Am I taking correct medicines for anxiety?
Q: I am a 40 years old man who gets headache only on the one side and gets disturbed sleep. I am taking medicines for anxiety and depression. I am taking Sertraline 100 mg, Trapex 1 mg, Solace (Amisulprides) 50 mg. What are these medicines for?
A:Sertraline is used in the treatment of mental ailments i.e. Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), Panic Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders. It has a long list of side effects including insomnia, worsening of pre-existing depression, suicidal tendency, inflammation of pancreas (pancreatitis) etc. Solace (amisulpiride) is also used in the treatment of schizophrenia. Its side effects include anxiety, insomnia, impotence etc. Trapex contains lorazepam used in the short-term treatment of acute, debilitating anxiety. Its side effects include Nervous System disturbances including impaired alertness, dizziness, confusion, weakness, unsteadiness, amnesia, addiction, rash, visual disturbances. Respiratory depression, which can be fatal. Headache, agitation. Disorientation. Pre-existing depression may emerge or worsen. Please try yoga.