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I take oxycodone daily for back pain. Can i take a ssri in addition for anxiety/insomnia? The oxy might help with early side effects ssri's have to.
Antidepressants: Are becoming a mainstay in the treatment of many chronic pain conditions, even when depression is not recognized as a factor. Low back pain is one of the many conditions. Mechanism not fully understood. May increase neurotransmitters in the spinal cord that reduce pain signals. They dont work immediately. Ssri and tricyclic are commonly used. Talk to your pain physician before starting any drugs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pain: Mostly acute pain or breakthrough pain.Get a more detailed answer ›