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Too many meds, too little time

Posted by Jan on July 4, 1999, at 3:03:57

Hi, gang -- I discovered your discussions through a
search engine, and decided to join in. I am currently
on Effexor, my fourth med. I've got great news and
terrible news. The great news is that I've never been
so depression and anxiety free. I have not had one
nightmare nor woken up with anxiety in weeks. I'm
assuming that the fact it's time-released is a big
factor. The bad news is that all of my side effects
seem to be even worse: dryness, foot jerks, drowsiness,
sexual disinterest, etc. I'm not sure it's worth it!

I also saw the Newsweek article on SAMe, and it boosted
my hopes for an alternative. But I was very disenchanted
to see your comments on price. I had never heard of 5HTP
before, and will ask my doctor about both (she's up on
everything). Any other suggestions? (I've taken Prozac,
Wellbutrin, and Luvox. Effexor works the best so far
for my moods.)

P.S. I just did a little more research on both SAMe and
5HTP, and learned that they've both been known to have
problems with intestinal gas. That's a red flag for me,
as I have a history of digestive sensitivities. Bummer!




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