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Re: Benzodiazapines vs. AD's for anxiety disorder Grace

Posted by maririp on October 18, 2002, at 17:19:19

In reply to Re: Benzodiazapines vs. AD's for anxiety disorder, posted by Grace on October 18, 2002, at 16:33:01

> I am diagnosed with panic/anxiety disorder and mild
> depression (mostly because of the effect the panic/
> anxiety has had on my life).
> I have tried MANY different meds and am currently taking:
> 30 mg celexa (at night)
> .5 mg 2x day klonopin
> 10 mg claritin (for sexual side effects)
> my doctor recently added the claritin to my meds
> because of the sexual side effect problem, which
> nothing else fixed (buspar, ginko, wellbutrin, etc.).
> She had a study that another doctor had done with his
> own practice of 9 patients on SSRI's and sexual side
> effects. Of those 9, 7 reported their sexual s/e went
> away with the claritin and 2 had some improvement.
> I figured it was worth a try and amazingly it has
> had some effect.
> I now have some desire for sex (which was non-existent before)
> and am able to orgasm without it taking 2 hours and more work
> than it was worth. I figure I'm a tough case, so maybe you
> can bring this up with your docs.
> Also, I've just been switched today to Lexapro because of
> being very sleepy for the whole time I've been on Celexa.
> I'm starting out with 10mg (anytime) and moving up to
> 15....we'll see.

Isnt claritin a sinus medication? how does that help sexual side effects of antidepressants?




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