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Re: First post/ which a.d ?

Posted by Robert35 on February 12, 2006, at 10:37:27

In reply to First post/ which a.d ?, posted by Robert35 on February 11, 2006, at 7:56:52

Hi Scott, Racer and Philippa,

Thank you for your replies; I really appreciate it !
I mentioned MAOI’s to my paindoc last week but he didn’t think it would be a good idea (even after me explaining to him that the list of “what not to eat” for each different MAOI has been revised some years ago).
(Maybe it has more to do with the fact that in the Netherlands physicians are really reluctant to prescribe them, although I have heard that some (hospitalized) people get them.)
He also doesn’t believe St. Johnswort is very effective at all (I could buy the German formulation “P160” of Lichtwer (the name of the company which sells it here)).

Moclobemide I have tried after weaning off venlafaxine but it didn’t do much (although I was in very bad mental shape after discontinuing Effexor and was in big need for an a.d.).
Interesting that you mention duloxetine and venlafaxine (my paindoc suggested the second one as well); I still might try duloxetine (thanks … I didn’t even know about this newer a.d.).
The side effects of Effexor were bad for me (worse than fluoxetine) but duloxetine might be different like Racer says.

Do you perhaps know how clomipramine compares to ssri’s/snri’s regarding side effects ?
(I know that I have a hard time coping with “soporific-making” medication like remeron, serzone and even citalopram.)
Philippa mentioned muscle twisting of duloxetine; I hope it wouldn’t be too bad for me (but “everyone is different” and prozac (which I use now) can also cause that) because the pain I have is unfortunately caused by muscle twiching.
(I have tried baclofen and neurontin for that; still tramadol was better).
Maybe I should have a try with the clomipramine and when not succesfull ask for duloxetine (or nortryptiline, trimipramine, or maybe even lamictal (still have to do some reading about this one)).
Have a nice sunday, best regards,





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