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Re: Alright, I'm doing it

Posted by tecknohed on July 31, 2005, at 17:53:07

In reply to Re: Alright, I'm doing it tecknohed, posted by ed_uk on July 31, 2005, at 7:19:49

> Hi Kev!
>
> >I actually found Lofepramine (a mainly Noradrenergic Tricyclic) benificial for Social Phobia and great for depression.......
>
> LOL, I knew you were from the UK the minute you mentioned lofepramine! It's only available in a few countries.
>
> >Just a pitty my Dr wouldn't combine either with an SSRI.
>
> I took lofepramine 210mg + citalopram 60mg for about 2-3 years with good results.
>
> My doc was scared that lofep + cit would cause the serotonin syndrome so he wouldn't prescribe at first, he didn't realise that lofepramine was (predominantly) a noradrenergic drug. With a lot of persuasion, I eventually encouraged him to let me combine them (he's very conservative so it was difficult). The hospital pharmacy were a pain in the a*s and they wouldn't give me the medication. I went to a community pharmacy instead and they didn't question it.
>
> Kind regards
>
> ~Ed

Yeah it amazes me how doctors can hand out these pills 'willy-nilly' without knowing how they are supposed to work. How can they know which drug will treat your symtoms if they dont know how it effects brain chemistry?

And even if they avoid using the drugs they're not familiar with, that would just mean that a patient may miss out on the correct treatment. Same with many other types of medication I expect.

Cheers.



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