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Re: Methylene blue for depression?

Posted by GingerbeerBloke on June 30, 2015, at 21:28:35

In reply to Re: Methylene blue for depression?, posted by GingerbeerBloke on June 30, 2015, at 21:13:08

> > Hi, this is a first post but I'm a veteran lurker. At my wits end, hoping I can get some advice, even bad advice is preferred over none. I'm one of those people that is simply so floridly f*ck*d in the head that even my pdoc won't take my money anymore.
> >
> > I'm psychotically depressed but can't really tolerate antidepressants. Most ADs totally preclude sleep for days, even ADs with low side effect burdens like lamictal and the SSRIs. Hence, I've turned to "alternative" treatments.
> >
> > I came across this article speculating that "depression is essentially a disease of synaptic wear-and-tear" and that methylene blue can help rescue some of the cognitive deficits associated with depression.
> >
> > I would love some feedback about whether the aforementioned claims are complete bunk or have a basis in reality.
> >
> > TLDR: has anyone heard of methylene blue being used to treat depression?
> If you are psychotic-depression, why are you being treated with SSRIs?
> have you tried any out of these drugs?
> -Amisulpride
> -Combo of a tricyclic and aap
> -Symbyax
> -If you can't tolerate Antipsychotics, then maybe Amoxapine? it has milder antipsychotic action

Low dose loxapine can also act similar to AAPs, maybe searching for these drugs, on babble or crazymeds or other sites with the term psychotic depression might help you come up with useful advice.




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