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Posted on Tue, 1 Aug 2017 in Mental Health
Question: I suffer from major depression and the last 2 years chronic pain. What is the best drug that will help me
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Answered by Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi 29 minutes later
Brief Answer:
SSRI or SNRI drugs can be used.

Detailed Answer:
Hello thanks for asking from HealthcareMagic,

I can understand your concern. You have been diagnosed with depressive disorder and have pain symptoms.

If we consider the antidepressants then I will choose from either any SSRI drugs or SNRI drugs. Fluoxetine, Paroxetine, Escitalopram etc are SSRI drugs. Venlafaxine, Duloxetine etc are SNRI drugs. I'd have preferred Escitalopram for relief in your case.

So far which drugs have been given to you (apart from Trintellix)?

Please provide this additional information in the follow-up.
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Thanks and Take care


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