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Re: Clonazepam depressing. Do I have 5ht problem? bleauberry

Posted by Franz on May 14, 2018, at 19:53:31

In reply to Re: Clonazepam depressing. Do I have 5ht problem?, posted by bleauberry on May 14, 2018, at 11:09:56

> Well, I differ from most of the psychiatric community on the monoamine theory of depression. The part of it that I disagree with the most is that the serotonin molecule is the big player. I disagree with that.
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> In my opinion the big players are NE and DA, not 5HT, and that reuptake inhibition is a lousy method of attempting to increase the works of NE and DA.
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> I guess I'm saying if we put more experimenting into DA strategies and NE strategies we would get better results than if we experiment with primarily 5ht strategies. imo
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> Any of the benzo meds can cause depression and any of the 5ht meds can cause depression and worsen existing depression. They put a suicide warning on the label for a reason. People do actually get a lot worse.
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> I think no matter what you do, you want to somehow incorporate NE and DA into your thinking.
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> For example, in a profound example, I've been on every type of anti-anxiety med out there - SSRI, Benzo, antipsychotic, mood stabilizer - and almost every med within each of those categories. Of all of them, can you take a guess as to which one was the best at anti-anxiety, at peace, at calm and focused?
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> It was Ritalin. Let that sink in.
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> > I am trying to switch from low dose alprazolam to klonopin but after a few days I feel depressed. I read clonazepam affects 5ht. Does this mean I have a serotonin problem? ssri do not help much. Thanks
>

Not the first time I read stimulants help with anxiety.

I have the slow COMT enzyme variant, not sure how well would work for me.

 

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