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Re: Zoloft and Apathy--Sean

Posted by Sean on May 25, 1999, at 13:00:44

In reply to Re: Zoloft and Apathy--Sean, posted by ruth on May 25, 1999, at 8:09:31

> >Sean,
> what sorts of side effects do you have with the
> Elavil (amitriptyline)? Do you have the sexual
> side effects,or the weight gain thing>? It's
> funny b/c I've been toying with the idea of
> going on one of the older ad's, TCA's, thinking
> maybe they don't have the flattening effect of
> the ssri's...

Dry mouth, constipation are the big ones. Also a
bit dizzy when standing up (sometimes). I developed
cardiac arrhythmias, however, so I really can't
take 100mg dose. Ami does help with sleep, which
for me, is pretty key to keeping my moods stable.
If I lose sleep, I start getting really wound up.

As for the creative stuff, I find I do better work
when I'm slowed down a little and able to really
hang with what I'm feeling and hearing. For me,
amitriptyline did not get in the way. Zo and Zac
did. I also never experienced a "poop out" on
ami and took it for many years before reducing the

Hope this helps!





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