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Re: I need a med, but which one? Need some suggestion Jaynee

Posted by Ritch on January 18, 2003, at 9:23:15

In reply to Re: I need a med, but which one? Need some suggestion, posted by Jaynee on January 17, 2003, at 17:56:09

> Thanks for your opinions, I really appreciate it. I don't think they would give me TCA's because of the possible heart complications. Apparently, they think I may have had a heart attack at sometime in my life. I don't think I have, and everytime I see a new doctor and they do the ECG, they get all excited and send me for a battery of heart test and then some. The other tests come out pretty normal. Not completely normal though. I think it has something to do with excess iron(hemochromatosis), but who the hell knows, Doctors don't even know. Anyways, I guess I will have to experiment with different drugs. Effexor may be a choice. Maybe I will go back on Celexa and take mega amounts of peppermint oil for my stomach. But definitely I need to go back on something.
> Thanks again.

Hi, I just read this thread and I have major problems with SSRI's aggravating IBS and causing a LOT of reflux. In my case, Celexa was the WORST antidepressant (and I've tried about 2/3 of what's available) with respect to triggering acid reflux. I had to take H2-antagonists constantly (Pepcid, Zantac, etc.). Even taking Prevacid helped only marginally. I think that Celexa generally has the worst reflux reports than any of the SSRI's. I'm taking just a little Effexor, and it gives me the least trouble. I haven't had one nocturnal reflux episode (that wakes me up), since I switched to it from Celexa. However, all of the SRI's will cause it to some degree. I notice it even with Effexor when I have to do a lot of yard work with bending and stooping. If I skip a dose that day and work outside-it's unnoticed. I would 2nd the idea about a TCA. Nortriptyline in particular (it probably is the easiest on cardiac conduction problems). I used to take Nort. with an SSRI to help counter IBS symptoms and it worked fairly well. Perhaps some Effexor with a tiny bit of Nortriptyline (that is if you have a little reflux or IBS symptoms)?? good luck




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