Posted by Chloe on June 28, 2002, at 20:39:44
In reply to Other Meds for Neuropathic Pain » Chloe, posted by fachad on June 28, 2002, at 0:59:37
> Very low doses are the best way to combat TCA side effects.
Yes, but it's so hard to get the FULL benefit on these low doses. Life is a compromise
> If TCAs don't work out, Serzone or even trazodone could be candidates. Have you ever tried etiher of them?
I have tried both. And they both make me very unstable and volatile. Trazadone was the worst, at 25 mgs, I had insomnia and felt irritable and short fused. The higher the dose the worse it got. Serzone wasn't quite as bad, but I was moody and unpredictable. Good suggestions though. I guess any med with AD properties can be destabilizing to me...But so far, I think Doxepin has been the best mood wise. I like the fact that it has some antianxiety properties too.
BTW, just going down to 25 mgs of Dox from 30 mgs gave me heartburn and increased anxiety. I am so sensitive to meds. You can't sneak much by without my brain and body noticing it... LOL!
> You may find some ideas if you lurk in alt.support.chronic-pain There's always a whole lot going on there.
Thank you fachad, I'll check it out. You are such a help.