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Re: Have to Stop MAOI - Suggestions on 2nd Choice?

Posted by Elizabeth on May 9, 1999, at 0:39:11

In reply to Have to Stop MAOI - Suggestions on 2nd Choice?, posted by Judy on May 8, 1999, at 14:09:09

My situation is a little bit different: I got on MAOIs because I couldn't tolerate tricyclics long enough to give them an adequate trial.

Effexor did work for me, but I got what I'm guessing was serotonin syndrome on it and had to stop.

Another thing that's worth trying is Remeron. Don't be put off if it causes somnolence and appetite stimulation at low doses; these side effects actually are supposed to get better as you raise the dose.

Both Remeron and Effexor may work in people who haven't responded to some of the other antidepressants that are around.

One other thing you might consider is high-dose (60-90mg) BuSpar. It works as an antidepressant at those doses.

Anyway I don't know exactly what you've tried so I can't give an exhaustive list of other things to try, but these suggestions hopefully are a start.




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