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Middle aged woman who is bipolar and suffers mostly from depression. Have dealt with chronic pain for years. I have been on many medications for pain, depression, mood swings and anxiety. I use... read more

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Will a drug test distinquish the difference in oxycodone and oxycontin?

Question asked 19 Jul 2011 3 answers

Support groups: oxycontin, oxycodone, drug test

LaurieShay's comment: Umm, oxycodone is the active ingredient otherwise called generic. Oxycontin is a brand name of oxycodone which is time release. And none the less, on a qualitative drug test will show the same.

What over the counter pain med can I take with zoloft?

Question asked 1 day 9 hours ago 2 answers

Support groups: zoloft, pain, depression, post traumatic stress disorder

LaurieShay's answer: Any of the over the counter pain meds can be taken with Zoloft such as ibuprophen, acetominophen, or naproxyn unless you have another condition which would prevent you from taking.

What kind of doctor prescribes NUVIGIL? Thanks?

Question asked 5 days ago 2 answers

Support groups: nuvigil, doctor, prescription, narcolepsy, obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome, shift work sleep disorder, ...

LaurieShay's answer: Depending on the reason for the need of this medication, a pulmunologist would prescribe for sleep apnea or other sleep disorder such as narcolepsy. Technically any doctor could prescribe so for shift work your general practice doctor could write. I ...

Panic Disorder - I stopped taking my wellbutrin after a year because I thought it was making me?

Question asked 7 days ago 2 answers

Support groups: wellbutrin, depression, smoking, smoking cessation, panic disorder, disorder, dosage, celexa

LaurieShay's response: It will take upwards of a month for the Celexa to reach max effectiveness.

Dr reduced clonazepam from 1 mg daily to .5 twice a day. having insomnia. is that normal?

Question asked 7 days ago 3 answers

Support groups: insomnia, clonazepam, anxiety

LaurieShay's answer: One mg of clonazepam daily is equal to 0.5mgs twice a day. You shouldn"t have any withdrawal and the insomnia is probably not related to the clonazepam.

Wellbutrin - I have PTSD and good reasons for it but who cares about reasons. I just want to feel?

Question asked 7 days ago 2 answers

Support groups: wellbutrin, post traumatic stress disorder

LaurieShay's comment: I doubt the floater is because of the Wellbutrin. Not sure what dose the doctor started you on, but the side effects you are describing aren't likely to be caused by one dose of Wellbutrin. Sounds more like the anxiety and panic attacks could be the ...

I'm new at taking Cymbalta. I have been taking Aropax an ssri for 16 years from 20mg to 60 mg for?

Question asked 7 days ago 2 answers

Support groups: cymbalta, seroquel, depression, anxiety, ssri

LaurieShay's comment: If the doctor said to continue the Seroquel, then most definitely continue to take especially if it is helping.

Can I take Triliptal with Xanax?

Question asked 6 days ago 2 answers

Support groups: xanax, anxiety, depression, panic disorder

LaurieShay's answer: Only if prescribed by the attending physician.

GERD - I'm in bits after not taking my omepeazole for a wk. terrible chest pains sweating sick acid?

Question asked 6 days ago 1 answer

Support groups: angina, pain, gerd, hyperhidrosis, antidepressant, statin, chest pain, vertigo, chest

LaurieShay's answer: Some of the symptoms you describe could be attributed to not taking the omeprazole such as the acid reflux. The dizziness and claminess not so much. The chest pains along with dizziness and claminess could be symptoms of a more serious problem which ...

Thomas recipe?

Question asked 27 Apr 2013 1 answer

Support groups: thomas recipe, opiate addiction, opiate withdrawal

LaurieShay's comment: 5 pills a day will cause withdrawals when you stop as you found out. Remember withdrawals won't last forever, but you will be mighty uncomfortable for the first week to 10 days gradually getting better.

Wellbutrin - I have PTSD and good reasons for it but who cares about reasons. I just want to feel?

Question asked 7 days ago 2 answers

Support groups: wellbutrin, post traumatic stress disorder

LaurieShay's response: Yes, Wellbutrin is a good choice for depression and anxiety. It will take upwards of a month to reach max effectiveness. Unfortunately, choosing the right medication for your symptoms is a trial and error ordeal. One size does not fit all. But rest ...

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