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Re: kara Lest

Posted by KaraS on September 2, 2004, at 23:08:29

In reply to Re: kara, posted by Lest on September 2, 2004, at 20:02:37

> paxil is the only thing im on, wellbutrin gave me sharp heart pains, effexor and zoloft gave me breathing problems, abilify gave me akathesia (restless leg syndrome), geodon made me feel like a zombie (only took it once, went out but had to have my mom pick me up, she said i was slurring my words and i felt like i was goin to die, risperdal made me eat too much and i didnt like the mind state it put me in, cymbalta was my last hope, i took 60 mg but ive had breathing probs for 4 days, im gonna get me breathing back, then try 30 mg to make sure its this drug doing it. Then ill probably try lamictal , if you know anything about this drug let me know, im scared to take something thats so strong it treats epileptic seizures. Im at the end of the road basically.

You definitely sound very drug sensitive. Do you still have problems when you're at lower levels of these meds than other people take? Maybe you should be building up very slowly on things rather than jumping in full force. Other people on this board who are very med sensitive are taking far less than the normal drug levels of various medications.

I don't know anything about Lamictal but plenty of the people on this board do. If you don't get any answers on this thread, I'd post another one with Lamictal in the title.

It does sound like you've tried a lot of things but I think there are still other things to try. There are some good tricyclics (i.e. Nortriptyline, Imipramine) and MAOIS (Parnate, Nardil, Marplan) that people here have had good luck with. The word is that the dietary restrictions are not that bad and many people have had good responses to the MAOIs when nothing else worked for them. I'm not sure what you're looking for in terms of which neurotransmitters you want to target so I'll just throw out a few other things. Have you tried Mirapex, Amisulpride, or even SAM-e or St. John's Wort? (the latter is very effective for some people with minimal side effects). The selegiline patch may be out early next year so that could be a wonderful new option. Don't give up hope yet. You have far too many things left to try.

Again, others on this board know a lot more about these things than I do so I'm sure they could give you more information and other suggestions. I just wanted to let you know that you still have plenty of options.





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