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Re: Are any of these new GABA meds effective? franco neuro

Posted by Iansf on February 15, 2005, at 20:38:25

In reply to Re: Are any of these new GABA meds effective? Iansf, posted by franco neuro on February 15, 2005, at 20:11:34

> Which SSRI are you taking if you don't mind me asking? I took paxil for a while and apparently had the same experience you had. I was a lot more comfortable in social situations but it completely killed my libido and basically made it impossible to have an orgasm. Who needs that? I'm currently taking zoloft and i find it's much less of a libido killer. Unfortunately it doesn't seem to be doing much of anything. That's why i'm adding the wellbutrin. Also, right now my main problem isn't anxiety but depression and lack of motivation. The medical term is anhedonia. Basically i don't feel much of anything right now... >>

At the moment I'm taking Cymbalta, which blocks reuptake of both serotonin and norepinephrine. It also has a negative sexual impact but not so extreme as the SSRIs I've tried (Prozac, Paxil, Celexa, Lexapro and Luvox, which was by the far the worst sexually). Unfortunately, it is not helping with social phobia, or not much, and judging by the past few days it's also losing its punch in terms of depression. I'm hoping that's not the case, that I've simply going through a period of deeper depression, a depression that might be devastating were I not taking meds but is just unpleasant since I am.

I've never met anyone who liked Zoloft, though I'm sure there are many people who do. The biggest complaint I've heard is that it creates a craving for sweets (or maybe for carbohydrates in general) along with a kind of caution-be-damned attitude that makes it really, really easy to put on weight. You not only have additional craving but also less inclination to control your eating.


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