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Re: Effexor cocktail Noa

Posted by SLS on October 6, 2001, at 18:20:03

In reply to Re: Effexor cocktail SLS, posted by Noa on October 5, 2001, at 15:30:55

> That's ok, Scott, I don't expect you to remember what meds I'm on. That would be a tall order, no?
> Just fyi, I have been on the following for a while:
> 500 mg Serzone, at night
> 262.5 mg Effexor XR, in the morning
> Adderall 10 mg in morning and midday and 5 mg late afternoon
> 12.5 mcg cytomel twice a day
> 50 mcg synthroid in the morning
> I also take Glucophage XR for insulin resistance and Alesse 28 for hormone regulation (both of which have peripheral affects on mood)

Im so glad that I am forgiven. Now Ill be able to sleep nights. :-)

I sometimes get the impression that T4 is underutilized when treating affective disorders. I am curious as to why T4 was added and how you feel it has helped with depression or changed your overall thyroid balance. What criteria, clinical or measurment, determine when either T4 or T3 or both are to be used? How regularly will you be having your thyroid levels checked?


Just so that you know It looks like Eli Lilly, the manufacturer of Prozac, will be coming out soon with an Effexor-like drug called duloxetine. I dont know how it compares to Effexor with respect to side effects. I guess if it aint broke, dont fix it. Well see.

- Scott




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