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Topamax And Anger
Is indicated to treat epilepsy, but mainly a second line or adjunctive agent, and also useful to prevent migraine headaches. Has several adverse effects including: kidney stones, narrow angle glaucoma, metabolic acidosis, heatstroke in kids, paresthesias, slowing of speech and cognition, drowsiness. ...Read more
Possibly: You need to start with a comprehensive evaluation looking at both your psychological state and medical issues. Any identified medical causes for sxs need to be addressed. A psychiatrist can provide thorough diagnostic assessment and determine what treatment is indicated. A mood stabilizer may or may not be the best choice. Get help soon. Take care. ...Read more
Bipolar disorder: Bipolar disorder is often helped by lithium, which is a mood-stabilizing medication. Sometimes depression is severe enough despite this that an antidepressant like wellbutrin (bupropion) is added -- but not without the mood stabilizer. If prescribed by your psychiatrist and you are followed regularly, the combination may help your mood, wellbutrin (bupropion) is not an anti-anxiety medication, though. ...Read more
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
It has it's benefits: Topamax (topiramate) is an anti seizure medication that has some mood stabizing properties. It may help prevent or reduce migraine headaches. It tends to promote weight loss. It is not an antidepressant nor is it an anti mania drug. It might help reduce alcohol drinking and it might help reduce cocaine use in cocaine users. ...Read more
Yes.: If the tremors are due to anxiety, Celexa and Abilify (aripiprazole) help by alleviating your anxiety. You have to keep in mind that Abilify (aripiprazole) can also cause extrapyramidal side-effects. one of which is akinesia, fine tremors, tight muscle which gets more pronounced with increase dosage. These are the reasons your doctor has to follow you up closely, to monitor the response and side-effects. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I just got prescribed medication to deal with my depression anxiety and anger. Is 50mg of topamax daily and 5 mg of Abilify (aripiprazole) safe?
Yup & Yup: Auricular acupuncture is beneficial for depression (but i would use it as an adjunct to other approaches like cognitive behavioral therapy or possibly psychotropic medications). Both chinese scalp acupuncture and auricular acupuncture can be very helpful for insomnia. Should be used with excellent sleep hygiene and possibly medications. Take care. ...Read more
Are lamitrogine and wellbutrin (bupropion) helpful with bipolar depression, energy, and mental clarity?
Can wellbutrin (bupropion) 150 taking with Zoloft and Risperdal for GAD and depression and can boost memory and sex drive and energy?
Depression: Both of these medications work on neurotransmitters that are active in controlling brain activity as well as mood. The area of the brain responsible for our emotional state is often times responsive to both of these medications. Unfortunately only about 50% of people treated for depression will respond to medication. Get enough sleep and exercise as well. ...Read more
OCD and ADHD may: occur together or be mistaken for the other. Ritalin (methylphenidate) may worsen OCD symptoms. SSRIs (fluoxetine, sertraline) help OCD but may not be enough and one study suggests that adding Topamax (topiramate) may help 60-70% of individuals. Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is the only scientifically-supported behavioral treatment for OCD. Skilled evaluation and treatment is necessary for OCD. Best regards. ...Read more
Im on Zoloft and Buspar (buspirone) and Risperdal for deeprassnt can Risperdal bi replace to remeron? For insomnia and anxiety and deeprassnt? ??
Different rationale.: The Buspar (buspirone) is often used for anxiety but it may take time for it to work. Zoloft is an antidepressant of the SSRI class , Risperdal is an antipsychotic but is used in small doses for severe anxiety. Remeron is an atypical antidepressant and is used more to stimulate appetite or improve your sleep. Please discuss this with your doctor. He has specific reasons for the use of each drug. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers