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Re: Trintellix (vortioxetine) - Any comments? SLS

Posted by beckett2 on March 8, 2018, at 23:11:35

In reply to Re: Trintellix (vortioxetine) - Any comments? Viking, posted by SLS on February 18, 2018, at 6:54:42

> It does help. Thank you.
> I have bipolar depression.
> I really don't have much confidence in Trintellix, but my doctor is leaning in the direction of using it before going to Effexor, which I had partial success with. I guess it makes sense to try something that I haven't taken yet. My doctor is smart, and likes to think outside the box in my case. For instance, he had me try prazosin, even though I don't qualify as having PTSD. I was dubious and was sure that it wouldn't work. I decided to let him take a shot without my putting up any resistance, despite my having doubts. It has helped me much more than most standard antidepressants. The only side effect - and it's a big one - is that I have very little sex drive. I wouldn't be without prazosin. I tried to discontinue it twice and I deteriorated quickly. It turns out that my doctor chose prazosin because of my description of chronic childhood trauma. He called it developmental PTSD. Now, it is described as C-PTSD or complex trauma disorder. I believe this contributed to the evolution of depression in my case.
> - Scott

I've had decent success w/Trintellix. Maybe going on two years. The change from Lexapro was enlivening, but it doesn't have a fantastic effect on anxiety (esp compared to Lexapro). It may not be enough for you. Best to you.




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