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Who Makes Diazapam
Anxious, depressed, asocial, moody but antidepts made me even more sluggish.Was prescribed depakote, it makes me more balanced&calm.Do I have cyclothymia?
Possibly, not surely: It is possible that you have cyclothymia, but trying to diagnose by responses to medicines may not be accurate. I'm glad you're feeling better, regardless -- but i hope you'll consult a board-certified psychiatrist if you haven't already. Better to work with someone who can review your personal history, family history, medical history, etc to have more reliable diagnosis. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Benzos: Not clear with your circumstances, but such inquiry needs to be directed to them. ...Read more
Can someone who cannot tolerate celexa and Lexapro (escitalopram) tolerate zoloft? My dr said Zoloft is a stronger medication, but me wants to try.
Not stronger: Zoloft is not really stronger than Celexa or lexapro, (escitalopram) but they're not the same exact molecule. All 3 are ssri antidepressants. They differ a little in their activity with certain neuron receptors and reuptake of ne, for instance. If you need a medication from this class, it's worth trying zoloft very gradually. You might tolerate 1 more than the others. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Family told me i seemed apathetic during crisis. I refuse to talk about my feelings. Socializing makes me irritable with people. Is something wrong?
Can't tell: Some people prefer their own company to those of others. Life is hard enough without families criticizing us; it doesn't change us and it erodes love. Emotions during crisis vary tremendously and i'd rather have a cool head than hysterics. There's a problem if (& only if) you're not able to work at what you like doing, or not getting what you want from relationships. Look up "introvert" good luck. ...Read more
Why won't doctors prescribe halcyon or Valium for chronic insomnia when ambien and lunesta (eszopiclone) won't work?
What makes a person's gag reflexes stop working? When patient has been talking morphine and ativan (lorazepam) for alcoholic hepatitis.
It depends: Chronic alcohol dependency can damage every organ in the body (except the kidneys). That means, alcohol can damage the nerves responsible for the gag reflex, plus, strong opiates like morphine can inhibit the gag reflex. So, it is possible morphine can make an already bad situation worse, possibly resulting in aspiration pneumonitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Both strong.: They can both be potent meds that can cause severe drowsiness, cognitive impairment, respiratory depression and coma at high doses. You should only take these meds as needed for severe anxiety or pain. They can be habit-forming and require a treatment program to wean off them if dependence develops. ...Read more
Dr gave me Xanax (alprazolam) XR 3mg @night for gad/insomnia, and i honestly barely feel it. Never abused drugs, so i'm concerned why i don't feel such a high dose?
This has generally: Been my experience with this medication. It is slow release and long acting and not at all suitable for insomnia. The few people I have on it are given it in the morning and are given a prn dose for daytime panic. There are better options for generalized anxiety, including cognitive therapy, exercise, acupuncture, meditation, tai chi, yoga, massage, naturopathic treatments, and other benzo's. ...Read more
I am a chronic procrastinator ,day dreamer, depressed and anxious(gad).i want 2 study so any medication ? escitalopram ,buproprion only make me happy
Is this ADD?: I agree with the need for MD evaluation if symptoms interfere with your school performance. ADD and specific learning disabilities can present with symptoms like this and coexists with anxiety disorders. Neuropsychological testing may offer a clear picture as to what is going on and direction on customized medication interventions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) a good choice for someone (like me) who is high strung with agitated depression more so than for lethargic person suffering from depression?
I have bad insomnia i've seen someone die and was tortured i'm on 200mg seroquel (quetiapine) makes me eat a lot is risperdal powerful like seroquel (quetiapine) to sleep?
Risperdal: Is a powerful atypical antipsychotic. It is excellent for sleep. However, seroquel (quetiapine) tends to be more weight neutral than risperdal. There have been studies that show if a person eats healthfully and remains physically active that often they gain no weight on an atypical antipsychotic. Consider asking your doctor for a nutrition consult. Take care. ...Read more
I'm on cymbalta normally anxiety/depression free. I have break-throughs. My mom, who's a RN, will give me Xanax. How do u think Buspar (buspirone) will affect me?
Depends: I've used Buspar (buspirone) for patients with anxiety with varying success. Typically it's used as a regularly scheduled medication 3x a day & I've found success with this. Rarely I have used it on an as needed basis & found a few patients who have responded well. It's less potent than Xanax/Ativan but those also comes with less risk for abuse. I like to trial it at 5 mg 3x/day prn & increase as needed. ...Read more
I have narcolepsy with ctplxy. my prior med tramadol helped keep me awake better than the adderall ? Why would that be? Adderall =anxiety still sleepy
Unusual: It is unusual for a drug like tramadol, an opiod like substance, to be useful in a disorder like narcolepsy. Adderall does have anxiety as a side effect. If you are taking them together it may be an issue with mixing the effects of both medications. Please consult your sleep doctor in order to better address the issue, as well as other medications that can be used for narcolepy/cataplexy. ...Read more
Can I take a restoril (temazepam) 15 mg for a dentist appointment ? Klonopin 0.5 not helping enough. Someone is driving me. (Ristoril prescribed to me insomnia)
You should ask doc: The doctor or the dentist who prescribed the Restoril (temazepam) should be consulted. When it comes to a scheduled drug such as Klonopin being mixed with an agent that can cause drowsiness well, giving specific instructions on this sort of network is not possible. I'm sure your dentist will have a suggestion when you get there. ...Read more
Vicodin soma (carisoprodol): Well Vidodin is an opioid and this can do it. Soma (carisoprodol) has no effect on muscle and gets converted to meprobamate which is highly addictive and acts like a Valium. IN fact this is not used by Pain doctors these days. The combination of Vicodin and Soma (carisoprodol) can have additive effects. ...Read more
Disney crowds make me VERY nervous/panicky. Dr Rx'd me 0.5mg Xanax (alprazolam). I took it. Calmed me but made me sleepy & uninterested. Any other recs?
Therapy options: If it is just related to Disney, you could reduce your time there, or you could try to go when it is not as crowded. If that is not an option, you could close your eyes and imagine yourself in a wide open space, or look at pictures of one, such as Yellowstone park. If it is really bothering you, and it prevents you from functioning, or going outside your home, then medicine tretament may be best ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends,: If you have never taken xanax (alprazolam) this could make you sleep for hours. If you use or misuse xanax (alprazolam) you may have developed tolerance and you may not feel drowsy. This a potentially dangerous drug and you should take it only when prescribed and supervised by your md. Be careful, please. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers