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Is there an OCD or anti anxiety med that will not put me to sleep so much? I tryed paxil, (paroxetine) wellbutin, elavil, but could not stay awake. Knocks me out.
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Dr. Madan Uprety
Psychiatry
7 doctors agree
In brief: Try few others
Surprisingly, medicine within same class may have totally difference side effects.
Elavil is highly sedating to many. You may try cymbalta, (duloxetine) prestiq or luvox. You many have luck with another ssris, such as Lexapro or prozac.

In brief: Try few others
Surprisingly, medicine within same class may have totally difference side effects.
Elavil is highly sedating to many. You may try cymbalta, (duloxetine) prestiq or luvox. You many have luck with another ssris, such as Lexapro or prozac.
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Dr. Robert Carroll
Atarax, (hydroxyzine) is a very safe anti-anxiety agent. It is an antihistamine. Dose is 10 to 25 mg.
Dr. Cyma Khalily
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree
In brief: OCD
Interesting choice of medications as there are only certain medications that have an indication for ocd.
The ssri class of meds like prozac, paxil, (paroxetine) luvox, zoloft have OCD indications. The tricyclic, Anafranil also has this indication. You may need to try another one of these medications or work on the sedation aspect if they help the ocd. Also need to do behavior modification therapy.

In brief: OCD
Interesting choice of medications as there are only certain medications that have an indication for ocd.
The ssri class of meds like prozac, paxil, (paroxetine) luvox, zoloft have OCD indications. The tricyclic, Anafranil also has this indication. You may need to try another one of these medications or work on the sedation aspect if they help the ocd. Also need to do behavior modification therapy.
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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Other SSRI
You might do better on a different ant-anxiety drug, such as zoloft (sertraline) or celexa- ask your doctor.

In brief: Other SSRI
You might do better on a different ant-anxiety drug, such as zoloft (sertraline) or celexa- ask your doctor.
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
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Dr. John Raiss
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: There are others
Other possibilities are: 1.
Ssris: fluoxetine (prozac), sertraline (zoloft), citalopram (celexa), lexapro 2. Buspirone (buspar) 3. Snris: venlafaxine (effexor) 4. Cognitive behavioral therapy one has to proceed methodically, one medication at a time, as it is impossible to predict in advance how you'll do on any one medication. And, btw, wellbutrin (bupropion) helps depression, but often worsens anxiety.

In brief: There are others
Other possibilities are: 1.
Ssris: fluoxetine (prozac), sertraline (zoloft), citalopram (celexa), lexapro 2. Buspirone (buspar) 3. Snris: venlafaxine (effexor) 4. Cognitive behavioral therapy one has to proceed methodically, one medication at a time, as it is impossible to predict in advance how you'll do on any one medication. And, btw, wellbutrin (bupropion) helps depression, but often worsens anxiety.
Dr. John Raiss
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Dr. Anne Sagalyn
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Different drug
Paxil (paroxetine) and Elavil are especially sedating.
Wellbutrin is not effective for anxiety. Might try zoloft, prozac, Lexapro or celexa. Check with your doctor.

In brief: Different drug
Paxil (paroxetine) and Elavil are especially sedating.
Wellbutrin is not effective for anxiety. Might try zoloft, prozac, Lexapro or celexa. Check with your doctor.
Dr. Anne Sagalyn
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Buspirone
There is a medication for anxiety you haven't listed - buspirone, has great antianxiety qualities, would not make you sleepy.

In brief: Buspirone
There is a medication for anxiety you haven't listed - buspirone, has great antianxiety qualities, would not make you sleepy.
Dr. Margarita Krasnova
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
In brief: Prozac, lexapro (escitalopram)
Some ssris.

In brief: Prozac, lexapro (escitalopram)
Some ssris.
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