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Re: Disappearance of chronic pain with Effexor? Sad Panda

Posted by flipsactown on July 8, 2004, at 0:24:56

In reply to Re: Disappearance of chronic pain with Effexor? flipsactown, posted by Sad Panda on July 7, 2004, at 23:01:03

Hi Panda,

I did try Amitriptyline for nearly 2 months, but gave it up in favor of Prozac because of weight gain and the fact that I was still depressed. In retrospect, I probably should have added Amitriptyline to augment Prozac.

I have not tried Nortriptyline. I will keep it in mind should Lexapro fail. Another idea would be to ask my pdoc to Rx Nortriptyline or Amitriptyline to augment Lexapro. I probably will try this first before I try Effexor again because of my previous terrible experience with Effexor's SEs.

Thanks for the advice.


> Hi FST,
> Have you tried or considered Amitriptyline or Nortriptyline? I don't want to deter you from trying Effexor but these two have a pretty good track record for treating neuropathic(nerve damage?) pain.
> Cheers,
> Panda.




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