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Re: Need EMSAM Advice

Posted by Paul on Long Island on April 29, 2006, at 14:05:40

In reply to Re: Need EMSAM Advice Paul on Long Island, posted by Phillipa on April 29, 2006, at 12:01:04

I know! I know! It doesn't seem on the surface to make any sense that I would go from a medication that very definitely works for me to a different type of medication that very well might not. A little background: The prozac made me gain about 80 lbs. I had spent my entire life being skinny as a rail, and now I'm out and out fat. It's affected my blood pressure, my cholesterol, my triglycerides, and given me Reflux besides. And then of course there's the ever popular sexual side effects. I've tried several of the other SSRI's including Celexa, Effexor, Luvox, and most recently Lexapro. Have also tried Cymbalta (SNSRI). The Lexapro was touted as the best of the lot because it supposedly doesn't have nearly the side effects of the other SSRI's. Well, for me, it was WORSE than all the others as far as side effects go.
I know that I can always go back to the prozac, but I'm hoping to not have to. I've already lost 18 1/2 lbs between diet, exercise and being off the SSRI's. My blood pressure has dropped significantly. And on the few occasions in the past couple of weeks where I wasn't either in terror or depressed beyond belief, I discovered that the sexual issues have lessened considerably. It's difficult for me right now, but I'm fully aware that so many others have it so much worse than I do because nothing else has worked for them. I pray that each and every one of us finds the right medication for us that works effectively, and that we can all be happy and calm. Let's all pray that happens! And thanks again to everyone. Paul




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