Does anyone know if a doctor will prescribe something for depression if they have a patient on Suboxone? I am having depressed feelings and was wondering if tAking less or more will help, or if I may need something for the pain that I still have and the depression. I am lost for words, help I guess>?
As you know, there are always many side effects listed for every drug. That doesn't mean you will have any or all of them. This drug has two ingredients that behave diff. separately' One part is a kind of Narcan which is used to reverse the effects,(esp. respiratory) of opioids. The Buprenorphine is an agonist and antagonist. An agonist can cause withdraw. sympt. So, this drug is a lot trickier( is that a word?) than plain Buprenorphine( Buprenex). You can have back pain, stomach and bowel issues, dizziness, vision changes, sweating etc. These may also go away. You can take meds for depression as long as you don't take MAO inhibitors. The new drugs for depression are not usually MAO's. Cymbalta is a good drug, as it also helps with chronic pain. Look up SSRI's. This is a group of drugs that help. You want a drug that will help your levels of two specific neurotransmitters that are often too low if you have depression. Theyare seritonin and noripinephrin.Cymbalta is an example. Prozac is an example of an SSRI. Zoloft is an SSRI. SSRI's can cause your sex drive to go to sleep. Prozac can cause weight changes. These and all anti-depressants are extremely specific to each person!!! It is trial and eror. You have to give most of them 4 weks too. I take Wellbutrin for depression and it helps you to smoke less. It does not cause weight gain. It can keep you awake if you take it later in the day. Sorry for any spelling errors, my typing isn't the best and i have carpal tunnell. Effexor is another popular drug. Look into Cymbalta since it helps with pain. Otherwise you can try changing your dose of Suboxone? I used to take plain Buprenex S.Q. injection. You can't even feel it.We use it in the hospital and treatment centers for multiple reasons! Let me know if you need help with a drug list or spefic info. on things like neurotransmitters etc. Take care, "hear" from you later1
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