Pristiq and PainKillers

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Emily_88
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   Posted 6/13/2010 5:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi everybody,

I'm new here - I've always read forums but never posted...so here goes.

I started Pristiq a few months ago - first time AD user, and after the first week of nausea, dry mouth and dizziness am lucky enough to be having wonderful results from Pristiq. No more panic attacks! I'm on 50mg and still get a little anxious from time to time, but am happy to put up with it rather than increase my dose and have a harder time coming off.

Just having a bit of muscle pain in my neck and wanted to take either some Ibuprofen, Panadol or Panadeine to get rid of it - but are these safe to have whilst on Pristiq?

Appreciate your help!

Emily

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   Posted 6/13/2010 5:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi emily,

and welcome to the forum. I take pristiq too. Have had good results with it. I suffered a little nausea in the beginning but that was all. I also take abilify with it. That is a mood stabilizer and it works well with the pristiq.

As far as the pain meds go. I am familiar with the ibuprophen, but not with the other two. I think that the best thing to do is check with your doctor. I believe that the ibuprophen would be safe. But look it up on the internet (the pristiq) and check for any drug interactions. Or I could do that for you. But I take norco with pristiq and there is no problem. Norco is a strong vicodin.

I hope that you get more replies today. It is the weekend and the forum is a little slow then. So don't feel bad if you don't get a lot of replies, you should on Monday.

I hope that you feel better soon. Keep posting and let us know how you are doing.

Hugs, Karen
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Emily_88
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   Posted 6/13/2010 5:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks a lot Karen - sorry I am Australian so I wrote down the Australian drug names. Panadol is 500mg Paracetamol - and Panadeine is just Paracetamol with Codeine. My search on the internet came up with nothing - but led me to this helpful site - so I decided to finally give it a go :)

I would have thought as they are mild painkillers they'd be fine - but thought I'd better check to be safe.

Thanks again for your help - I'm sure I will be using forum's much more regularly in the future. :)

Emily

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   Posted 6/13/2010 6:00 AM (GMT -7)   
You are so welcome. If I can take the norco with it, I am sure that the painkillers that you mentioned would be safe, but yes, it is wise to check with the doctor first.

I am glad that you like the forum. Keep us updated with how you are doing.

Have a wonderful day my friend.

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Tirzah
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   Posted 6/13/2010 11:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Emily,
Not sure how things work in Australia, but can you call the pharmacy where you got the medicine? A pharmacist should be able to tell you what drugs will cause interactions. Of course, a doctor would be best because they would have your entire medical history but if you can't wait to call the doctor talking to a pharmacist would be the next best thing. And hopefully the side effects will go away after a few more weeks (often some of the side effects will resolve with time).

feel better,
frances

Emily_88
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   Posted 6/13/2010 3:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Frances,

Thanks for your reply. Yes - the side effects have long-since gone - that was only in the first week so I think myself very lucky. I believe I will call the pharmacist today. Due to the fact it was Sunday night last night and everything was closed - I was hoping for some quick information - but I guess it's always better to be safe.

Thanks again, Emily.

truth_seeker
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   Posted 6/5/2014 7:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Pain killers and anti-depressants.

SSRI's (most of them) decrease the effectiveness of analgesics. When dealing with chronic pain based depression please know this. Cymbalta helps with both sometimes, chronic pain and depression (it may make you feel sick feeling though), cymbalta and pregabalin are a great combo for chronic pain/depression. Prystiq really doesn't counteract analgesics, it is a serotonin and norepenephrin reuptake inhibitor, on paper technically it should; however SSNRI's scientifically does not counteract analgesics.

With SSRI's increase your analgesics. Codein Contin 100mg - 200mg or Codein contin to the patch. For breakthrough pain you have to move from T-4's - perk's. No doctor will do that. With SSRI's and pain enquire about celebrex too.

SSNRI's have little effect on the effectiveness of analgesics. Good combo is Cymbalta or Prystiq and Pregabalin and T-4's for breakthrough pain (you won't need codein contin if you are on those 2 meds). Prystiq wont effect the effectiveness of pain killers.

For the flat affect of cymbalta and pregabalin... enquire about the smallest dose of vyvanse (wellbutrin will have little to no effect, it is so very mild). I know ADD/ADHD cannot be developed but vyvanse has helped with the foggy feeling that SSRI's/SSNRI's produce as a by-product.

Don't stop researching. It is YOUR responsibility to care for your body, dr's only help. YOU become your own professional, YOU must become the expect on your conditions. I'm getting off my soapbox.
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