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I just wanted to know if there is a way to tell if my medicine is no longer working? Nortryptaline .25 mg - doesn't seem like its helping anymore

Doctor's Assistant: How is your mood? Are you experiencing regular sleep disturbances (e.g. trouble falling asleep, waking up early)?

Just very anxious and my IBS is flaring up again

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with this? Is there anything in particular that seems to make the symptoms better or worse?

1 1/2 a month and a half - My job is at the VA working with Vets and It can be stressful- many are sick

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the Psychologist should know?

Just that I want to try something new but I don't know what -like a SSRI - because I don't feel my meds are working anymore

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Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 8 months ago
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Are you taking it for depression?
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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I was taking Nort for IBS .25 mg and then I started having anxiety from work and now they put me on .5 clonopin (3x a day) and I feel horrible still - not myself
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I can't afford that- anyway can I be on an SSRI, Nort and clonopin at the same time? I want to ask for an SSRI that controls Anxiety and depression
Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 8 months ago
I definitely agree you need an SSRI. They work way better for both anxiety and depression.
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Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 8 months ago
you can be on both.
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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I have an apt with my psch doctor on the 27th - I was just seeing what kinda help this sites has and I'm not getting any info really
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Can I ask to stay put on Nort .25, Clonopin, and add an SSRI -like Lexapro 10mg?
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Nortriptaline is a trycyclic drug and Lexapro is a SSRI so is it okay to be on both smaller does ?
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Hello?
Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 8 months ago
it is. I'm very sorry about the late reply
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