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Re: a safer tricyclicQUESTION? daizy

Posted by zeugma on February 24, 2003, at 21:47:10

In reply to Re: a safer tricyclicQUESTION? zeugma, posted by daizy on February 24, 2003, at 16:39:12

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> You'll have to forgive me, I dont really get the agonist/antagonist jargon, But after reading the link you provided, it sounds like a good med, why is used for parkinsons? I thought dapression and anxiety were caused because of a lack of serotonin? That just shows how little I know about all this Psych stuff!

I don't think buspirone is actually used for Parkinson's. I think it's in their database because it might potentially interact with Parkinson's drugs. The theory endorsed by the manufacturers of Buspar is that anxiety is caused by an EXCESS of serotonin (http://anxietyrelief.com). I think what that means is that they have a drug that reduces serotonin levels, and it can relieve anxiety, so anxiety must be an excess of serotonin. The manufacturers of Prozac say depression is too little serotonin. That's because they have a drug that raises serotonin levels, and can relieve depression. The truth is probably a lot more complex than a simple excess or lack of a single neurotransmitter.

Are there any side effects? What other meds have you tried for anxiety, and did any of them work?
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> Sorry for all the questions! Thanx :-)

I've just had dizziness and lightheadedness sometimes for a few minutes after taking a dose. I haven't taken any other meds specifically for anxiety. I've taken a lot of other meds, however, for ADD and depression which I've had all my lefe. All of them had bad side effects or interfered with my sleep and appetite too much, except for the nortriptyline, and now the buspirone. I'd say that I'm someone who needs *sedating* drugs, nothing too activating like a lot of antidepressants and ADD meds.


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