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Re: Dopamine & Effexor -- At What Dose???

Posted by DC on July 18, 1999, at 15:29:18

In reply to Re: Dopamine & Effexor -- At What Dose???, posted by andrewb on July 10, 1999, at 14:03:57

I've been thinking the same thing about dopamine. Med that has helped me the most is Nardil. I didn't know Prozac had a dopaminergic effect -- thought it was only serotonin. I'm wondering why you didn't mention Wellbutrin since it's the main dopamine raising drug.

> r. Bob had a search feature for the
> > Psycho-Babble posts, but that's another topic...
> >
> > I'm interested in dopamine because the only meds that have had a good effect for
> > me have had some dopaminergic action (Nardil, Parnate, ritalin, prozac), and for various
> > reasons I cannot take them. So, for me, I'm pretty convinced dopamine = less depression.
> > I'm currently taking 225mg Effexor, but I despair of going much higher due to side effects,
> > and I'm tempted to just give up on it and try Marplan, tho I fear weight gain and excessive
> > sweating.
> >
> > Well, you asked :-)
> >
> > --anita
> Are there medications that act exclusively upon the dopamine pathways that are available to you besides stimulants such as ritalin. I'm curious what the available options are.




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