i take300mgs. ms contin for pain,and10-12 mgs adivan for anxiety and panic attacks.i take cardazem for atrial fibulation.i am an insulin dependent diabetic,and i take clonidine for hard to controll blood pressure.also i take up to 4 omeprazole a day.i have copd,and use a power chair to get around.out side of that ,sometimes i actually have a good day.daniel 36 please some one give me some insight as to an antidepressent.
What anti depressent is safest to take with least side effects?
- 19 Jan 2011 by daniel 36
- 23 Jan 2011
- ativan, ms contin, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, anxiety, atrial fibrillation, pain, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, clonidine, insulin, hypertension, side effect, diabetic
Hi again daniel. What I did was look up all medications for depression. Then went to the page where people who have been prescribed the medications rate it on a scale from 1 to 10. I wrote down a few that got a minimum rating of 8 or above and typed them here. They range from Tricyclic, Atypical Anti-psychotics, Phenylpiperazine, SSRI, etc. I don't know what the various interactions are between what you take now and some of the meds listed. I'm only trying to help you. If you click on the link, you can review all the meds listed plus several more. Many are prescribed "off-label" and are probably not suited for you. But it may be a good place for you to learn about the various ones available and what people think about them. If something sounds like it may help you, ask your doctor about it and if it's safe to take with the meds you are already on. I haven't investigated each of these specifically, so please keep that in mind.
And many, many others. Please use the link below to see the whole list. If there's something you think may help you, I could check in the interactions checker (if you need help) to see if they interact with any meds you already take. I would also print out all the information pages to bring to your doctor to discuss.
the ones Chris wrote were thorough one I didn't see was Lexapro (I took it but it's a SSRI) I have taken xanax ER with success a long time ago they had drugs and they worked they are older but like Librium 5mg, 10mg, and 25mg. they still have the Valium 2mg. 5mg. and 10mg. the Ativan I just can't recall al the strengths maybe if these newer ones don't maybe it's time to look back, Xanax has an antidepressant and anxiety effect some doctors don't like giving it but then when you've taken about all their is you have to try other things sometimes I may have been on little or no help these are just things I recall that aren't too old but old enough until I have heard a lot of people say they worked for them, again what works for one does not another let us know how you are
Wow - 10 - 12 mg Ativan. Call me crazy, but that seems like an awful lot of benzos. As an ex-addict, I tend to treat Benzos with a healthy dose of caution and care. Getting off them is not pleasant.
But to your question - both my brother and I find Lexapro works well as far as controlling depression, but we are related... point being, everybody is different, has their own particular reaction to a med. Wellbutrin is another one I like - I went on it because it isn't a libido annihilator (sp?).
I do beleive that the Mayo website has a function where you can put in at least two drugs to see if there is a clash between them - might be a good idea. And I don't know about your drugs in particular, but if you are on a Beta Blocker that can lead to depresson.
Hello Daniel36, One of the meds I used to take with diabetic meds are geodone, I stopped the clonidine because I was also taking metoprolol 50 and 100mgs until it was controlled ,for extremely out of control blood pressure, mines were 138/120 month after month, and snappin at everything too. felt sickly but never associated with my blood pressure, I currently take celexa-citalopram 40mg it works for me with 10mg of norvasc-amlodipine for blood pressure, and when needed high anxiety attacks i take xanax-alprazolam 1mg which will be increased a little, for diabetes with anemia i take 1,000mg mg glucophage 2xdaily, because I have anemia as well. I wish you well. I hope Ive helped some, but these are the combination of meds I take together.. the anti-depresent is citalopram...
remember you are a diabetic with medical issues so the combination of meds is the key too just about all medications have some side effects you have to see how they work with the issues and medication combinations that you take..vtech10.
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