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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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How many milligrams are oxycodene 5 325s?

Question asked 12 hours ago 2 answers

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LaurieShay's answer: 5 milligrams oxycodone and 325 mgs acetominophen (Tylenol)

Belviq - Is anyone taking Wellbutrin or Celexa?

Question asked 20 hours ago 2 answers

Support groups: celexa, wellbutrin, belviq, ssri, weight loss

LaurieShay's response: If the SSRI is not controlling your depression/anxiety, then adding Wellbutrin is a viable option. I have taken Wellbutrin with my other antidepressant for many years with great success.

When taking pristiq ...does it matter what time of day you take it. Ex. Morning or bedtime ?

Question asked 23 hours ago 1 answer

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LaurieShay's comment: If it were me, I would stick with the morning dosing. Otherwise, you run the risk of insomnia at night and then being tired in the morning. Give your body a week to adjust and you'll probably be ok.

Does lexapro and zoloft have the same ingredients?

Question asked 1 day 1 hour ago 3 answers

Support groups: lexapro, zoloft

LaurieShay's answer: No, they are not interchangeable. While they both treat depression and anxiety, they are not the same active ingredient.

When taking pristiq ...does it matter what time of day you take it. Ex. Morning or bedtime ?

Question asked 23 hours ago 1 answer

Support groups: pristiq

LaurieShay's answer: I always took my Pristiq in the morning so there was no chance of insomnia. If it makes you sleepy though, taking at night might be better. Really depends on how your body responds to this med. It is slow release formula so once you are on a ...

Need reassurance.Second week of sertealine,waking in night with panic and heart racing,normal?

Question asked 3 days ago 1 answer

Support groups: anxiety, pain, panic disorder, heart, chest pain, chest

LaurieShay's comment: It takes a few weeks to adjust to this type medication and heightened anxiety in the beginning isn't unusual. Just rest assured it'll subside.

Is it normal to have a resting heart of 127-130 when taking Seroquel?

Question asked 3 days ago 2 answers

Support groups: seroquel, heart, female, pulse, dosage, pill, chest, bipolar disorder

LaurieShay's response: I resting heart rate above 100 can be of concern. Whether this was because of the Seroquel or anxiety, hard to say. I would contact the doctor and let him know. He/She may want to make an adjustment to dosage or encourage you to be patient. If the ...

Need reassurance.Second week of sertealine,waking in night with panic and heart racing,normal?

Question asked 3 days ago 1 answer

Support groups: anxiety, pain, panic disorder, heart, chest pain, chest

LaurieShay's answer: While these symptoms are somewhat common when first starting this type medication, they should subside relatively quickly. If they continue or become unbearable please contact the prescribing doctor. When are you taking this medication, morning or ...

What is the difference between Colonapine. round,yellow,one side says Teva the other side 832..same?

Question asked 3 days ago 1 answer

Support groups: xanax, anxiety, panic disorder

LaurieShay's answer: I'm assuming you mean Klonopin. Both Klonopin and Xanax are benzodiazepines prescribed for anxiety. Xanax is quicker acting, but does not last as long as the Klonopin.

Wellbutrin and memory?

Question asked 3 days ago 2 answers

Support groups: wellbutrin, generic, memory

LaurieShay's response: Are you sure the Wellbutrin is the culprit of your short term memory loss? It could be from other conditions such as ADD or ADHD for which you have the Adderal. There are many other antidepressants which would help with anxiety/ depression. It is a ...

Can I take propanolol for 3 days without developing a dependence?

Question asked 2 days 22 hours ago 4 answers

Support groups: anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder, propranolol

LaurieShay's response: Propranolol is a beta blocker to control certain heart conditions which is also given to help with anxiety. If you were taking for hypertension then it would be important to not just stop taking this medication. Since you are taking for reasons ...

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