I have SLE, Fibremalgia and deppression inspite of using fluoxetine and zyban
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Hi my name is XXXXXXX i have been diagnosed with SLE and Fibremalgia and deppression . I have been taking fluoxetine for 3 months that isnt working my doctor prescribed 150mg zyban that I have been taking for a week. I have been feeling horrible with headaches, nightsweats,irratibility and interupted sleep, should I stop taking them? I am 60 yrs old I stopped smoking 4yrs ago and haven't eaten meat for 30yrs.I also have osteoarthritis in my foot from an old ankle injury.other medication I am taking is bendrofluazide nadalol losartanpotassium omeprazole asprin paracetamol and sometimes codiene.
Posted Sat, 22 Mar 2014 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Answered by Dr. Vaibhav Gandhi 5 hours later
Brief Answer: Yes you can hold zyban consulting your doctor. Detailed Answer: Hello, I have studied your case. Yes you can hold zyban consulting your doctor as symptoms may be side effects of zyban. Another possibility of withdrawal symptoms due to sudden stop of fluoxetine. A holistic approach is required for depression and fibromyalgia, which includes exercises, meditation, SKY [sudarshan XXXXXXX yoga] and acupuncture along with healthy diet and herbs. For arthritic pain You can use supportive splint or brace. You can take tab tramadol for pain relief, and chondritin sulphate will help in arthritic pain relief. Continue your other medication. Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries. Wishing you good health. Take care.
Follow-up: I have SLE, Fibremalgia and deppression inspite of using fluoxetine and zyban 17 hours later
Answered by Dr. Vaibhav Gandhi 17 hours later
Brief Answer: You may need to hold zyban Detailed Answer: Hello again You may need to hold zyban. You can take selective cox 2 inhibitors like eterocoxib consulting your doctor ,it may not cause stomach irritation. Steroid shot may help you if medication are not effective. Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries. Wishing you good health. Take care.