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Re: Antidepressants and sedation, etc. old pro

Posted by Ritch on May 9, 2002, at 23:17:05

In reply to Re: Antidepressants and sedation, etc., posted by old pro on May 9, 2002, at 20:40:46

> My recurrences of depression are unpredictable. There is no pattern to them. The periods between my episodes of depression vary between a few months to a few years. In your post to me you asked "Are the recurrences predictable?"
> old pro

I suppose it might have been clearer to ask something like: "Do they have a seasonal pattern or do they occur in a cyclic fashion (more often than once annually)?". Apparently you "like" the sedative AD's. You probably ought to give Remeron a try. BarbaraCat (another poster here) has had very good success with Remeron and Lithium. Since your major d's recur, you might consider that kind of combination. You might find the Lithium "protects" you from recurrence, who knows? It might be worth a try. One thing for sure, getting a supply of lithium isn't going to break your bank account!

good luck,





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