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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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I've been taking Prozac for nearly 2 weeks. I'm very bloated. Does this subside?

Question asked 3 hours 50 minutes ago 2 answers

Support groups: prozac, anxiety and stress, depression

LaurieShay's answer: you maybe constipated or the opposite, diarrhea, when first starting an antidepressant. increase you water consumption and this will get better. takes the body a little while to adjust. give it time, if not better in a week or two consult physician.

I take Klonopin 1mg three times a day. Sometimes I still get anxious and get muscle spasms?

Question asked 2 days 15 hours ago 3 answers

Support groups: ativan, klonopin, valium, muscle spasm, muscle, anxiety

LaurieShay's answer: You may want to consider adding an antidepressant to your medication regimen. There are many such as Zoloft that help with anxiety. With the anxiety under control you will most likely need less Klonopin and may find the spasms go away.

Infrequent user of Klonopin, can I get withdrawal?

Question asked 2 days 23 hours ago 1 answer

Support groups: klonopin, withdrawal

LaurieShay's response: Yes, it is possible to have rebound anxiety when not taking Klonopin regularly. It is a long acting med meaning it stays in the body for many days after taking. If you want off, best to decrease by half for at least a week then half again for a week ...

I just started on 10mg methylphenidate 2 times a day. I feel great when I first take it but as it?

Question asked 4 days ago 1 answer

Support groups: methylphenidate, depression

LaurieShay's answer: you really need to discuss this with the prescribing doctor. not likely to be something that is going to go away with methylphenidate.

Depression - I have bipolar1/manic depressive. The doc has me on saphris for bipolar and recently?

Question asked 14 Apr 2014 2 answers

Support groups: cymbalta, depression, bipolar disorder, saphris, major depressive disorder

LaurieShay's comment: Wonderful to hear you are doing better :)

I have recently been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.I've been on every kind of depressions meds?

Question asked 5 days ago 6 answers

Support groups: wellbutrin xl, depression, bipolar disorder, disorder, dosage, diagnosis, hospital, major depressive disorder, ...

LaurieShay's response: I too am bipolar and I can honestlly say once you find the right medication(s) it really is going to be ok. Not to make light of the diagnosis, but I can think of worse things to have. With the right meds and therapy to learn coping skills, I lead a ...

I have been prescribed effexor xl in the past for depression and anxiety I also take lexapro?

Question asked 6 days ago 1 answer

Support groups: effexor, lexapro, depression, anxiety, dosage, prescription

LaurieShay's comment: Might want to ask the doctor about serotonin syndrome before any increases in Effexor.

I have been prescribed effexor xl in the past for depression and anxiety I also take lexapro?

Question asked 6 days ago 1 answer

Support groups: effexor, lexapro, depression, anxiety, dosage, prescription

LaurieShay's comment: Is your doctor going to wean you off the Lexapro while increasing the Effexor? It is dangerous to be on both at higher doses.

Wellbutrin---raising dose from 150 -300 mg?

Question asked 6 days ago 1 answer

Support groups: wellbutrin, dosage

LaurieShay's comment: yes, you can expect to feel even better. You may experience a little jitteriness, but this too will pass.

Wellbutrin---raising dose from 150 -300 mg?

Question asked 6 days ago 1 answer

Support groups: wellbutrin, dosage

LaurieShay's answer: 300 is the usual therapeutic level though dosage can go as high as 450mgs. your doctor is right and you should tolerate well since you did ok on 150mgs.

HELP!!! i've been taking klonopin 1 mg. two times a day for over 7 years now. my doctor is tappe?

Question asked 8 days ago 3 answers

Support groups: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, klonopin, down syndrome, panic disorder, doctor, agoraphobia, breathing, ...

LaurieShay's response: You may want to discuss alternati e medications with your doctor. Many of the antidepressants such as Zoloft can help with your anxiety disorder. These take time to work so you will have to be patient, but if he can keep you on a low dose of ...

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