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Re: TCA experiences anyone?

Posted by daizy on June 8, 2003, at 12:05:37

In reply to TCA experiences anyone?, posted by Beastress on June 7, 2003, at 12:45:27

I have a friend who takes TCA for pain and it works for her. Im also on TCA, and find it much better than any of the SSRI's ive tried. I had a LOT of side effects from SSRI's, but I can tolerate the not very many side effects from TCAs.

> Hi All,
> I'd really like to hear about other people's experiences--both good and bad--with TCAs. My doctor suspects fibromyalgia+depression but won't be making a diagnosis until she has more info. The depression part doesn't surprise me, but I don't *feel* depressed at this time. She has asked me to consider using a TCA for physical pain and depression.
> I was prescibed amitryptilene (Elavil?) way back in the pleistocene era (before SSRIs) but found that the first couple of doses made me almost non-functional for over a week. Maybe I would have found some benefit if I'd just stuck with it, but at the time, the depression seemed easier to deal with than the drug to treat it.
> I'm pretty med sensitive. My experience with SSRIs (Prozac, Effexor) didn't work out very well. I am wondering if I should re-try TCAs or continue to try to deal with this in other ways? Any info you are willing to relate is greatly appreciated.
> Thanks
> Leigh




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