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Re: SLS linkadge

Posted by Minnie-Haha on August 31, 2004, at 14:39:10

In reply to SLS, posted by linkadge on August 17, 2004, at 8:27:32

> Antidepressants that promote neurogenesis are much more helpfull in the long run.

I've been following this thread and it's making my head spin. I've been a psych patient for several years now, but still have much to learn about how these drugs work. Anyway, a couple of questions:

1. Which antidepressants promote neurogenesis?

2. Background: I was DXd as BP2 six years ago. Have since had reason to believe that anxiety was mistaken for manic agitation. My biggest symptoms are anxiety and depression. However, with the BP2 DX, it is hard to get psyhciatrists to treat the depression. First two years I was on Depakote and Effexor, but over time I gained weight, my menstrual cycle and metabolism changed, and I started getting depressed from that. I am currently taking 150mg Trileptal a.m. and 300mg p.m. Also taking 0.25-0.50mg Ativan at night to help me sleep. Depression and anxiety persist. New psychiatrist tried switching me to Ambien, as I was worried about getting hooked on Ativan (have been taking almost every night for about 10 months now). However, I seemed to sink into a deeper depression (I'm usually mostly dysthymic) within days of switching to Ambien. My PCP wants me to try a low dose of a tricyclic AD at night (10mg Elavil) cause she thinks it may help my insonia, which all agree is feeding the depression. (I get to sleep OK, but wake between 2 and 4 a.m. every night.) So my question: Any advice? I am desperate to feel better.


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