Posted by Morhoun on November 20, 2006, at 13:24:36
In reply to Re: Question for Parnate users » Morhoun, posted by blueberry on November 19, 2006, at 18:35:51
> You might try solian (amisulpride) or ritalin. Ritalin would probably do well with you, based on adderall experience, but requires more frequent dosing. Solian stimulates dopamine at low doses (50mg-100mg) and is clinically researched for depression, anxiety, and dysthymia. It can be ordered overseas.
> Sometimes merely shoring up neurotransmitters makes some of us feel more depressed. Like me. Sometimes blocking receptors works better. And sometimes stimulating the release and firing of neurotransmitters works better. Parnate is going to shore them up, like your other meds did, by a different mechanism.
> It is just my opinion but I think there is a fair percentage of unipolar patients who actually respond better to bipolar strategies, such as prozac/zyprexa combo.
I'm curious why you think Ritalin might be a better option. I've considered trying other Stims but part of the problem is stimulants in general take away my appetite and I really need to gain weight, not loose it.
Stims are sort of hard on me in general so I thought Parnate might be easier. Meds give me problems with muscle soreness and shaking and I wonder if that would actually be worse with Parnate since it's affecting more transmitters. Thanks for input