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Re: Reaching Out...Looking for support

Posted by glenn on August 2, 1999, at 16:43:15

In reply to Reaching Out...Looking for support, posted by Roo (ruth) on August 2, 1999, at 14:16:16

> Hi,
> I just went to the pharmacologist about AD's and
> sexual side effects. She said since I've already
> tried 2 of the SSRI's and had sexual side effects,
> and two of the newer AD's, Wellbutrin and Serzone didn't
> work for my depression, that our first course of action
> could be A) Try Remeron or B) try a TCA
> I asked her about adding something on to prozac (since
> it works for me so well otherwise) and she said most
> of those options are very iffy and cut back on
> spontaneity.
> Because I'm really scared of people's reports on Remeron
> adding on lots of weight really quickly, I opted for
> the disipramine. I also took it for a month about
> 8 years ago--can't remember much about whether it affected
> me sexually, but I don't remember gaining weight on
> disipramine.
> I don't know....
> What's my point here....
> This may sound stupid, but a part of me feels selfish
> for pursuing this Ad that dosent' have sexual side effects
> thing so agressively. I feel
> like I should just be happy that my drug works for
> my depression and shut up about it. I feel like it's
> "bad" that I want everything. But I do. Is that wrong?
> I feel scared to be on the road of experimentation again
> after just getting stable and content with the prozac.
> Maybe that's my point. Feeling kind of scared and unsure.
> I know I have to just keep trying until something works,
> it's just such a scarey process, never knowing what's
> going to happen, how a drug is going to effect me. I'm
> mostly spooked b/c wellbutrin and serzone made me feel
> so BAD, just awful...
> Can anyone relate?
i guess a lot of people will relate, i can tell you about remeron as i took it for 6 months, no side effects which for me was great as paxil and zoloft made me fell very much worse after only one pill, it wasnt great for my depression but at least it enabled me to beleive that not all meds are awful
i have heard that buspar can negate prozacs sexual problems, check out beyond prozac by robert norden for details, if youve found an ad that works for you id be tempted to try nordens suggestions before giving it up, the search is often hell in itself as you probably know
all the best




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