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Re: What are the best meds for Ptsd

Posted by justjustine on February 11, 2004, at 15:02:22

In reply to Re: What are the best meds for Ptsd shadows721, posted by Chairman_MAO on February 11, 2004, at 9:21:57

i have also heard good things about emdr, although i haven't tried it. after seven years, i'm down to occasional xanax, having recently withdrawn from effexor.

ptsd is a long difficult road, i'm not saying i'm over it. and i agree that you must find peace within yourself. drugs are important to the treatment, but they won't cure you!

as for the effexor - i hate that drug. it made me a zombie. i don't think anyone should take it except as a last resort. just my opinion....

> Good EMDR therapy is worth every penny for PTSD and will blow pharmacotherapy out of the water. I suggest you drastically increase your Neurontin dose if you want relief through drugs. Great options are marijuana or MDMA with psychotherapy (I am totally serious), but you're not going to find a practitioner using that, heh.
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> Other things that are promising are valproate, carbamazepine, and tiagabine--and probably more. I'm not too familiar with this disorder, but I know that my girlfriend had PTSD and got complete remission with something like 3 months of EMDR therapy. And the bonus was that she actually felt CLOSURE instead of just drug effect.
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