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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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Acupuncture for mdd/panic attacks? Tried everything else: ssris, maois, ect 33 rounds. I believe I am prescription resistant. Thoughts?

Acupuncture for mdd/panic attacks? Tried everything else: ssris, maois, ect 33 rounds. I believe I am prescription resistant. Thoughts?

Possibly but also...: Sorry to hear of your problems but you have not tried everything else, only conventional rx's. Acupucture may help, but also consider nutrition- based therapies, herbal medicine, homeopathy, eft (see www. Eftuniverse. Com) & neuronetics (see http://www. Neuronetics. Com/). I had a patient with similar problems who found she had celiac disease & was cured by avoiding gluten! see a good holistic md. ...Read more

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I recently quit opiates after 6mo use. Could this be why I'm treatment resistant (added anxiety) when startn 1st line meds like ssri/buspar for gad?

I recently quit opiates after 6mo use. Could this be why I'm treatment resistant (added anxiety) when startn 1st line meds like ssri/buspar for gad?

Yes, I think so.: So glad you've quit the opiates. Your body will thank you eventually. I know less about the chemical basis for resistance than the psychological. Quitting opiates is emotionally hard. My pain patients are often terrified to even consider it. They get extremely anxious and since it is reality based, it remains even in the face of medications. Try talk therapy (cbt) to manage the anxiety. Best! ...Read more

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On ssri but can't pull out of a "nothing matters" mood. Is this normal?

On ssri but can't pull out of a "nothing matters" mood. Is this normal?

Common: Very common response to an ssri. Some patients even enjoy that feeling. But it is bothersome for others. If you are not happy with the effect, ask your psychiatrist to switch you to another ssri or antidepressant. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What happens if a person on ssris develops a comorbid GI prob unrelated to ssri use. Won't the ssris make the GI prob worse?

What happens if a person on ssris develops a comorbid GI prob unrelated to ssri use. Won't the ssris make the GI prob worse?

Coincidence?: In my experience, one of the most common side effects patients complain of is something GI related (nausea, diarrhea, loss of appetite). I also think it's important to avoid thinking about seemingly unrelated symptoms being caused by 2 separate processes. Indeed, it's more likely that the new GI symptoms are actually being caused by the ssri. I'd start by telling your doctor about the new sxs. ...Read more

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Ssri add ons?

QUESTION IS UNCLEAR: Sorry I am not sure what the questions. SSRI as an add on for what exactly.? ...Read more

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What are ssris?

What are ssris?

Antidepressant type: "selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors" are a class of antidepressant medication used in the us since the late 1980s. Common ssris: Prozac (fluoxetine), zoloft (sertraline), Celexa (citalopram), Lexapro (escitalopram), Paxil (paroxetine). Ssris are also used to treat anxiety conditions such as panic disorder ; ocd, as well as sometimes to treat pms symptoms. ...Read more

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What's and ssri?

What's and ssri?

SSRIs: A serotonin (5ht) specific reuptake inhibitor is a medication that blocks the reuptake of 5ht from the synapse, the area between two nerve cells (axon and dendrite). This leads to changes that would take way more than 400 characters to describe. These meds include prozac, paxil, (paroxetine) celexa, zoloft, Lexapro and luvox. They treat mood and anxiety disorders. ...Read more

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Are SSRI's safe?

SSRI: As tolerated & prescribed, very safe.

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Ed and ssri - help me?

Ed and ssri - help me?

Depends on "ED": If you are using ed to mean "erectile dysfunction": the ssri's can cause ed as a side-effect in between 5-50% of men - depending on the agent involved; the ed usually resolves when the ssri is stopped; also, there are meds which can be taken to reduce the ed. If you are referring to "eating disorder": ssri's are often used in the treatment of anorexia and bulimia. ...Read more

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Can ssris increase weight?

Yes: Some ssri can make you gain weight. ...Read more

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For how long SSRIs can be used?

For how long SSRIs can be used?

SSRIs: Can be helpful and please do what your doctor says. Having said that, medications are generally best used when they treat a condition and then they are stopped. Consider seeing a therapist who can work w/you using cognitive therapy. Look to diet and exercise choices to help. Deal w/current problems then try to live peacefully w/the results. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What is the best ssri medication?

What is the best ssri medication?

No right answer: The best ssri is the ssri which works for you. How do we figure that out? Well: what worked before, or what worked for a close relative. We try that first. If that doesn't work, we try another. If that doesn't work, an snri or a tricyclic may be next. As far as overall efficacy, the ssri's are generally considered equal. ...Read more

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What is the success rate of SSRIs??

What is the success rate of SSRIs??

High: While SSRI's are an effective way to treat depression, everyone's chemistry is different and therefore the medication must be matched to the patient. SSRI's will not work on every depressed patient. ...Read more

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Do ssris make myastheia gravis worse?

Typically not: ... And make sure your myasthenia is diagnosed by a neuromuscular specialist; I have seen far too many misdiagnosed people who were told they had myasthenia. Best of health! ...Read more

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Do all ssris work in the same manner?

Do all ssris work in the same manner?

SSRIs: They block reuptake of serotonin, but differ in their duration of action & their side-effect profiles. ...Read more

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Can an ssri leave the body completely?

Yes: Eventually, every medication leaves your body once you stop it. ...Read more

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What happens if you abruptly stop ssri?

Could be a bad idea: Suddenly stopping your ssri could lead to serious problems called discontinuation syndrome and it is no pleasant at all. Talk to your prescribing doctor to review your reasons for wanting to stop and discuss alternative options or proper ways to stop. ...Read more

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Is capsiplex safe to take with ssri's?

Is capsiplex safe to take with ssri's?

PROBABLY: Capsimax capsicum extract (from hot peppers), caffeine, piperine (from black pepper) and Niacin (vitamin b3). I am not really sure how this helps with weight loss it should be safe to take with ssri as the thing to avoid / be cautious about is if the diet suppressant has an effect on serotonin! how about good old fashion eat healthy, stop sugary drinks, and exercise? The only proven method. ...Read more

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Which drugs can I take if I'm on SSRIs?

Depends: That depends on what you are trying to treat. There are many, discuss options with your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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What happens if you abruptly stop ssris?

What happens if you abruptly stop ssris?

You might feel bad: Common responses to dose reduction or cessation of ssris include dizziness, electric shock-like sensations, sweating, nausea, insomnia, tremor, confusion, nightmares, and vertigo. ...Read more

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How long r the most # of people on ssris?

How long r the most # of people on ssris?

Depends on condition: Ssri s are used in many disorders: depression, anxiety, pain disorders etc, duration of treatment depends on your condition. For example first episode of depression is treated for about a year and anxiety especially is treated for longer time. Talk to your doctor for details. ...Read more

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What can be done to reverse SSRI induced ED?

What can be done to reverse SSRI induced ED?

SSRI: Some suggestions include the following: Consider another agent such as bupropion, nefazodone or mirtazepine, , augmentin therapy with amantadine, SSRI drug holiday ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ssri?

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What is the definition or description of: ssri?

SSRIs: Group of antidepressants that selectively block the reuptake of serotonin, hence increasing its levels. Examples are celexa, zoloft, Lexapro (escitalopram) (most selective), etc. ...Read more

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What medicines can you take in addition to ssri's?

SSRIs: Depends on what is being treated. If you are more specific, I might be able to give better idea. ...Read more

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Please advise if it's bad to selecitvely use your ssri?

Please advise if it's bad to selecitvely use your ssri?

SSRI medication: It is important to take ssri medications as prescribed and daily to obtain the effect of increasing serotonin in the brain. To take intermittently or stop abruptly can lead to unpleasant flu-like side effects. Discuss the approach to taking your medication with the prescribing physician. ...Read more

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Why do ssri's make you feel worse before you get better?

Why do ssri's make you feel worse before you get better?

SSRI's: Can be somewhat activating, leading to ^ anxiety/ irritability while the brain is trying to get used to taking them. Most people adjust to this and then with time will find depressive & anxious sx's diminish - but that isn't universal. Take care. ...Read more

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What happens if you give ssris to a happy pain free person?

Why: Agree with dr ali. You should never take any medication that is not prescribed for you. ...Read more

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How do you tell if you are on too high of a dose of a ssri?

How do you tell if you are on too high of a dose of a ssri?

Well, best way is...: To see a dr. And develop a relationship with them, so you can have your condition officially diagnosed and the medications prescribed and then discuss your outcomes and symptoms as well as any side effects. Generally, the SSRI class of medications can be titrated up to the maximum desired dose to help with your condition and symptoms, and if need be can also be weaned down with improvement. ...Read more