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Pristiq And Lamictal
Lot of medications: I'm not sure whether these are all prescribed by the same physician? It sounds as though your bipolar disorder (from the additional info you supplied) may be quite hard to manage, and meds have been added but none removed. Perhaps you'd benefit from a second opinion about your case and possibly simplify your regimen. It could also be that your symptoms demand high intensity measures. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
A /W Dr. Zimmerman:
Am unable to check Valdoxan (agomelatine). Per the Drugs.Com drug interaction checker using Seroquel (quetiapine) & Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) together may ^
potential fo r dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, & problems with concentration. However, they can be used together. ...Read more
Have tried pristiq, (desvenlafaxine) wellbutrin, paxil, celexa, effexor, lexapro, etc. With lithium, haliperidol &abilify. A couple improve mood. Still anxious!thoughts?
Many meds: You've tried many meds already, although there are some you haven't mentioned that often help anxiety: buspirone, beta-blockers, other mood stabilizers besides lithium, etc. But after a person has tried so many medications and still has symptoms, i'd suggest non-medication approaches: psychotherapy, mindfulness, relaxation training, exercise/yoga, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes but: This seems a bit much for anyone. Is there a way that you can speak to your doctor about streamlining your meds. The doc is treating you for bipolar issues,anxiety, depression, and sleep disorder. I suggest that you see if this doc or another can put you on a regimen that might help you sleep and still take care of the problem. Have the doc consider remeron (mirtazapine) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cymbalta (duloxetine) 60/tegretol 600/lamictal 100/klonopin 2.5..Terrible racing thoughts..Cannot take lithium and diabetic...Any thoughts?
Different compounds: Cymbalta and Effexor (venlafaxine) XR are different chemical compounds which are both used to treat depression and anxiety disorders; however, they share a similar "mechanism of action", in that both are serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (snri's). Cymbalta is also used in the management of fibromyalgia and (in europe, at least) urinary incontinence. Their side-effect profiles are also different. ...Read more
If by doctor's order: If you're taking these medications on doctor's order then, I cannot tell you NOT to take either one of them or any of them. But if what you're asking is whether or not it's SAFE to take ADDERALL (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) with all the other medications or whether or not it's really NECESSARY for to take ADDERALL (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) given the rest of the drugs you're taking then, that discussion should really be with your prescribing doctor. ...Read more
Im on Cymbalta 60mg Risperdal 0.25mg can Abilify (aripiprazole) 1mg add to my medication because Risperdal Abilify (aripiprazole) both good for me?
That question is: A good one for your doctor. Those types of medication changes are best made in partnership with a physician who knows you, and your medication history, very well. It would be presumptuous of me to give you advice in this context, but your doc will be happy to discuss this with you at your next visit. Best wishes to you! ...Read more
Im on Zoloft (sertraline) 50mg and Risperdal 0.25 for GAD can Risperdal work alone without zoloft (sertraline)?
Combination: At the very low dose of Risperdal you are taking is possible that the combination is what is making it more effective. You can discuss with your doctor, and suggest a trial. Since it is only a matter of trial and error, if it does not work, you will know for sure. ...Read more
See your doctor : I think you meant Brintellix. I recommend my patients to check for drug interactions on Drugs.com. According to this tool, you may be at risk for Serotonin Syndrome with the combination of Trazodone and Brintellix. This is not absolute. Your doctor will need to monitor you closely. Talk to your doctor and learn the symptoms or side effects for which you need to watch. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Taking 300mgs luvox, 37.5mgs effexor, (venlafaxine) 10mgs evekeo and 1mg klonopin for depression and anxiety. Am I at risk for serotonin syndrome?
Drug Interactions: Effexor plus luvox together may increase risk of serotonin syndrome per Drugs.Com drug interaction checker. For full information about potential of each of these medication to interaction with each other see: https://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=2296-1524,2543-17160,703-357,1128-9754 ...Read more
I take 20 mg celexa and 50 mg pristiq (desvenlafaxine), (desvenlafaxine) celexa in p.M. And pristiq (desvenlafaxine) in a.M.Therapy doesn't help. Perhaps i need different antidepressant?
Talk w/psychiatrist: You can talk with your psychiatrist about the results you're getting. Ask whether different medications, or maybe augmenting those you're already taking, would be useful. For instance, some research shows that augmenting antidepressants with l-methylfolate may help. Also, talk with your therapist if you feel the work you're doing there is not helping. Most will want to know, & do want to help. ...Read more
Were your meds: Prescribed to be taken this way? Were you prescribed the citalopram and Effexor (venlafaxine) at the same time? The reason i ask is that there would be overlap in terms of serotonin impact with these two medications. Please ask your prescribing medical provider about this. Take care. ...Read more
Currently taking pristiq (desvenlafaxine) 50mg with Vyvanse 40mg as needed. Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) effective for depression but Vyvanse makes symptoms worse. Switch to strattera?
Can be: Not an uncommon combination.Get a more detailed answer ›