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Re: SSRI's, St.John'Wort & SAMe -- dj

Posted by JohnL on October 30, 1999, at 13:36:59

In reply to Re: SSRI's, St.John'Wort & SAMe -- JohnL, posted by dj on October 30, 1999, at 12:34:18

> JohnL I believe you use or also used SAMe in your chemical cocktail. How does or did this effect this mix?

Hi dj. I actually don't use SAMe much. About every 2 weeks or so I get the inclination to try some yet once again. At a dose of 600mg to 1200mg I run out after 5 days. During that 5 days I do notice a subtle potentiation of the whole cocktail. Kind of like an incoming tide lifting a boat. The effect seems to last about 2 weeks after discontinuation. I also notice a profound improvement in sexual desire when taking it. That also lingers for a couple weeks after. I wonder if that may be a reason Prozac isn't giving me trouble. I wonder if that might be something to try for someone with sexual dysfunction. Not sure. I find it also numbs my chronic low-grade hip/lower back pain nicely. It is supposed to be good for joint mobility, and I think it really is.

I really don't like too many ingredients in a cocktail though. I don't like SAMe's high price either. So I only use it once in a while. Considering my anhedonia is still as bad as ever, even though other depressive symptoms are gone, I'm not yet satisfied with the current cocktail anyway. Sometimes I just want to ditch everything and start over from a different angle. I probably will sooner or later. Just can't take anhedonia forever. I hesitate though because Prozac is about the only thing so far that quiets my tinnitus while so many other things worsened it. But I'm getting off subject here. Maybe the perspective on SAMe might be of interest to someone.




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