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Re: Why do people not like Amitriptyline + Mirtazapine Christ_empowered

Posted by mtom on June 10, 2019, at 19:32:09

In reply to Re: Why do people not like Amitriptyline + Mirtazapine, posted by Christ_empowered on June 10, 2019, at 12:23:28

No I didn't think you were doing that at all. Sorry if my response seemed abrupt, after I started writing I realized I was running late for an appointment and rushed it.

I think years ago I took one of the other meds you mentioned but didn't find it did anything. My current doctor hasn't suggested them (at least not recently, I think at one point she considered an antiepileptic like Lyrica, but we tossed it out as an option for reasons I don't remember). She doesn't seem to want to consider amitryptyline either, we haven't discussed why.

I saw one Pdoc last fall who was useless (and was with a major Teaching Hospital!). I knew more about meds and published research than he did. But getting referred to another, we'll see how that goes.

Going to try very low dose Remeron to start augmenting my low dose Escitalopram. I've been tapering Escitalopram for a while, may be part of the reason I've been feeling worse.

Thanks for your thoughts....

> hi. i wasn't trying to play MD or know it all, just...thought I'd try to be helpful, that's all. anyway...
> elavil was, once, a fairly popular drug. there were (are?) 2 combo pills of it, one w/ librium and one w/ perphenazine. i don't know how people tolerated those drugs, but...there you go.
> have you ever been prescribed buspirone (buspar in the US) ? its non-sedating...i vaguely seem to recall reading that the drug company initially thought they had a new neuroleptic on their hands, but that didn't pan out...
> but anyway: it is sometimes used w/ antidepressants, to calm people down and boost overall response. i think it requires 2-3x daily dosing, non-addictive, i dont know if there's a known discontinuation syndrome.
> can you take gaba-ergic drugs? gabapentin, lyrica...or not so much?
> sorry you're going thru it. :-(




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