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Re: Is Reboxetine worth the wait?

Posted by Else on April 1, 2002, at 14:22:39

In reply to Re: Is Reboxetine worth the wait? Else, posted by JohnX2 on March 31, 2002, at 20:43:54

> I don't think I gave the rebox a good trial to be honest. It didn't nullify my emotions like SSRIs, so that was a pro. Also, I didn't feel agitated like on Effexor. I do Okay on Remeron as you do also. In regards to the sexual dysfunction, this was not a libido issue, it was strictly a common side effect for males on NRIs that may be caused by stimulation of a particular noradrenaline receptor. There are medicines that may antidote this (like Flomax). Also it may just go away (I was only on the med for 3 weeks).

Well I am a girl so I never really know for sure if low-libido is a consequence of the meds I'm taking or whether I'm just not in the mood because of the depression.
> I think the higher dosage of Remeron may help, yes. This would be the 1st thing to try before switching meds, etc.
> Also, the Remeron blocks serotonin receptors that cause agitation, so the addition of an SSRI like Zoloft may not add any agitation at all and may boost the AD effect.
> Good Luck.
> John

Thanks ,I don't remember Zoloft very fondly and I doubt I would ever go back on it. I am feeling kind of blah but one thing I haven't done is to try cutting down on the Klonopin. I think that might also help with the hypersomnia but I am afraid of the anxiety coming back. Anyhow, thanks a lot for your help and good luck to you too.




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