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Re: Please help

Posted by Susan on October 23, 1998, at 10:45:03

In reply to Re: Please help, posted by Toby on October 21, 1998, at 8:42:06

> Talk to your cardiologist about Pamelor or Norpramin. They are tricyclics, but have the least effect on the heart (the Desyrel is also a tricyclic and you apparently haven't had any heart problems from that).
> Luvox is another SSRI type that is FDA approved in this country only for OCD but is used in Europe for depression as well. It may help with the anxiety.
> Remeron is another very good agent for anxious depression that helps with insomnia as well. Very few side effects other than weight gain, but if you are conscious of that from the beginning, most people can avoid overeating.

Thank you for the advice and information. I talked with my doctor before reading your message and he thinks Wellbutrin is worth another try but this time in conjunction with Desyrel. My only real objection to Wellbutrin was the irritability, sleeplessness, and cognitive problems I had while taking it the last time. Hopefully, the Desyrel will counter some of those effects and boost the antidepressant effect. The real problem right now is not anxiety but inertia and lack of energy and motivation. If the Wellbutrin doesn't work, my doctor thinks Effexor, which I've never taken before, might be another reasonable alternative. When I see him again next month I'll ask him specifically about the drugs you've suggested too.

Thanks again for you help. It's much appreciated.




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