Posted by Denise528 on April 2, 2002, at 6:03:37
In reply to Re: What Zyprexa is excellent for! » Tye, posted by SLS on April 1, 2002, at 23:39:48
I really wish that you wouldn't be so quick to condem Zyprexa because of your own experiences with it. I took SSRIs for about 10 years (5 years prothiaden and 5 years Paxil/Zooloft) and they worked wonderfully well for all that time, I never developed a tolerance for the Seroxat and it never pooped out on me. However, this time round the SSRIs have not worked at all, they have done absolute zip for alleviating my depression and I have been climbing the walls with them, having constant thoughts of suicide. The only drug which has helped me has been zyprexa and I am so grateful that it has been there. Admitedly I am not happy about taking it but it beats the alternative. Sometimes I just take one 10mg and it keeps me going for 5 days.
I am concerned about Tardive Dyskinesia but am more concerned that one day the Zyprexa will stop working as have the SSRIs.
This time round my own experience with SSRIs has been awful but I know that they can work brilliantly when they do work so would never slate them or try to ward other people off them. Although I have been diagnosed as having a mood disorder I feel that I have dysthymia as I had all the traits of a dysthymic from 17 to 23 so I am proof that Zyprexa can help somebody with unipolar depression.
Also, can somebody please explain to me the difference between antagonising a receptor and agonising one?