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Would it be a good idea to take antidepressants before geting a piercing or a tattoo? Would it help for the pain?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

An antidepressant will not lessen the pain from a tattoo or piercing.
Some people take an non-steroidal anti-inflammatory med before hand. Auricular acupuncture with asp needles can also be used.

In brief: No

An antidepressant will not lessen the pain from a tattoo or piercing.
Some people take an non-steroidal anti-inflammatory med before hand. Auricular acupuncture with asp needles can also be used.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Brian Buggie
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No.

That is an inappropriate use of an antidepressant.

In brief: No.

That is an inappropriate use of an antidepressant.
Dr. Brian Buggie
Dr. Brian Buggie
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