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Re: Skeptic - Seedwoman

Posted by Sean on March 6, 1999, at 14:24:54

In reply to Re: Skeptic - Seedwoman, posted by Pat on March 6, 1999, at 13:28:49

> Your note made a lot of sense to me. I've been trying to find an AD that would work for my depression/anxiety/insomnia for many months now. Everything I've tried has had side effects I couldn't tolerate. I was up until today ready to give up and accept that it's just my personality - I make myself unhappy - you know the drill. I'm seeing my psychiatrist on Tuesday. I was going to cancel and try to stay off all meds, but I'm having major anxiety today and that, together with your note, is making me rethink that. Could you either post a note or write me at if you get a chance and let me know what your experiences are with the different medications. I think Celexa might be the next step for me - it doesn't seem to have the side effects that have most affected me. I've already tried prozac, zoloft, paxil, deseryl, serzone, and remeron. The initial side effects for all these were too much for me to handle - I'm very suseptible to drugs. Anyway, I welcome comments or e mail from anyone who wants to.


The SSRI's may not be the class of meds for you.
I find them *very* agitating and they bring on
both hypomanic states and insomnia for me. I
also have the usual sexual side effects and to
be honest, some of the "personality" side effects
were not exactly productive since I am an artist;
they made me extremely shallow.

I know the "old" TCA drugs are not fashionable,
but I must say that amitrptyline really worked
for anxiety, insomnia, and depression for me. They
do have side effects, but if you work the dose up
slowly, they really aren't that bad. Personally,
I found the sedating aspect helpful at the time.




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