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Prozac And Headaches
Fluoxetine (brand prozac) is an antidepressant in the class known as serotonin selective reuptake inhibitors aka ssris. Fda approved in 1987 for the treatment of major depressive disorder. Subsequently approved for obsessive compulsive disorder, bulimia nervosa, panic disorder, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Significantly safer and much better ...Read more
Can wellbutrin (bupropion) 150 taking with Zoloft and Risperdal for GAD and depression and can boost memory and sex drive and energy?
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
Yes.: Celexa (citalopram) helps with depression which is often associated with anxiety. GAD causes excessive anxiety and worry fatigue, irritability, restlessness, muscle tension, poor concentration and sleep disturbance which then causes depression. Sometimes minor tranquilizers work but when the anxiety reaches psychotic proportions, Risperdal and drugs in this class are used. ...Read more
BP ?: Not sure what meds. U r taking, but please review with the prescribing doctors. ...Read more
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
Extreme hunger and shaking. Take lots of antidepressants including lexapro, Xanax and Effexor (venlafaxine) . Could this be the cause?
Maybe: Anxiety can also cause these symptoms, but so can these medications. Sometimes such side effects are very transient. Lexapro and Effexor (venlafaxine) can sometimes cause a tremor. But i wonder if xanax withdrawals are causing the shaking. If so, it is important to contact your doctor soon, and immediately if shaking with sweats and anxiety happens again. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There is no cure: Depression and bipolar disorder are like any chronic condition including diabetes, heart disease or hypertension. Unfortunately there is no cure but maintanance treatement is necessary to remain symptom free. All medicines have side effects. Lamotrogine and duloxetine both have adverse effects that vary in each individual based on genetics, age, dose and require monitoring to achieve response. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tiredness headaches mood swings dizziness depression anxiety and inattention. What causes all my symptoms?
See below...: All the symptoms u describe are not uncommon with depressive disorders...Although more details are needed, to know for sure... I hope u are in psychotherapy working on the underlying emotional issues. I have seen many a client have their physical symptoms disappear as their depression lifted... Of course, a general physical work up with ur md is a good idea as well... Wishing you well! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Could taking Valium and remeron (mirtazapine) together at bedtime cause headache and irritability the following day.Thanks?
Drug interactions: Check out http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=1640-1015,862-441 for potential interactions between diazepam & mirtazapine. Be sure to tell prescribing doc & dispensing pharmacist everything you're taking. Your medication list doesn't even show Remeron but rather Lexapro (escitalopram) & Methotrexate. This is big concern for potential overdose/interaction. ...Read more
My wife takes wellbutrin (bupropion) and Zoloft for depression. Will these meds cause tiredness and sleepiness? She is always tired.
Slowly decreasing off zoloft (sertraline) for anxiety. Can a withdrawal symptom be depression? Tired and very unmotivated lately.
Zoloft (sertraline) Dose: I hope that your physician is supervising your Zoloft (sertraline) dose reduction because if you have been on it for any length of time, the titration to zero needs to be medically supervised so that you do not experience serotonin syndrome. Also, was any thought given to what antidepressant will replace the Zoloft (sertraline) once you are completely off of it? It sounds like you need an alternative antidepressant. ...Read more