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Abilify/Strattera: As prescribed, can be synergistic.Get a more detailed answer ›
Do any of these drug combinations work? Prozac abilify, (aripiprazole) Prozac zyprexa, wellbutrin zyprexa, for schizophrenia.
Probably the same: Studies show that these agents are fairly similar in effectiveness overall. There isn't any data comparing side effects. If you are trying to choose one, I would choose the one that improves your depression best. Some folks respond better to one or the other but we have no way of knowing that without just trying them. ...Read more
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
Maybe paxil (paroxetine): All ssris can have sexual side effects of decreased libido or function. If however, there is sexual dysfuction due to depression or anxiety, function can improve when mood improved. Typically, Paxil (paroxetine) has more sexual and other side effects than zoloft. ...Read more
Www.rxlist.com: Too many to list. Some are mild and will go away after a week or so; others should be reported to dr. Right away. Educate yourself either by visiting above website, or by checking out the insert that comes with the meds & make sure to communicate closely with your prescribing dr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is Zoloft better drug than Effexor (venlafaxine)? I heard more people using Zoloft than Effexor (venlafaxine).
Which is better for borderline personality disorder n mood swings?Prozac, topamax, paxil, effexor, (venlafaxine) lexaproor wellbutrin?
Several: Although ssris have been by far the most popular class of antidepressants for many years, there are several other options that focus on different systems. Wellbutrin is thought to work through dopamine; remeron, cymbalta, effexor, (venlafaxine) & others, also affect norepinephrin; and deprenyl and others are MAO inhibitors. Each has pluses and minues and may work when ssris don't. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
All: Most all antidepressants can affect a person's normal sexual functioning at various different levels and in different ways. The antidepressants which affect serotonin can cause problems with the ability to have an orgasm. The one antidepressant which has the lowest risk for sexual side-effects is called buproprion or wellbutrin (bupropion). ...Read more
Currently taking pristiq (desvenlafaxine) 50mg with Vyvanse 40mg as needed. Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) effective for depression but Vyvanse makes symptoms worse. Switch to strattera?
Stay adherent: Ok, well my advice is to remain adherent to your medications and follow the direction of your provider. ...Read more
Bipolar(controlled -lamictal, carbamazepine), anxiety-semi-under control (lorazepam, temazepam, cymbalta) and ADD problematic- considering Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) ?
So much medication: It might be necessary to take some drugs but I question the risks already and adding the new one is especially bad w/ cymbalta (duloxetine). It can cause severe anxiety! Also serotonin syndrome. Almost all of your meds combine to cause a host of symptoms like dizziness, confusion and general impairment. Please consider a good psych eval and adding good psychotherapy to lower need for Rx and help them work! ...Read more
Best ssri for panic and anxiety? Take betapace. Cymbalta (duloxetine) too activating. Tried12.5 zoloft. Dizzy after 1 dose. Cleanest ssri?
Best SSRI 4 anxiety?: I'm sorry you've been struggling to find the right med to treat ur panic d/o. SSRIs are 'first line' (1st choice) for anxiety disorders, including panic d/o. There truly is no one best SSRI, tho. Keep working with your doc, who can help select the next best choice for you, based on your hx & history of responses thus far. Don't give up on the therapy. Best results r found thru meds & therapy :) ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: The symptoms of coming off, changing, or adding a new medicine can vary. Having your symptoms may be completely normal and will likely resolve over time, but if they continue or worsen, you will need to see your doctor. ...Read more
Need supervision : Don't know the reason for the switch perhaps side effects or lack of effect. Be sure to have this done under the care of your doctor as your symptoms may worsen with sudden discontinuation of medication. Your doctor will decide how fast to make the switch depending on your symptoms. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to have withdrawals when switching antidepressants when your doctor didn't taper the first one and just had you start the new one?
Switching antidepressants zoloft to prozac because of results of genetic testing .. is this good choice .. 8 weeks on sertraline with minimal help on ?
SSRI's/genetics: Not sure what "genetic testing" would indicate a "switch to Prozac instead of Zoloft". Prozac and Zoloft belong to the same pharmacologic family (SSRI's). The problem with Prozac is the time it takes to achieve a therapeutic dose (15 days or so), and it takes the same amount of time to get off Prozac. Lexapro (also an SSRI) has a shorter half-life, and is easier to change if problems occur. ...Read more
Good question: If the antidepressant isn't helping and it is at the highest dose possible, either based on safety of the medication or side effects that the patient is experiencing, then it is a good idea to either add another medication or switch medications. Adding psychotherapy is also helpful. The effectiveness of switching medications depends on many factors, like how many times have medications been tried. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If switching from one antidepressant to another, can depression get worse before it gets better.?
That might happen.: When going down on one medication ; up on another - the change is not always seamless in regards to your depressive symptoms. This would be especially true if you need to stop one medication completely and be drug free for a while before starting the new medication. ...Read more
Meet with your: Physician. Share the symptoms that you have that concern you. Antidepressants are often used for depression, anxiety and pain. You will need to have a medical indication for antidepressants. They aren't 'happy pills'. Ask your physician if antidepressants are a treatment option. Take care. ...Read more
How to switch from (escitalopram 5mg+clonazepam0.25mg) to duloxetine 20 mg..taking this antidepressant from last 2 years..previously i was on duloxeti?
SHOULD BE EASY: The doses of all of these are very small so you can just start the Duloxetine now and then stop the escitalopram in about 1 week. I would just ask the doctor giving the meds to you. Also, were you on duloxetine and changed and now going back, I am confused about the timeline. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can I switch from citalopram to a more affective sleeping and antidepressant? Also i was wondering what's the best weight loss tablet?
Questions: There are several questions in one here. You may be best served by splitting them up into separate questions. I would wish for you a wise medical advisor. At seventeen the last thing you need is sleeping medication. I cannot imagine giving anything that is addicting or dangerous for sleep. Citalopram is very effective for depression and anxiety. Perhaps you need therapy too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Antidepressants Hx: Researchers discovered the first antidepressant purely by chance in the 1950's. The drug was iproniazid which was being used to treat tuberculosis, where one of its side-effects was elevation of mood. After that, a professor in switzerland was treating schizophrenics with Imipramine & found that it relieves depression. ...Read more
Not recommended: Tapering these medications especially if you've been on them for any more than a few weeks or few months is always advisable. Check with your provider as to a schedule. This will also give you chance to speak to them more in-depth as to your reasons on wanting to stop. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
None is "best": There are no reliable differences in how well different antidepressants work. For this reason, they are mostly prescribed on the basis of side-effects. I.e., more sedating meds when depression interferes with sleep, more activating meds when depression saps daytime energy. Some are more apt to upset stomach, others to lower sex drive. Balancing these factors can be subtle. ...Read more
Your sx improve: There should be a list of target symptoms that improve, mood, motivation, sleep, anxiety, obsessing, dwelling, enjoyment, functioning, appetite among others. The problem often is the medication can be helping half a dozen symptoms but the patient only focuses on one which didn't improve and think the med is not working. This calls for dose increase, augmentation instead of switching or just more time. ...Read more
Not a good combo: Some constituents in marijuana can cause anxiety and psychosis; some depressed patients also have these effects. For this reason i would not recommend anyone with a mood disorder be smoking marijuana. Also it has CNS depressant effects that could be accentuated when combined with antidepressants. Rather than the antidepressants working as they should, the thc could adversely alter the effect. ...Read more
Zoloft (sertraline): Here are the us sales rankings from 2010: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/antidepressant#most_commonly_prescribed. ...Read more
No: No . The medication will usually be given to treat a depressive condition, sometimes anxiety , ptsd or obsessive compulsive symptoms. Personality is related to a person's psychological make up . When there are problems related to personality , psychotherapy is usually the treatment of choice. ...Read more
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