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Re: Atypical depression

Posted by Victoria on April 22, 1999, at 21:04:36

In reply to Re: Atypical depression, posted by Kathy on April 21, 1999, at 15:31:33

It can take a few weeks for zoloft or any SSRI to take effect, so you won't know what works until you've given it a long enough trial. Many side effects diminish after the first few days or weeks; if they are intolerable, some people (I"m one) do better on smaller doses or starting out with a small dose and working up. Do you have a good doctor who knows a lot about these meds who can help you figure out what works for you?

> This thread has been really informative. I did not
> even know that there was such a thing as Atypical depression.
> I've been seeing a therapist for a few months now and we have been
> trying to determine what it is that I have. I am depressed,
> yes but I just got out of a really trying relationship with a man
> that I was very much in love with, but he was having major guilt issues
> about leaving his former partner - he left her and she of course played
> up the total victim and he is a co-dependent/rescuer and well anyway it
> was really messed up but it has sent me into a depression that I can only
> find very temporary relieve from - mainly from the bottle, but sometimes
> from other sources like family/friends etc. Anyway, after reading so much
> on the websites about all kinds of disorders, I've decided that I have them
> all - Adult ADD, OCD, depresssion, anxiety attacks,perhaps maybe even bipolar
> and now Atypical depression, which I think of the above describes me the best -
> that and the ADD. And, I'm just kidding about thinking that I have them all
> but I do think that I have stumbled across something on this website with the
> atypical depression. It describes me rather well and my ex too, believe it or
> not. Anyway, I have tried with little success, buspar, paxil (did try long
> enough), xanax, and zoloft (only a few days). I took it for two days and felt
> really anxious or something - it was just uncomfortable and at the time I think
> I was suffering more from anxiety and fear of the unknown (of how my relatioship
> was going to go) so I decided to quit, but now that I'm more depressed than
> anything else and just a little bit anxious I'm wondering if I should try the zoloft
> again. Also, is it good for atypical D and if so, is a rush characteristic of zoloft
> in the first week. I really want a cure for this illness whatever it is and I have
> pretty much been living with it my whole life.
> Thanks




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