Posted by BrittPark on September 17, 2002, at 21:52:23
In reply to Re: Unresponsive to SSRIs? What worked?, posted by Silly Brain on September 17, 2002, at 18:59:26
> Thanks for the suggestion, but there's no way I'm taking something that causes weight gain, dry mouth, constipation, etc, in nearly all people who take it.
TCA's get an undeservedly bad rap. Most people who take them lose most of the side-effects with time. However, since you don't like the idea of TCA's why not try effexor which has a NE/Serotonin profile quite like a TCA but with fewer side effects (for most people). If a trial of Effexor doesn't work reconsider a TCA.
> I'm specifically looking for people who have also been unresponsive to (or had too many side effects from) SSRI's, and what meds worked for them.
Don't worry too much you'll find something that works. It just sometimes takes some trial and error.