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drinking on Lexapro
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I was just wondering if anyone has drank with this med and were there any side effects ? I've been on lexapro 10 mil for a month and am feeling great but I am petrified to even atempt to drink alcohol,but would like to try . So if anyone could help that would be great. ## I have been on Lexapro for 3 years. I drink about twice a week and everything seems to be fine. I have noticed that if you drink heavly for a few nights in a row you will feel a slight depression. Just don't over do it. I was worried at first also. ## Lexapro is an antidepressant. Drinking alcohol is not recommended, as alcohol is a major depressant, and undoes the work the medication does. ## Never do that! I was on that medicine for 2 years, and I was never able to drink! the first time I drank when I was on ...
Updated 58 minutes ago in Lexapro.
 
Cymbalta for RSD/CRPS
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I am in the later stages of RSD and have tried ALOT of Rx that haven't helped. Has anyone else taken cymbalta for RSD & did it help? I am taking Cymbalta now and can't tell that it is helping at all. I take 30mg now and in 7 days start taking 60mg. Is there any Rx that you have/are taking either than Cymbalta that is helping w/RSD/CRPS pain? I have already tried trileptal, neurotin, gabitril and topomax which haven't helped the neuro pain. Open for any suggestions. Thanks. ## Hey there, I am in the earlier stages of RSD (but it still hurts like nothing I have experienced in my life before). The doctor prescribed me Lyrica and it has done wonders for me. Hoe that helps! ## Cymbalta works in a very similar way to Lyrica, so it has helped some people who are suffering from ...
Updated 1 hour ago in Cymbalta.
 
nexito 10 mg sideeffects
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hi ! i am a 21 old boy and has ocd problem previously. now i am taking nexito 10 mg from last 4 months. iwant to ask that is there any side effects of this medicines.actually, i think there is effect on my sexual power. please be clear in side effects and help me out. thanks a lot ! i hope you will reply as soon as possible...... bye ## Nexito contains the active ingredient Escitalopram, this is an SSRI antidepressant. That said, yes, it can cause sexual side effects, such as erectile dysfunction and loss of libido. Other side effects can include: nausea, drowsiness, dizziness and dry mouth. Read more: Is there anything else you'd like to know? ## Dear VERWON , thank you very much for the reply I WANT TO ASK TWO MORE QUERIES I HOPE YOU WILL NOT MIND !! IS the sideeffects of nexito 1...
Updated 4 hours ago in Escitalopram.
 
use of minil 20 mg medicine
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I am using Minil 20 mg since 3 month but problem is only little bit work.I am still suffering from depression and stress as well as anxiety.Please advise me about this medicine. ## I m taking minil 20mg since four month.but now a days my heart bitbit probleam is soulve.tell me now, can I stop the minil 20? ## Why doctors prescribe minil 20mg? I am using it but I wsnt to know what it does?
Updated 5 hours ago.
 
What is Desvenlaflax
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I've been taking Pristiq for a long time, understanding there was no generic. I've even spoken to my Dr who prescribed it about a generic not having been released. Today I changed pharmacies, having provided them with my last bottle of Pristiq for all the info. I was given Desvenlaflax, showing it was generic for Pristiq. I'm confused. I'd like to know if this is actually the generic. I'm familiar with Desvenlafaxine but never heard of what I've now been given. Also I know some generics are not as effective as the brand name. If you have any information concerning the efficacy, please provide. ## That is Desvenlafaxine, they just abbreviated it on this refill. The only way to see how it will work for you is by trying it to see. The FDA lists the typical side effe...
Updated 7 hours ago in Pristiq.
 
Bupropion side effects upon discontinuing
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I decided to stop taking this drug and am experiencing extreme fatigue and dizziness. Is this to be expected? ## Yes, those can be typical withdrawal effects, as reported by the FDA. You may also experience nausea, fever, chills, rebound depression, and anxiety. How long have you been taking it and what was your dosage? Are you on any other medications?
Updated 15 hours ago in Bupropion.
 
Lexam 10 side effect question
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Hello, I've just started taking Lexam 10 escitalopram. I'm a 22 year old female being treated for depression/anxiety. I'm wondering if anyone else who has taken Lexam has experienced dilated pupils? My pupils are huge and have not died down. I've only been on it for 2 days and I had quite a bad headache for an hour or two, which has now completely gone. Apart from feeling nauseous and dizzy which I've been told is normal, I was quite concerned and wondering if it's normal? Thanks ## This NIH does list various optical side effects as being caused by this medication, you may also experience nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, mood swings, and weight gain. It may take about 4 to 5 weeks for such side effects to go away, but they should gradually improve in the i...
Updated 15 hours ago in Escitalopram.
 
Cymbalta pros and cons
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I have been on Cymbalta for 3 months. I was prescribed it for nerve pain. I take it 2x daily but after reading about the withdrawal symptoms i eased into it. I still only take it once daily. I noticed a raise in my blood pressure at the start and odd headaches. I always take it with milk just to help with stomach issues. As far as how fast it works, I think all medicines react different to each individual. This medicine has helped tremendously with nerve pain. Good luck. ## Yes, we are all different, so while the FDA and NIH can list details regarding certain common side effects, there is no way to know how any medication will affect any given person. The typical side effects are listed as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, weight changes, and mood swings. Are yo...
Updated 15 hours ago in Cymbalta.
 
mirtazapine drug test
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hi to all ive been on mirtazapine for a few months now and i had a drug test a few week ago and its came back positive for amphetamins i dont do drugs except what my doctor gives me im tryin to find any info on internet but no luck thanx for any replies ## Mirtazapine is a tetracyclic antidepressant, so it shouldn't show up on a drug test as anything. I also did some research with our resources, that contain various reports on what medications have shown false positives for certain things and Mirtazapine has not been shown to give a positive test for anything. Where you taking anything else at the time? Even if it was an over the counter product, please post back and let us know, so I can check for you. ## I take 45mg Avanza on prescription before bedtime each day. I also failed a d...
Updated 18 hours ago in Mirtazapine.
 
What Is The Best Generic Version Of Wellbutrin Xl - Watson or Anchen?
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My doctor will not prescribe generic Wellbutrin XL but my insurance will no longer pay for brand name drugs. I will have to pay about $7000 per yer for what I am taking now (3 of the 150mg Wellbutrin XL brand name per day). I am reading that the problem with the generics is the time release mechanism and not the drug itself and that some are better than others. Anybody have experience with the generics made by Watson and /or Anchen? ## I have no experience using it, but I do understand the problems that can occur with generic medications. I also did some searching and from what I've found online, most that have tried the one manufactured by Anchen have had good results with it. However, you may not get the same results, the only way to find out is to actually try it and see how it w...
Updated 1 day ago in Wellbutrin.
 
Take Cymbalta and I can't loose weight
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I've been on Cymbalta for 3 years for depression and anxiety. I am about 30-40 lbs overweight but I can't seem to loose weight no mater what I do. Has anyone else ran into this problem or no what to do to loose the weight. I take 120 mg per day ## Yes, weight gain, or the inability to lose weight can be a normal side effect of most medications in this class according to NIH reports. You may also experience nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, and mood swings. Do you also make sure to get plenty of exercise and to eat as healthy as possible? Are you on any other medications?
Updated 1 day ago in Cymbalta.
 
Trazodone and Vision Problems
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I currently am using Trazodone HCL 150Mg for insomnia. I usually cut the dosage in half or in thirds and notice my eyes and vision seem to be affected. It is as if my eyes are really tired, blink a lot, and definitely irritated. I take no other meds except 25Mg of Metoprolol ER to slow a rapid heartbeat. I have been taking Metoprolol for many months with no side effects. I previously had been using 50MG of Trazodone and it was quite ineffective. My doctor increased the dosage to help me sleep. I do not notice anyone complaining of eye problems. The Mfr. of Trazodone is TEVA Pharm. ## Hello, Gloria! How are you? The FDA does list blurry vision among the possible side effects of Trazodone, but they don't specify how or why it causes it, so yes, your symptoms could possibly be due to t...
Updated 1 day ago in Trazodone.
 
Antidepressants and Sexual Health
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I just wanted to take a minute to introduce myself on these forums. My name is Dan and I'm a social worker and I do mental health research. One of the issues that I see come up time and time again, but that is rarely openly discussed in my field, are the positive and negative effects antidepressants can have on sexual health. It's an area I'm researching more now, but am hopeful to converse about the topic here in an effort to learn more myself and to hopefully share some of my research/knowledge/projects too. ## You are welcome on this site, but anti depressants are not good. They've caused more problems than just sexual health. Just like all meds that the government thinks they have to regulate these should be. Instead they think the answer is to let them control what ...
Updated 1 day ago in Venlafaxine.
 
A Difficult Choice - Stopping Antidepressants
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Let me begin by stating that if I had fully understood how horrible it would be to stop taking the various SSRI, SNRI and benzodiazepines that I have been prescribed over the years, I don't think I would have started taking them in the first place, or perhaps I would have done things differently. I certainly knew there were risks involved, however, I avoided doing a ton of internet research, as this can cause unnecessary doubt and instead, I put my trust in my healthcare providers. It seems that the small percentage of people who do not experience withdrawal from these drugs (Effexor, Clonazepam, Cymbalta) gives some doctors enough confidence to put patients on these medications without fully explaining the probable consequences. Sadly though, when you are someone who lacks emotiona...
Updated 1 day ago in Effexor.
 
Did it take you a long time to adjust to Celexa?
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I have both Anxiety and Depression, tried several SSRIs that didn't work. Dr put me on Celexa 10mg beginning April 1st...he warned me it would be rough at first. THAT is the truth... I have been SO much worse with anxiety... So I've only been on that low dose for 2 weeks. I feel SO discouraged because am not having ANY signs of feeling one bit better. Could you please share your experiences with me about how long it took. I'd really appreciate it, thanks. ## Yes, it can take about 4 to 5 weeks for this class of medications to reach their full level of efficacy in your body and for you to know how well it may, or may not work for you. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, mood changes, and weight changes. How are ...
Updated 1 day ago in Celexa.
 
urbanol side effects
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I have been taking Cilift and Purata for some time now and it worked till recently when I started feeling down and depressed again. My Dr changed Cilift for Urbanol and I still take Purata, is this right. Whilst going thru the change, I experienced electric like shocks when I moved my eyes, this is now gone, but now I regularly get an overwhelming feeling of no energy, tiredness and feel totally drained. Could this be a side effect from the Urbanol ? I am under the impression that Urbanol is an anti-depressant and Purata is an anxiety pill ? Have I got it all wrong ? ## Hi. I have been using urbanol as prescribed by the docter for anxiety. Problem is it's done, and I have not been using it for about two weeks. Since I stopped taking it I've been experiencing severe headaches, fe...
Updated 2 days ago.
 
Citalopram Hbr 20 Mg Tab
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Could citalopram Hbr 20 mg tab cause itching of the skin on arms, head and face? Warning on bottle mentions "avoid prolonged sunlight". ## Hi Vickie, If it says to avoid prolonged sunlight, the medication probably causes some sort of Photosensitivity. Photosensitivity is a skin reaction (i.e. rash) that occurs after exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun or an artificial light source. This could explain the very symptoms you're describing. I do also want to note that itching, rashes, swelling, hives or blisters, are all listed as severe side effects of Citalopram; in which case it would probably be best to let your doctor know about this as soon as possible. Ref: nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a699001.html#side-effects I hope this information helps! ## Wh...
Updated 2 days ago in Citalopram.
 
blue Fluoxetine causes heartburn
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Recently my pharmacy began giving me a new version of fluoxetine, which I have taken for MANY years with no problems.... however the blue fluoxetine gives me horrible heart burn. I use to take them at night before bed, but couldn't sleep, so decided to start taking them in the morning and still get the heartburn. I don't take them with any other meds. I tried an empty stomach, and after eating, but the results are still the same. I also get a bad headache (I think from the heartburn.) Has anyone figured out how to avoid this problem? ## Hi Jen, I truly believe that the root cause of this specific heartburn side effect lies within the "inactive" ingredients found in the blue Fluoxetine pill. Reason I say that is because, when you switch brand names or manufacturers, the d...
Updated 2 days ago in Fluoxetine.
 
Duloxetine for pain / how does it work?
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My Dr prescribed this TEVA 7543 for my chronic lower back pain. How does it work? I don't have depression and Duloxetine is an antidepressant. ## The FDA has discovered that many medications in this class can also help with certain types of nerve pain, but it may take 4 to 5 weeks, before you know how well it will work for you. Its typical side effects are listed as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, mood swings, and weight gain. How long have you been taking it?
Updated 2 days ago in Duloxetine.
 
AbortionTablets Name In Pakistan
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dear my wife is in 5th month of pregnancy. we want to abort this baby using medicines. ## already have two kids... daughter is 22 months...now again pregnant 6 weeks...husband not willing to let me use stmom. he thinks its life threatning. i dont want this baby..xtremely depressed and having suicidal thoughts. can some one help me or advice me what to do...financially we cant afford more kids ## My g.f is pregnant. After. 2 week. Plz. Tel me what i use the tablet. For abortion. ## My g.f is pregnant from 2 weeks and i have taken rotec 75 mg tablet. Does it have any affect on pregnancy? Plz tell me... ## salam ..my period se uper 4 din uper hogay or result bi positive araha he koi tablet bataden.. ## My wife had used 8breeky tab nothing happened more then cramps and a little spotting wha...
Updated 2 days ago.
 

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