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Re: What tests do I need?

Posted by andrewb on June 26, 1999, at 2:52:35

In reply to What tests do I need?, posted by JohnL on June 25, 1999, at 21:24:24

know, but I would like to know what you all think is important to check for.
> Background: Dysthymic since childhood. First major depression with psychotic features diagnosed in 1995. Labelled bipolar, though any possible hypomanic episodes were short, mild, and questionable at best. Always outpatient, able to function. Was OK on Paxil for a year. But impotence and bad sleep and a seemingly total recovery causltrexop. JohnL.

First of all thank you for your posts, Iíve found them interesting

Iíd like to throw at you the name a few other meds to consider for dysthymia. I believe I have dysthymia (low energy or fatigue, low self esteem, poor concentration, feelings of hopelessness) and therefore have been interested in whatís out there that helps. Here are four meds used for treating dysthymia at times your doctor may want to consider prescribing: amisulpride, amineptine, nardil and triflouperazine.
Amineptine has helped me a lot. And, thank you, it has no sexual side effects (I take a small dose 50mg/day). Amisulpride, like amineptine, works on the dopamine pathways, but has more specific action on the D2-D3 receptors (have you ever tied anything with specific action on the dopamine pathways?), which may mean it is cleaner acting. I get the impression from what little Iíve read that men tolerate amisulpride very well at doses appropriate for dysthymia- itís a different story for women. Iíve also read triflouperazine at 1mg/day acts like amisulpride. Nardil, an older non-reversable MAO-I, may help with low energy, low motivation, anhedonia, and poor concentration.




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