Posted by Ritch on March 14, 2005, at 9:36:36
In reply to Re: Stimulant, Provigil, Tyrosine, Desipramine ?????? » Ritch, posted by TamaraJ on March 13, 2005, at 18:30:06
> > and nort+Celexa (not as good, blah).
> Eeks! I am currently taking 25mg of nort plus 20mg of celexa. If you don't mind my asking, would you tell me what problems you experienced on the nort/celexa combo? I don't seem to be having any problems, but if I were to make a change in SSRIs, what would you recommend to replace the Celexa?
Tamara, that was just a personal anecdotal thing-don't read too much into it-YMWV. I'm taking a microdose of Celexa right now for anxiety. When I was making a comparison.. I was doing it between two different *combinations*, both including nortriptyline. I *respond* much better to Zoloft than I do Celexa, but Zoloft is very tough on my GI tract (worse than nearly anything), so Celexa is just a '2nd best' that's a lot more *tolerable* for me. I combined nortriptyline with the Zoloft originally, to try to treat the IBS effects of the Zoloft.. it worked somewhat well, but not as well as I hoped. Celexa is generally quite a bit more sedative than Zoloft for me.. and while this is ok for anxiety, it doesn't have as good an effect on my bipolar depression (which needs something activating), that's where the "blah" statement came from. If you're not having any problems, I would consider yourself lucky! Please take anything I say with a large grain of salt, but it is based on personal anecdotal experiences.. I wouldn't change something that works based on what I say..