Posted by g_g_g_unit on July 31, 2012, at 18:39:36
In reply to Re: Parnate decision » g_g_g_unit, posted by phidippus on July 31, 2012, at 15:37:49
>I call it tough love.
Well, it can be hard to judge tone or intent over the internet. I'm extremely sensitive, particularly when depressed, and sometimes take it personally.
> >I really just don't find SSRIs very useful for >anxiety or lifting moodI really just don't find >SSRIs very useful for anxiety or lifting mood
> How many have you tried or been on for longer than 5 weeks?
I've been on Luvox (up to 100mg), Lexapro (up to 20mg), Zoloft (25mg) and Prozac (up to 20mg). I stayed on each for at least 2 months.
Luvox gave me terrible restless leg syndrome, but was the best sleep wise.
Lexapro did not do much of anything for anxiety or depression and caused an unpleasant dissociation at higher doses.
Zoloft disturbed sleep too much and caused tremendous anxiety/restlessness at even such a low dose.
Prozac also caused intractible insomnia and did nothing for my anxiety after 8+ weeks.
> With OCD, symptoms will not be totally controlled by medicine, however, if you find the right meds you can achieve great relief. As for your social withdrawal, anhedonia and poor cognition well...
> I don't think you need to worry about d2/d3 donwregulation-compulsivity is not an issue with either the Memantine or the dexamphetamine.
But you're aware my aim was to take the Memantine first, then add in the Dexamphetamine, which I understand improves mood and anxiety by preventing downregulation of d2/d3 receptors? It seems like some posters here (you included?) simply added Memantine to their pre-existing stimulant regime, which would have different results.
> Which SSRI would you choose? Have you ever been on Luvox?
Yes, see above. Luvox and Lexapro were perhaps the most tolerable. You also have to take into account the fact that I have a bizarre sensitivity to meds, and cannot tolerate normal doses of anything. My psychiatrist wanted to run metabolic testing, but I couldn't afford it, so he simply acts under the assumption that I'm a slow metabolizer.