Psycho-Babble Medication | about biological treatments | Framed
This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | List of forums | Search | FAQ

Re: Tianeptine - satsumas

Posted by psychobot5000 on July 8, 2008, at 0:28:48

In reply to Re: Tianeptine satsumas, posted by Marty on July 7, 2008, at 16:35:46

> > does tianeptine have any of the SSRI-type side effects, like anhedonia, apathy, and sexual problems in your experience? and what dose do you take, how ong did it take to see a difference?
>
> Tianeptine has been the med with the less side-effects and I took about 25 meds in the last 10 years. Sexual side effect ? ZERO. anhedonia and apathy neither.
>


My experience was very similar. No sexual side-effects or apathy or anhedonia (though I don't recall SSRIs giving me those. They didn't help with the apathy and anhedonia I already had, but they didn't give me any more). I find it remarkably side-effect-free. Nothing to speak of, really. I take 12.5mg 3 times a day - tried double that for a few weeks once, but it didn't help. I would say it's right about as powerful as Effexor, no more, no less. Just without the S/Es. I also consider myself sensitive to side-effects, and I'm grateful for tianeptine.

"but i do feel like i need some action on serotonin since i'm prone to obsessive negative thinking, irrationally negative self-image, and a deep, irrational pessimism and hopelessness."

I have similar problems, and the tianeptine helps reduce these symptoms to being manageable - by maybe 60% or so. That's as much or more as I can remember getting from any other antidepressant, and possibly better than I got with SSRIs or Effexor (which, for me, unfortunately caused nearly as much anxiety as they relieved, from what I remember). I couldn't begin to predict whether it might be as effective for you.

Good luck,
Psychbot


Share
Tweet  

Thread

 

Post a new follow-up

Your message only Include above post


Notify the administrators

They will then review this post with the posting guidelines in mind.

To contact them about something other than this post, please use this form instead.

 

Start a new thread

 
Google
dr-bob.org www
Search options and examples
[amazon] for
in

This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | FAQ
Psycho-Babble Medication | Framed

poster:psychobot5000 thread:835336
URL: http://www.dr-bob.org/babble/20080706/msgs/838773.html