Posted by bulldog2 on May 22, 2008, at 9:51:22
In reply to Re: Clonidine Contributing to Depression?, posted by undopaminergic on May 21, 2008, at 6:16:08
> > But there was a quick plummeting of mood. No desire to communicate with people, lost interest in a book I was reading and just sat there with almost no ability to feel any emotion.
> What about drowsiness?
> > Talked to my p-doc and we're stopping the clonidine. The klonopin is a better option for anxiety.
> I find opiates and stimulants more effective.
> > Also the end result of whatever receptors clonidine works on norepenephrine production is reduced.
> Yes, alpha2-adrenergic agonists reduce noradrenaline (-epinephrine) production. This is good when you have an excess of it. Maybe you don't.
yes I was drowsy. Yes I find stimulants and opiates more effective. Opiates address both depression and anxiety. I believe too much of a benzo can exacerbate one's depression.