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Re: Exposing my utter ignorance here, but... Racer

Posted by Larry Hoover on July 20, 2004, at 9:40:08

In reply to Exposing my utter ignorance here, but... SLS, posted by Racer on July 19, 2004, at 16:47:32

> Truly, I am totally ignorant in this, but I do have a little bit of anecdotal trivia to throw in on this one:
> One of the symptoms of Cushing's syndrome is depression, and one of the treatments studied for Cushing's used periactin alone. There's conflicting evidence for efficacy, but a lot of support for trying it as a first line treatment due to the low cost. SLS, this isn't something I want to throw out in public -- sorry, long story, trigger subject for me -- but if you want to drop me an email I'll offer up what I do know on the subject. Basically, though, I've seen it help a heck of a lot, so you're probably onto something and it just might be helpful for you. I wish you the best, always, and hope that you do find something good. Let us know your results, of course.
> My best wishes to you.

Cyproheptadine (Periactin) is antiseritonergic, according to the drug monograph. I'm sorry you don't feel comfortable talking about it here, but you have certainly raised my curiosity.





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