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Pristiq Vs Lexapro For Anxiety
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
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
Neither and both: The best med is the one that works for you. Sometimes you do best with a combo of both. I find that Lexapro (escitalopram) helps obsessing and panic better but can have gi side effects and insomnia. Remeron is very sedating and helps calm the stomach, and promotes sleep but can cause weight gain. It might replace some diazepam. I often combine the two. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Generalized Anxiety: Thank you for informing about diazepam 8mg daily, Lexapro 10mg and Remeron. Lexapro and Remeron are not specific medications for treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Therapy with Medication is more beneficial. Discuss with a Psychiatrist: •Medication interaction of Lexapro, Remeron and Diazepam. •Use of Ativan, Xanax, Klonopin or Serax for GAD and ongoing monitoring for Tolerance •Therapy ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Best anxiety med?: Lexapro (or escitalopram) is an SSRI thats commonly prescribed for the treatment of depression and anxiety (& is FDA approved for both of these uses). Zispin (or mirtazepine) is a noradrenergic and specific serotonergic antidepressant. Itis also often used to treat anxiety. There is no on best agent to treat your anxiety anxiety. Talk with your doc about the right meds& treatment for you! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can be taken: Together. No issues with this combination!Get a more detailed answer ›
What is better for anxiety, depression, fatigue, and insomnia? Prozac, remeron, (mirtazapine) or celexa? Or maybe other?
Depends on person: All of the medications you mention can be highly effective. It can take awhile to find the one that has the best benefit with fewest side effects. At present, it's trial and error. We have no tests to match person to best antidepressant--although that is an area under active study. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Probably Lexapro (escitalopram): Both of these are antidepressants, although the first is a tricyclic and the second is a more recent medication. But please consider sessions with a therapist who specializes in treating anxiety and helping you to shift your thoughts and apply techniques to relieve anxiety. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Zoloft (sertraline) vs Luvox which is better for OCD? Zoloft (sertraline) worked for 7 years. Switched because of Depression. Can I go back on Zoloft (sertraline) or luvox?
Individual: Luvox (fluvoxamine) was evaluated for treating OCD, but any of the SSRI medications, as well as some tricyclic medications help with OCD. Best to combine medication with treatment to get best results. Some Mindfulness approaches have been helpful.See your physician for assistance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Currently taking pristiq (desvenlafaxine) 50mg with Vyvanse 40mg as needed. Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) effective for depression but Vyvanse makes symptoms worse. Switch to strattera?
PMDD treatment: Ssris such as prozac, paxil, (paroxetine) sarafem, and zoloft may provide relief from many symptoms of pmdd. Taking birth control pills stops ovulation and can reduce pmdd symptoms. Non-medical treatment which may help includes regular exercise, healthy diet (limiting salt, sugar, caffeine, and alcohol), and supplements (calcium, magnesium, b6). Please talk to your doctor about what is right for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Effexor (venlafaxine) vs cymbalta, currently Effexor (venlafaxine) 225, suffering from somnolence, fatigue.Cymbalta in such case?Best regards for your care.
Psychopharmacology : There are many different small details taken into account when considering medication choices for patients. Effexor (venlafaxine) and Cymbalta have some similarities. From your brief description it appears as though an appnt is needed with your dr. Make a list of concerns, questions. Bring in your meds, talk about the changes you might want to consider to target your concerns. Schedule extra time if needed. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Medication effects: Thank you for informing about headache and, taking Remeron, Diazepam and Lexapro (escitalopram). Using Remeron or Tryptizol with Lexapro (escitalopram) can increase the risk of a rare but serious condition -Serotonin Syndrome. Lexapro (escitalopram), Valium, Tryptizol and stress can cause anxiety. See Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, Medication benefits and side effects, dose ; and Therapy for stress in your life. Do Breathing Relaxation, Yoga. ...Read more
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