Posted by Questionmark on August 25, 2003, at 23:54:44
In reply to I need some pharmacological AD knowledge, posted by think2much on August 25, 2003, at 10:14:08
Sorry, must make quick right now. 1 thing you should know is that trazadone is rarely used for depression or anxiety on its own-- usu. in combination.
i believe it's a mild/moderate reuptake inhibitor of serotonin and norepinephrine, as well as a 5-HT2 antagonist. i can't remember if it has other properties as well. Good luck.
> I suffer from depression and severe anxiety and I have been prescribed ADs, and I feel so scared of them, but I think it's because I don't know what they actually do, and if I did, maybe I'd feel less frightened...
> I have been prescribed trazodone, at my own request, after a bad experience with citalopram put me off SSRIs. However, I get very scared taking my tablet because I fear that it could change my personality. I get scared that the tablet might actually make me flip out. Last night I was in a terrible state of anxiety, walking around outside trying to calm down until 3am. It felt worse than usual because I was scared the trazodone was causing it all, and that I'd lost self control.
> What does the trazodone do? I understand it isn't fully understood why it works, which adds to my anxiety.
> Can any of you give me your two cents?
> My anxiety is getting worse and worse and I get terrified that I will end up in hospital, half the time thinking it will be because of ADs, the other half thinking it's because I've stopped them :-?
> Thank you for any insight!!!!