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Re: Are SSRI's really the best? 1980Monroe

Posted by cpallen79 on July 19, 2004, at 17:55:46

In reply to Re: Are SSRI's really the best?, posted by 1980Monroe on July 18, 2004, at 21:31:44

I really like what racer said, he's very right. I also posted an earlier comment on this issue in another thread. It's really hard to say which is the best one because so many people have really varied results (depending upon their chemistry)... I have to laugh because I had one woman preaching at me as to how "evil" Paxil is today.. and I LOVED that med. I on the other hand, have to keep myself preaching about the "evils" of Effexor because I had harsh withdrawals from it... then again that's my chemistry and I'm at least trying to keep my mouth shut about it because Effexor is an absolute life saver for many people (though admittedly it's very hard at times!) I have a hard time with this . Basically, some people cannot tolerate SSRIS (as the menagerie of anti-ssri websites demonstrate), whereas some people do well and can take them and withdraw from them, free of hassle. For example, I take trazodone to sleep (which seems to really help a bit), Lexapro for OCD/GAD/Depression (which is NOT working well for me... LUVOX is what I'm going to try next) and Adderall for ADHD (works but I absolutely hate the mood swings everyday during valleys and the comedown that it causes ME)
Here's what I think you should do Matt, talk with your doctor or psychiatrist on these issues and pursue an aggressive attack on whatver ails you. Be leery of what people say about one SSRI being more effective than another... it's an opinion based on a personal experience, and not tailored to your chemistry. ok, enough of my rambling.

> You gave a good moderate post thanks, and anyways, i ment to say in treating depression. MAOI's yea i know i've heard are effective in it, but it would take about a year litterly to get a doc to prescribe it to you without trying everyting else.
> Well with taht getting off the subject..
> Thanks for your info, i guess the TCA's are "modest" in between. I heard Nardil is effective, in posts. Same to Parnate.
> Thanks Racer
> Matt




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