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Re: Least wussifying antidepressants

Posted by Christ_empowered on August 13, 2018, at 11:30:30

In reply to Least wussifying antidepressants, posted by linkadge on August 13, 2018, at 9:52:51

wellbutrin, if a mildly stimulating option is appropriate. the worst that happened to me on Wellbutrin was some coffee-like jitters when the dosage was increased. when I stopped it, I just felt a bit pensive, wasn't -nearly- as apathy-inducing as the ssri or ssnri drugs, but once it cleared out of my system...whoa. there was a numbing component to its action, just not as pronounced as with many (most?) other options.

gabapentin, benzodiazepines (to a point....). not traditionally considered "antidepressants," but...pretty much anything that reduces anxiety and tension improves scores for "depression." obviously, daily use can be a problem with Mother's Little Helpers. I'm not aware of a horrible discontinuation syndrome w/ gabapentin, but I don't really keep up with these things, either.

b-vitamins and antioxidants. again, not "antidepressants" in the traditional sense, but they certainly help me, a good bit. seems to help overall well-being, too.

stimulants. -not- an ideal solution for many people, but...I do think that -some- people would probably do better with a carefully dosed upper than the mind numbing cocktails shrinks seem to prefer. Based on my limited personal experience, I'd say Ritalin or Focalin are probably better for low mood than amphetamines, but others probably disagree.

tramadol-- not compatible with many Rx drugs, acting, helpful. when I was on it for pain, I found my obsessive weirdness went down a couple notches almost immediately, then almost disappeared.

that's about all I can think of...interesting initial post/question.




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