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Re: Viibrid Treatment

Posted by SLS on September 30, 2011, at 7:50:07

In reply to Viibrid Treatment, posted by SLS on September 28, 2011, at 9:13:28

> Hi All.
> I am experiencing an unexpected improvement in depression. It would be difficult not to attribute this to Viibryd. The only other thing I can think of is that it might be the result of discontinuing the Nardil with a resultant withdrawal rebound improvement. I believe that it is more likely to be due to Viibryd. You know that I respond to certain drugs for three days, only to relapse afterwards. Today is the third day of improvement. Viibryd differs from the other drugs I have taken in that the improvement began on the very first day. However, this might be the result of having had my 5-HT1a autoreceptors be downregulated by Nardil.
> Viibryd works. It doesn't have to be novel on paper (it actually is novel, though) in order to be effective for people who previously were TRD. Viibryd only has to be different to be worthy of consideration as a treatment. Different is different. As proof of this, there are people who respond to Pristiq whom do not respond to Effexor, regardless of dosage. I like what this drug does on paper and in real life. My doctor has had several TRD patients respond to Viibryd. It is his feeling that it will work as a prophylactic against relapse. You know, I am thinking that Viibryd might act to potentiate the therapeutic effects of standard antidepressants. You can probably add Viibryd to anything except MAOIs. I hope I continue to improve and achieve remission with the addition of Viibryd. Ill keep you informed as to how I do with this drug. Lithium might be an important component to my Viibryd treatment. Both drugs act to release serotonin, albeit via different mechanisms.
> I am currently taking:
> Viibryd 20mg (target dosage is 40mg)
> nortriptyline 150mg
> Lamictal 200mg
> Abilify 10mg
> lithium 300mg
> I have a good feeling about Viibryd. Wish me luck.

Today is my fourth day of improvement with this drug. The responsse seems to be growing steadily.

Today is my first day at 40mg.

Very cool.

- Scott

Some see things as they are and ask why.
I dream of things that never were and ask why not.

- George Bernard Shaw




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