Posted by nelag on April 25, 2012, at 17:59:58
In reply to Re: Augment Effexor or go to Parnate » nelag, posted by Alexei on April 25, 2012, at 11:55:36
Thanks for your comments.
So far as Effexor is concerned,I am not planning to up the dose again and even if I wanted to I doubt my pdoc would permit it. I would love to decrease my dose (it costs me $1,100 a month and this is with insurance.)but periodic efforts had led to crashes. I am fortunate, though, that the high dose has produced few side effects. My mind still seems to function, hampered only by occasional short-term memory glitches. I have developed hypertension for which I take medication. I recently had several heart function tests and nothing dire looking was identified.
Thanks for your detailed and thoughtful response.
It cheers me up to know that I am taking a record Effexor dose at least among those you know of! I am familiar with the fact that Effexor has only a weak secondary impact on Norepinephrine, though I didn't know the ratio was as low as 1:30.
I have just one more question for when you have the time. The meds you mention adding to Effexor will, I gather, increase levels of NE without actually potentiating the Effexor. Is this correct?
I have read psychobabble of and on over the years and continually over the past month. I am always impressed with your combination of erudition and lucidity. Not to mention your kindness is responding to so many of we Babblers. Thanks again.