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Some thoughts (just remember I'm blonde...)

Posted by Racer on October 25, 1999, at 3:13:42

In reply to So much for stability (next med suggestions), posted by Bob on October 25, 1999, at 0:27:30

OK, so it's only the peroxide...

I experienced something similar to the deadened responses to life on Paxil, so my bet would be on the Zoloft for that. Nortriptyline put a ton of weight on me, like 70+ pounds, but I was anorexic then, too... There was no emotional deadening for me, though, on the TCA.

The doctor who prescribes my current drugs calls the deadening 'emotional constipation', which I think is a good name for it.

The best I've found for my depression are the SSRIs, so we're obviously different on that score. On the other hand, the side effects from SSRIs are too much for me, so I can't take them as the only drug. My current combo is Effexor XR/Prozac, and it seems to be great. The Effexor works on the Unholy Trinity of neurotransmitters, so it's not JUST seratonin related, which might help you? If you haven't tried it it might be worth a shot. If it didn't work on its own, augment with another drug. Since the drugs you're now on have had such an effect on your weight, this seems like a thought, since Effexor doesn't seem to be a weight gainer... It's also stimulating for a lot of people, which might be good, too.

That's my best thought on the subject so far. Serzone, of course, lowers blood pressure, so it might be a weight stabilizer, but my experience with it was so bad that it doesn't come to mind as a great choice first for me... I'm just funny that way... Still, there are people who swear by it, proving again that we all react differently.

The nice thing about Effexor for me, besides the fact that it's part of my miracle cure, is that I can FEEL on it. I can be happy. I can be sad. I can be excited. I can be bored. I can channel my inner cartoon character. Whoops! That's a whole nother story there...




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