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Can i take Lexapro (escitalopram) for social anxiety and mild depression?

Can i take Lexapro (escitalopram) for social anxiety and mild depression?

Sure: It may be very helpful for both - the best option is to combine that with talking therapy (such as cognitive behavioral therapy). ...Read more

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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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Severe panic in with Agoraphobia and GAD and health anxiety. I take high dose Xanax XR and Zoloft. Weaning from Zoloft to Prozac having extreme anxiet?

Severe panic in with Agoraphobia and GAD and health anxiety. I take high dose Xanax XR and Zoloft. Weaning from Zoloft to Prozac having extreme anxiet?

Add therapy: Certainly the medication may be adjusted as there are various choices in a situation and some people may respond better to one medication as compared to another. Therapy should probably be added to the treatment mix as there are various techniques that may be helpful in reducing your symptoms. ...Read more

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Hi, I am taking celexa 20 mg for depression and anxiety and klonopin (clonazepam) for anxiety and panic. Could I replace the klonopin (clonazepam) with amitriptyline safely?

Hi, I am taking celexa 20 mg for depression and anxiety and klonopin (clonazepam) for anxiety and panic. Could I replace the klonopin (clonazepam) with amitriptyline safely?

Not enough info: Switching medications requires knowledge of your entire clinical situation. You need to discuss with prescribing doctor reason for changing any med and how to do so. Also you must be seen and carefully monitored for symptoms and side effects. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is trazadone and clonazepam a good combo for depression anxiety panic attacks and insomnia?

Is trazadone and clonazepam a good combo for depression anxiety panic attacks and insomnia?

Clonazepam: Not for daily use. Absolutely not. This is setting you up for a lifetime of being medicated. Neither of these drugs are curing a problem. The underlying problem needs to be solved. ...Read more

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Im on Zoloft and Buspar (buspirone) and Risperdal for deeprassnt can Risperdal bi replace to remeron? For insomnia and anxiety and deeprassnt? ??

Im on Zoloft and Buspar (buspirone) and Risperdal for deeprassnt  can Risperdal bi replace to remeron? For insomnia and anxiety and deeprassnt? ??

Different rationale.: The Buspar (buspirone) is often used for anxiety but it may take time for it to work. Zoloft is an antidepressant of the SSRI class , Risperdal is an antipsychotic but is used in small doses for severe anxiety. Remeron is an atypical antidepressant and is used more to stimulate appetite or improve your sleep. Please discuss this with your doctor. He has specific reasons for the use of each drug. ...Read more

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What's a better drug for depression and anxiety, Paxil (paroxetine) or cymbalta?

What's a better drug for depression and anxiety, Paxil (paroxetine) or cymbalta?

Neither: Whichever medication works for you, and is tolerated by you is the best drug for you. ...Read more

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What are the physical and mental side effects of alcohol and prozac (fluoxetine). Beer mixed with tequila and prozac (fluoxetine)?

What are the physical and mental side effects of alcohol and prozac (fluoxetine). Beer mixed with tequila and prozac (fluoxetine)?

Alcohol & Depression: Alcohol in any form -- including beer and tequila -- is a depressant. Combined with prozac, (fluoxetine) you could have much more sedation or intoxication than you expect. Especially when used in large quantities, alcohol disrupts your sleep cycle and neuronal tone. People usually take Prozac (fluoxetine) for depression or anxiety. Disrupting your sleep & neurons can worsen these conditions. ...Read more

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Can celexa (citalopram) work better than buspirone for anxiety and panic attacks?

Possibly: Citalopram and Buspirone are both described as being effective for anxiety. The magnitude of the difference between their effects is likely small if studied formally in a research setting although my experience with both is that i would predict someone would experience more comprehensive reduction in the severity of their anxiety and panic attacks in the context of citalopram treatment. ...Read more

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Can tramadol help with anxity and depression instead of taking zoloft, (sertraline) Prozac ect.

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Can tramadol help with anxity and depression instead of taking zoloft, (sertraline) Prozac ect.

Tramadol: Tramadol is a pain killer. Zoloft (sertraline) or Prozac are anti-depressants. They are different classes of medications. Please discuss it further with your doctor before taking tramadol for depression or anxiety. ...Read more

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Can wellbutrin (bupropion) 150 taking with Zoloft and Risperdal for GAD and depression and can boost memory and sex drive and energy?

Can wellbutrin (bupropion) 150 taking with Zoloft and Risperdal for GAD and depression and can boost  memory and sex drive and energy?

Maybe: Welbutrin is sometimes rprescribed to counter adverse sexual side effects of some antidepressants such as Zoloft (sertraline). I can not predict if it will give you more energy. Sometimes it causes decreased appetite. ...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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What can i take for alcohol withdrawals with anxiety attacks?

What can i take for alcohol withdrawals with anxiety attacks?

Water and Minerals: It's very important to hydrate as much as possible. Also, certain vitamins and minerals - such as thiamine, folic acid, B12, vitamin C, magnesium, and potassium can help your liver metabolize the alcohol and detox. Magnesium can often help with anxiety as well. At our office I'd give you a nutrient IV, but you could take oral supplements as well. ...Read more

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Are adderal and Zoloft (sertraline) daily a good combination for for my add and my panic attacks?

Are adderal and Zoloft (sertraline) daily a good combination for for my add and my panic attacks?

No: In my opinion, Adderall could make anxiety worse, much worse in fact as anxiety is a common side effect of Adderall as well as all other stimulant medications like ritalin (methylphenidate). You may be much better off with a non-stimulant medication for add such as straterra. You must take the straterra with food to avoid stomach upset. Good question. ...Read more

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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 suffer from anxiety and depresion. Can i take Zoloft and pristiq (desvenlafaxine) along with xanax..

I'm old fashioned: I have a feeling that more and more people are self diagnosing and selecting the drugs the want to take. I'm almost always against this idea. Helping your doctor make these decisions is fine - even important - but i think it should be their responsibility. Please discuss this with the doctor and work together. ...Read more

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Is lexapro and Wellbutrin (bupropion) a good combination for post partum anxiety and depression?

Is lexapro and Wellbutrin (bupropion) a good combination for post partum anxiety and depression?

Discuss w/ OBGYN,etc: Less is best if you are breastfeeding and if one works it may be better than a mix, but ask your pediatrician and OBGYN and psychiatrist if you have one. Please consider good psychotherapy since it's a big help to make these months easier - new mother support is very important! It might even make drugs less needed. Best wishes! ...Read more