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Re: NEURONTIN - sometimes SLS

Posted by BarbaraCat on July 19, 2004, at 14:11:44

In reply to Re: NEURONTIN - sometimes BarbaraCat, posted by SLS on July 19, 2004, at 13:57:23

> I'm sure you must have posted about this before, but I'm curious as to how you reacted to any of the TCAs.

**I had very good luck with nortryptaline in general but had very uncomfortable side effects. Trembling, which was probaby potentiated by the lithium I take, and extreme parchedness. Dry mouth, constipation, parched skin feeling. Had to stop.

**I've been taking St. John' Wort and it's been helping alot, but nothing helps when I overdo it, like I did by helping a friend move and being exposed to cleaning chemicals and such.

> Cymbalta (duloxetine) has been getting some good press regarding its potential to treat pain disorders. The FDA is supposed to make a decision about its approval at the end of September.
**Isn't duloxetine a SNRI? I'm very leery about any of the SSRI/SNRI's. Have been on most of them and, being BP-II, they have not agreed with me. I have to drop the prescription coverage of my health insurance for financial reasons and I'm trying to not depend on prescription meds if I can help it. But I'll do a search and look into it. Minalcerin (sp?) is another S/NE uptake AD that's in Phase III trials for fibro. I have a feeling that there will be alot of copycat drugs hitting the market now that fibro has finally made it to the 'it's real' category.

St. John's is the only AD I've been able to tolerate, taken along with lithium, and it seems to work on all three neurotransmitters -- at least as far as anyone can tell. I'm rather amazed at how well it's working, in fact. Thanks for your input, Scott! - Barbara






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