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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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Testosterone - is testosteron enanthate used in back pain or disk misplace?

Question asked 18 hours ago 3 answers

Support groups: pain, back pain, testosterone

LaurieShay's answer: Seems a little strange to use a hormone for a musculoskeletal problem. Not sure how that would help.

Been taking 25 mg of Lamotrigine for 5 days. When will I begin to feel some effects, even if a bit?

Question asked 24 Mar 2014 2 answers

Support groups: zoloft, depression, anxiety, lamotrigine, nortriptyline, dosage, prescription, cyclothymic disorder

LaurieShay's comment: It is true that 4 days at 75mgs is not long enough to tell if this dose is therapeutic or not. Unfortunately, you are going to have to wait. Try to keep your mind off the depression and anxiety and active with other endeavors. I know it is easier ...

Been taking 25 mg of Lamotrigine for 5 days. When will I begin to feel some effects, even if a bit?

Question asked 24 Mar 2014 2 answers

Support groups: zoloft, depression, anxiety, lamotrigine, nortriptyline, dosage, prescription, cyclothymic disorder

LaurieShay's comment: Can't really predict, but if the symptoms aren't gone by the time you reach target dose of Lamictal, doctor may add antidepressant you haven't tried.

Has anyone been switched from Effexor to pristiq? I'm thinking about along dr. to let me try it, as?

Question asked 5 days ago 1 answer

Support groups: effexor, pristiq, depression

LaurieShay's answer: I have taken Pristiq for years now and have found very good. It is very similar to Effexor, but has less side effects and is slow release.

Is it possible to sweat and stink on duloxetine but never on cymbalta?

Question asked 4 days ago 1 answer

Support groups: cymbalta, duloxetine, hyperhidrosis, depression

LaurieShay's response: Not likely since they are the same active ingredient. It will make you sweat unfortunately.

Been taking 25 mg of Lamotrigine for 5 days. When will I begin to feel some effects, even if a bit?

Question asked 24 Mar 2014 2 answers

Support groups: zoloft, depression, anxiety, lamotrigine, nortriptyline, dosage, prescription, cyclothymic disorder

LaurieShay's comment: You wil notice a more gradual change. Little less crying, anxiety decreases, depression slowly lifts. Once you reach therapeutic level for your body you will notice the greatest improvement. Don't be discouraged if the doc has to add another med to ...

Mucinex - Im taking 600 every 12hrs on cymbalta 6oo mgs once daily tummy hurts no relief yet any?

Question asked 2 days 11 hours ago 1 answer

Support groups: cymbalta, mucinex, fibromyalgia, anxiety, chronic pain, depression, major depressive disorder, urine test, ...

LaurieShay's answer: I hope you meant 60mgs Cymbalta. If you have been on the Cymbalta for awhile and it didn't hurt before you started the Mucinex, then it is likely all the mucus drainage. If you recently started the Cymbalta, then it is possibly the cause of stomach ...

Why do I feel so nervous after taking Effexor?

Question asked 2 days 9 hours ago 2 answers

Support groups: effexor, lexapro, escitalopram, nervous, discontinued, depression, major depressive disorder, anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder, ...

LaurieShay's response: It isn't unusual to have some heightened anxiety when first starting certain antidepressants, but this generally wears off within the first 10 fays or so. Be patient and if after the first few weeks you are still feeling overly anxious, loet the doc ...

Could this be an allergic reaction to melatonin?

Question asked 2 days 3 hours ago 2 answers

Support groups: allergic reactions, melatonin, skin, remeron, mirtazapine, withdrawal

LaurieShay's response: Between the two, melatonin sensitivity is most likely. I would stop the melatonin and see what happens. If you still need a sleep aid, Advil PM which contains the sleep aid called diphenhydramine and can be purchased by that name as generic and ...

Is there any risk for takin clonazepam for a long period?

Question asked 3 days ago 2 answers

Support groups: clonazepam, panic disorder, period

LaurieShay's answer: I have been on clonazepam for many years and while I am slowly working on my anxiety issues in therapy, I have been able to slowly reduce. Now that you have been on the clonazepam long term you can not just stop the medication aburptly as it will ...

How long anti-depressants take in providing full relief?

Question asked 3 days ago 2 answers

Support groups: anxiety, disorder, treatment, antidepressant

LaurieShay's answer: Sounds like you are on a good mix. Not sure how many times a day you are taking the clonazepam, but 0.25mgs is a low dose. In my recovery though, I had to realize that for some of my social anxiety symptoms I just had to push through as the ...

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