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Re: Stimulating Antidepressants » Hervé

Posted by Racer on September 29, 2004, at 17:53:37

In reply to Stimulating Antidepressants, posted by Hervé on September 29, 2004, at 14:11:07

Moclobimide is not available in the US, so I can't say anything about it.

Desipramine certainly has a lot of supporters, and it's at the top of the list of drugs I wish I could tolerate -- lowers my already low blood pressure too much, which is a pretty common problem for me, even from meds that aren't known for it. I can't tell you whether or not it was stimulating, since I couldn't manage more than a few days on it. (And I should also note: some meds I find sedating stimulate others...) Nortriptyline, though, gave me a pretty good ride some years back.

I'm not familiar with Viloxazine, so can't answer that one, either.

Here are a couple of other options to consider, if you have access:

Venlafaxine -- Effexor in the US -- which acts on both NE and 5HT. There's good and bad said about it, but it can be very effective.

Cymbalta, which probably isn't available there yet.

Or augmenting an AD with something like Modafinil, which is a non-stimulant "focus enhancer" -- really, a mildly stimulating agent that doesn't have the drawbacks of real stims.

Not much to offer, but I wanted to mention the Modafinil. Good luck.




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