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Would it be safe to be both an SSRI and the drug Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir)? The SSRI for OCD and Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) for the prevention of HIV.

Would it be safe to be both an SSRI and the drug Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir)? The SSRI for OCD and Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) for the prevention of HIV.

Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir): Yes. Almost all mental health medications can be safely taken with Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir). ...Read more

Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
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Ssri (Definition)

Group of antidepressants that selectively block the reuptake of serotonin, hence increasing its levels. Examples are celexa, zoloft, Lexapro ...Read more


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Ok@400mg Effexor (venlafaxine) but is exp$ive, about take Effexor (venlafaxine) a.M & ssris h.S? Ocd need more efx but $, no ssri helped alone (mdd), ssri&ndri comb didt too. Regards

Ok@400mg Effexor (venlafaxine) but is exp$ive, about take Effexor (venlafaxine) a.M & ssris h.S? Ocd need more efx but $, no ssri helped alone (mdd), ssri&ndri comb didt too. Regards

Patient assistance: Drug companies have a number of patient assistance programs which can provide medications either low cost or free when patients have need. Your doctor can help you with the forms required for these. To learn about these programs and see what's required, you can see: http://www. Rxassist. Org/ each is a little different. ...Read more

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Will a snri treat OCD? Or just ssri can treat ocd? Also can OCD go away by itself or treatment is necessary?

Will a snri treat OCD? Or just ssri can treat ocd? Also can OCD go away by itself or treatment is necessary?

Results differ: Many medications can help OCD but, the SSRIs have typically been most effective, often at higher doses than what is needed to treat depression. OCD can get worse during periods of stress so in mild forms it can appear to go away on its own. However, it typically does require treatment to go away. Luckily there are many behavioral treatments available which are very effective in treating OCD. ...Read more

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Which kind of antidepressant would work best for ocd (ssri, snri, ndri.)?

Which kind of antidepressant would work best for ocd (ssri, snri, ndri.)?

Ssri or tca for ocd: Generally ssri's are the Rx of choice for OCD. The so-called "gold standard" is a tricyclic antidepressant called clomipramine (brand 'Anafranil') which can also be used, though could have more side effects and involve a blood level. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What is the best SSRI to treat OCD? Thyroid tested along with everything else…Health is good but nothing I have done in CB therapy has helped?

What is the best SSRI to treat OCD? Thyroid tested along with everything else…Health is good but nothing I have done in CB therapy has helped?

Have you used: Exposure Therapy w/Ritual prevention? It is modern and effective. You need someone well trained in this. Peace and good health. Your state psychological association or your doc can help w/referral. ...Read more

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What ssri works better for ocd? And if I eat right and exercise can I keep my weight under control while on the med since they r nutorious for gains

What ssri works better for ocd? And if I eat right and exercise can I keep my weight under control while on the med since they r nutorious for gains

NonSSRI Abilify (aripiprazole) best: In my experience, low-dose Abilify (aripiprazole) (2-5 mg each am) has been far more effective for ocd than luvox, anafranil, a combination of the two, or any of the other ssri meds. It is usually at least weight neutral unlike most ssris. ...Read more

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Are there new drugs generation newer than SSRI, SNRI, to treat OCD? Thanks

Psychtropics: There are atypical antidepressant medications. Please make an appointment with a Psychiatrist to discuss psychotropic medication and have an evaluation by a specialist. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be able to stop the ssri you're taking one day and having been recovered totally from OCD so no need for meds again?

Is it possible to be able to stop the ssri you're taking one day and having been recovered totally from OCD so no need for meds again?

Possible! Try ERP?: Exposure ; response prevention= gold standard non-medication treatment 4 ocd. Read jane singer's article about how erp helped her 20-y-o son recover from ocd here: http://bit. Ly/z7dftt caution: erp is hard as it involves not giving in when ocd orders u 2do something. Requires letting urself experience rising anxiety 4 a while. Get ppl u're close 2 involved in ur treatment 2help u stay motivated! ...Read more

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Am I right to think that curing my OCD is hopeless since I refuse to take SSRI's or any other meds? Refuse to risk having serious side effects.

Am I right to think that curing my OCD is hopeless since I refuse to take SSRI's or any other meds? Refuse to risk having serious side effects.

OCD is not hopeless: Please see a mental health professional who specializes in OCD. There are behavioral approaches to OCD. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I was on ssri for 2 yrs 4 my OCD shifted fully to inositol pwdr 2 mnths ago. Yesterday my OCD attac again badly. What is you recommendation plz?

Inositol dose: What is your inositol dose ssri is best to treat ocd talk to your physician you may need to go higher on on inositol or go back to ssri. ...Read more

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I have OCD and my obsessions are getting too much. How much ssri is needed to help?

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I have OCD and my obsessions are getting too much. How much ssri is needed to help?

Ocd: Not sure what ssri you are taking or how much, but usually severe OCD require high doses along with psychotherapy. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Which ssri is the fastest in dealing with OCD and anxiety (social and a kind of test or performance anxiety)?

Which ssri is the fastest in dealing with OCD and anxiety (social and a kind of test or performance anxiety)?

SSRI's: In terms of generalized worry, certainly lexapro's data shows that it starts working in the first week. The same cannot be said of the other antidepressants in terms of generalized anxiety. If you need something quickly for performance anxiety then a brief benzodiazepine or the use of a beta blocker can be of help. Ocd takes up to 12 weeks for maximum benefit no matter which agent you use. ...Read more

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When solvay introduced luvox (fluvoxamine) in the u.S. In 1994 it was for OCD. But basically just an ssri. Did dr's use it much with success or have little interest?

When solvay introduced luvox (fluvoxamine) in the u.S. In 1994 it was for OCD. But basically just an ssri. Did dr's use it much with success or have little interest?

Luvox (fluvoxamine): Luvox (Fluvoxamine) is approved by the FDA for the treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). However, it has been used off-label by some to treat major depressive disorder, PTSD, panic disorder and social anxiety disorder. I have had good success using it for OCD. In Europe it has more approved indications. ...Read more

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Are B12 shots effective for OCD/anxiety? Would it be good to take with and SSRI?

Are B12 shots effective for OCD/anxiety? Would it be good to take with and SSRI?

Only if deficient: B12 deficiency can cause mental illness and might be a factor if you are deficient. However, if you are not deficient then B12 shots should not have a significant benefit. If your level is below 500 it is worth a try. See http://chriskresser. Com/b12-deficiency-a-silent-epidemic-with-serious-consequences &
http://kellybroganmd. Com/article/b12-deficiency-brain-health/
& http://tinyurl. Com/p5n6utk ...Read more

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How effective is Lexapro (escitalopram) for OCD and anxiety compared to other ssri's?

How effective is Lexapro (escitalopram) for OCD and anxiety compared to other ssri's?

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

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Would inositol make ocd/anxiety worse before it gets better? Kind of like SSRI's do. Also is inositol really effective for ocd?

Somewhat: Like most other b vitamins, they CAN have a postive effect on mood disorders, but not as effective as drug therapy. ...Read more

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Had OCD for around a year that went into spontanenous remission 7 years ago. Now 22 should I start taking SSRI prophylactically?

Had OCD for around a year that went into spontanenous remission 7 years ago. Now 22 should I start taking SSRI prophylactically?

No,: It is not indicated to start pharmacological treatment for OCD if you have been symptom free for the last seven years. It might be worthwhile to periodically evaluate and review your use of behavioral skills that can be used to mitigate impact of OCD-related thought patterns or behaviors -'sort of like a booster. Be well. ...Read more

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Why is Cymbalta (duloxetine) better than other ssri's at helping with focus and why is it helping my ocd when not approved for this?

Why is Cymbalta (duloxetine) better than other ssri's at helping with focus and why is it helping my ocd when not approved for this?

Medication: Prescribing an appropriate medication is not a science; it's an art. Some of my colleagues may disagree with me for saying this out loud but finding the right medication in the right dosage for the right patient is often far more an act of voodoo than precise execution of some purported scientific exactitude. Reworded, different meds affect different patients in different ways. ...Read more

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Zoloft (sertraline) helped with normal ocd, but caused intrusive unwanted thoughts after a month. What can I do now? Best anti-psy/ssri combo and no wt gain?!?

Zoloft (sertraline) helped with normal ocd, but caused intrusive unwanted thoughts after a month. What can I do now? Best anti-psy/ssri combo and no wt gain?!?

Intrusive thoughts: Intrusive thoughts are often part of ocd, so it's not clear whether zoloft (sertraline) "caused" them, or they were occurring from your ocd at the same time you were barely getting started with zoloft (sertraline). All antidepressants require at lest 6-8 weeks' trial, and people often need higher doses of ssri's for ocd than for depression. Hoping you'll confer with your psychiatrist about this and not give up! ...Read more

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When do you use snris? And are they helpful for ADHD and comorbid anxiety like OCD? Or do u prefer using ssris?

When do you use snris? And are they helpful for ADHD and comorbid anxiety like OCD? Or do u prefer using ssris?

SNRI OCD ADHD: Authorsghanizadeh a, et al.
Rev recent clin trials. 2013 mar;8 (1):2-8.
This systematic review provides preliminary support that venlafaxine may have short term utility in treating adhd in children and adolescents. More studies needed.
Authorsdell'osso b, et al.
J clin psychiatry. 2006 apr;67 (4):600-10.
Conclusion: the snris may represent a valid alternative to the ssris. More studies needed. ...Read more

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What is the best ssri to use to avoid weight gain and maintain my personality yet help negative intrusive thoughts from ocd? .

What is the best ssri to use to avoid weight gain and maintain my personality yet help negative intrusive thoughts from ocd? .

Talk w/your doctor: Talk with your doctor about this, but Lexapro (escitalopram) is probably the most weight-neutral of the ssri's. Zoloft maybe, also (though I've seen weight gain with it as well.). ...Read more

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M south Indian. I am currently taking OCD tablets. No sexual urge or semen is not coming when I masturbate. Should I worry or common while taking ssri?

M south Indian. I am currently taking OCD tablets. No sexual urge or semen is not coming when I masturbate. Should I worry or common while taking ssri?

Sexual side effects: SSRI's can have sexual side effects, including effects on libido (sexual desire) and sexual problems with erectile dysfunction including problems with ejaculation. Stress, mental health problems including OCD can also cause sexual problems. You should discuss your medications and symptoms with your physician. ...Read more

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What ssri has proven most effective for someone with OCD and bipolar?

What ssri has proven most effective for someone with OCD and bipolar?

Tough to answer: Because bipolar disorder often does not respond well to antidepressants. Which ssri a person will do best with for their ocd is very individual, it really could be any one of them, but for bipolar, it is crucial to be on a mood-stabilizer. For bipolar depression we used to say add wellbutrin. Now we have seroquel xr, abilify, and Latuda (lurasidone) approved for bipolar depression. Latuda (lurasidone) seems to work well. ...Read more

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I have severe anxiety/ocd/asperger's. Tried benzos and ssris and long term theray with no effect whatsoever. What do I do now?

Aspergers: Please consult a good psychiatrist. Sometimes Abilify (aripiprazole) or resperdal can make a big difference in breaking up "freight train brain" and obsessive thinking. Try that route! Here is my take on aspergers.
http://youtu. Be/xg1ngp1ngds. ...Read more

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If Zoloft (sertraline) wasn't effective enough for my OCD on 200mg, nor luvox 200 mg ; what can I try? Would another ssri work?

I don't think so: All the ssris quite similar mechanisms of action so it is doubtful that another one would help. Unfortunately there are no truly effective meds for ocd although sometimes adding a low dose antipsychotic med might help. Specialized psychotherapy is the best way to go [ask if your psychotherapist thinks that he or she can help]. ...Read more

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Is still researching gong on in mental illness like ocd? Is it a proved medical fact that low seritonin cause OCD and depression. Will taking SSRIS help

Is still researching gong on in mental illness like ocd? Is it a proved medical fact that low seritonin cause OCD and depression. Will taking SSRIS help

Research continues: We know that SSRIs can help with OCD. We know that SSRIs increase the availability of serotonin (and norepinephrine) in the brain. There is also research indicating dopamine as a factor in the disorder.
Unfortunately, we don't yet know the root causes of OCD. ...Read more

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Is st john wort also effective for OCD or gad when compared to ssris like fluoxetine?

Is st john wort also effective for OCD or gad when compared to ssris like fluoxetine?

No: In my experience st. Johns wort hasn't helped any of my OCD clients although many have tried. I wish it would be but ive not seen it. ...Read more

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Could viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) potentially help ocd...And is it the strongest ssri ti hit serotonin receptors because of its dual action?

Could viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) potentially help ocd...And is it the strongest ssri ti hit serotonin receptors because of its dual action?

Choices, choices: The options could really drive anyone mad - not to mention an ocd sufferer. Some like it, some don't. Here's an opinion. You can find a wide range - just as you can for the other meds. What fits you is what matters. A link: http://chipur. Com/2011/03/01/viibryd-a-new-antidepressant-but-anything-exciting/
best! ...Read more