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Re: Meds

Posted by Toby on January 7, 1999, at 16:07:08

In reply to Ok, Toby, here you go:, posted by racer on January 7, 1999, at 15:10:37

You've only been on four medications and somebody wants to call you borderline personality? Shame on them.

Based on your previous reactions to those medications, I think you might want to try Effexor. Here's why: at 37.5 mg per day it acts like an SSRI (like Paxil), at 75-125 mg per day it acts like a tricyclic (like Pamelor and Sinequan) and at doses over 150 mg per day it acts like an MAOI. Since you had partial to good responses with those types of medications but their individual side effects got the best of you, Effexor may be a good choice because it has properties of those meds but most of those side effects have been cut out. It doesn't tend to cause weight gain (at least not in the realm you got with the others), it won't bottom out your blood pressure, it is helpful for anxiety and I have only had 2 people get sexual dysfunction with it and they were on doses greater than 300 mg per day (and there are remedies for that if it comes down to it). It has a minimal drug interaction risk (a boon for your one glass of wine) and it is excreted in your kidneys (a boon for your connective tissue disease). It is very effective in severe melancholic depression.




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