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The 5 Htp Dosage For Pms
Take Xanax (alprazolam) .5 mg & amitriptyline 12.5mg HS for sleep. Is it ok to take st johns wort in the morning to help with positive mood?
What is the best over the counter sleep aid for zoloft (sertraline) 50 mg induced insomnia? I also take 40mg of propranolol 2x a day and .5 clonazepam as needed
Chat w/ur Family Doc: Discuss your concerns w/your prescribing doc, whether Family Doc or Psychiatrist. You didn't mention why you're taking your med combo but I personally would try to stay away from Clonazepam & other benzodiazepines which can be addictive. Before adding 4th drug to your regimen, have you tried taking Sertraline in morning to see if you can sleep better later? Short of that, ask doc about changing rx ...Read more
Probably not: This has been studied, and 5-htp, the precursor for serotonin, is sold in healthfood stores for this purpose. The idea is to flood the body and brain with precursor to increase serotonin (or with tyrosine, norepinephrine), having the same effect as getting an antidepressant. Problem is, you flood the whole body, not just specific parts of the brain, so lots of se not much specific benefits. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I take sam- e with Buspar (buspirone) and low dose of adderall? Sam- e 200 to 400 mg per day. For depression. Adderall is 5 mil
SAMe: SAMe has been available as a dietary supplement in the US and it is available without prescription. There is no data on drug interactions between these drugs. Always talk to your doctor before taking any new OTC or prescribed medicine. ...Read more
Psych d/c 120 mg Prozac and is starting me on 40 mg Lexapro (escitalopram) for mdd. Are the high doses safe? What about serotonin syndrome?
Been using 5-htp 200mg once daily instead of prozac (fluoxetine) cause the appointment for refill 2 far out, is there amount of 5-htp = to 60mg prozac (fluoxetine)?
Sorry: Years ago people tried loading up with precursors instead of using antidepressant but it didn't work in my experience--call your doc-- explain your situation & get the real thing! ...Read more
Psych has prescribed D3 5,000 iu, B12 500 mcg & Rhodiola 400/600 mgs daily for depression.I also take simvastatin and levothyroxine.is it ok to take ?
Snake oil: Hi. Vitamin D3 is awesome for vitamin D deficiency, and oral vitamin B12 is awesome for vitamin B12 deficiency that is not due to pernicious anemia (autoimmune B12 defic.), but they are not a treatment for depression. There are no scientific data to support rhodiola for depression. They're all very nice placebo for depression. At least simvastatin and l-thyroxine are being used for real reasons(?) ...Read more
What's the safe Vitamin B12 supplement to take with Zoloft (sertraline) 75 and Lexotanil 1.5? For Anxiety, My Vitamins B12 is 257 pg/ml
WHY?: Why B12? No harm. No toxic dose. Any dose is safe. Do you take stomach med? Metformin? Are you vegetarian? Intestinal disorder. Eating disorder? If none of this applies to you, then you are wasting your money on B12. Have you had stomach surgery? Pernicious anemia? None of this is influenced by Zoloft (sertraline) or Lexotanil. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm concern for my 5 month unborn child I'm pregnant with. I've been constantly stress medication which is 40 milligram of Celexa (citalopram) and 250 milligrams of bupropion and in at night 50 milligram trazodone?
Concerned about you: the combination of these 3 medications is kind of risky, they can interact together causing irregular heart beats, you are almost maxed out on doses, why on bupropion? Is it for smoke cessation? if you are worried about your baby you shouldn't smoke to start with or be around smokers, I know it's hard to quit but much harder on your unborn child, celexa (citalopram) is cautioned in last trimester, c ur MD ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Is it safe to take the dosage 40 mg celexa (citalopram) in combination with 300 mg Wellbutrin (bupropion) for depression or is this dosage too high?
It depends: If your psychiatrist has prescribed these dosages for you then my assumption would be there was a good reason for that. If you are tolerating the combination with minimal to no side effects and you are benefitting from it then this may be appropriate for you. Look out for side effects such as not being able to feel your emotions or increased agitation and irritability. Good luck! ...Read more
On Seroquel 100 mg and .5 mg of klonopin for one year for chronic insomnia. Dr wants to either increase dosages or add Gabapentin bc insomnia is back
Listen to your doc: He or she knows you far better than we do. Or get a formal second opinion if you have doubts. Good luck! ...Read more
24/female. Taking wellbutrin (bupropion) XL 150 mg concerta 36 mg in the morning and trazodone 50 - 100 mg at bed. Could any of these meds cause extreme retching?
Extreme retching is: An uncommon side effect to these medications. It is important to consult your prescriber and determine if the timing of the retching coincides with taking one of the medications or may be from another cause. Best wishes in resolving the problem. ...Read more
Is butterbur safe for migraines? Interactions? Taking Prozac (fluoxetine) to incr. Serotonin to reduce headaches. On a lot of other meds.
Generally safe: Although butterbur is generally safe (and probably safer than most medications used to treat migraine), there have been some reports of liver toxicity in some preparations. Look for preparations that are low in pyrrolizidine alkaloids (pas), which is thought to be the ingredient that can cause toxicity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Took 1/2 a .5 mg klonopin (clonazepam) & not helping anxiety, is it safe to take a .5 mg Ativan on top of that?
Don't really: encourage mixing your benzodiazapines. Would let your prescribing provider know about medication efficacy. Take care. ...Read more
Dr prescription ritalin (methylphenidate) for drowsiness, second day and no benefits, 5mgx2, dr told me that this is evaluating dose, next meet is 5 oct, recommended dose?Best regards
Hypersomnia : The range varies. At your age i would select long-acting methylphenidate 54 mg as day. The brand is Concerta 54 mg every morning. Your current dose is fine as a starting dose to see how you tolerate it, but hypersomnia generally requires 54 mg and sometimes even more. Best wishes. Call your doctor and see if he will let you escalate more rapidly. Hypersomnia is simply no fun. ...Read more
Dr prescribed Effexor (venlafaxine) xr 225 mg in morning and Elavil 50 mg at night for anxiety, panic disorder and depression is that safe to take .
Risky- Discuss w/ Dr: Can cause serotonin syndrome: confusion, hallucination, seizure, big changes in blood pressure, increased heart rate, fever, sweating, shivering, shaking, blurred vision, muscle spasm/stiffness, tremor, incoordination, stomach cramp, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Severe cases may be lethal. If you have ANY, call Dr or go to ER! ...Read more
One 5 mg tablet of Valium every 2 to 3 days affects my anxiety more than the 112.5 mg of effexor-xr i take daily. Should i increase the Effexor (venlafaxine) dose?
I'm taking Cymbalta 20mg(once a day), Adderall XR 30mg, and Gilenya (fingolimod) 0.5mg. Is it safe to take these together? Especially Cymbalta & Adderall.
Medication effects: I commend you for safety concerns about medications which you are taking. Cymbalta may increase the effects of Adderall- jitteriness, nervousness, anxiety, restlessness, and racing thoughts. Combining these medications can also increase the risk of a rare but serious Serotonin Syndrome with confusion, hallucination, seizure. Please go to ER and see a Psychiatrist for Diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
I'm currently on celexa 40 mg and Wellbutrin (bupropion) XL 150 mg. is it okay to take valerian as a supplement for anxiety?
Terrible insomnia. Can't take ssri or snri. .5 ativan (lorazepam) each night for sleep. Is this ok? Over the counter doesn't work. Does accupunture work for insom
It can ...: Acupuncture has been show to reduce anxiety in some well controlled studies. Ativan is a very commonly used medicine for insomnia - however - there are newer medicines (eg, Belsomra) which target the sleep cycle directly which might be a better option. The other option I have used alone or in combination with other treatments is Rozerem (ramelteon). Hope that helps! ...Read more