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Re: med combos

Posted by Toby on October 6, 1998, at 9:52:01

In reply to ANY MEDS OR COMBO- DRUGS THAT WORK!!, posted by Charlie Pitrat on October 2, 1998, at 15:20:49

Have you been engaging in psychotherapy as well as the medications? Both together work better than either one alone. You've been checked out medically and there is nothing contributing to the depression such as thyroid, heart trouble, asthma, smoking, alcohol, kidney or liver trouble, diabetes, lupus, TB, anemia? Have you been on combinations of medications or just a long succession of one medication at a time? If you have done all the above and want some thoughts on combos of medications, here are some...

Things to add to SSRI's: Buspar, Pindolol, Serzone, Fenfluramine, Cylert, ritalin, Bromocriptine, Ludiomil, Wellbutrin, Remeron, Effexor, Buprenex, Klonopin, estrogen (for females). Don't forget ECT. If you haven't been on an MAOI, that is worth a try if you will follow the diet that is required. I know you listed some of the above medications as ones that didn't work. However, combinations of those can work when alone they do nothing. Some that I have seen work together (alone, nothing) are Serzone + Wellbutrin, Effexor + Remeron, Zoloft + Pamelor + Lithium, Serzone + Pindolol, Buspar + SSRI's. The way to see if a combo will work, is to go back and look at which ones you tolerated best and which may have helped "a little" and then to add those together. You can swap them around fairly easily (all except the MAOI's) and give them brief trials for 3-5 days each and see which combo gives you a gut feeling of improvement. You will need to work closely with your doctor in order to achieve this.




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