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

Question asked 1 day 20 hours 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 1 day 14 hours ago 2 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 1 day 6 hours 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 1 day 12 hours 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 22 hours 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 21 hours 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 1 day 6 hours 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 ...

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

Question asked 1 day 12 hours ago 2 answers

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

LaurieShay's response: It isn't unusual to experience heightened anxiety when first starting a medication of this kind. It should subside very soon. It will take upwards of a month at the 60mg a day dosage for the Cymbalta to reach max effectiveness. Sometimes life events ...

Is it OK to take Tramadol and Cymbalta together?

Question asked 1 day 6 hours ago 2 answers

Support groups: cymbalta, pain, tramadol, doctor, prescription, chronic pain, osteoarthritis

LaurieShay's answer: Yes, though there is a warning concerning serotonin syndrome this is very rare and at the levels you are taking not likely. I suspect the doctor is hoping that the Cymbalta will help your pain so that you don"t have to continue the tramadol in the ...

I take Wellbutrin xl 300mg and Sertraline HCL 50mg (genric for ZOLOFT) r these good 4 ur mood?

Question asked 2 days 2 hours ago 3 answers

Support groups: wellbutrin, wellbutrin xl, zoloft, depression, sertraline, side effect, bipolar disorder, hairy cell leukemia, ...

LaurieShay's response: Yes, these two medications are prescribed for depression and are ok to take together. When you first begin taking one at a time you may notice some mild headache, nausea, and diarrhea which should subside in the first couple weeks. The Wellbutrin ...

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