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Pristiq For Ocd
Useful: Studies show SSRI's such as Celexa (citalopram) and Zoloft (sertraline) are effective with 70% of OCD patients. Venlafaxine (a SNRI) has been found to help in some cases of nonresponse to SSRIs. When possible, a combination of medication and effective psychological treatment is desirable. However, pharmacological treatment is often more accessible and is a cost efficient approach. ...Read more
It is possible but..: Yes they both work in the body differently so in some cases it can be a good combination with Luvox (fluvoxamine) being effective for ocd and depression and Wellbutrin being an antidepressant that works differently than the Luvox (fluvoxamine). However, they both can cause side effects and it is possible that in some cases they could magnify each others side effects. So you need to go slowly with the guidance of your doctor ...Read more
Which antidepressant works best with Ritalin and is approved for social anxiety? Prozac, Citalopram, Lexapro (escitalopram) does not working/help my depression.
Hard to say....: Neither one is actually "better". What matters is simply how you tolerate each one and which one works better for you. That's all. ...Read more
Different strokes...: The polls of patients say slightly more prefer Zoloft (sertraline) for panic, but it's a very unique fit. Neither was initially for that - they're antidepressants. That said it's often effective for panic and much, more combined w/ CBT therapy. Discuss w/ Dr. Don't do it yourself! ...Read more
Which is better for borderline personality disorder n mood swings?Prozac, topamax, paxil, effexor, (venlafaxine) lexaproor wellbutrin?
It's effective: Studies indicate SSRIs including fluvoxamine (Luvos) sertraline (Zoloft), fluoxetine (Prozac), citalopram (Celexa) and paroxetine (Paxil) can reduce OCD symptoms by 40-60%. SSRIs may also be used in combination with two empirically validated psychotherapies, Exposure plus Response Prevention and Cognitive Therapy. Ask your doctor for more information about your options. ...Read more
It's effective: Studies indicate SSRIs including sertraline, fluoxetine (Prozac), citalopram (Celexa) and paroxetine (Paxil) can reduce OCD symptoms by 40-60%. SSRIs may also be used in combination with two empirically validated psychotherapies, Exposure plus Response Prevention and Cognitive Therapy. Ask your doctor for more information about your options. ...Read more
Can be taken: Together. No issues with this combination!Get a more detailed answer ›
Paxil (paroxetine): Quite effective, if dosed right & is tolerated at higher dose. ...Read more
Which is better for borderline personality disorder, prozac, Paxil cr, Effexor (venlafaxine) XR or wellbutrin?
No specific med: There is no specific medication approved to treat borderline personality disorder and there is no specific medication that is considered better than others off-label either. It is a question of working with your doctor to treat your symptoms and figuring what works best for you. Sorry, i wish i had an easier answer for you-- good luck! ...Read more
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Been on Zoloft 200mg for 4 weeks for thought OCD. Resurgence of anxiety and OCD. GP recommended either Prozac, Effexor (venlafaxine) or hold on Zoloft? Advice?
OCD Options: meds are important for the treatment of OCD. It might be beneficial to see a psychiatrist expert in the treatment of anxiety disorders. More importantly, treatment of OCD (if that is the correct diagnosis) responds well to Exposure/Response Prevention procedures. Check with your local psychological association for names of licensed psychologists trained in the use of these methods. ...Read more
Depends on you: All of the SSRIs are effective in treating OCD, anxiety, and of course, depression. Different people have different results so no one SSRI is better or worse. Whatever works best for you is the best. Remember, though that higher doses are often needed to help with OCD. Also, you need to give these mess time enough to see if,they are helping. Work with your doc to get the best results. ...Read more
Do any of these drug combinations work? Prozac abilify, (aripiprazole) Prozac zyprexa, wellbutrin zyprexa, for schizophrenia.
I take zyprexa and pristiq (desvenlafaxine) for ocd. The medications cause weight gain and severe sleepiness. If i sleep 10.5 hours, could this harm me long term?
Sedation: You don't share your zyprexa (olanzapine) dose, but you do mention "severe sleepiness." yes, weight gain and inactivity can harm you long-term as obesity and diabetes are more likely to develop -- along with other conditions (cardiovascular disease, etc) that can accompany them. Please tell your psychiatrist about these side effects -- doses may be adjusted accordingly. ...Read more
What is the best medicine for OCD. We have tried Zoloft, lexapro, wellbutrin, prozac. Side effects bad or did not work. Does Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) work for OCD?
Take 2.5mg zyprexa to slow racing OCD thoughts . Also 50mg pristiq (desvenlafaxine). Sedation side effects (sleep 10.5 hours). I exercise and watch diet. Risks?
Risks: It sounds like you may be over-sedated with your medications, and you may need an adjustment in dose. If you're keeping your food plan contained and are exercising, the risks of weight gain and type ii diabetes are less than they would be otherwise. This could become harder to manage as you age. Avoid processed foods; focus on lean protein, veggies, fruits, complex carbs, healthy fats, etc. ...Read more
17 yr old male. Had depression. Anxiety and ocd. He's on Zoloft and wellbutrin. Would it be wise to try pristiq (desvenlafaxine)?
Medication safety: Using dimenhydrinate & desvenlafaxine together may ^ risk for "dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, and difficulty concentrating" per the Drugs.Com drug interaction checker. However, that does not mean that they can't be used together - just that it creates potential risk. Discuss with your doctor or pharmacist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your doctor: The question is why you ask this ap question. You should discuss with your prescribing doctor before stopping the medication and can help you with a taper schedule if necessary. Anxiety, irritability, and recurrent depression may occur with abrupt withdrawal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Desvenlafaxine: does not have an FDA indication for anxeity at this time. However, that does not mean that it can't be used off-label to treat anxiety. Don't know how long you have been on it - as results don't usually occur right away. Please let your doctor know this important information. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Be awareDon't expect: The list is long and is available from your prescribing professional and your pharmacist. Most commonly experienced are GI symptoms like nausea, diarrhea and abdominal cramping as well as anxiety early on and sometimes insomnia. Being aware they can happen is different than expecting them to happen. Most side effects can be tolerated and eventually ease up. Try to be aware but not expectant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Desvenlafaxine: There is an unknown incidence of coughing with Pristiq. It is not listed under pulmonary effects in Drugs.Com - so it is likely not common. If persistent or bothersome -tell you psychiatrist. REF: https://www.drugs.com/sfx/desvenlafaxine-side-effects.html ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im off pristiq which i was taking for a few weeks...what kinds of things will help me with the withdrawal symptoms?
Getting too many headaches, been on pristiq (desvenlafaxine) 8 weeks 50mg . What symptoms will i experience if i stop .
Taper off under med:
supervision. Discontinuation Syndrome
Symptoms may include ^ sweating, nausea, diarrhea, dizziness, anxiety, irritability, agitation, fatigue, insomnia, unusual dreams, mood swings, headaches, confusion, ringing in ears, electrical shock/ zap sensations hypomania & seizures. ...Read more