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Re: Other options besides AAP for depression?

Posted by psychobot5000 on November 14, 2011, at 15:51:21

In reply to Re: Other options besides AAP for depression?, posted by Doll Face on November 14, 2011, at 14:55:40

> Thanks all,
> Having been on Effexor and Adderall for the past 10 years and having it work for me was great. Then early this year I started feeling myself slip farther into my depression again. That's when we started adding AAPs. I don't mind trying new meds, but changing from one AAP to another has been causing overwhelming anxiety that is almost unbearable. My doc gave me Ativan for the anxiety but then how do I know when / if the AAP is starting to work?
> I just want the best possible option for treatment and not the most popular choice "as seen on TV" if you know what I mean.

Often old, well-tested drugs are better, though they may not be the first ones your doc will turn to, so, yes, something like Tofranil could help, I'd think.

If the new AAP is causing more anxiety, can you talk to your pDoc about discontinuing it and trying something else?




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