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Re: Add pindolol to serzone, wellbutrin and cytomel

Posted by Elizabeth on June 2, 1999, at 18:22:57

In reply to Re: Add pindolol to serzone, wellbutrin and cytomel, posted by Ash on June 2, 1999, at 13:45:51

You've tried a lot of the standard antidepressants. What I could suggest sort of depends on your symptoms, but here are some possible augmentation strategies:

-lithium: very good evidence for this (though not specifically with Serzone or Wellbutrin, I don't think)
-BuSpar: push the dose, up to 90mg, if it doesn't work at lower doses
-anticonvulsants: Lamictal in particular seems to be an antidepressant for many people
-naltrexone: controversial (little evidence other than case reports), but sometimes it seems to work wonders
-"alternative" approaches: the two things that I would consider are omega-3 fatty acids and SAMe. Ask doctors which brands they would use.

The pindolol seems like a pretty good idea, actually, though. How's your blood pressure? You don't have a history of asthma, do you? Those are the only things I can think of that would really count against it.

If you do try pindolol, I'm sure people here would be interested to hear how it turns out.

The other possibility is reconsidering the diagnosis. Sometimes I think depression is diagnosed quickly because it's so common, and other things can be missed. I'm blanking out on what "other things" might be in your case; it's just a general statement. :-}

Well anyway, good luck to you!




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