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Re: withdrew milnacipran-feel great!

Posted by mat on April 7, 2002, at 15:53:36

In reply to Re: withdrew milnacipran-feel great!, posted by ben on April 7, 2002, at 13:48:02

> > hi
> > i wanted to write a few sentences about an experience i have never
> > made before: after about one month on milnacipran (psycho-babbler ben wrote that
> > this drug is not yet available in the usa, it is a snri like venlafaxin) i was depressed like
> > never before. so i stopped taking this drug immediately, without tapering off.
> > and believe it or not-from the next day on i really felt great. i didn't know that antidepressants
> > can make your depression so much worse, but dr.kramer confirmed that. milnacipran from now on is the first example of
> > a specific "depressant" for me, because it only made me feel miserable without having any other side-effects.
> > does anybody else have similar experiences with other antidepressants?
> > mat
> Hmmm, thats the next AD i wanted to try - really ! I thought it should be very powerfull and used a lot in austria ?!

hey ben!
maybe milnacipran will work fine in your brain. i do think that it is a powerful drug, because it really had a prominent influence on my mood. but unfortunately in the wrong direction.
and-it indeed is a very often prescribed ad here in austria. i of course told my pdoc about my ixel-withdrawal, and
she said that my reaction is by no means the usual response to this drug, because it's widely used and a lot of her patients are very happy with it.
i think that my reaction to this drug is an evidence that antidepressants in general are drugs that target the right transmitter-systems.
but i also think that depression is a very heterogenous disease and not simply the lack of a transmitter in a special area in the brain (at least not of the same
neurotransmitter in the same area in every depressed person). that is, i'm not disappointed about the effects of milnacipran (at the moment, i of course was one week ago), and if i where a physician i would nevertheless
recommend it to depressed persons.





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