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Re: input from Dr. Stahl

Posted by Cindy W on October 19, 2000, at 21:55:25

In reply to Re: input from Dr. Stahl, posted by Sunnely on October 19, 2000, at 20:36:38

> > Also, Serzone blocks serotonin-3 receptors (5HT-3). This decreases the nausea and stomach problems that can be caused by SRIs.
> Hi Cam,
> No disrespect, but I don't think Serzone blocks 5HT3 receptors. Therefore, gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea and diarrhea can still become a problem.
> Remeron, on the other hand, blocks both 5HT2 and 5HT3 receptors. Therefore, these properties lead to its anti-anxiety and sleep-enhancing actions, little or no sexual dysfunction, and little or no nausea or diarrhea.
> Just my own 2 cents.

Sunnely, I'm going to go back and reread Dr. Stahl's book about depression, and see which is which; I get confused. The only one I'm pretty sure of it that anything that blocks 5HT2 receptors interferes with sex (I looked that up, first, of course!!)




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