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Re: Amitriptyline dirty but good

Posted by bleauberry on August 25, 2009, at 19:42:35

In reply to Amitriptyline dirty but good, posted by linkadge on August 24, 2009, at 20:36:31

I think "dirty" is a relative term, a term in the eye of the beholder. For some people, SSRIs are much dirtier than TCAs.

The side effect profiles are distinctly different between SSRIs and TCAs. I don't think any group of common side effects from one class or another is any harsher than the other, just different. In a primitive example, take your choice, do you want constipation and dry mouth or do you want sexual dysfunction, insomnia, and anxiety? For everyone, it is different.

"The longer a new drug is in use the smaller the side effect advantages are compared with the previously existing drugs." Dr. Gillman.

You are on a drug considered to be one of the few gold standards. And you are off to a good start. Very cool. Sometimes my good starts turned out to be lousy later, but sometimes my good starts were early hints of good times coming up. A few clinical studies on pubmed showed that very early responses were statistically predictive of clinical response later, and that lack of early response was statistically predictive of lack of satisfactory response later. So the odds are in your favor.

I am on your cheerleading squad.




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