Posted by Sheilac on October 29, 2007, at 14:44:26
In reply to Re: Not enough serotonin/Despiramine » Sheilac, posted by tecknohed on October 29, 2007, at 13:52:20
> Some tricyclics which inhibit norepinephrine/noradrenalin & serotonin (roughly) equally are:
> Imipramine (also good for bladder problems, as Phillipa posted). Desipramine is also one of it's metabolites (in fact its a metabolite of a few tricyclics).
> However, as you seem to like the effects of desipramine, I personally would be very hesitant to change it. Adding something serotonergic (if you think thats what you really need) is probably a better option. Tryptophan has already been mentioned, or you could try 5-HTP. Trazodone might be worth adding at bedtime. But be carefull with these if you're still on Emsam (are you?) especially if on a high non-selective dose.
No - I have been off Emsam for about 3 weeks. I'm not actually sure if I like Despiramine because I am depressed and it is making me fevered & sweaty at night. So, I stopped taking it. I feel suicidal without serotonin.