Posted by darkhorse on November 9, 2004, at 8:21:56
In reply to Re: The Forbidden Combination: My AD list, posted by ed_uk on November 9, 2004, at 7:37:08
> Wow, you have tried many drugs? Which ADs do you like best? For depression I like lofepramine (Gamanil).
> Many of the drugs you list are not available in England eg. melitracen, desipramine(formerly available), protriptyline (recently discontinued here), opipramol, dibenzapine, septiline, viloxazine(formerly available), tianeptine, amineptine...
> I would be interested to know how you found amineptine...
> Thank you.
For Major depression I guess I have to say that Imipramine is my no.1 . The best combination was Imipramine 50-75 + Amitriptyline 25 mg
- My second best was Fluoxetine,even though I took it for a milder depression and as a replacement for the above mentioned,after gaining weight (I did not know that Prozac was goinig to give me weight gain + sexual inhibition-unlike imipramine) but all in all Tofranil and Prozac were the longest I took,all other AD's had bigger problems and side effects , did not work at all,or even worse, made depression worse (eg Wellbutin,Reboxetine,Milnacipran)
Tofranil vs Prozac :
Tofranil really killed all my severe depressive syndroms within 2 months, and is good for anxiety,obsessive thoughts and 2 things that Prozac & SSRis do not have : increase of focus and concentration + motivation and energy....
Prozac, however is bewtter for anxiety and obsessions and gives you a "who cares" feelings which is a very relaxing feeling,but it kills motivation and concentrations on the long run....
I tried all other SSRIs and they either did not work (Citalopram,Fluvoxamine) &Sertraline) or had very bad side effects (Seroxat&Escitalopram)
So I guess my top 5 AD's are :
3- Tryptizol(in low doses)
and if I ever again have a blown- up major depression I will go back to maybe Tofranil 50mg +Prozac 20 mg.
I got Survector (Amineptine) while it was still available in Egypt,and,I had to raise the dose to 600-800 to feel better,but actually it gave me an artificial stimulating effect which was not good for the long run...I think it is more of a stimulant than a true AD like Imipramine...