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Re: Lofepramine come back, all is forgiven

Posted by zeugma on October 17, 2003, at 20:56:01

In reply to Lofepramine come back, all is forgiven, posted by Shoobie Doo on October 17, 2003, at 20:18:07

> I have suffered many major depressive episodes, some I endured without medication, some I self medicated with substance abuse, some I used ADs. The only AD which I have ever been able to tolerate is lofepramine/gamanil. I sank into depression in August, was given Cipramil/Celexa and couldn't stand the yomping gurning peppery eyed side effects. Was given Molipaxin/Trazadone but it sedated me too much. It's really sad, but I yearn for the gentle humane touch of my old friend Lofepramine, and I will this time be prepared for the constipation with a big jar of psyllium husks. Its a qustion of balancing the desired effect with the side effects. Sometimes its better the devil you know. Here's hoping.
> Mainly, has anyone else had a similar positive experience with lofepramine? It seems less popular than the SSRIs. But I think its a great AD.

A dry mouth and the occasional fiber pill is a small price to pay for euthymia.

I feel exactly the same about nortriptyline. It hasn't let me down yet, not even after I walked away from it for ten years. I even had the words "good old Pamelor" in my head as I walked out of the train station tonight.

I think there are types that respond to one or the other, TCA's and SSRI's. Zoloft made me feel hellish.But an advantage is that even when they work, TCA's or at least nortrip don't have the libido-killing effect. I remember years ago in the throes of my last euthymic period (winding down tho) and everyone was talking about Prozac and how AD's killed your sex drive, and i honestly had no idea of what they were talking about- nortrip if anything boosts responses in that area once you get to a certain dose (my experience at least).




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