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Re: Is Reboxetine worth the wait?

Posted by turalizz on March 31, 2002, at 13:27:32

In reply to Is Reboxetine worth the wait?, posted by Else on March 30, 2002, at 21:09:07

> I have read that reboxetine has shown superior effectiveness over SSRIs in improving social functionning (it was compared to fluoxetine in one study and to citalopram in another.) Now, I do very poorly on SSRIs (I tried Zoloft and Prozac), and I practically explode with irritability on Effexor and Wellbutrin. Right now I am on Remeron and it has been the only AD that has proven both effective and tolerable for me so far. The only problem is that I sleep 12 hours a day even though I take plenty of Ritalin and coffee. Since social-functionning is definitely a problem for me and that SSRIs don't seem to do much, I was wondering if reboxetine is likely to be an adequate alternative to Remeron. Are the side effects similar to those of Effexor? From earlier posts I have read it doesn't seem all that great but I respond atypically to ADs (I don't gain weight on Remeron and Effexor/Wellbutrin make me feel like hell.) Has anyone had a particularly positive experience with the drug, especially with regards to social functionning, motivation and drive?

Hi there,
At the moment I am on 30 mg/day Remeron, and 2 mg/day Reboxetine. I started Remeron first, and then added reboxetine. This combo works perfect for me. But I must say that I get no sedation from Remeron. I added reboxetine, because Remeron could only be a partial solution to my basic problem, hypersomnia.

I tried Effexor as well. Upped to 300 mg/day with no results. I personally doubt Effexor has any noradrenergic property!

Did reboxetine helped with drive and motivation: Yes! Although I'm on quite a low dose, it works very well combined with Remeron. It is the most stimulating AD I have tried.

So, good luck! I think it is worth a try!





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