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I started taking the generic form of Lexapro about a week ago. And I almost feel worse than I did?

Question asked 1 day 2 hours ago 3 answers

Support groups: lexapro, headache, side effect, sleep, nausea/vomiting, generic, stomach, anxiety, depression, generalized anxiety disorder, ...

Delila's response: Hi, when taking any SSRI it is 'normal' to take around 4 weeks to settle. During this time it is to be expected to experience side effect symptoms such as those you have listed. Generally you will feel worse before you feel better. This is ...

Is Quetiapine good for sleep>?

Question asked 20 hours ago 2 answers

Support groups: sleep disorders, quetiapine, sleep, sleep disorder

Delila's answer: Hi, if you don't usually take Quetiapine, using it off prescription for that reason isn't a good idea. It is a strong antipsychotic. It is sometimes prescribed for sleep, at a low dose, when taken regularly. I know this is late now, but for the ...

Is it safe to use Tramadol when treating a dog for pain?

Question asked 4 days ago 7 answers

Support groups: pain, tramadol, veterinarian, dosage, prescription

Delila's comment: Hi LouAnn, in the case of an allergic reaction and referred pain, then yes analgesia is essential. And yes, this is how an owner would identify that their pet is in pain, by it acting unusually, this would be a red flag for most people

Is it safe to use Tramadol when treating a dog for pain?

Question asked 4 days ago 7 answers

Support groups: pain, tramadol, veterinarian, dosage, prescription

Delila's comment: Hi Healthyone, i'm glad your vet confirmed what we suggested, to stop the Tramadol. Yes all of those tests do seem over the top. I can understand blood tests, but x-rays? For a bee sting? The lameness (if present) could have occurred if the bee ...

Is it safe to use Tramadol when treating a dog for pain?

Question asked 4 days ago 7 answers

Support groups: pain, tramadol, veterinarian, dosage, prescription

Delila's comment: Hi Wildcat, yes i am in the UK. Worked as a VN for 9 years : )

Tramadol - just for information sake... does anyone know why u can get 50mg extended release ultram?

Question asked 8 days ago 3 answers

Support groups: ultram, zamadol, tramadol, chronic pain, pain

Delila's response: Hi, i am also in the UK, and until i read this question, i was aware of only an immediate release version of Tramadol in 50mg, however it seems an extended release 50mg is now available. I think this is quite new, but yes, it is available.

Difference between lexapro and citalopram?

Question asked 11 Nov 2012 7 answers

Support groups: lexapro, paxil, citalopram

Delila's comment: Hi, since posting this answer, it has come to my attention, and doctors, that Citalopram (Celexa) seems more suited to treating depression, and Lexapro (Escitalopram) seems more suited to anxiety...

Disulfiram - how to use this pill?

Question asked 5 days ago 2 answers

Support groups: disulfiram, alcohol, pill, alcohol dependence

Delila's answer: Hi, Disulfiram will help to prevent you drinking alcohol from now on & in the future, but it won't help you detox from alcohol. For this you need a controlled detox program/plan, and a Benzodiazepine, such as Librium, to safeguard you through your ...

Does drinking alcohol interfere with amoxicilin antibiotics?

Question asked 5 days ago 1 answer

Support groups: alcohol, antibiotic, antibiotics, amoxicillin

Delila's answer: Alcohol can/will affect the efficacy of the Amoxicillin

Melatonin OK with Zoloft?

Question asked 4 days ago 1 answer

Support groups: zoloft, sleep disorders, melatonin, temazepam, sleep, prescription, sleep disorder

Delila's answer: Hi, Melatonin shouldn't react with either Zoloft or Donepezil, so i can't see giving it a try a problem. You must get the dose right for the individual. Your pharmacist should be able to help you with this

Is it safe to use Tramadol when treating a dog for pain?

Question asked 4 days ago 7 answers

Support groups: pain, tramadol, veterinarian, dosage, prescription

Delila's answer: Hi, Tramadol is safe when prescribed by the vet for treatment by dogs. However, it does seem a bit OTT to me. If you believe your dog is in pain then by all means treat him, but a week supply for a bee sting, unless your dog has reacted unusually ...

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