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Re: What you think of research on long term SSRI use

Posted by SLS on December 27, 2016, at 18:16:46

In reply to Re: What you think of research on long term SSRI use SLS, posted by Prefect on December 27, 2016, at 17:19:04

> Other drugs? None.
> My entire mother's side have mental illness-OCD, GAD, and panic disorder. No bipolarity.
> This started in 1997 right after what appeared to be a hepatitis of unknown origin (tested negative for all pathogens) and no jaundice.
> From 1997 to 2004 I was convinced I had chronic fatigue syndrome (main symptom was brainfog and inability to concentrate), so I just took 25mg of Luvox (doc who put me on it assumed CFS is a sleep disorder and said low dose SSRI increases restorative deep sleep). The drug didn't do much, I sort of learned to live with the symptoms.
> 2004 I developed agoraphobia

Do you also have panic attacks?

You might respond to Effexor (venlafaxine).

If you find yourself being resistant to treatment with SSRIs or SNRIs, you might then consider trying:

1. Anafranil (clomipramine): tricyclic

2. Nardil (phenelzine): MAOI

Both drugs are effective in treating depression, GAD, OCD, and panic disorder (with or without agoraphobia).

I would still look into trying Effexor or some other SNRI first. Effexor has been well studied for panic disorder and agoraphobia.

- 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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