I have been taking the following but now have been told I should not be taking all of them for various reasons. Am I ok to continue or should I be doing something different? This came from a concerned friend not a doctor, etc.
Sertraline (Zoloft) 100 mg every morning for depression
Alprazolam (Xanax) .5 mg 3x daily or as needed for anxiety (I should be taking this one more often but as I only have a limited number I usually wait to take it until the anxiety nearly reaches the panic attack stage first )
Tylenol Arthritis 1300 mg 3x daily
Ibuprofen 400 mg 3x daily
Aleve 24hr 1x daily
I was told the Ibuprofen and Aleve are basically the same so I should not be taking both as I am in essence overdosing on them and I shouldn’t be taking them with the Sertraline either because that will cause bad interactions.
Are they right? If so, what else could I take OTC? With the above I can, with activity restriction, usually keep my pain levels at about a 5 or 6 unless I am flaring bad in which case they really don’t help at all. On a really good day (very rare!) I might hit a 4.