Posted by darkhorse on November 24, 2004, at 6:20:10
In reply to Re: More rare psychotropics, posted by ed_uk on November 22, 2004, at 11:18:51
Hello ED :
> Hi Adam,
> Yes, I have many questions! Too many, so I'll just ask a few so you're not overwhelmed!
> What was your experience with amineptine? How did it differ from a stimulant?
Amineptine at 200mg caused more and immediate depression.At 800=mg it acted like a stimulant,not an AD.
> What was melitracen like?
I took it in a combo Deanxit which had flupenthixol...clean drug with no severe side effects but no effects at all.
> What was your experience with opipramol?
That is a very good one..I only found it in the Sudan and seems to have vanished from planet earth...it has an immediate anxiolytic effects not unlike maprotiline.
> How did you find tranylcypromine?
Took it at 60mg aday with diet.restrictions. stopped it after about a month because it made me behave like I was drunk and everybody noticed + itmade me eat like a horse and gained a lot of weight (it is not weight neutral at all !!).
> How did protriptyline compare with desipramine?
Surprisingly,desipramine was more stimulating and caused tachycardia,while proto I took with fluoxetine but did not deliver the goods(motivation..etc),only more increase in weight (Again prot is NOT weight neutral)..I also hated reboxetine..the only pure NE that was really good for me was Ludiomil,and to a lesser extent Nortriptyline.
> Did hydroxyzine relieve your anxiety any better than other sedating antihistamines?
It was like a placebo...nothing!
> How did you find meprobamate and phenobarbital?
Meprobamate was very very heavy sedating and immediatly made me depressed...but phenobarbital was really good but I kept escalating the dose to get more benefit,so I stopped for fear of dependence....
Anothrer drug that gave me a very good anxiolytic effect and a nice buzz was chlormethiazole..do you have it in UK?
> Apart from clobazam, did any of the benzos stand out as being especially bad?
Worst benzos : Cinloazepam,Clobazam,Clonazepam,Clorazepate,Tetrazepam.
Very good but rare benzos :
Very good benzos and more common :
> Thank you!