Suggest treatment for sleep apnea, depression and bipolar disorder

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Posted on Mon, 14 Nov 2016 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: Doctor,
I'm recovering from a Complex Shoulder Surgery.
I'm using a Nasal Style Sleep Machine at night to treat MILD Sleep Apnea.
Being treated for ADD.
Treated for Depression.
Diagnosed with Bipolar.
Treated for temporary Panic Attacks because of; Moving, Death of Parent, Death of my Therapy Dog.
Need Mood Stabilzing Medication.
QUESTION;
Can I take 1 x 750 MG of my METHOCARBAMOL Per Day if I'm being prescribed the following DRUGS;
5/325 Oxycodone x 3
1 MG Alprazolam x 2
350 MG XXXXXXX
500 MG Naproxen
12 MCG/HR Fentanyl every 72 hrs
10 MG Adderall XR x 2
20 MG Lexapro
3 MG Lunesta
400 MG Lamotrigine
40 MG Lisinopril



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Answered by Dr. Prasanna Heijebu 7 hours later
Brief Answer:
Methocarbamol is not required

Detailed Answer:
Hello Madam.

I can certainly understand your concern.

I have worked through your query in detail.

First and foremost Methocarbamol should be used only when there are characteristic muscle spasms.

It's not a mood stabilizing agent at all.

Instead, Lamotrigine is a very good mood stabilizer which you already taking it.

Hence, there is no need for a muscle relaxant like Methocarbamol.

Post your further questions if any.
Thank you.
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