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Re: strattera AND effexor AND wellbutrin? lisaj32

Posted by King Vultan on June 22, 2004, at 17:12:16

In reply to Re: strattera AND effexor AND wellbutrin? King Vultan, posted by lisaj32 on June 22, 2004, at 10:17:55

> Thanks,Todd. I don't understand all the biochemistry stuff--psychopharmacology was the one course I should have taken in grad school that I didn't. But clearly my pdoc made a hasty decision on this one and didn't consider interaction effects beyond the question of would she get sued for doing something the books say not to.
> Whatever her limitations, she's all I've got right now in terms of available pdocs. I'm going to call her today and see what she suggests. It's very hard for me to give up on Strattera, as I so much NEED something that will help me focus. I've avoided stimulants because I was addicted to a stimulant--cocaine--though I've been clean for 3 1/2 years.
> I'm really struggling, but today I feel that I can function and I don't have suicidal thoughts, which is a big improvement over yesterday. Which I spent playing computer solitaire and telling myself this too, my friend, shall pass.
> --Lisa

Your pdoc doesn't sound all that bad and seems to at least be trying. I believe that most doctors would not be as familiar as to the nitty gritty of what I'm talking about as I am, and perhaps it really isn't that important. None of the drugs you are taking are particularly dangerous, and I mainly just wanted to suggest that the effective dosage of a drug may be magnified by other drugs in a cocktail. Where this really becomes important is when combining tricyclic antidepressants, which are lethal in overdose, with SSRIs such as Prozac, but I believe even most GPs are aware that this kind of combination is generally supposed to be avoided.





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