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Re: Tianeptine: farther musings

Posted by Tony P on May 19, 2018, at 21:18:58

In reply to Re: Tianeptine: farther musings beckett2, posted by beckett2 on April 10, 2018, at 15:16:36

I took tianeptine for about a year. I found it a mild but quite effective AD, very low side-effect.

Unfortunately, it is (was?) not available in N.A., so I was importing it from the UK with my pdocs approval. One month my shipment simply failed to arrive -- no note from customs or anything. So my pdoc switched me to escitalopram (Cipralex, Lexapro) since it was fast acting. I have found the latter reasonably effective, also low S/A, especially augmented with a low dose of Wellbutrin, but I think it may be pooping out on me now.

Someone mentioned Cymbalta. It was nearly ideal for me, but its reputation suffers in comparison to Effexor, largely through aggregate studies that don't address individual response, so my government drug plan won't pay for it, and I can't afford it. I can't take Effexor, it drives me crazy with anxiety. The result is I'm on 3 meds instead of one - false economy! Grrr.


Depression is an altered state of consciousness - SLS
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Escitalopram
Bupropion XR
Diazepam 5 mg tid - weaning
Robaxin - non-prescribed
Kava - non-Rx, prn


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