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Re: Any stimulating anti-depressant apart f/m Zyban appadoo

Posted by Sad Panda on July 21, 2004, at 4:08:18

In reply to Any stimulating anti-depressant apart f/m Zyban, posted by appadoo on July 21, 2004, at 0:24:06

> I have been on dexemphatamines and now concerta
> for my adhd.
> However I have been on SSRI for a longer period
> I tried Zoloft,Lexapro and I am now on Prozac.
> Zoloft & Prozac have helped my depression but they make me feel tired,my pdoc told me that these two meds are the most stimulating SSRI yet I sleep 11-12hrs.
> Efexor I thought was stimulating because it works on norepinephrine also yet on the foums users experience sedation and lethargy.
> I came across reboxetine mesilate and that is supposed to hit norepinephrine exclusively.
> I am told that that receptor is responsible for energy.I cannot take well bupropion or Strattera
> because they are private scripts and they would cost me over aus150 each which I cannot afford.
> Should I persist with prozac,I am up to 60mg now
> or should I try one other anti depressant.
>
> ps What about desipramine I believe that targets
> norepinephrine

Effexor doesn't have much effect on NE until the dosage goes up. Reboxetine, Nortriptyline & Parnate are the stimulating AD's that are available on the PBS. If you have no trouble sleeping & your bloodpressure is OK, I would try Reboxetine, otherwise, try Nortriptyline.

Cheers,
Panda.


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