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Re: Best med for complex-PTSD? SLS

Posted by undopaminergic on February 18, 2020, at 13:22:49

In reply to Re: Best med for complex-PTSD? TriedEveryMedication, posted by SLS on February 18, 2020, at 12:06:37

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> It's back to MAOI + TCA for me.
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> I am having a difficult time deciding between Marplan and Parnate. Parnate is a dead end for me. I function better on it than off it, but mental energy is really the only aspect of my depression that is significantly improved. Anhedonia and amotivation persist. I can't get myself to do things, and nothing feels good. There is no mood "brightening", and cognitive and memory impairments are improved only moderately.
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> ...
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> My plan is to begin taking either Marplan or Parnate. I'm leaning towards Marplan since I tried it only once and stopped taking it after only 2 weeks. I was frustrated and impatient. I was stupid, but my stupidity was 35 years in the making by that point. I'm not kicking myself in the *ss too hard over this.
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> - Scott

How high have you gone with the Parnate? Have you tried stimulant augmentation?

Does acute amphetamine provide a boost for you at all?

Stimulants reliably obliterate my apathy (amotivation) and sucidal ideation.

-undopaminergic


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