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Re: Cymbalta TCAs mixed states barbaracat

Posted by ed_uk on March 24, 2005, at 18:23:00

In reply to Re: Cymbalta TCAs mixed states ed_uk, posted by barbaracat on March 24, 2005, at 15:59:23

Hello!

>Elavil...

I only lasted one day on amitriptyline. I was almost unconscious for 24 hours- couldn't keep my eyes open!! Dothiepin (Prothiaden) was bad too. Very bad dry mouth with these drugs. Urination was VERY difficult.

>Elavil, Tofranil. I HATED the side effects.

What side effects did you have?

>One did help, however, Surmontil, which I don't think they make anymore.

It's still available here :-)

>Nortriptyline

I'm sorry to hear about your mother. It's strange how pdocs sometimes say that TCAs are more likely to induce mania than SSRIs and yet patients often find the opposite.

>About 2-1/2 years ago....

I'm surprised your pdocs didn't spot it earlier- it sounds like you've had some quite 'classic' manias as well as the mixed states and depressions.

>I think I'll stick with my 600mg lithium for now.

:-)

Regards,
Ed.


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