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I'm currently taking several medications for

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I'm currently taking several medications for anxiety/depression. My wife thinks I'm over medicated. How do I find out?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 2 years ago.

Are your current medications helping with your anxiety/depression?

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.
In fact there are several serious possible drug actions with your current combinations.
Escitalopram and both buspirone and buproprion for exam.
The recommendation would be to use an alternative or streamline your medications.
There are significant potential interactions with propranolol and abilify with buproprion.
I would discuss this with your doctor, even IF they are helping with your current situation.
Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 2 years ago.
There are two, often competing considerations when taking any medication: safety and effectiveness.
It is important to assess the effectiveness of a medication or medications one is already on before entertaining any possible changes.
Are your current meds helping, and are you under the care of a mental health professional?