the strength. ...Read more
Xanax (alprazolam): Nope.Get a more detailed answer ›
Just started Prozac 20mg 6 days ago. Was taking 10 mg of Lexapro (escitalopram) before. He many mg of Prozac would equal the same as 10 mg Lexapro (escitalopram)?
It's not like that: You're comparing apples and oranges. Different medications with different mechanisms don't have equivalent doses. Most medications have a usual starting dose which has been shown to have reasonable efficacy and tolerability. Then the dose is adjusted according to clinical response. You can't say, "This much of this one is the same as that much of that one." It doesn't work that way. ...Read more
Below: the safest thing for you to do is to schedule an appointment with your primary care physician so you can discuss a better plan for your pain control, it is not recommended that you take two different types of narcotic pain medications if it is been seven hours since your last tramadol dose most likely that medication is out of your system ...Read more
31 yrs old, TTC for 5 mos, avg menstrual length 23 days (shortest 21 days) avg luteal phase 8 days (shortest 6 days). Cause for concern? Options?
Short cycle: sounds as if your cycles are short which may lead to a shortened luteal phase. Consider ovulstion predictors and a menstrual calendar to follow your cycle and possible ovulation. You may well respond to clomid (clomiphene) induction of ovulation. Consider talking to your doctor ...Read more
Stopped Cymbalta (duloxetine) 30 mg 4 days ago went right on Lexapro...feel fine...when will withdrawals hit?
You might have won!: Some people, sometimes hit it lucky and don't suffer withdrawal or have only the mildest effects. It's as inpredictable as most other things about these medications. Feel optimistic and still be aware of yourself. I hope you continue to transition easily and that Lexapro (escitalopram) does what you want and that you get off it as soon as possible easily too. CBT therapy helps smooth the way! ...Read more