Posted by circusboy on April 30, 2006, at 19:24:34
In reply to Re: Tricyclics Revisited (desipramine, nortriptyli » circusboy, posted by Racer on April 30, 2006, at 12:48:29
Thank you for a warm, smart response. It was the best sort of welcome (back) I could've hoped for. It did make me a little neurotic-nervous, though: it reminded me that I'm among people who care about what I have to say... which means I have to care about what I say, too. (Yes, I have some issues with expectations. :) )
I think high-dose Zoloft+Li was my nortriptyline. I mean, my life was never in danger. Suicide never occurred to me -- I thought I deserved to suffer for being so stupid and useless. (Which means that, as depressions go, I've been lucky.) Anyway. Three days after my pdoc added lithium to the 200mg Zoloft, the world, like, blossomed in front of me. My thoughts and words came fluently, I was interested in people and ideas again, etc.
On the other hand, the whole impotent college sophomore scene was a serious downer. Let the empirical trial games begin! Eight years and a dozen drugs later...
And no, say no more about Cymbalta. I'd already started unpacking that one syllable into many more before I got to your next line.
I *have* tried Wellbutrin. Yes oh yes. When I wasn't busy errupting geyser-like with hostile impatience, I would pass the time doing things like rototilling the garden...without a rototiller. To relax I'd curl up in a ball of unrelenting anxeity. After that I went on a drug-switching spree that landed me on Effexor... Meh. :)
What you said about Strattera (and Ritalin, actually) is very encouraging... since, as you guessed, I'm underequipped for childbearing and all. I'll bring it up next time I see my pdoc (if we get passed the me unilaterally dropping nortriptyline thing). I haven't brought it up before, though, 'cause I'm embarrassed to mention heavily advertised drugs...even if the ads have nothing to do with why I'm asking.
Until next time,