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Re: Question about anxiety with depression

Posted by Jim on November 9, 1998, at 15:06:04

In reply to Question about anxiety with depression, posted by Maria Goff on November 5, 1998, at 23:02:33

Maria -

I am not a doctor, but I've had anxiety attacks and depression for a long, long time.

From what I know about Serzone, it is supposed to be effective for anxiety and depression. It is also supposed to be free from some of the nasty side effects of the SSRIs (especially the sexual dysfunction one). It is technically not an SSRI. However, I have seen mixed reviews on it - helps some - doesn't help others (but isn't that true with all these meds YMMV!).

If this doesn't solve it completely, you might want to add a benzodiazepine such as Klonipin for the anxiety - find a doc who will prescribe it - if you get a benzo phobe - find another doctor.

I AM NOT A DOCTOR and I am not trying to diagnose or treat you. I just happen to have the same thing and wanted to let you know what has worked for me. The SSRIs (Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, etc.) had unbearable side effects for me (Paxil is wicked).

One more thing, my doctor said I could try imiprimine - supposed to be effective on both anxiety and depression - an older TCA (tricyclic antidepressent) which supposedly has just as high a success rate as the SSRIs. This is another possibility.

Hope this helps.




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