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Re: To: Mark, Thanks

Posted by Matt on March 28, 1999, at 6:03:35

In reply to To: Mark, Thanks, posted by Cindy on March 25, 1999, at 15:09:41


I'd be quite wary of Ritalin and Dededrine, but Wellbutrin may be a good bet. Prozac also is fairly activating.

I was totally zonked when I was on Celexa and Remeron. In fact, I also was sleeping 14 hours a day, and this wasn't due to my depression. After a few weeks on the Celexa I felt less sedated on it. I've found Celexa to be quite "Paxil-like" in its effects on me, and Remeron is a very sedating antidepressant.

If you have comorbid anxiety, you may want to stay away from Wellbutrin and give Prozac a shot.

Another thing to keep in mind is that the fact that you lack energy in itself doesn't imply that you should seek out a more activating antidepressant. This doesn't mean that you shouldn't modify what you're on now if it's causing you to sleep for most of the day, of course. But depression quite often causes exhaustion (I know!), and many people find that once the depression lifts, their energy returns, even if they're on an antidepressant that is a more "sedating" antidepressant.

Good luck with things. :)





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