Posted by bleauberry on November 29, 2007, at 18:49:20
In reply to TCA/SSRIs Vs MAOIs, posted by Amigan on November 29, 2007, at 7:31:09
Basically TCAs are viewed as having the most side effects. MAOIs probably second behind that. And then SSRIS being easiest on side effects. But that often does not pan out. I've heard people tolerate TCAs much better, and vica versa. I've heard people call TCAs rat poison, but also the same has been said of SSRIs. I've heard people with no side effects on MAOIs, and others with tons of side effects.
No way to predict.
Basically speaking, if you want a real authentic antidepressant with a high chance of working, it would be an MAOI. After that, it is a roll of the dice with a TCA or SSRI similar to placing bets at Las Vegas. Trial and error is the only way to find out. For the best odds of winning, MAOIs. However, thousands of people have found total cure or incredible relief with SSRIs. And some prefer TCAs.
Like I said, no way to predict.
Too bad there isn't just some way to look into the nervous system and see exactly what is wrong so you would know ahead of time how to fix it. Dreaming.