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Re: Different drugs for different symptoms? Janelle

Posted by adamie on July 14, 2001, at 16:35:41

In reply to Re: Different drugs for different symptoms?, posted by Janelle on July 14, 2001, at 15:49:36

> YES! Different classes or types of anti depressants do indeed seem better suited for different symptoms. However, you'd be best off asking your doctor which types of drugs are better suited for your particular, specific symptoms.
> Also, two different people can have the SAME basic symptoms, both try the SAME med, yet it might work for one of them but NOT the other one.
> I don't know enough (but others on here do, and hopefully they will post a response to your questions) if drugs that work for norepinephrine and dopamine might be better suited for your symptoms.
> I can hazard a guess and this is just a GUESS, based on what little I know and the experience of someone who did have symptoms like yours, that MAYBE, repeat MAYBE Wellbutrin might work for you, since you do NOT have anxiety (Wellbutrin often increases anxiety in people who already suffer from that). Wellbutrin is quite activating, which might help lift the symptoms you described. Wellbutrin is not an SSRI; it works on dopamine and I'm not sure what other neuros. Hope this is of some help and that others will answer with more info. Good luck!
> -Janelle

Thanks for the reply. I was considering Wellbutrin as one of my choices if paxil fails since it acts for both norepinephrine and dopamine. Drugs which are 'activing' can increase concentration and thinking ability apposed to drugs which are sedating?

My main and actually only concern with wellbutrin is that is can cause weight loss. I have been quite thin sometimes so I guess if I did try wellbutrin I would just have to force myself to eat more.




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