Psycho-Babble Neurotransmitters | advanced medication issues | Framed
This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | List of forums | Search | FAQ

Need Help honing in on the right TCA

Posted by reconscout on January 6, 2013, at 18:21:00

Hi Folks,

Well this is my first post. I have depression, anxiety, chronic pain and chronic fatigue as a result of Chronic Myofascial Pain, Chronic Fatigue, and Fybromyalgia. My Doc thinks I may also have chrons(sp?), we are testing for this now.

So I'm looking for a drug that will manage neuropathic and other pain and fatigue (primary concern). Also would love relief from on and off worstening depression and anxiety / panic attacks as well as a 2 year insomnia. I've been told the TCA's are going to be the best class in order to accomplish relief for all three.

I tried (Trazadone) at bedtime and it just made me like a zonmbie the next day along with GI symptoms/nausia and general intolerable bad sick like feelings. Also low energy / motivation

I Tried (doxepin) with the same results only worse

Currently on day 3 of (desipramine) and I am sleeping fine and no heart problems but during the day I am having crazy racy speed like feelings, anxiety. I feel like my head is going to explode and its gotten progressively worse since I started the drug 3 days ago.

I tried (Nortriptyline)(Pamelor) with awesome results for two weeks. My pain was managed within 3 days. After 1 week my depression was totally gone, My Anxiety was gone, I had more energy, I was motivated, no sexual side effects and I was sleeping all the way through the night. I thought I had found my perfect wonder drug. Problem was after two weeks I started having a pounding heartbeat. I could feel it in my chest, my ears, my neck, it kept me awake all night and I was really concerned for my heart, I actually started getting chest pain. My Heart Beats per minute were higher than normal but within the acceptable range barely(80 to 100). I had to come off the drug

I was wondering if anyone can recommend a drug that has a similar wider spread profile like Nortriptyline but minus the cardiac side effects (tachycardia/arrhythmia etc)? I don't do well on the more sedating / serotonistic profile drugs and Desiprimine, exclusively a neuradrenaline drug, was way too speedy. Oh I should add I am very sensitive to drugs and I will likely be taking a tiny dose like 10MG or less of whatever I try next

I would love to hear from others who may have had similar circumstances or experiences? Any advice would be oh soo appreciated...




Post a new follow-up

Your message only Include above post


Notify the administrators

They will then review this post with the posting guidelines in mind.

To contact them about something other than this post, please use this form instead.


Start a new thread

Google www
Search options and examples
[amazon] for

This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | FAQ
Psycho-Babble Neurotransmitters | Framed

poster:reconscout thread:1034849