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Re: Lexapro/Adderall/Prevacid!

Posted by Patient on October 15, 2003, at 16:06:40

In reply to Re: LexaproAdderall-i can't get out of bed!, posted by onegirlrhumba on October 14, 2003, at 18:10:34

> thanks, i will definitely try taking my adderall first thing apon waking...i've found that it's much easier to wake up once it's started working also.
> i realized that i've been more depressed than usual for the past two weeks...and the only change i made two weeks ago was that i started taking something for acid reflux disease...i forget the name, starts with a p? prevacid maybe?
> anyway, i'm wondering now if anybody knows if that may have interfered with my lexapro. now that i think about it, it really feels like i've been going through AD withdrawl...maybe that could be the problem? i stopped taking it yesterday to find out. i would much rather have heartburn than be depressed.
> but does anybody know what i could take for heartburn that won't affect my other meds? maybe it has to do with the time i take them? cuz i take my heartburn med and antidepressant at the same time of day.
> also, can somebody recommend a good supplement or two that might help with anxiety and general feeling of melancholy, etc? and where can i get this stuff?


That's interesting, because for the past month or two I have had varying degrees of ulcer-type false hunger pangs while taking Lexapro. I've taken Lexapro as 5mg a day, and for a period I was taking 5mg once in morning and once in evening. I couldn't handle 10mg at once-made me a bit anxious. Anyway, after adding the Wellbutrin to the 5mg Lexapro, the pangs went away. It wasn't exactly acid reflux, though as you say, but someone else on this board mentioned Celexa causing this. I must mention that for years I was bulimic, and this probably has negatively affected my stomach for good, though I've never experienced these sensations while taking Zoloft, Prozac, or Celexa in the past.

I checked out the drug info for Prevacid and it doesn't mention any interactions with SSRI's, but that doesn't mean it doesn't happen, and there may be documentation about it through medical resources not on the internet. Tell your doctor. I'd suggest taking the two medicines at least 3 hours apart. If you stop the proton-pump inhibitor medicine, Prevacid, and the symptoms go away, then I would suspect a drug interaction occuring.

For nutritional supplements to treat depression and anxiety, I could go on and on, but I'll mention a good book "Prescription for Nutritional Healing" by Balch-it contains chapters on both disorders and nutritional suggestions. I always suggest a high-potency quality multi-vitamin/mineral supplement and B-complex. I go to my local health food store, or shop on line. as well as There are others out there.

Sounds like you'll have to set you're alarm to take the Adderall ; )




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