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Levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) birth control gave me suicidal thoughts, thrush (first time), no libido. Is Norimin better?
Side Efects: If your side effects were definitely due to the BC, than any other BC with a different type of hormonal combination etc. would be a better alternative. With your all your symptoms I would question whether they aware all indeed due to the BC. Be sure to follow-up with your Dr. and get assessed and possibly treated for an underlying depression that was brought out by the situation. Best wishes. ...Read more
Possibly: Zoloft (sertraline) can be used to treat ocd. 50-200 mgs daily is the recommended dosing. Some may require more. Can take up to 12 weeks to see the full effect. Always discuss dosing with the prescribing phsyician and remember cbt for OCD is extremely helpful alone or in combination with medications such as zoloft (sertraline). ...Read more
Lexapro (escitalopram): At therapeutic dose, yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
Been seeing docs since childhood. ADHd, bipolar, anxiety. On lamictal, lithium, klonopin, vyvanse, opana and symbyax (fluoxetine and olanzapine). Chief complaint anhedonia.advice?
I have bad social anxiety, depression, adhd. Currently take these psych meds: lexapro, Wellbutrin, (bupropion) klonopin, adderall. Still struggling badly. Ideas?
Add CBT therapy: Research shows that the CBT therapy optimizes psychological outcomes w/ or w/out medication. It's the component that can make changes in how you deal w/ the challenges (large and small) that are part of living. Unless we do that, we struggle w/ uncertain results. You need to find one you'll work well w/. It's a bit like a coach. Please consider this addition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Paxil (paroxetine) for social anxiety? (Taking Prozac 40mg and it's not helping anxiety.)Can I take Paxil (paroxetine) with Ritalin? (Ritalin dose 5-10mg x 2-3 daily.)
Does Zoloft affect birth control (yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pill in particular)?
26 yr Down syndrome daughter , tics , anxiety, ocd, agitation sadness Zoloft stopped working after 7 yrs on Effexor (venlafaxine) not helping any suggestions?
Cbt: Having worked for years with adults with down's syndrome, cognitive therapy can be very effective. Learning procedures, relaxation techniques, action plans, scripted behaviors gives the person options that they often cannot access during episodes of anxiety, depression, or agitation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No, not so much: Wellbutrin (bupropion) does not have much in the way of anti-anxiety or anti obsessional effects. Other medications, often ssri antidepressants work much better for this. Psychiatrists can help you find a helpful one -- evaluation first, though! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Purely obsessive ocd/bipolar ll. Currently 300 sertraline, 150 clomipramine, 400 Lamictal, 30 propranolol. Welbutr 4 zoloft-mood frequin? Up Lamictal
Combo: not sure what your Q. is, but please review your medications with your doctor. ...Read more
Experienced hairloss/thinning & cystic acne. Taking ocella (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) & spironolactone 25mg. Acne under control not thinning. Can i switch vitex for ocella (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)?
NO: Ocella (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) is a birth control pill which helps acne. Vitex is of no value ; is sold with false claims to take advantage of people: it will do nothing for acne ; it will not prevent pregnancy. The usual dose of spironolactone for acne is 50- 100 mg, sometimes 200mg. You will see improvement after 3 menst periods. Hair loss might improve with larger dose of spironolactone. See a dermatologist for help w. ...Read more
I am bipolar/adhd. I am taking trazodone 50mg, Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) 30mg, olanzapine 5mg, and lamictal 400mg. Will any of these interact negatively?
Few: The zyprexa and trazodone in combination can increase sedation. The trazodone and vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) in combination, the trazodone can also increase the effects of vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine). Work with your physician and he adjust the doses and medications accordingly. Follow the direction of your physician. ...Read more
17yrgrdaughter HS bipolar, add, premenstrual dysphoric disorder.On vivanse 60mg, straterra 60mg.Risperdal2.5.She is unhappy/goes off.Wht meds cd work.Sad?
Patients on: Stimulants generally need Depakote to help prevent vyvanse from effecting the mood. Risperdal is cheap, but not approved for bipolar depression. A trial on Latuda (lurasidone) with Depakote would be warranted in my opinion. Vyvanse may need to be raised and i wonder if strattera is really needed. Pms may be managed by Prozac only when symptoms are present, or through the month unless racing thoughts set in. ...Read more
See your Dr: Consult your pcp or psychiatrist for diagnosis and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more
Why am I given Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) tablets one month before IFV? Is Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) contraindicated with Venlafaxine antidepressants 75mg?
Previously took Zoloft 100 mgs/day, currently on Effexor (venlafaxine) ER 150 mgs/day for Social/Generalized Anxiety & Anger. What are other/better medications?
Quite a few: There are a lot of medications which have been proven to treat these conditions (SSRI, SNRI, TCA, etc.). Your best bet is to partner with your psychiatrist and psychologist, openly communicate how you're doing and how you view your the progress you've made and goals for the future. Hope that helps! ...Read more