Posted by ed_uk2010 on October 11, 2010, at 14:25:14 [reposted on October 12, 2010, at 14:21:19 | original URL]
In reply to Re: Serotonin Can Someone Explain the Gut Connection, posted by Phillipa on October 9, 2010, at 20:40:23
>Now I don't know if to give up or try to give up the low doses of them I'm on.
That's up to you Phillipa. If you don't find SSRIs beneficial, why are you still taking fluvoxamine?
>I knew the beer was better as I felt great
I doubt that you felt great because of the beer, I think it was because your life circumstances were better. Beer can be pleasant but it's not a solution to mental health problems.
>So then Drugs that produce norepenephrine, dopamine and the other like gaba are safer and better.
Meds don't produce neurotransmitters, they modify the action of neurotransmitters. For example, SSRIs do not produce serotonin. And no, drugs that affect other neurotransmitters are not better or safer than SSRIs, they're just different. All medications have risks.
>I was an idiot to take an ad I knew I wasn't depressed it has and always will be stress, panic, ocd thoughts, and Gad.
Maybe, but some of these conditions can be treated with ADs. Just because we call them ADs doesn't mean that depression is the only condition that they can treat. Antidepressant is just a name.