Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 529073

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What SSRIs work with ABilify?Need relief from IBS

Posted by Alvin on July 17, 2005, at 14:44:55

I am taking 2.5 mg Abilify (for about 1 month now) and think it is helping, except for my IBS (irritable bowel syndrome which is a functional syndrome - not an illness- caused by the rhythm of the involuntary muscles in intestines getting out whack, which in turn causes pain and abdominal bloating). Low dose SSRIs have worked in the past. Does anyone know if prozac can work with abilify; IOW, will prozac be enhanced in the blood stream with in combination with abilify?

 

Re: What SSRIs work with ABilify?Need relief from IBS Alvin

Posted by ed_uk on July 17, 2005, at 15:57:53

In reply to What SSRIs work with ABilify?Need relief from IBS, posted by Alvin on July 17, 2005, at 14:44:55

Hi!

Celexa and Lexapro are easy to combine with other drugs because they don't generally interact. Generic citalopram is cheapest and should work well.

~Ed

 

Re: What SSRIs work with ABilify?Need relief from IBS ed_uk

Posted by Alvin on July 17, 2005, at 16:24:54

In reply to Re: What SSRIs work with ABilify?Need relief from IBS Alvin, posted by ed_uk on July 17, 2005, at 15:57:53

Always good to hear from you Ed - isn't your chem final coming up real soon? Anyway,thanks for your input - I will talk to my pdoc about it - and go with the one that causes the least amount of weight gain.

 

Re: What SSRIs work with ABilify?Need relief from IBS Alvin

Posted by ed_uk on July 17, 2005, at 16:48:15

In reply to Re: What SSRIs work with ABilify?Need relief from IBS ed_uk, posted by Alvin on July 17, 2005, at 16:24:54

Hi!

They both cause weight gain in some patients. Go with generic citalopram, it's cheaper!

~Ed

 

Re: What SSRIs work with ABilify?Need relief from IBS ed_uk

Posted by Alvin on July 17, 2005, at 17:28:12

In reply to Re: What SSRIs work with ABilify?Need relief from IBS Alvin, posted by ed_uk on July 17, 2005, at 16:48:15

> Hi!
>
> They both cause weight gain in some patients. Go with generic citalopram, it's cheaper!
>
> ~Ed

You're right - If I run the risk of gaining weight on them, why lose money? (insult to injury, n'est ce pas?) :)

 

Re: What SSRIs work with ABilify?Need relief from IBS

Posted by lunesta on July 17, 2005, at 20:14:25

In reply to What SSRIs work with ABilify?Need relief from IBS, posted by Alvin on July 17, 2005, at 14:44:55

low dose naltrexone has been shown to stop and basically cure IBS. There is a company finishing the final phase 3 trials now for this , but low dose naltrexone can be compounded easily, its being used for several autoimmune disorders.

 

Re: What SSRIs work with ABilify?Need relief from IBS

Posted by Alvin on July 18, 2005, at 7:16:31

In reply to Re: What SSRIs work with ABilify?Need relief from IBS, posted by lunesta on July 17, 2005, at 20:14:25

Lunesta, do you know if it causes an interaction with abilify? Do you have more more information about naltrexdone? Thanks.

 

Re: What SSRIs work with ABilify?Need relief from IBS

Posted by lunesta on July 18, 2005, at 13:10:11

In reply to Re: What SSRIs work with ABilify?Need relief from IBS, posted by Alvin on July 18, 2005, at 7:16:31

it is regarded as generally safe with everything except narcotic painkillers but i do not have suffcient information to specifically prove its safe with ablify, i very mush believe it is though.

 

Re: What SSRIs work with ABilify?Need relief from IBS lunesta

Posted by Alvin on July 18, 2005, at 13:22:13

In reply to Re: What SSRIs work with ABilify?Need relief from IBS, posted by lunesta on July 18, 2005, at 13:10:11

Thanks, Lunesta...I'm going to mention this to my pdoc. BTW, why are you taking it? Do you take it with anything else? Can you take a low dose long term? How is it on weight gain? Does it activate you or does it relax you?
Thanks for any personal info you feel like sharing with me!

> it is regarded as generally safe with everything except narcotic painkillers but i do not have suffcient information to specifically prove its safe with ablify, i very mush believe it is though.

 

Re: What SSRIs work with ABilify?Need relief from IBS Alvin

Posted by Alvin on July 18, 2005, at 13:24:42

In reply to Re: What SSRIs work with ABilify?Need relief from IBS lunesta, posted by Alvin on July 18, 2005, at 13:22:13

oNe other thing, I take ativan as needed, doesn't sound like naltraxone would be contraindicated, but I will talk to my pdoc about it...

> Thanks, Lunesta...I'm going to mention this to my pdoc. BTW, why are you taking it? Do you take it with anything else? Can you take a low dose long term? How is it on weight gain? Does it activate you or does it relax you?
> Thanks for any personal info you feel like sharing with me!
>
> > it is regarded as generally safe with everything except narcotic painkillers but i do not have suffcient information to specifically prove its safe with ablify, i very mush believe it is though.
>
>

 

Re: What SSRIs work with ABilify?Need relief from IBS Alvin

Posted by Ilene on July 18, 2005, at 15:55:42

In reply to What SSRIs work with ABilify?Need relief from IBS, posted by Alvin on July 17, 2005, at 14:44:55

> I am taking 2.5 mg Abilify (for about 1 month now) and think it is helping, except for my IBS (irritable bowel syndrome which is a functional syndrome - not an illness- caused by the rhythm of the involuntary muscles in intestines getting out whack, which in turn causes pain and abdominal bloating). Low dose SSRIs have worked in the past. Does anyone know if prozac can work with abilify; IOW, will prozac be enhanced in the blood stream with in combination with abilify?

I take 80 mg. Prozac and 10 mg. Abilify. I'm not getting any results, though.

I.

 

Re: What SSRIs work with ABilify?Need relief from IBS

Posted by lunesta on July 18, 2005, at 20:09:38

In reply to Re: What SSRIs work with ABilify?Need relief from IBS lunesta, posted by Alvin on July 18, 2005, at 13:22:13

i am taking it for fibromyalgia for which it has remissed. the only side effect is some trobule sleeping at first. it causes no weight gain. it boosts the immune system, makes your hair and nails grow.

 

Re: What SSRIs work with ABilify?Need relief from IBS lunesta

Posted by Alvin on July 18, 2005, at 20:23:44

In reply to Re: What SSRIs work with ABilify?Need relief from IBS, posted by lunesta on July 18, 2005, at 20:09:38

Thanks Lunesta, I 'm sorry to hear about your fibromyaligia, and I hope my pdoc will agree to try it with me. Alvin

> i am taking it for fibromyalgia for which it has remissed. the only side effect is some trobule sleeping at first. it causes no weight gain. it boosts the immune system, makes your hair and nails grow.
>

 

Naltrexone and IBS lunesta

Posted by Declan on July 18, 2005, at 23:30:35

In reply to Re: What SSRIs work with ABilify?Need relief from IBS, posted by lunesta on July 17, 2005, at 20:14:25

Hi Lunesta
Do you know why naltrexone helps with IBS?
TIA
Declan


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