Posted by hildi on February 7, 2003, at 1:02:28
In reply to Re: Augmenting agents,, which ones were powerful? » disney4, posted by zeugma on February 5, 2003, at 20:13:01
> > I just wanted to mention Buspar, because my pdoc said it is mainly an augmenting drug. Supposedly works very well with SSRI's. I didn't fare too well on it due to SE's, but I was not on any AD. There have been several posts on the positive effects of it as an augmenting med.
> Hi Elsie,
> Sorry to hear that your Buspar trial didn't go well. THe fact that I've done well on Buspar is apparently a rare thing. I'm not using it to augment an SSRI, but a TCA. At this point I'm not sure which med is 'augmenting' which; I'm on 30 mg Buspar and 40mg nortriptyline, but that dose of nortrip is below the recommended minimum dose of 50 mg due to s/e. I must have a perverse nervous system or something.
I've read twice now in medical literture that buspar should not be taken with an AD- at least an SSRI, but maybe a TCA, too. I'll have to look it up again- anyway, I took buspar years ago and when it was combined with prozac or zoloft I felt like HELL. I was more depressed that ever, crying all the time, manic, etc..I felt much better when I stopped augumenting with the buspar.