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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,




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