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What Drugs Are Snri
I am in depression and i have been taking different snri drugs for 8 months but my depression is getting worse, should i try ssri's, what should i do?
I am in depression: It probably won't hurt trying some SSRI's , and might benefit. Unfortunately, diagnosing mental health disorders is still fairly subjective, so many times it's trial + error before finding right treatment. Might be more than just depression, such as Bipolar Depression;PTSD or certain borderline disorders. Should be checked for Thyroid or other underling diseases. Last, Consider MRI of brain ...Read more
I have severe depression for last 8 mos. SNRI drugs are not working, what conditions can be causing my depression, what should i get tested for?
See your doctor : Depression not responding to an SNRI requires careful evaluation. Lab test to rule out thyroid dysfunction is important. Your doctor may switch to another class of antidepressant. Another option is augmentation with lithium or antipsychotic such as Abilify. Treatment resistant depression could be undiagnosed Bipolar depression. Talk to your doctor who knows your history. Avoid use of alcohol. ...Read more
What is snri and how does it work? What drugs are in this class? Is tramadol an snri? What is seratonin syndrome? Do these treat depression and pain?
SNRI: Snri = serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor. Effexor, pristiq, meridia, savella, and Cymbalta are in this class. Tramadol is not. When serotonin and norepinephrine are not taken back up into the neuron, they are more available in the synaptic cleft between neurons. Cymbalta & savella treat fibro pain; the others more for depression. Cymbalta can treat depression; savella perhaps less so. ...Read more
Is SNRI drugs better than SSRI drugs for people with Parkinson’s depression? Does one work better than the other for Parkinson's patients?
Avoid side effects: Wellbutrin is often used to lower risk of sexual side effects, emotional blunting caused by other meds or because it is more energizing. If you have a primary anxiety disorder it will not treat that, but it will help if the anxiety is due to depression. Never ever double the dose or you might hallucinate or have a seizure. Do not take if you have a history of bulimia or a seizure disorder. Best wi. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have been on SNRI's for 3 weeks now, I live a very healthy lifestyle. Initially, I noticed good changes and then they went away. Higher dosage?
Make sure to let: your prescribing provider know. 75 mg is a low dose for Effexor XR. We usually start with a low dose and titrate upwards depending on side effects and effectiveness of medication. Your provider will likely be working on optimizing your dosage. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nope: Snri does not treat pain directly but modifies it and makes it more amenable to treatment. It does not hide pain. ...Read more
I just switched from an ssri to an snri five days ago. I'm feeling even worse. Should I stop taking my medication?
Not yet: One week is too soon to give up. If no side effects, you better stick to your program, hopefully including support therapy, psychoeducatoon about mechanism of action of antidepressants and also medication compliance, in your case SNRI. Up to 3 weeks seem to be the average waitng time to achieve therapeutic levels. ...Read more
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