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Re: serzone/nefazodone

Posted by Cam on August 21, 1999, at 8:59:15

In reply to Re: serzone/nefazodone , posted by MA on August 20, 1999, at 13:46:03

I am very sorry about that it takes so long to feel and I don't know
why it takes so long to work. I've been told that it is a good AD for
anxiety and for me that was the very last thing that it has helped me
with. I am curious to know the dosages that all of you are on now and
at what time of day you take your dosages. The reason I am curious is
because I tried dosing in several different ways. Another thing I have
found is if I don't go directly to bed after my nightly dose, I risk
not being able to sleep. So, I wait until I'm ready to go to bed, then
I take it.
It sounds like most of you are just starting out on Serzone. So you
are probably on small amounts. Also, you may not have been doing very
well on the drugs just prior to this. If that would heve been the case
for me I'm not sure how I would have came out. As it was, I had been on
Celexa and using Doxepin to help me sleep. Celexa can be a weight gainer
for some people and Doxepin made me crave sweets which is a side effect
of that drug. I gained 20lb. while taking that combination. My doctor
said that is too much too fast. So, that is how I was put on Serzone.
I had all the side effects and kept falling deeper and deeper down.
I was so afraid that I was going to hit bottom. So, my doctor sent me
to a psychiatrist so that he could ajust the dosage. They both kept
telling me to just hold on alittle longer, it does best 6-8 weeks out.
I thought there was no way I could wait that long. But they raised my
dose just as fast as they felt was safe. For me that was longer than
eight weeks. But, as I said before I'm up to 600mg now. Even though I
thought I was sinking deeper into depression I was getting enough
Serzone to keep me from that, but I would cry, remained sad, didn't
want to do anything. I sat on that wire for several weeks.
I wish you all the best and if I can share anything else with you, I
would be happy to.




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