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Re: Tricyclics and anhedonia linkadge

Posted by neuroman on November 8, 2005, at 19:24:23

In reply to Re: Tricyclics and anhedonia, posted by linkadge on November 8, 2005, at 13:43:21

Hi,

>Some of the smartest doctors who initially
discovered the antidepressant effects of the
TCA's likened their actions to the
amphetamines.

Interesting. I didn't know this.

>When one is taking a drug based on supposed neurochemical abnormalities that may or may not exist, one runs the risk of creating neurochemical abnormaities that never existed.

There is no doubt that elavil created problems for me that I didn't have prior to taking it. The problem that I have with a drug like elavil is that it does to many things. I'll never know which one of it's actions was helping me and which ones were hurting me. I can only make an educated guess based on my experiences with other medications, my family history, various tests that I've had (which may or may not be of any value), and my instincts, etc. But an educated guess is better than an uneducated guess. Right now I'm guessing that my problems have less to do with serotonin and more to do with dopamine and norepinephrine.

Paul


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